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An akinetic-rigid syndrome, depression, and stereotypies in a young man†
Article first published online: 4 NOV 2004
Copyright © 1998 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 13, Issue 5, pages 835–844, September 1998
How to Cite
Lance, J. W., Hickie, I., Wakefield, D., Colebatch, J. G., Cardoso, F. and Vidailhet, M. (1998), An akinetic-rigid syndrome, depression, and stereotypies in a young man. Mov. Disord., 13: 835–844. doi: 10.1002/mds.870130515
- Issue published online: 4 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 4 NOV 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 JUN 1998
- Manuscript Received: 11 JUN 1997
- Akinetic-rigid syndrome;
A young man is presented who developed an akinetic-rigid syndrome shortly after a minor illness. Rituals and stereoptypies were prominent. At its most severe he was unable to feed himself. There was no response to L-dopa/cardopa treatment. A course of ECT was followed by a marked improvement in his condition. Attempts to stop ECT for more than a week have led to recurrence of his bradykinesia.