Evidence from previous studies of neuroleptic side effects suggests that acute dystonic reactions are rare in elderly patients. The authors report 9 cases of dystonic reactions in patients with dementia following the initiation of antipsychotic medication. The cases are important in documenting that drug-induced dystonias do occur in patients with dementia, that risperidone appears to have contributed to dystonia among elderly patients, and that the categorization of dystonic reactions needs further clarification.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Psychiatry and Mental health