Tardive and Neuroleptic-Induced Emergencies

Patrick S. Drummond, Steven J. Frucht

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Although tardive and neuroleptic-induced movement disorders are not typically viewed as neurologic emergencies, in rare instances they may manifest in ways that can produce severe bodily discomfort or even threaten vital functions like breathing and swallowing. The continued widespread use of dopamine receptor-blocking agents in the hospital and outpatient setting has necessitated their recognition, as prompt diagnosis and treatment are critical for the prevention of sometimes life-threatening complications. In this chapter, we review the history, clinical presentation, and management of neuroleptic-induced respiratory and gastrointestinal phenomena and oculogyric crisis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Clinical Neurology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCurrent Clinical Neurology
ISSN (Print)1559-0585
ISSN (Electronic)2524-4043


  • Neuroleptic
  • Oculogyric crisis
  • Tardive


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