[Does addiction to antidepressants exist? About a case of one addiction to tianeptine].

@article{Guillem2003DoesAT,
  title={[Does addiction to antidepressants exist? About a case of one addiction to tianeptine].},
  author={Eric Guillem and J P L{\'e}pine},
  journal={L'Encephale},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={456-9}
}
We report on a tianeptine dependence lasting for eighteen months in a 42 year old patient. The patient had a previous history of addiction to opiates, amineptine, cocaïne and alcohol. He also had a family history of addiction to alcohol and opiates. Tianeptine was prescribed for a major depressive disorder. The patient alleged a "flash sensation" like with heroin since the very first doses with a physical and psychological well-being sensation, better psychomotor performances and transient mood… CONTINUE READING

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