Year : 2003  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30--35

Risk Factors in Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome


Vinay Gupta1, Rakesh Magon2, BP Mishra3, G.B.S Sidhu4, Ranjiv Mahajan1 
1 Reader, Department of Psychiatry, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Resident. Department of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
3 Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
4 Reader in clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Vinay Gupta
Reader, Department of Psychiatry, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
India

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is an uncommon but potentially serious idiosyncratic response to neuroleptic antipsychotics. It usually affects young males, but the risk has been seen to increase with certain factors including the administration practices of antipsychotic neuroleptics in these individuals. Even though no predictors for NMS are yet known, this article highlights the findings on certain risk factors as seen from a series of fifteen patients who developed NMS. Cautious use of neuroleptics in those at risk, early recognition and institution of immediate management is important.


How to cite this article:
Gupta V, Magon R, Mishra B P, Sidhu G, Mahajan R. Risk Factors in Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.Indian J Psychiatry 2003;45:30-35


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Gupta V, Magon R, Mishra B P, Sidhu G, Mahajan R. Risk Factors in Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2003 [cited 2020 Sep 23 ];45:30-35
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