Identifying and Treating Tardive Dyskinesia
Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is an involuntary movement disorder characterized by repetitive and uncontrollable movements, commonly associated with prolonged use of antipsychotics. It is estimated that up to 30 percent of people receiving prolonged treatment with antipsychotics may develop TD. TD can impact patients’ social, emotional and physical well-being. However, assessment and management can be challenging due to variable onset of symptoms, fluctuation in frequency and amplitude and patient hesitance to discuss signs and symptoms. During this webinar, Dr. Leslie Citrome, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College, reviews the clinical manifestations of TD, consequences for patients, and potential management and treatment options.