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Can J Psychiatry. 2004 Jun;49(6):398-402.

Diabetes, tardive dyskinesia, parkinsonism, and akathisia in schizophrenia: a retrospective study applying 1998 diabetes health care guidelines to antipsychotic use.

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Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, McGill University Health Centre and Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. psychopharm.unit@mcgill.ca

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

This study examines the links among diabetes, tardive dyskinesia (TD), and other extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) in schizophrenia outpatients treated with typical and atypical antipsychotics.

OBJECTIVES:

Using a retrospective chart review, we compared 30 schizophrenia patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) with 30 schizophrenia patients, matched for age and sex, with no DM. We compared prevalence and severity of parkinsonism, akathisia, TD, dystonia, and antipsychotic type (that is, typical vs atypical).

RESULTS:

We found no statistically significant differences between the DM group and the non-DM group prevalence and severity of EPS, including TD.

CONCLUSION:

We did not find DM and TD association to be significant in the era of atypical antipsychotics, possibly because of their antidyskinetic effect.

PMID:
15283536
DOI:
10.1177/070674370404900611
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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