Take the quiz: Postmenopausal women have incidence rates as high as ___% after almost a year of exposure to antipsychotic medications, suggesting estrogen may have an antioxidant effect protecting against tardive dyskinesia.
Patients with tardive dyskinesia (TD) often expressed anger about developing movement-related symptoms and insecurity over how other people viewed their symptoms, according to an analysis of social media posts.
Despite the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on psychiatry practice, a proactive, routine, and systematic assessment for tardive dyskinesia in patients taking antipsychotics is a mandate for all clinicians, Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, said at Psych…
Mary, a 22-year old woman with bipolar disorder, is taking an antipsychotic medication and has been exhibiting mild to moderate TD symptoms. Today, she is interviewing for a job at a local branch office of an insurance agency, and is worried how her potential employer will react to her facial grimacing and rapid eye blinking. Based on results of a recent large survey, TD symptoms may impact the employer’s perceptions most negatively in terms of whether or not Mary: