e.g. rocking, twisting, squirming, pelvic gyrations
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder that arises as a common adverse effect in patients using antipsychotic medications, occurring in an estimated 20% of this population. This condition inflicts a substantial negative impact on patient quality of life and clinical outcomes and contributes to the significant rate of nonadherence to antipsychotic medication regimens.
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eg. lateral knee movements, foot tapping, heel dropping, foot squirming, inversion and eversion of foot
Upper Extremity Movements include choreic movements (ie, rapid, objectively purposeless, irregular, spontaneous); athetoid movements (ie slow, irregular, complex, serpentine). DO NOT include tremor (ie, repetitive, regular, rhythmic)
Once-daily valbenazine was effective and generally well tolerated in adults with tardive dyskinesia who took the drug for up to 48 weeks, according to a study published online in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
The availability of new drugs for tardive dyskinesia (TD) means clinicians have an increased responsibility to proactively screen for the disorder and treat it when detected, Psych Congress cochair Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, said.
Low-frequency and rare genetic variants may play a role in the development of tardive dyskinesia (TD), suggests a preliminary study published in European Neuropsychopharmacology.
An analysis of blood serum has identified differences between patients with tardive dyskinesia (TD) and people who have not developed the movement disorder.
NEW ORLEANS—Researchers have developed a new scale to measure the impacts tardive dyskinesia has on patients and their caregivers, according to a poster abstract presented at Psych Congress 2017.