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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-86

Mucuna pruriens (Konch Beej) precipitates manic symptoms


Department of Psychiatry, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-8990.153717

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Owing to the popular misconception that all ayurvedic preparations are completely safe, a vast majority of these are indiscriminately consumed by people procured as over the counter drugs. These preparations are combinations of multiple products that are often unidentified and dangerous and can precipitate various psychiatric symptoms. Hereby, we present a case of adolescent male in acute manic excitement after consumption of ayurvedic preparation containing "konchbeej" (Mucuna pruriens) which is rich in l-3,4 dihydroxyphenyl alanine; precursor of dopamine.


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