Antipsychotic-induced extrapyramidal symptoms should be recognised and adequately treated. We report an unusual complication of not doing so: a patient’s self-medicating to control these symptoms, which produced diphenhydramine-dependence.
Shaikh, Faisal S. M.B.B.S. and Mortimer, Ann M. M.D.
"Diphenhydramine-dependence Resulting From Self-medication of Antipsychotic- induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms,"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
1, Article 5.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol21/iss1/5