L-Dopa As A Treatment for Catatonia
... As Treatment for Catatonia Introduction The modern medical and pharmacologic worlds have increasingly progressed to meet the changing needsof clients. For instance, catatonia has affected several individuals, and pharmacology has innovated different drugs to treat the condition over the years. Among those drugs, Levodopa (L-DOPA) is considered as a treatment of catatonia in connection to encephalitis lethargica as pioneered by Dr. Oliver Sacks, initially presenting an overview of the condition and the drug, proceeding to a discussion of Dr. Sacks’ experiment.
Encephalitis lethargica, catatonia, levadopa, and the experiment
During the early 1900s, an epidemic of encephalitis lethargica, also called “...