Akinesia and postpsychotic depression: a difficult differential diagnosis.

@article{Siris1987AkinesiaAP,
  title={Akinesia and postpsychotic depression: a difficult differential diagnosis.},
  author={Samuel G. Siris},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={1987},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={240-3}
}
Detailed clinical case descriptions highlight the potential symptomatic overlap between the syndromes of akinesia and postpsychotic depression in neuroleptic-treated patients. The cases demonstrate that both syndromes may resemble major depression phenomenologically. However, the syndromes are not identical in medication response. Thus, differential medication response may potentially be a useful tool in teasing apart the various postpsychotic depressionlike states in the course of… CONTINUE READING

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