# Meditation for patients with neuroleptic induced tension

Patients taking antipsychotic (neuroleptic) drugs often suffer from some kind of discomfort or tension. This can manifest as a neuroleptic induced dysphoria, akathisia, or some kind of anxiety.

Is there a way these patients can overcome this unpleasant feeling with some kind of mind work, i.e. meditation concentrating on breathing, visualization, watching coming thoughts or something else?

Is there some research on this topic telling what kind of meditation could be helpful in relieving the discomfort? Is it even good to work with mind under these chemicals?

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Can you clarify what you mean by Is it even good to work with mind under these chemicals? are you asking whether one should undertake tasks requiring concentration, or whether it's harmful in some way? –  Chuck Sherrington Dec 7 '12 at 22:37
@ChuckSherrington I meant, if there is some kind of processing thoughts, feelings or imaginations that is beneficial in the state of mind influenced by antipsychotics. But maybe I could omit this sentence. –  xralf Dec 8 '12 at 9:37