The Scourge of EPS: Have Atypical Antipsychotics Solved the Problem?

 

Published: December 31, 2000

Article Abstract
Treatment-emergent extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) are frequent, distressing, and disabling complications of standard antipsychotics. They include, stated Professor Kasper in his introduction, akathisia, muscle spasms (dystonia), involuntary grimacing or chewing movements (dyskinesia), and symptoms resembling Parkinson’s disease (parkinsonism), e.g., tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia. All these types of movement disorder can manifest alone or in a mixed syndrome. Akathisia is a form of restlessness that can include both observed restlessness, manifesting as inability to sit still for any length of time, and a subtle sense of inner restlessness.

Volume: 61

Quick Links: Psychotic Disorders , Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders

Continue Reading…

Subscribe to read the entire article

$40.00

Buy this Article as a PDF

Sign-up to stay
up-to-date today!

SUBSCRIBE

Already registered? Sign In

Original Research

Prevalence and Correlates of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Individuals With Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, or Bipolar Disorder

Prevalence and correlates of obsessive-compulsive symptoms and OCD were identified from the case records of over 22,500...

Read More...