Alprazolam-Induced Hypomania

  title={Alprazolam-Induced Hypomania},
  author={J. Reddy and S. Khanna and U. Anand and A. Banerjee},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={550 - 552}
  • J. Reddy, S. Khanna, +1 author A. Banerjee
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
  • Objective: There are reports of alprazolam-induced hypomania/mania. Here is a case report of a patient who developed hypomania during treatment with alprazolam, but not with diazepam, another benzodiazepine derivative. Clinical picture: The illness was of 2 months' duration and the patient received a diagnosis of anxious depression. Following treatment with alprazolam, the patient developed hypomania characterised by euphoria, overactivity, overtalkativity, racing thoughts, oversocialisation… CONTINUE READING
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