Dimethylaminoethanol for Tardive Dyskinesia

Javier I. Escobar, K. Frances Kemp

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To the Editor: Two reports in the October 10, 1974, issue1,2 claimed excellent results in three cases of tardive dyskinesia treated with deanol acetamidobenzoate (dimethylaminoethanol, Deaner). Since we are currently involved in research on the measurement and treatment of abnormal involuntary movements associated with long-term use of antipsychotic agents, we decided to administer this medication to two of our patients with classic tardive dyskinesia and evaluate any changes observed by means of a tardive-dyskinesia rating scale3 that has proved reliable in other clinical experiments. The patients were a 68-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman whose symptoms of tardive dyskinesia have. No extract is available for articles shorter than 400 words.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-318
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 6 1975
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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