Published online by Cambridge University Press: 13 June 2014
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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