Drug-induced movement disorders remain a common and under-recognized problem. Blockade of the dopaminergic system results in multiple syndromes and will be the main focus of this discussion. These syndromes are often referred to as extrapyramidal side effects (EPSE) and include tardive dyskinesia, acute dystonic reactions, akathisia, drug-induced parkinsonism and neuroleptic malignant syndrome (Figure 6.1). Serotonin syndrome and drug-induced tremor are also briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMovement Disorders in Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781849960649
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

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  • Medicine(all)


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