Body temperature in patients with panic disorder treated with escitalopram

Doron Todder, Michael Fox, Bernhard T. Baune

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of escitalopram on peripheral body temperature (PBT) in panic disorder. In a 4 week case-control study (N = 12 female patients; N = 12 matched healthy controls), the daytime PBT declined compared to night time PBT in patients. The prospective relationship between PBT and panic disorder shows a decline of daytime PBT compared to the night time PBT in panic disorder from week 2 of treatment with escitalopram onwards. The effect of escitalopram on daytime PBT may have occurred through an activation of the sympathetic system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Autonomic Research
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2009

Keywords

  • Body temperature
  • Escitalopram
  • Female
  • Panic disorder

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