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Trivia: How Often Should You Screen for Tardive Dyskinesia?

June 06, 2017

Did you know?After prescribing an antipsychotic, clinicians should regularly conduct an Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) exam, or at least a brief screen, to monitor patients for tardive dyskinesia.

How often should a screening be performed after initiation of treatment?

A. At least every 3 months thereafter (every month for patients >50 years of age)

B. At least every 4 months thereafter (every 2 months for patients >50 years of age)

C. At least every 6 months thereafter (every 3 months for patients >50 years of age)

D. At least every 12 months thereafter (every 6 months for patients >50 years of age)

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Question:

How often should a tardive dyskinesia screening be performed after initiation of antipsychotic treatment?

Answer:

A. At least every 3 months thereafter (every month for patients >50 years of age)

B. At least every 4 months thereafter (every 2 months for patients >50 years of age)

C. At least every 6 months thereafter (every 3 months for patients >50 years of age)

D. At least every 12 months thereafter (every 6 months for patients >50 years of age)

More information:

Psych Congress co-chair Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, explains the importance of the AIMS exam in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with tardive dyskinesia in this AIMS Instructional Video.

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