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Who is at risk of neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
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In brief: NMS

Can occur in anyone exposed to a neuroleptic/ drug blocker d2 (dopamine receptos).
Although it can occur at any time during treatment it is more common after starting the medication or increasing the dose. It is very rare with  an incidence of 0.07-0.2%. Men are at greater risk than women. Other risk factors include  history of nms, increased environmental temperature,  dehydration,  agitation.

In brief: NMS

Can occur in anyone exposed to a neuroleptic/ drug blocker d2 (dopamine receptos).
Although it can occur at any time during treatment it is more common after starting the medication or increasing the dose. It is very rare with  an incidence of 0.07-0.2%. Men are at greater risk than women. Other risk factors include  history of nms, increased environmental temperature,  dehydration,  agitation.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: NMS

Mms can occur with use of neuroleptics, mostly older ones such as thorazine, much less so with newer ones like abilify (aripiprazole).
Also depends on dose.

In brief: NMS

Mms can occur with use of neuroleptics, mostly older ones such as thorazine, much less so with newer ones like abilify (aripiprazole).
Also depends on dose.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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