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Risperidone in the Treatment of Psychotic Depression

Miodownik, Chanoch; Lerner, Vladimir

Brief Reports

Risperidone has been primarily marketed for the treatment of schizophrenia. There are reports about its potential role for the treatment of affective illness. We report here another case of a patient with psychotic depression who was treated successfully with risperidone as monotherapy. This case report suggests that risperidone can be an efficient treatment mode for psychotic depression; however, it needs more data based on controlled study.

Division of Psychiatry, Ministry of Health Mental Health Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Vladimir Lerner, Beer-Sheva Mental Health Center, PO Box 4600, Beer-Sheva, 84170, Israel.

© 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.