A Guide to the Extrapyramidal Side-Effects of Antipsychotic by D. G. Cunningham Owens

By D. G. Cunningham Owens

it is usually implied that antipsychotic-induced extrapyramidal side-effects are inappropriate to fashionable psychiatric therapeutics, rendered historical by means of more moderen, greater remedies. This fable arises from restricted knowledge of the intensity and breadth of neurological disruption antipsychotics can mediate. This quantity discusses the broad scientific limitations of acute dystonias, drug-induced parkinsonism, akathisia and tardive dyskinesia, delivering demographic and epidemiological context whereas illustrating how prescribing offerings influence powerfully on their improvement. This new version has been completely up-to-date and rewritten to incorporate fresh info, extended references and a brand new bankruptcy at the proposal of 'atypical' antipsychotics. Written in a gentle, attractive variety, liberally illustrated with scientific examples, it additionally invitations readers to contemplate ongoing controversies - subjective drug results, the connection among 'akathisia' and stressed legs, the prestige of the idea that of 'atypicality', and so forth. Informative studying for trainees in addition to validated practitioners within the fields of psychiatry, neurology, basic care and geriatrics.

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