Long lasting phantosmia treated with venlafaxine

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


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


  • Cyclohexanols
  • Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
  • Venlafaxine Hydrochloride