Neuroleptic-induced skin pigmentation in chronic hospitalized schizophrenic patients

Journal Article

In the framework of a multi-national collaborative study carried out in eight countries, 768 chronic hospitalized schizophrenic patients were surveyed. Skin pigmentation was found to be present in 13 patients (1.7%), that is, within the same range (1-2.9%) of the initial reports. While the mean age and mean duration of hospitalization in the skin-pigmented population was slightly higher and larger than in the total population of our survey, no definitive relationships between sex, diagnosis, drugs and dosage of medication were revealed.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ban, TA; Guy, W; Wilson, WH

Published Date

  • 1985

Published In

  • Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 406 - 408