The patient agreed to a risperidone trial of up to 2 mg per day. Within weeks, his preoccupation with being infested lessened significantly. Because of subjective fatigue, he was switched to aripiprazole 5 mg per day. Although not 100% convinced that he might not have Morgellons disease, he is no longer pruritic and is no longer damaging his skin or trying to trap insects. He remains greatly improved 1 year later.
- Study Author(s):
- Freudenreich, Oliver ; Kontos, Nicholas ; Tranulis, Constantin ; Cather, Corinne
- Journal Name:
- Psychosomatics, 2010, Vol.51(6), pp.453-457