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Clinical Update

Psychiatric Medication–Induced Hyperprolactinemia

Topics: Antipsychotics | endocrinological side effects | Prolactin

A 26-year-old female patient with schizophrenia tells you she is certain she is pregnant. You run a pregnancy test, which comes back negative, but she continues to insist that she is pregnant “because I haven’t had a period in three months.” She began risperidone 2 mg twice daily about four months earlier. You check her prolactin level, and it is

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