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Indian J Psychiatry. 2002 Oct;44(4):382-3.

Delusional parasitosis responding to risperidone.

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B.S. NARAYANA GOWDA, M.B.B.S., Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, S.S.M.C., Tumkur, Karnataka-572107.

Abstract

Delusional parasitosis (DP) appears to be common in India. This condition is more prevalent in elderly people. Currently used treatment pimozide, a high potency antipsychotic, has disadvantage of extra-pyramidal symptoms & tardive dyskinesia in this age group. Hence there is a need to evaluate the use of high potency atypical antipsychotic risperidone in DP. This case report documents the efficacy of risperidone in DP.

KEYWORDS:

Delusional parasitosis; atypical antipsychotic; risperidone

PMID:
21206607
PMCID:
PMC2955314

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