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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 382-383

Delusional Parasitosis Responding to Risperidone


1 Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, S.S.M.C., Tumkur, Kamataka-5T2107, India
2 Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, S.S.M.C., Tumkur, Kamataka-5T2107, India
3 Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, S.S.M.C., Tumkur, Kamataka-5T2107, India

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B.S Narayana Gowda
Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, S.S.M.C., Tumkur, Kamataka-5T2107
India
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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.



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