The effect of neuroleptics on cognitive and psychomotor function. A preliminary study in healthy volunteers.

@article{King1992TheEO,
  title={The effect of neuroleptics on cognitive and psychomotor function. A preliminary study in healthy volunteers.},
  author={David J. King and Geneive E Henry},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1992},
  volume={160},
  pages={
          647-53
        }
}
The effects of haloperidol (1 mg), benzhexol (5 mg), diazepam (10 mg) and caffeine (400 mg) on subjective and objective measures of cognitive and psychomotor function were compared with placebo in 20 healthy volunteers. While both diazepam and benzhexol were associated with highly significant impairments in subjective altertness, critical flicker fusion threshold and choice reaction time (CRT), haloperidol could not be distinguished from placebo in most tests but was actually associated with an… CONTINUE READING