Cognition-enhancing drugs induce intrusive traumatic memories: a two-case report

Authors

  • Nadine Zahlan,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    2. Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Correspondence

      N. Zahlan, Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada. Tel: 416 480 6100 ex 3828; Fax: 416 480 5119; E-mail: nadine.zahlan@sunnybrook.ca

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  • Anthony Levitt

    1. Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    2. Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Key Clinical Message

Physicians managing patients with the use of drugs with cognition-enhancing properties should be aware of the possibility of concurrent emergent, intrusive traumatic memories in individuals without existing cognitive impairment. Dose response should be closely monitored, as the adverse event may follow titration past an individual threshold.

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