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The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System$
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Alain Berthoz, Werner Graf, and P. P. Vidal

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780195068207

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.001.0001

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Neuroleptic Treatment-Induced Abnormal Neck Posture

Neuroleptic Treatment-Induced Abnormal Neck Posture

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(p.674) Chapter 113 Neuroleptic Treatment-Induced Abnormal Neck Posture
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The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System
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Yoshihiro Kaneko

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0113

Clinical characteristics and the mechanisms of development of tardice dystonia observed in a group of patients undergoing long-term neuroleptic therapy are investigated in this chapter. The extrapyramidal symptoms and cerebrospinal fluid levels of monoamines with protracted administration of neuroleptics are presented here. The authors conducted clinical, physiological, and biochemical studies of schizophrenia patients with tardice dystonia that developed during long-term treatment with neuroleptics. It could be inferred from the results that the functional abnormalities of central nervous system monoamine metabolism induce the symptoms.

Keywords:   tardice dystonia, neuroleptic therapy, monoamine metabolism, extrapyramidal symptoms, neuroleptics, cerebrospinal fluid

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