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Adolescent Polypharmacy and Serotonin Syndrome.

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Summary of "Adolescent Polypharmacy and Serotonin Syndrome."

The objective of this study was to present a case and review serotonin syndrome and the risk of occurrence in children and adolescents on multiple psychotropic medications.

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Name: Clinical neuropharmacology
ISSN: 1537-162X
Pages: 28-30

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An adverse drug interaction characterized by altered mental status, autonomic dysfunction, and neuromuscular abnormalities. It is most frequently caused by use of both serotonin reuptake inhibitors and monoamine oxidase inhibitors, leading to excess serotonin availability in the CNS at the serotonin 1A receptor.

Drugs that bind to but do not activate serotonin receptors, thereby blocking the actions of serotonin or serotonin agonists.

Any observable response or action of an adolescent.

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