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Excellent Response to Amantadine in a Patient With Bipolar Disorder and Catatonia
Valerica Ene-Stroescu, M.D.; Thanh Nguyen, M.D.; Brian E. Waiblinger, M.D.
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2014;26:E43. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.13020038
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The authors indicate that they have no conflict of interest to disclose and that no support was received from any grant or other funding source.

Department of Psychiatry
Western State Hospital
Tacoma WA

Correspondence: Valerica Ene-Stroescu, M.D.; e-mail enestva@dshs.wa.gov

Copyright © 2014 American Psychiatric Association

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To the Editor: This report describes the case of a middle-aged woman with bipolar disorder and catatonia who responded well to the addition of amantadine.

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