This case report highlights the risk of nutritional supplements and misinformation obtained from the internet particularly for those on monamine oxdiase inhibitors (MAOIs). Despite sophisticated medical knowledge, this patient, who was taking an MOAI and complying with a tyramine-free diet, used a supplement of hydroxytryptophan that along with the MAOI appears to have precipitated mania, despite no personal or familial history of bipolar disorder.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||General Hospital Psychiatry|
|State||Published - Jan 2012|
- Monamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)
- Serotonin syndrome