A year later, the patient presents again to hospital with the same symptoms (as above), as well as a recent history of alcohol abuse. Several medications are tried, but his symptoms persist and he remains unable to resume his normal activities. Eventually, he is prescribed clozapine, an atypical antipsychotic approved for use in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. This new medication helps to relieve his psychotic symptoms, but his heart rate is persistently elevated.
Can you determine the cause of this patient's tachycardia or come up with a management plan?
"A young man with psychosis whose heart is racing" by Kim Brownell, Dana Sinopoli, Karlyn Huddy, and Amy Taylor (Current Psychiatry)