Risperidone and Dysphagia in a Developmentally Disabled Woman

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Sir: Dysphagia represents an infrequently reported adverse effect secondary to use of neuroleptic agents.1 The presentation of dysphagia is often associated with parkinsonian symptoms.2 Autonomic dysfunction is due to changes in the hypothalamus, locus ceruleus, dorsal vagal nucleus, and sympathetic ganglia.3

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(4):315-316 [letter]