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Quetiapine-induced manic episode: a paradox for contemplation
  1. Sundar Gnanavel
  1. AIIMS, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sundar Gnanavel, sundar221103{at}


A 24-year-old man with bipolar disorder who was started on quetiapine as an adjunct to valproate (mood stabiliser) after a depressive episode switched to a manic episode while on the drug. The manic episode resolved following the withdrawal of quetiapine. This case illustrates the rare possibility of quetiapine emergent manic episode which a clinician needs to be aware of in the context of the management of bipolar disorders.

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