“SLURRED SPEECH AND TREMORS RESULTING FROM ANTIPSYCHOTIC THERAPY IN A PATIENT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER: A CASE REPORT”
Keywords:Tremors, Bipolar disorder, Cyclothymia, Antipsychotics
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a mood disorder where moods can fluctuate from depression to elevated moods referred to as mania. BD is currently divided into three types. All three types involve clear changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. BD-I is the most severe disorder and symptoms of mania can be so severe that they can require psychiatric hospitalization. BD-II has the same symptoms as BD-I; however, it was described as hypomania because they are less severe than in pure mania. Cyclothymia, also known as a cyclothymic disorder, is a minor mood disorder characterized by fluctuating low-level depressive symptoms and periods of mild mania, similar to BD-II. Mood stabilizers and second-generation antipsychotics are first-line for treating and maintaining a stable mood. This study related to a case report on slurred speech and tremors induced by antipsychotics in a patient suffering from BD.
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