Cases of "Tardive Tourette Syndrome" caused by antipsychotic medications


Two cases of Tardive Tourette Syndrome resulting from long-term antipsychotic drugs (which control or reduce, the intensity of psychotic experiences such as delusions and hallucinations) were published in a Japanese journal. Though not occurring in large numbers, similar cases have mostly involved people being treated for schizophrenia. Neck and shoulder jerking, barking and grunting sounds were reported. Additional medication (Haldol) was administered by IV and temporarily stopped the symptoms. Interestingly, Haldol and similar drugs can cause Tardive Dyskinesia.

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