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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176-178

Probable respiratory dyskinesia in an elderly patient after sudden stoppage of antipsychotics

Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Avinash Desousa
Carmel, 18, St. Francis Road, Off S.V. Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai - 400 054, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2348-9995.195681

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Antipsychotic drugs are widely used in the management of schizophrenia in the elderly. Extrapyramidal reactions to these drugs and tardive dyskinesia are a dreaded side effect of these drugs that may be seen in the elderly. We present herewith, a case of probable respiratory dyskinesia, a rare but important variant of tardive dyskinesia seen in an elderly patient with schizophrenia after the sudden stoppage of antipsychotic medication.

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