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Aripiprazole Treatment of Risperidone-Induced Hyperprolactinemia
J Clin Psychiatry 2009;70(7):1058-1059 [letter]
Copyright 2009 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
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Letter to the Editor
Sir: Hyperprolactinemia is a well-recognized complication
of some antipsychotic agents that results from the blocking of
dopamine-2 (D2) receptors in the anterior pituitary. Aripiprazole,
a potent partial agonist of the D2 receptors, inhibits spontaneous
prolactin release from isolated anterior pituitary slices. Clinically,
switching to aripiprazole monotherapy resolves antipsychoticinduced