Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
, 142 (10), 1137-45

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome


Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

J L Levenson. Am J Psychiatry.


Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a rare but serious adverse effect of antipsychotic medication. The author describes three new cases and reviews 50 others published in the past 5 years. Demographic and clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, outcome, and pathophysiology are critically reviewed, and a new set of diagnostic criteria, incorporating physical signs and routine laboratory tests, is proposed.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 90 PubMed Central articles

See all "Cited by" articles

MeSH terms

LinkOut - more resources