Recurrence of Major Depressive Disorder Following a Switch from Escitalopram to St. John's Wort: A Case Report


Ertekin E.

KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, cilt.24, ss.180-183, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5455/bcp.20130730124515
  • Dergi Adı: KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.180-183

Özet

Hypericum perforatum extracts, popularly known as St. John's wort (known as "sari kantaron" in Turkish) are widely used for the treatment of major depression, especially in German speaking countries. Data on the effectiveness of such extracts for the maintenance treatment of major depression is limited. In this case report, a female patient who was euthymic under escitalopram treatment and experienced a recurrence of depression following a switch to St. John's wort will be described.