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Antipsychotic induced priapism in a man with an intellectual disability

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 June 2014

Ashok Roy
Affiliation:
Brooklands, Coleshill Road, Marston Green, Birmingham, B37 7HL, England
Geoff Marston
Affiliation:
Riverhouse, Gulson Road Hospital, Gulson Road, Coventry, CV1 2HR, England

Abstract

Priapism is a rare urological emergency, which can be associated with the use of psychotropic medication. The authors were able to find only one brief report of this condition in people with an intellectual disability. A case is reported in a man with moderate intellectual disability, who was receiving antipsychotic medication to manage extreme challenging behaviour. We discuss the condition and its implications for pharmacological treatments of behavioural disturbance in susceptible individuals.

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