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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 33 (1991) 6

New research

Meige's syndrome as a complication of neuroleptic treatment

J. Arends, R.J.P. Rijnders, C.A.L. Hoogduin

Movement disorders are more common in general psychiatric practice as is generally thought.

The authors report the appearance of Meige's syndrome in three patients, who are treated with neuroleptics. They review the literature of primary and secondary Meige's syndrome (blepharospasm oromandibular dystonia syndrome). Earlier reports of drug induced Meige's syndrome and the pharmacological responses to several agents are discussed. For clinical purpose the authors give an outline for differential diagnose of acute dystonia, idiopathic or primary Meige's syndrome, secundary Meige's syndrome and tardive dyskinesia.