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The motor disorders of mental handicap. An overlap with the motor disorders of severe psychiatric illness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2015458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Among 236 in-patients in one hospital for the mentally handicapped, there was a significant relationship between the amount of motor disorder (rated using a comprehensive check-list) and the severity of mental handicap, the presence of associated psychiatric disorder and the use of neuroleptic medication. The population was fairly evenly divided between those currently, previously and never having received neuroleptic medication. All categories of motor disorder, including abnormal movements, were present in all three subgroups. Neuroleptic medication appeared to modify the expression of motor disorder rather than producing it de novo. The range and frequency of motor disorders was comparable with that in patients with severe psychiatric illness. A common cerebral basis for the motor disorders of patients with mental handicap and severe psychiatric illness is suggested.
D Rogers; C Karki; C Bartlett; P Pocock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science     Volume:  158     ISSN:  0007-1250     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1991 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-23     Completed Date:  1991-05-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342367     Medline TA:  Br J Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
Burden Neurological Hospital, Stapleton, Bristol.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Dyskinesia, Drug-Induced / complications,  diagnosis,  psychology
Mental Disorders / complications,  diagnosis,  psychology
Mental Retardation / complications*,  diagnosis,  psychology
Middle Aged
Neurologic Examination
Psychomotor Disorders / complications*,  diagnosis,  psychology
Comment In:
Br J Psychiatry. 1991 Apr;158:571   [PMID:  1675904 ]

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