Spasmodic torticollis associated with sertraline in a child and an adolescent.

The Turkish journal of pediatrics

PubMedID: 26613233

Ayaydin H, Bozkurt H. Spasmodic torticollis associated with sertraline in a child and an adolescent. Turk J Pediatr. 2015;57(1):109-11.
Movement disorders or extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) associated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been reported. Although akathisia was found to be the most common EPS, and fluoxetine was implicated in the majority of the adverse reactions, there were also cases with EPS due to sertraline treatment. We present a child and an adolescent who developed torticollis (cervical dystonia) after using sertraline. To our knowledge, the child case is the first such report of sertraline-induced torticollis, and the adolescent case is the third in the literature.