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Mania precipitated by benzodiazepine withdrawal.

Authors
  • Rigby, J
  • Harvey, M
  • Davies, D R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1989
Volume
79
Issue
4
Pages
406–407
Identifiers
PMID: 2735212
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case of mania following abrupt benzodiazepine withdrawal in an 83-year-old woman is described. It is argued that the withdrawal state acted as a significant life event in precipitating the manic episode.

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