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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 56 (2014) 12, 821 - 824

Case report

Paroxysmal events after anxiety treatment with fluoxetine in a child with autism spectrum disorder

A. Simons, J. Steyaert

Anxiety is common in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and can cause severe dysfunction and suffering. An 11-year-old boy with an autism spectrum disorder and suffering from anxiety and mood problems responded positively to treatment with fluoxetine. After four weeks he developed clinically observable paroxysmal events accompanied by absence and confusion.

keywords autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy, fluoxetine