Anticholinergic psychosis.

  title={Anticholinergic psychosis.},
  author={Paul J. Perry and Dilys Wilding and Randy P Juhl},
  journal={American journal of hospital pharmacy},
  volume={35 6},
A case of anticholinergic psychossis in a 17-year-old male following suspected ingestion of an unknown amount of benztropine mesylate is discussed. The borderline mentally retarded patient exhibited acute psychosis and physical signs common to anticholinergic and amphetamine intoxications such as mydriasis, tachycardia and hypertension. Intramuscular chlorpromazine hydrochloride and oral haloperidol were administered to sedate the patient. The differential diagnosis of anticholinergic… CONTINUE READING
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