Neuroleptic-induced Dyskinesia in Dogs: Relative Potency of Antipsychotic Drugs in a Possible Model for Human Dyskinesias
Akathisia, a motor restlessness, is a common early side-effect of antipsychotic drugs which may occur when other signs of Parkinsonism (tremor, rigidity, hypokinesia) are not noted. Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a late hyperkinetic side-effect of antipsychotic drugs sometimes occurring after months or years of treatment. Akathisia of late onset has recently been described and the possibility that occurrence of akathisia predicts later occurrence of TD should be further studied (Braude & Barnes, 1983; Munetz & Cornes, 1983).
KeywordsLate Onset Antipsychotic Drug Standing Position Tardive Dyskinesia Relative Potency
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