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severe muscle rigidity and elevated temperature antipsychotic medication
The information below is based on information from the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Washington, DC,
American Psychiatric Association, 1994.
A. The development of severe muscle rigidity and elevated temperature
associated with the use of anti psychotic medication.
B. Two (or more) of the following:
5. changes in level of consciousness ranging from confusion to coma
8. elevated or labile blood pressure
10. laboratory evidence of muscle injury (e.g., elevated CK)
C. The symptoms in Criteria A and B are not due to another substance
(e.g., phencyclidine) or a neurological or other general medical condition
(e.g., viral encephalitis).