Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) may be one of the most common causes of dementia. It should be of particular interest to psychiatrists because halucinations are common presenting symptoms and because patients with DLB may be particularly sensitive to neuroleptics with respect to developing extrapyramidal symptoms. The authors describe 2 patients with DLB who were intolerant of clozapine, showing not extrapyramidal side effects, but an increase in confusion and behavioral symptoms.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Psychiatry and Mental health