Mania with Psychotic Feature Induced by the use of Pramipexole in Parkinson's Disease: A Case Report

Meric C., Pirdogan E., Toker O. G. , Tekin A., Bakim B. , Celik S.

TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI, vol.25, no.3, pp.212-214, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5080/u7436
  • Title of Journal : TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.212-214


Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by movement abnormalities, is frequently complicated by psychiatric syndromes. Psychiatric symptoms may be the direct result of PD, its co-morbid pathologies, or occur as a side effect of its pharmacotherapy. Pramipexole, like other dopamine agonists for treating Parkinson's disease, has a tendency to induce psychotic and manic symptoms due to central dopaminergic stimulation. In this article, mania with psychotic feature induced by the use of dopamine agonists which is not observed frequently in the literature will be discussed.