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Lustral is SSRI and is a good drug for depression
and OCD. Citalopram
is also a SSRI drug. He had seizures due to alcohol withdrawal
treatment. The seizures are also called as Rum Fits
. These seizures occurs due to absence of brain depressant alcohol in brain, after continued presence. They are different from typical epileptic seizures. There is no harm in starting Sertaline in his case. Still if you want to be on safer side then you can get his EEG done and check for any abnormal electrical discharge. Although SSRIs have potential to lower threshold of seizure but they cause seizures rarely.
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD