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Indian J Psychiatry. 2002 Oct-Dec; 44(4): 382–383.
PMCID: PMC2955314

DELUSIONAL PARASITOSIS RESPONDING TO RISPERIDONE

Abstract

Delusional parasitosis (DP) appears to be common in India. This condition is more prevalent in elderly people. Currently used treatment pimozide, a high potency antipsychotic, has disadvantage of extra-pyramidal symptoms & tardive dyskinesia in this age group. Hence there is a need to evaluate the use of high potency atypical antipsychotic risperidone in DP. This case report documents the efficacy of risperidone in DP.

Keywords: Delusional parasitosis, risperidone, atypical antipsychotic

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