Pisa syndrome and laryngeal dystonia induced by novel antipsychotics. Academic Article uri icon


  • Psychopharmacotherapy with antipsychotics frequently leads to different undesirable extrapyramidal side effects. Tardive dystonia is one of them and some of its forms can be dangerous. Usually tardive dystonia occurs during treatment with typical antipsychotics. The new novel drugs raised great expectations, but this adverse event also has been found among patients treated with different kinds of atypical antipsychotics. Publications about tardive movement disturbances induced by these medications become more and more frequent. Our report does not address the management of the patients tardive dystonia but only illustrates the phenomenon.

publication date

  • January 1, 2011