Adverse cutaneous reactions to psychotropic drugs

A. Srebrnik*, J. P. Hes, S. Brenner

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Psychotherapeutic agents have been in widespread use since the mid-1950's. Antipsychotic drugs, mood stabilizing drugs, antidepressants and antianxiety agents account for about 20% of all prescriptions written in the United States. These drugs frequently cause adverse side effects, especially anticholinergic effects such as dry mouth, constipation, sedation and postural hypotension. Among the common side-effects are those involving the skin; it is estimated that skin reactions to psychotropic drugs are twice as frequent as those caused by most other drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
JournalActa Dermato-Venereologica, Supplement
Issue number158
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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