Hyperthermia syndromes in psychiatry

@inproceedings{Ahuja2009HyperthermiaSI,
  title={Hyperthermia syndromes in psychiatry},
  author={Niraj Ahuja and Andrew J. Cole},
  year={2009}
}
Presence of fever in psychiatric patients may signify a number of potentially fatal conditions. Several of these are related to treatments (e.g. neuroleptic malignant syndrome with antipsychotics, serotonin syndrome with serotonergic antidepressants, and malignant hyperpyrexia with anaesthesia used for administration of electroconvulsive therapy) or exacerbated by them (e.g. malignant catatonia with antipsychotics). New classes of drug treatment may be changing the epidemiology of these… CONTINUE READING