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Intravenous lorazepam in neuroleptic-induced catatonia.

Authors
  • Fricchione, G L
  • Cassem, N H
  • Hooberman, D
  • Hobson, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1983
Volume
3
Issue
6
Pages
338–342
Identifiers
PMID: 6139391
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Presented here are four cases of catatonic reactions which were felt to be neuroleptic induced. Intravenous lorazepam was rapidly effective in reversing the catatonia and attendant symptoms. Lorazepam's previous uses and pharmacological profile are discussed. Reviewed briefly are catatonia and its neuroleptic-induced forms. Possible mechanisms responsible for the therapeutic effect of intravenous lorazepam in these cases are then examined.

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