Problem

Dystonia

Other Names:
Dystonic posturing
Nature:

Dystonia is a neurological movement illness involing stiffening of the extremities.

Incidence:

Dystonia affects more than 20,000 people in the UK.

Antipsychotic, antiemetic and antidepressant drugs can induce acute dystonia (an induced drug reaction / condition of sustained abnormal postures, muscle spasms and twitches), and 95% of all acute dystonia cases appear within 96 hours of starting drug treatment.

Subject(s):
Health Care Mental health
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
31.01.2021 – 09:22 CET