Serum calcium and magnesium levels in schizophrenia. II. Possible relationship to extrapyramidal symptoms.

@article{Alexander1979SerumCA,
  title={Serum calcium and magnesium levels in schizophrenia. II. Possible relationship to extrapyramidal symptoms.},
  author={P E Alexander and Daniel P van Kammen and William E. Bunney},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1979},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={1372-7}
}
The relationship between serum calcium and magnesium levels and neuroleptic-induced extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) was studied in schizophrenic patients. The 16 patients in whom EPS developed had a significantly lower mean drug-free calcium level than the six patients in whom EPS did not develop. In patients in whom EPS developed, drug-free serum calcium and… CONTINUE READING