malignant syndrome in an adolescent girl.
The current quasi-experimental case study provides Level 2 evidence (Hawkins & Hursh, 1992) of a novel clinical collaboration in which a planned medication cross-over formed the basis for a prospective longitudinal evaluation of the effects of two atypical neuroleptics
on problem behavior.
drugs "induce a brain pathology, similar in kind to encephalitis lethargica and Parkinson's disease.
Even though oral neuroleptic
use was greatest in the DepASch group at 61 per cent whereas depot neuroleptic
administration was highest in the DepChrSch group at 83 per cent; Heald et al (1) found no significant relationship between the severity of depression and extrapyramidal symptom.
Psychosis after neuroleptic
withdrawal in a manic-depressive patient.
Many of our members make the difficult choice to take a neuroleptic
On average, patients died six months earlier than those not given neuroleptics
I would ask interested readers and local MPs to write to the Government to ask what work they intend to do to highlight the dangers of neuroleptics
, such as risperidone and olanzapine, to prevent their misuse amongst people with dementia.
To start, neuroleptics
are scientifically proven to produce two neurological disorders after long use--tardive dyskinesia and tardive akathisia.
The first case of NMS was reported in France in 1959 by Delay et al and was coined "syndrome malin des neuroleptics
Please write to the Government to ask them what work they intend to do to highlight the dangers of neuroleptics
such as risperidone and olanzapine to prevent their misuse among people with dementia.
It is also important to remember that many of the drugs older patients are most likely to be prescribed--including some antidepressants, neuroleptics
, anxiolytics, and sedatives or hypnotics--may affect sexual function, Dr.
In this two-part series, we will focus on four major groups of medications: neuroleptics
, anti-depressant/anti-anxiety agents, stimulants and anticonvulsants.
For example, antianxiety drugs, antidepressants, neuroleptics
, nicotine, and silicones have been considered recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics (21).
Whitaker presents plenty of evidence indicating that these new antipsychotics, known as the "atypicals," are probably no more safe or effective in the long term than the older neuroleptics
they are replacing.