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Acute paroxysmal dystonia induced by fluoxetine



We report a case of a 32-year-old woman who developed paroxysmal episodes of right hemidystonia 2 days after taking fluoxetine. The attacks subsided 2 days after fluoxetine was withdrawn and did not recur afterwards. To our knowledge, this is the first report of paroxysmal dystonia induced by fluoxetine. © 2001 Movement Disorder Society.