Aggravation of food-related behavior in an adolescent with Prader-Willi Syndrome treated with fluvoxamine and fluoxetine

Yoav Kohn, Abraham Weizman, Alan Apter

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Abstract

Prader-Willi Syndrome is a congenital multisystem disorder, characterized by a typical dysmorphism, mental retardation, hyperphagia due to insatiable appetite, and resultant morbid obesity. Psychiatric symptoms include obsessions and temper tantrums. Method: Pharmacotherapy is experimental with a few reports of successful fluoxetine treatment. Results: We report an aggravation in the food-related symptoms and a consequent weight gain in an adolescent with Prader-Willi syndrome, who was treated with fluvoxamine and fluoxetine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-117
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fluoxetine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Prader-Willi syndrome

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