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Nocturnal enuresis with antipsychotic medication

  • Thomas R. E. Barnes (a1), Marcus J. Drake (a2) and Carol Paton (a3)
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Nocturnal enuresis can be discomfiting and troublesome. There is increasing evidence that as a side-effect of second-generation antipsychotics, particularly clozapine, it may be underrecognised. Direct but sensitive questioning may be required to elicit this side-effect. We briefly review possible mechanisms of this problem, and management and treatment options.

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Thomas R. E. Barnes, Imperial College London, Centre for Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Claybrook Centre, 37 Claybrook Road, London, W6 8LN, UK. Email: t.r.barnes@imperial.ac.uk
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M.J.D. has been a consultant for Astellas, Allergan and Ferring, had research support from Astellas, Allergan and Pfizer and honoraria for speaking from Astellas, Allergan, Ferring and Pfizer.

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Nocturnal enuresis with antipsychotic medication

  • Thomas R. E. Barnes (a1), Marcus J. Drake (a2) and Carol Paton (a3)
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