Long lasting phantosmia treated with venlafaxine

Neurocase. 2012;18(2):112-4. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2011.568497. Epub 2011 Sep 23.

Abstract

Qualitative olfactory disorders such as parosmia and phantosmia are not well investigated. In particular, the causes and treatment options for phantosmia are largely unknown. We report a case of long lasting phantosmia that disappeared under anti-depressive treatment, raising the question to what extent certain forms of qualitative olfactory disorders are an early symptom of depression.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cyclohexanols / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Olfaction Disorders / drug therapy*
  • Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors / therapeutic use*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Venlafaxine Hydrochloride

Substances

  • Cyclohexanols
  • Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
  • Venlafaxine Hydrochloride