EPS Profiles: The Atypical Antipsychotics: Are Not All the Same

@article{Weiden2007EPSPT,
  title={EPS Profiles: The Atypical Antipsychotics: Are Not All the Same},
  author={Peter J. Weiden},
  journal={Journal of Psychiatric Practice},
  year={2007},
  volume={13},
  pages={13-24}
}
  • P. Weiden
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Psychiatric Practice
Within the first few years after chlorpromazine began to be used to treat psychosis, it was observed that it could cause many kinds of neurologic reactions that resembled those seen in idiopathic Parkinson's disease. These reactions were termed "extrapyramidal side effects" (EPS) because of their resemblance to the signs of Parkinson's disease, which were associated with degeneration of the dopamine nerve tracks located in the extrapyramidal region of the central nervous system. Eventually this… 

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