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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 629-630

Sodium Valproate induced priapism in an adult with bipolar affective disorder

Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Shwetank Bansal
Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.121383

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Priapism is defined as a prolonged and persistent, painful erection of the penis without sexual stimulation or arousal. There have been a few case report of priapism resulting from the use of antipsychotics. In our case, a 48-year-old male patient with a bipolar affective disorder was experiencing recurrent priapism with sodium valproate. The condition was found to resolve on stopping sodium valproate. There are no known case reports of similar complication with sodium valproate alone.


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