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A Guide to the Extrapyramidal Side-Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs
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Preface; Part I. Setting the Scene: 1. The origins of psychopharma; 2. Some preliminaries; Part II. The Syndromes: 3. Acute dystonias; 4. Parkinsonism; 5. Akathisia; 6. Tardive dyskinesia; Part III. Particular Issues: 7. Tardive and chronic dystonia; 8. Special populations; Part IV. Assessment: 9. The clinical examination; 10. An overview of some standardised recording instruments; Part V. Matters Arising: 11. Involuntary movements and schizophrenia: a limitation to the concept of tardive dyskinesia?; 12. And finally ... the salutary tale of 'atypicality'; References; Index.

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Addresses the major side-effects of one of the most widely prescribed drug classes in a light, readable style.

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D. G. Cunningham Owens is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK.

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'This is an outstanding update of a very instructive book and should be mandatory reading for all trainees in psychiatry residency training programs - as well as their program directors ... This book is like finding an oasis in a vast desert.' Doody's Reviews
"This is an outstanding update of a very instructive book and should be mandatory reading for all trainees in psychiatry residency training programs - as well as their program directors ... This book is like finding an oasis in a vast desert." Doody's Reviews

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