a1 Princess Margaret Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
a2 Tauranga Hospital, Tauranga, New Zealand
a3 Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
There is considerable evidence that pro-cholinergic agents can cause depressed mood. However, there are also published case reports of a rare association between cholinesterase inhibitors and mood elevation in patients with pre-existing major functional psychiatric disorders, or organic disorders other than dementia. This report adds to the literature by describing a case of mood elevation in a patient without pre-existing psychiatric disorder.
(Received July 04 2010)
(Revised July 20 2010)
(Revised October 18 2010)
(Accepted October 19 2010)
(Online publication November 24 2010)
c1 Correspondence should be addressed to: Dr Chris Collins, Old Age Psychiatrist, Princess Margaret Hospital, PO Box 800, Christchurch, New Zealand. Phone: +64-27-2787593; Fax: +64-3-3377519. Email: email@example.com.