Clomipramine and neuroleptic malignant syndrome

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7494.791 (Published 31 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:791

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  1. Alison Haddow (alison.haddow@gpct.Grampian.scot.nhs.uk), consultant in old age psychiatry,
  2. Martin Wilson, clinical lecturer
  1. Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen AB25 2ZH
  2. Department of Medicine for the Elderly, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD

    EDITOR—Clomipramine is not a neuroleptic and is classed as an “antidepressant.” However, as mentioned in our article, this drug has an appreciable blocking effect at dopamine receptor sites, the traditional domain of the neuroleptic drug. This is a weak effect, but it is more potent than several …

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