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April 1974

Neuroleptic-Induced Tardive Dyskinesias in Nonpsychotic Patients

Author Affiliations

Chicago; Utrecht, Netherlands; Columbus, Ohio
From the Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush-Presbyterian—St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago (Drs. Klawans and Bergen); the Department of Neurology, Central Military Hospital Utrecht, Netherlands (Dr. Bruyn); and the Department of Neurology, Ohio State University, Columbus (Dr. Paulson).

Arch Neurol. 1974;30(4):338-339. doi:10.1001/archneur.1974.00490340066018

The occurrence of permanent neuroleptic-induced tardive dyskinesias in individuals without evidence of preexisting psychosis or other disease of the central nervous system has rarely been reported. Observations from a group of seven such patients demonstrate that this disorder can occur in individuals without previous neurological or severe (psychotic) psychiatric disease.

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