What EEG findings are characteristic of neuroleptic encephalopathy?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Eli S Neiman, DO, FACN; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Neuroleptic encephalopathy

Treatment of psychiatric patients often necessitates overlapping neuroleptic medication. Lambreva et al reported a 60-year-old woman suffering from schizoaffective disorder who temporarily received 3 neuroleptics, together with lithium. She developed neurotoxic encephalopathy with symptoms of a malignant neuroleptic syndrome. The authors recommended frequent EEG controls for early detection of neurotoxicity.


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