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OBJECTIVE Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a serious iatrogenic condition. This report reviews the world literature to characterize the syndrome and evaluate factors that promote early detection and effective intervention. METHOD The review identified 77 NMS cases (49 males, 27 females, 1 gender unknown); ages ranged from 0.9 to 18 years (mean 14.8(More)
Michael is an 8.5-year-old Caucasian male inpatient who presented at admission with severe agitation, suicidal impulses, and aggression toward his 18-month-old sister. He had been treated with stimulant medications before admission. Past history revealed bilateral genetic loading with two primary family members having a history of hallucinations and(More)
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