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A 5-year follow-up investigation of TD was carried out in 85 Hungarian schizophrenic out-patients. No substantial changes occurred during the 5 years in pharmacotherapy: most patients continued on neuroleptics and antiparkinson drugs. Comparison of 1978 and 1983 ratings revealed increased dyskinesia scores, which was statistically significant on the DRS(More)
Of 122 Hungarian outpatients treated with neuroleptics, 79 (64.8%) were available for follow-up 7 years after their original assessment for tardive dyskinesia (TD). Ratings on the Abnormal Involuntary Movements Scale and the Simpson Dyskinesia Rating Scale increased significantly. The number of TD cases identified by research diagnostic criteria increased(More)
An antiparkinson drug (APK) withdrawal study was carried out in 34 schizophrenic outpatients on maintenance neuroleptics. Sixty-five percent of patients were without major complaints after 2 weeks of APK discontinuation, while 35% reported adverse effects including extrapyramidal, autonomic, and behavioral symptoms. Male patients and those on higher(More)
One hundred and twenty-two patients comprising 82% of the non-hospitalized schizophrenic population of a Hungarian town were rated for tardive dyskinesia (TD). Drug histories were also obtained. No severe cases of TD were found. The markedly lower prevalence of TD in the study population in contrast to similar North American samples may be related to(More)
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