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PBS. 2012; 2(1): 12-14

A manic episode induced by herbal preparate golden berry (cape gooseberry) (Physalis peruviana L.)

Ömer Yanartaş, Yücel Yılmaz, Mustafa Burak Baykaran, İshak Sayğılı, Selma Bozkurt Zincir.


Herbal preparation sare widely used especially in treatment of cancer, losing weight, analgesia, or for other health problems in folk medicine. In psychiatric disorders they are used especially for insomnia, anxiety, depression, and sexual disorders. The research investigating the efficacy and side effects of these preparations has arrived atdifferent conclusions, also pharmacological mechanisms of these agents and their drug interactions are not very well unknown.
Here we report a patient, who applied to our emergency service for concurrent manic symptoms with history of using “golden berry” to lose weight. The patient had a history of depressive episode five years ago, but no manic or hypomanic episodes in the past.

Key words: herbal preparations, folk medicine, mood disorder, golden berry, cape gooseberry (Physalis peruviana)

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