Effect of milnacipran on insight and stress coping strategy in patients with Taijin Kyofusho

  title={Effect of milnacipran on insight and stress coping strategy in patients with Taijin Kyofusho},
  author={T. Nagata and Akira Wada and H. Yamada and T. Iketani and Obuo Kiriike},
  journal={International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice},
  pages={193 - 198}
Objective Taijin-Kyofusho (TKS) is a Japanese culture-bound syndrome similar to social anxiety disorder. Recent studies have shown antidepressants to be effective in treating TKS. The effects on insight or coping strategies have not, however, been studied. The present study investigated changes in insight and stress coping strategies during treatment with milnacipran. Method The study was a 12-week open trial in 16 patients with offensive type TKS. Offensive anxiety was assessed by an original… Expand
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