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What are the remedies for psychomotor agitation resulting from ssri use?

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Dr. Glen Elliott answered

Specializes in Child Psychiatry

Several approaches: Just lowering the dose sometimes is enough to help; not infrequently, if needed, the dose can be raised again later without a return of the agitation. Adding a second mediction to reduce the agitation such as Ativan or Cogentin (benztropine) also can work. Or, switching to a different antidepressant may do the trick. The important thing: don't just accept the side effect but don't quit either.

Answered 4/14/2016



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