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Deanol in the treatment of tardive dyskinesia.

Authors
  • Casey, D E
  • Denny, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of psychiatry
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1975
Volume
132
Issue
8
Pages
864–867
Identifiers
PMID: 1147074
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A patient who developed severe tardive dyskinesia after the termination of long-term phenothiazine therapy was successfully treated with deanol, a possible precursor of acetylcholine. Physiological measurements were obtained to quantify the clinical course. The authors discuss the practical and heuristic implications of these observations and suggest further consideration of therapy directed toward enhancement of cholinergic activity in the central nervous system.

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