Distinguishing between serotonin and neuroleptic malignant syndromes
Both syndromes are caused by poisoning with prescription medications for mental health conditions. Learn more about their presentation and management in our video lesson.
Serotonin syndrome is caused by substances that act upon the serotonergic system, most notably antidepressants, while neuroleptic malignant syndrome is associated with the use of antipsychotics. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use the history and physical exam findings to make a diagnosis and treat those syndromes.
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