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Vol 11, No 3 (2014)
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Extrapyramidal symptoms in psychiatry — diagnosis and treatment

Anna Mosiołek
Psychiatria 2014;11(3):160-165.

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Vol 11, No 3 (2014)
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Abstract

Introduction to the treatment of second generation antipsychotics (SGAs) meant that in recent years has often raised the importance of such treatment complications associated with their drug use, such as weight gain, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. It should be emphasized that, with the occurrence of drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms could be the case for both the first and the second generation of neuroleptics. It is estimated that drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms, may be present in varying degrees in up to 50% of patients treated with psychotropic drugs, wherein one patient, symptoms belong to different groups such as drug-induced parkinsonism, dystonia, akathisia, and dyskinesia.

Abstract

Introduction to the treatment of second generation antipsychotics (SGAs) meant that in recent years has often raised the importance of such treatment complications associated with their drug use, such as weight gain, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. It should be emphasized that, with the occurrence of drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms could be the case for both the first and the second generation of neuroleptics. It is estimated that drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms, may be present in varying degrees in up to 50% of patients treated with psychotropic drugs, wherein one patient, symptoms belong to different groups such as drug-induced parkinsonism, dystonia, akathisia, and dyskinesia.

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Keywords

drug-induced parkinsonism, akathisia, dyskinesia, dystonia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome

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Title

Extrapyramidal symptoms in psychiatry — diagnosis and treatment

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 11, No 3 (2014)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

160-165

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2014;11(3):160-165.

Keywords

drug-induced parkinsonism
akathisia
dyskinesia
dystonia
neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Authors

Anna Mosiołek

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