Dyskinesia pp 111-117 | Cite as

Medical Treatment of Dystonia

  • H. Pakkenberg
  • B. Pedersen
Part of the Psychopharmacology Supplementum book series (PSYCHOPHARM, volume 2)


We review dystonia treatment results since 1981, including our own findings. Anticholinergics are still the most effective drugs, but less than 50% of patients continue with treatment. The authors recommend a combination of an anticholinergic, a benzodiazepine, and another drug (an antidopaminergic, carbamazepine, or fluperlapine) for the treatment of dystonia.


Essential Tremor Tardive Dyskinesia Tourette Syndrome Focal Dystonia Generalize Dystonia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Pakkenberg
  • B. Pedersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyHvidovre University HospitalHvidovreDenmark

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