Antibiotics: Neuropsychiatric Effects and Psychotropic Interactions

@article{Sternbach1997AntibioticsNE,
  title={Antibiotics: Neuropsychiatric Effects and Psychotropic Interactions},
  author={H. Sternbach and R. State},
  journal={Harvard Review of Psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={5},
  pages={214–226}
}
&NA; Antibiotics are the second most commonly prescribed class of medication in the United States. An awareness and understanding of their potential effects on the central nervous system and their interactions with psychotropic agents is important in the evaluation of neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms in patients. Since the introduction of antibiotic agents in the 1930s, numerous (primarily anecdotal) reports have appeared describing psychiatric side effects ranging from anxiety and panic to… Expand
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