Psychiatric Quarterly

, Volume 66, Issue 1, pp 87–95

Bromocriptine and psychosis: A literature review

  • Alan Boyd

DOI: 10.1007/BF02238717

Cite this article as:
Boyd, A. Psych Quart (1995) 66: 87. doi:10.1007/BF02238717


Bromocriptine is an ergot-derived dopamine agonist. Its current uses include the treatment of Parkinson's disease, postpartum ablaction, prolactionmas, acromegaly, and amenorrhea and galactorrhea secondary to neuroleptic use. It is often reported to produce psychiatric side effects such as confusion, hallucinations, and delusions. The literature is reviewed and supports a strong anecdotal relationship between bromocriptine use and psychosis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Boyd
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  1. 1.Tulane Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and NeurologyTulane UniversityNew Orleans