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Drug-Induced Movement Disorders: Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:0Release Date:Oct 02, 2017


Program Description

The MDS course Drug-Induced Movement Disorders: Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome provides a comprehensive overview of the neuroleptic malignant syndrome including clinical features, diagnostic criteria, and the treatment options available. 


  • Other Movement Disorders


Roopa Rajan, MD, DM

Course Purpose

This interactive module provides learners with information regarding neuroleptic malignant syndrome including clinical features, diagnostic criteria, and treatment options. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. List the clinical features and diagnostic criteria for neuroleptic malignant syndrome

2. List other conditions that can be confused with neuroleptic malignant syndrome

3. Describe supportive and pharmacological treatments for neuroleptic malignant syndrome 

Intended Audience

This module is intended for neurologists, primary care physicians with an interest in movement disorders, neurology residents and movement disorder fellows.

Hardware and Software Requirements

1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem.

2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)

3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher

4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).

5. Adobe Reader to print certificate.

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