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Movement disorders in psychiatric patients

Movement disorders in psychiatric patients

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https://neurologyopen.bmj.com/content/2/2/e000057

The observability of movement gives it advantages when trying to draw connections between brain and mind. Disturbed motor function pervades schizophrenia, though it is difficult now to subtract the effects of antipsychotic treatment. There is evidence from patients never exposed to these drugs that dyskinesia and even parkinsonism are to some degree innate to schizophrenia.