Decrease in leukocyte count might be seen during the use of antipsychotic medications. In such cases, treatment can be stopped or changed and blood count values must be closely monitored. As in this case report, however, if changing the treatment doesnt provide improvement in blood counts, lithium augmentation can be considered. The objective of this case report is to point out that the addition of lithium therapy may be beneficial in patients with persistent neutropenia related to typical and atypical antipsychotic drugs.
Antipsychotic, lithium, neutropenia