Drug induced suicidal ideation

R. Z. Fisch, A. Lahad

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The authors present a case study of a mentally healthy man who repeatedly experienced short-lived, obsessional-like suicidal ideas and images after ingestion of the anti-fungal drug ketoconazole. Ego-alien, suicidal ideas are an extremely rare form of adverse drug reaction. This is probably the first report of drug-induced ego-dystonic, mood incongruent suicidal ideas appearing in a fully conscious, healthy individual.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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