The authors used catatonia as one of the possible subcriteria for diagnosis of neuroleptic malignant syndrome but did not report how many of the 25 patients or 50 comparison subjects showed catatonic signs. This is especially relevant since their definition of agitation as "excessive and purposeless motor activity" (p. 1156), which they found to be a risk factor for neuroleptic malignant syndrome, matches the published definitions for catatonic excitement R6315511CHDBFAEAR6315511CHDCBFHG. DSM-IV and other diagnostic criteria R6315511CHDBFAEA accept a single motor sign as sufficient to diagnose catatonia. The increased risk of neuroleptic malignant syndrome reported after administration of neuroleptics to patients with catatonia R6315511CHDCGIGI may be confirmed if Sachdev et al. have data on catatonic signs in their neuroleptic malignant syndrome cases.