Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a rare reaction to antipsychotic drugs that treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions. It affects the nervous system and causes symptoms like a high fever and muscle stiffness.
NMS is serious, but it’s treatable. Most people who get this condition make a full recovery when it’s found early.
NMS is very rare. Only about 1 to 2 out of every 10,000 people who take antipsychotic drugs get it.
Both older (first-generation)...