Body temperature in patients with panic disorder treated with escitalopram

Doron Todder, Michael Fox, Bernhard T. Baune

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    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
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 1 Aug 2009


    • Body temperature
    • Escitalopram
    • Female
    • Panic disorder

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
    • Clinical Neurology


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