Journal of Mental Health and Human Behaviour

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

Mucuna pruriens (Konch Beej) precipitates manic symptoms


Supriya Vaish, Sachin Sharma, S Sudarsanan, S Choudhary, Jai Meher Singh, Nafroz Khosla 
 Department of Psychiatry, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Supriya Vaish
134, Ram Sadan, Baghpat Road, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
India

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 «DQ»konchbeej«DQ» (Mucuna pruriens) which is rich in l-3,4 dihydroxyphenyl alanine; precursor of dopamine.


How to cite this article:
Vaish S, Sharma S, Sudarsanan S, Choudhary S, Singh JM, Khosla N. Mucuna pruriens (Konch Beej) precipitates manic symptoms.J Mental Health Hum Behav 2014;19:85-86


How to cite this URL:
Vaish S, Sharma S, Sudarsanan S, Choudhary S, Singh JM, Khosla N. Mucuna pruriens (Konch Beej) precipitates manic symptoms. J Mental Health Hum Behav [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Aug 18 ];19:85-86
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