withdrawal emergent syndrome

withdrawal emergent syndrome

Neurology A tardive dyskinesia-like clinical complex that affects children and adolescents upon abrupt withdrawal of neuroleptic–antipsychotic drugs; the WES is attributed to hypersensitivity of dopamine receptors, characterized by choreoathetosis, myoclonus Management Reintroduce drug, taper dose slowly or await spontaneous resolution
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