We describe a case of parasomnia overlap disorder (POD) caused by paroxetine. Some reports have associated antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder. However, to the best of our knowledge, there have been no reports of POD caused by paroxetine. We diagnosed POD in a patient taking paroxetine using video-polysomnography (v-PSG) and then confirmed the improvement of POD symptoms by v-PSG after discontinuing the drug.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Physiology (medical)