Antidepressant Toxicity Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 12, 2015
  • Author: Jeena Jacob, MD, PharmD; Chief Editor: Asim Tarabar, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other problems to be considered in the differential diagnosis include the following:

  • Antimalarial toxicity (eg, chloroquine, primaquine)

  • Central nervous system depressant toxicity

  • Chloral hydrate toxicity

  • Intrinsic cardiac disease (other causes of conduction disturbances, dysrhythmias, hypotension)

  • Intrinsic neurologic disease (other causes of seizures, altered mental status)

  • Serotonin syndrome

  • Withdrawal from ethanol, benzodiazepines, barbiturates

Differential Diagnoses