Asterixis induced by psychotropic drug treatment.

  title={Asterixis induced by psychotropic drug treatment.},
  author={Hans Rittmannsberger},
  journal={Clinical neuropharmacology},
  volume={19 4},
Asterixis (flapping tremor) can be induced by treatment with psychopharmacologic agents. We observed 10 cases of asterixis in psychiatric inpatients, most with affective spectrum disorders being treated with combination therapy. The drugs most often used were clozapine (eight cases), lithium (seven cases), and carbamazepine (seven cases). There were neither metabolic disorders nor structural brain lesions that might explain the occurrence of asterixis. Because dosage in general was moderate and… CONTINUE READING