Relationship of extrapyramidal symptoms to age at onset and drug treatment in middle-aged and elderly schizophrenic patients.

@article{Srinivasan2001RelationshipOE,
  title={Relationship of extrapyramidal symptoms to age at onset and drug treatment in middle-aged and elderly schizophrenic patients.},
  author={T. N. Srinivasan and Rangawsamy Thara and Ramachandra Padmavathi and Robin G. McCreadie},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2001},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={69-75}
}
The relationship between antipsychotic drugs and dyskinesias and other extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) in schizophrenia is not simple. There is a need to study variables that may influence the occurrence of EPS in schizophrenic patients receiving drugs. The present study examined the relationship of age at onset of illness and treatment to the development of EPS in 122 middle-aged and elderly schizophrenic patients, 84 treated and 38 who had never received antipsychotic drugs. The illness had an… CONTINUE READING
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