Theoretical and Clinical Aspects of the Tourette Syndrome (Chronic Multiple Tic)
In three schizophrenic patients long-term neuroleptic treatment induced Tourette-like symptoms. There seems to be a partial overlap in the pathogenesis of Tourette Syndrome and tardive dyskinesia.
In five Tourette patients treatment with pimozide was very effective inducing only few side-effects. Long-term neuroleptic treatment may, however, aggravate the symptoms in the long run.
A eombination treatment with tetrabenazine and pimozide is suggested.
KeywordsSchizophrenic Patient Tardive Dyskinesia Tourette Syndrome Rheumatic Fever Neuroleptic Drug
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