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November 1971

Withdrawal of Antiparkinson Drugs

Author Affiliations

From the Boston State Hospital, Boston. Mr. Orlov and Mr. Kasparian were recipients of Scottish Rite Summer fellowships.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1971;25(5):410-412. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1971.01750170026005

Patients who had been on antiparkinson medication concomitant with antipsychotic medication for over three months were abruptly withdrawn from the antiparkinson medication. As expected from some prior work, fewer than 10% had a reoccurrence of symptoms requiring the restarting of the antiparkinson medications.