Tardive myoclonusa

John T. Little, Joseph Jankovic

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We describe a 46‐year‐old, schizophrenic woman with late‐onset myoclonus after treatment with antipsychotic drugs. The myoclonic jerking of the neck with synchronous contractions of the face persisted after all the antipsychotic drugs had been discontinued. Tardive myoclonus has not been documented previously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-311
Number of pages5
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Tardive myoclonus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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