Pharmacopsychiatry 2012; 45(01): 34-36
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1287778
Letter
© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Agomelatine Improves Sleep in a Patient with Fatal Familial Insomnia

T. Froböse
1  Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
,
H. Slawik
1  Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
,
R. Schreiner
2  Department of Neurology, Klinikum Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany
,
Z. Veselý
1  Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
,
M. Wiegand
1  Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
,
J. Bäuml
1  Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
,
H. Förstl
1  Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
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Publication History

Publication Date:
06 October 2011 (online)

Abstract

A young patient with FFI was started on agomelatine 25 mg to medicate nocturnal insomnia. Under this treatment sleep efficiency was improved, slow wave sleep was high and awakenings during sleep period time were far less than before. Clinically the patient was less restless during nighttime.