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Tardive dystonia in a psychiatric hospital.
  1. J H Friedman,
  2. L T Kucharski,
  3. R L Wagner


    Tardive dystonia is a relatively uncommon long term complication of neuroleptic therapy. The prevalence of this syndrome is unknown. This study, of chronic hospitalised psychiatric patients, revealed a tardive dystonia prevalence of 1.5%. Risk factors in this small population appeared to be mental retardation and convulsive therapy.

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