Fast Five Quiz: Tardive Dyskinesia Risk Factors

Christoph U. Correll, MD; James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH


April 11, 2022

The risk for TD may be reduced by using the lowest effective dose of an antipsychotic for the shortest period. When TD is diagnosed, reduce the dose or discontinue the causative agent if possible. The risk for a permanent movement disorder must be weighed against the risk of exacerbating psychosis. It should be noted that TD may worsen initially after antipsychotics are discontinued.

Data from 2019 about antipsychotic-induced TD in patients with schizophrenia underscore the superiority of newer-generation antipsychotics over first-generation antipsychotics in regard to prevalence and incidence rates.

Learn more about the workup of TD.


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