Neuroleptic Catatonia and Its Psychogenic Catatonia Relationship to

@inproceedings{Fricchione1985NeurolepticCA,
  title={Neuroleptic Catatonia and Its Psychogenic Catatonia Relationship to},
  author={Gregory L. Fricchione},
  year={1985}
}
Neuroleptics are among those pharmacological agents that can cause a nonpsychogenic catatonic state. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is marked by a change in state of consciousness, ranging from withdrawal through stupor to coma. In addition, it is characterized by autonomic dysfunction, hyperthermia, mutism, and rigidity. It is included in the differential diagnosis of the catatonic syndrome. Evidence is reviewed to suggest that agents responsible for improving NMS act on the dopamine (DA… CONTINUE READING