Risperidone Treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia and Dystonia

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: Although more attention has been given to neurolepticinduced tardive dyskinesia, tardive dystonia, characterized by local or general twisting and sustained muscle spasms, is also a longer term complication of typical neuroleptic treatment. Reported here is a Chinese patient whose psychosis and tardive movements, both dyskinetic and dystonic, were effectively treated when low-dose risperidone was added to diazepam and trihexyphenidyl.


J Clin Psychiatry 1999;60(5):340-341

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