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Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health

, 3:9

First Online: 10 July 2007Received: 05 January 2007Accepted: 10 July 2007


BackgroundPrescribing psychotropic drugs in clients with severe anaemia has rarely been reported before.

Case PresentationA 36 year old man with severe anaemia was prescribed divalproex sodium 250 mg daily for mood swings. He had unbearable side effects and had to discontinue the medication in nine days.

ConclusionDivalproex sodium may result in severe side effects in clients with severe anaemia.

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Author: Maneesh Gupta

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