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Tardive and Neuroleptic-Induced Emergencies

  • Paul E. Greene
  • Steven J. FruchtEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Abstract

Tardive and neuroleptic-induced movement disorders can be among the most dramatic conditions affecting patients. One has only to witness a patient with severe acute jaw dystonia from haloperidol, or watch a patient develop neuroleptic-induced oculogyric crisis to appreciate how sudden and devastating these disorders can be. Fortunately, prompt recognition and treatment are usually effective and, occasionally, lifesaving. This chapter reviews tardive and neuroleptic-induced movement disorder emergencies, and their diagnosis and management.

Keywords

Vascular Parkinsonism Tardive Dystonia Acute Dystonic Reaction Oculogyric Crisis Meige Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Movement Disorders DivisionMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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