Prevalence of neuroleptic-induced movement disorders: an 8-year follow-up study in chronic schizophrenia inpatients


To assess the prevalence of neuroleptic-induced movement disorders in the Estonian institutionalized population of schizophrenia patients twice over a period of eight years, before and after introduction of atypical antipsychotic drugs using DSM-IV criteria.


Despite increased use of atypical antipsychotics in the study population (up to 30% from 20%), the proportion of movement disorder-free population remained the same over 8 years - 38.9% in 2001 versus 38.4% in 2009.



Any real world evidence proposed against the probability we may get a movement disorder rules in my book. Thanks @SzAdmin!

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