Successful treatment of night terrors and somnambulism with paroxetine.

A patient with a 30-year history of somnambulism and night terrors is described. The use of a home ambulatory sleep electroencephalogram (EEG) recording in clarifying the diagnosis and in monitoring the results of treatment is illustrated and successful treatment using a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor is reported.
AuthorsA R Lillywhite, S J Wilson, D J Nutt
JournalThe British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science (Br J Psychiatry) Vol. 164 Issue 4 Pg. 551-4 (Apr 1994) ISSN: 0007-1250 [Print] ENGLAND
PMID8038949 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Paroxetine
  • Clonazepam
  • Clonazepam (adverse effects, therapeutic use)
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Paroxetine (adverse effects, therapeutic use)
  • Polysomnography (drug effects)
  • Sleep Wake Disorders (drug therapy, psychology)
  • Somnambulism (drug therapy, psychology)

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