Choreoathetoid movements in cocaine dependence

@article{Bartzokis1999ChoreoathetoidMI,
  title={Choreoathetoid movements in cocaine dependence},
  author={George Bartzokis and Mace Beckson and Donna A. Wirshing and Po H. Lu and Jim Mintz},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={45},
  pages={1630-1635}
}
  • George Bartzokis, Mace Beckson, +2 authors Jim Mintz
  • Published in Biological Psychiatry 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • BACKGROUND To evaluate the severity of choreoathetoid movements in cocaine dependent (CD) subjects and age-matched normal control subjects. METHODS Choreoathetoid movements were evaluated using the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) in samples of 71 CD, 56 normal control, and 9 amphetamine-dependent male subjects. RESULTS The CD subjects had a significantly increased nonfacial (limbs plus body) AIMS subscore. When the nonfacial AIMS scores of the two groups were compared in relation… CONTINUE READING

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