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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-27

Divalproex-induced stuttering: A rare case report

1 Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Sukanta Sen
Department Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, 108 C R Avenue, Kolkata - 700 073, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2395-2555.161419

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This report describes development of stuttering with divalproex sodium in a patient of bipolar disorder. The treatment was started with twice a day regime which was well-tolerated and the patient started showing some improvement in symptoms. After a week, as the dosing was switched to three times a day, the patient experienced decreased and labored speech. His articulation altered as were the intensity and timings of utterance. Speech rhythm was also affected. Patient reported that such a problem he never experienced earlier. As he reverted to twice a day regime on advice of the doctor, there was improvement in his speech.

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