Mette Medom Vorre & Peter Lange:
Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V09180613
In this review, we discuss respiratory dyskinesia, which is a rare adverse reaction to antipsychotic medications. The condition may mimic psychogenic hyperventilation syndrome or other respiratory or cardiac disorder. Respiratory dyskinesia is mostly seen in patients with tardive dyskinesia but may precede manifestations of tardive dyskinesia. If a patient receiving antipsychotic medication presents with symptoms of tachypnoea or acute respiratory distress, the possibility of respiratory dyskinesia should be considered, since it is a potentially reversible condition.