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Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2002 Apr;36(2):263-5.

Treatment-resistant depression: when antidepressant drug intolerance may indicate food intolerance.

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School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. g.parker@unsw.edu.au

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe a patient with food intolerance probably contributing to depressive symptoms, intolerance to psychotropic medication and treatment resistance.

METHOD:

The case vignette and investigatory procedures are detailed.

RESULTS:

The patient's course improved considerably with an elimination diet.

CONCLUSIONS:

The prevalence of food intolerance as a contributing factor to depressive disorders requires clarification. Clinicians should be aware of the possible syndrome and that it may be worsened by psychotropic medication.

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