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Int J Psychiatry Med. 1997;27(4):403-9.

Risperidone in the treatment of delusions of infestation.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago 60612, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study is to describe the efficacy and safety of risperidone, in the treatment of delusions of infestation.

METHOD:

The authors present a three-case series in which risperidone was used to treat delusions of infestation.

RESULTS:

All three patients responded to risperidone and experienced no extrapyramidal side effects. Two of our patients had failed treatment with haloperidol and another had failed treatment with pimozide.

CONCLUSION:

Risperidone was an effective and safe treatment in three cases of delusions of infestation. It is possible that 5-HT2 antagonism is essential for therapeutic benefit in this condition.

PMID:
9565735
DOI:
10.2190/JJY8-P3YW-MN9Y-WBTX
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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