Neuroleptic-induced catatonia: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

Jose De Leon, Jeronimo Saiz-Ruiz, Adela Alonso-Abolafia, Elvira Pico-Soler, Jorge Munoz-Ruata, Inmaculada De La Serna

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1. 1. The authors describe a case report of catatonia syndrome after administration of depot neuroleptics. 2. 2. Differential diagnosis was made between neuroleptic malignant syndrome or catatonic syndrome complicated by infection. The signs and symptoms observed throughout the patient's course are detailed. 3. 3. A critical review is made of bibliography on the topic, with emphasis on the lack of clear clinical description and poor conceptual definition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)IN5-IN6,129-136
JournalProgress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990


  • catatonic syndrome
  • extrapyramidal side effects
  • long-acting neuroleptics
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Biological Psychiatry


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