Buspirone use in an adolescent with social phobia and mixed personality disorder (cluster A type).

Research paper by K J KJ Zwier, U U Rao

Indexed on: 01 Sep '94Published on: 01 Sep '94Published in: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


The use of buspirone for the treatment of social phobia has been reported in some adult patients; however, to the authors' knowledge, there are no reports of its use in adolescents with this disorder. Use of buspirone in children and adolescents with anxiety disorders is reviewed. An unusual case study is presented of a 16-year-old male patient with social phobia and a mixed personality disorder predominantly with schizotypal features, who responded well to an open trial of buspirone for anxiety and "soft" psychotic symptoms.