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Psychotic episode induced by St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum): a case report

Mehmet Gürkan Gürok, Osman Mermi, Faruk Kılıç, Fatih Canan, Murat Kuloğlu.

Abstract
There is an increase in the use of herbal therapies in recent years. St. John’s Wort (SJW), which is also named as Hypericum perforatum, is one of the most frequently used herbal agents in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. SJW has been shown to be efficacious in treating mild to moderate depression, insomnia, and anxiety disorders. Although exact mechanism of action is not completely understood, its active components are suggested to have antidepressant properties. Despite its beneficial therapeutic effects, SJW can also cause unexpected adverse effects. Herein, we present the case of a 47-year-old, previously healthy female who developed psychosis after taking SJW extract and successfully treated with antipsychotic therapy.

Key words: herbal therapy, psychosis, St. John’s wort


 
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Mehmet Gurkan Gurok, Osman Mermi, Faruk Kılıc, Fatih Canan, Murat Kuloğlu. Psychotic episode induced by St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum): a case report. PBS. 2014; 4(1): 38-40. doi:10.5455/jmood.20131230123539


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Mehmet Gurkan Gurok, Osman Mermi, Faruk Kılıc, Fatih Canan, Murat Kuloğlu. Psychotic episode induced by St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum): a case report. https://www.pbsciences.org/?mno=46882 [Access: December 04, 2023]. doi:10.5455/jmood.20131230123539


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Mehmet Gurkan Gurok, Osman Mermi, Faruk Kılıc, Fatih Canan, Murat Kuloğlu. Psychotic episode induced by St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum): a case report. PBS. 2014; 4(1): 38-40. doi:10.5455/jmood.20131230123539



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Mehmet Gurkan Gurok, Osman Mermi, Faruk Kılıc, Fatih Canan, Murat Kuloğlu. Psychotic episode induced by St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum): a case report. PBS. (2014), [cited December 04, 2023]; 4(1): 38-40. doi:10.5455/jmood.20131230123539



Harvard Style

Mehmet Gurkan Gurok, Osman Mermi, Faruk Kılıc, Fatih Canan, Murat Kuloğlu (2014) Psychotic episode induced by St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum): a case report. PBS, 4 (1), 38-40. doi:10.5455/jmood.20131230123539



Turabian Style

Mehmet Gurkan Gurok, Osman Mermi, Faruk Kılıc, Fatih Canan, Murat Kuloğlu. 2014. Psychotic episode induced by St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum): a case report. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 4 (1), 38-40. doi:10.5455/jmood.20131230123539



Chicago Style

Mehmet Gurkan Gurok, Osman Mermi, Faruk Kılıc, Fatih Canan, Murat Kuloğlu. "Psychotic episode induced by St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum): a case report." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 4 (2014), 38-40. doi:10.5455/jmood.20131230123539



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Mehmet Gurkan Gurok, Osman Mermi, Faruk Kılıc, Fatih Canan, Murat Kuloğlu. "Psychotic episode induced by St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum): a case report." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 4.1 (2014), 38-40. Print. doi:10.5455/jmood.20131230123539



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Mehmet Gurkan Gurok, Osman Mermi, Faruk Kılıc, Fatih Canan, Murat Kuloğlu (2014) Psychotic episode induced by St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum): a case report. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 4 (1), 38-40. doi:10.5455/jmood.20131230123539