Journal of Nihon University Medical Association
Online ISSN : 1884-0779
Print ISSN : 0029-0424
ISSN-L : 0029-0424
Clinical Reports
One Case of Treatment of an elderly Schizophrenic with an Antipsychotic in Combination with Yokukansan
Tomoyuki OkudairaShuji SYakuboYuko KinoshitaYukiko UedaTatsuhiko AkiYasundo NemotoKentarou Ooga
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2010 Volume 69 Issue 3 Pages 212-214

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We report a case of a 68-year-old male with schizophrenia in which Yokukansan was effective in alleviating several psychotic symptoms. The patient exhibited irritability, insomnia and aural hypersensitivity during treatment with aripiprazole. These symptoms disappeared after we treated the patient with Yokukansan. We consider that it might be possible to treat a schizophrenic patient with a combination of antipsychotics and Yokukansan. However, to date, there have been few reports of schizophrenic cases treated with Yokukansan. Therefore, the findings of this report should be interpreted cautiously. In order to confirm the present findings, more case reports of schizophrenia patients treated with Yokukansan will be needed.

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