The Neuroleptic Dysphoria Syndrome

  • Theodore Van Putten
  • Stephen R. Marder
  • Nicole Chabert
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Abstract

In our experience, higher doses of neuroleptics are often associated with a dysphoria syndrome. We believe that this dysphoria is underrecognized, and that it is readily correctable by decreasing the dose. Naturalistic studies which compare depression ratings in patients on different doses of neuroleptics are not likely to support such a concept since dysphoric patients either leave treatment or tend to tolerate only a low dose. To study dose-related dysphoria, therefore, patients need to be randomly assigned to fixed doses of antipsychotic drug.

Keywords

Brief Psychiatric Rate Scale Chronic Schizophrenia Acute Schizophrenia Fluphenazine Decanoate Emotional Withdrawal 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore Van Putten
    • 1
  • Stephen R. Marder
    • 1
  • Nicole Chabert
    • 1
  1. 1.Veterans Administration Medical CenterPsychiatry DivisionLos AngelesUSA

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