Clinical Utility of Clozapine

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Clinical utility of clozapine in 16 patients with neurological disease
JD Duffy and R Kant

Patients who develop psychosis or agitated behavior secondary to neurological disorders present a therapeutic dilemma. The authors review clinical efficacy and side effect profiles of clozapine in a cohort of 16 patients with various neurobehavioral disorders. One-third showed a marked decrease in symptoms while on clozapine. However, one- quarter developed an acute confusional state; of these, all had diffuse slowing on their baseline EEG prior to starting the drug.

J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 1996; 8:92-96