Excessive yawning and SSRI therapy.

  title={Excessive yawning and SSRI therapy.},
  author={Mark D. Beale and Timothy M. Murphree},
  journal={The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology},
  volume={3 3},
As we become more experienced with the long-term use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), more subtle side-effects may become evident. Clinicians may be aware of yawning as a side-effect of antidepressant therapy, however sparse literature exists on the topic. We present two cases in which excessive daytime yawning was associated with SSRI treatment.