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9. Treatment Outcomes

Delayed medical care in neuroleptic malignant syndrome may lead to a longer recovery period, long-term complications, or death. Immediate and intensive treatment, however, significantly reduces this risk. If diagnosed and treated within 14 days of symptom development, a person with NMS is typically expected to make a full recovery with no lasting effects. Repeated episodes are not uncommon, though doctor and patient can significantly reduce the chance of recurrence by delaying re-administration of the neuroleptic drug for at least two weeks following the episode. This lowers the chance of recurrence from 60% to 30%.

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