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Letter to the Editor

Risperidone and Dysphagia in a Developmentally Disabled Woman

Nancy C. Brahm, PharmD, MS, BCPP; Gary A. Fast, MD; and Robert C. Brown, MD

Published: August 15, 2007

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

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Volume: 9

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