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Quetiapine-induced improvement of tardive dyskinesia in three patients with schizophrenia

Alptekin, K.; Kvrck, B.B.ııı

International Clinical Psychopharmacology: September 2002 - Volume 17 - Issue 5 - p 263-264
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There are very rare cases indicating the effectiveness of the atypical antipsychotics in the treatment of tardive dyskinesia except clozapine. We report three patients with schizophrenia who demonstrated improvement of tardive dyskinesia following treatment with quetiapine; two of them were unable to use clozapine because of intolerable side-effects.

Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, İzmir, Turkey

Correspondence to Köksal Alptekin, Dokuz Eylül Üniv. Tıp Fak., Psikiyatri Anabilim Dalı, 35340 Balçova, İzmir, Turkey

Tel: +90 232 2595959; fax: +90 232 2590541; e-mail: koksal.alptekin@deu.edu.tr

Received 8 April 2002 accepted 12 April 2002

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.