A case of catatonia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome probably associated with antipsychotic in Korea

Psychiatry Investig. 2011 Jun;8(2):174-7. doi: 10.4306/pi.2011.8.2.174. Epub 2011 Jan 10.


Several studies have reported on catatonia caused by the use of antipsychotic drugs and on the association between catatonia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), but none has reported such a case in Korea. Here, we report the case of a 20-year-old woman whose catatonia and NMS appeared associated with the administration of an atypical antipsychotic drug. We discuss the association between NMS and catatonia due to neuroleptic use.

Keywords: Atypical antipsychotics; Catatonia; Neuroleptic malignant syndrome.