Tardive dyskinesia: A brief review for clinicians

Tardive dyskinesia is a potential side effect associated with prolonged use of any antipsychotic medication. Prescribers can reduce TD risk by choosing medications with potentially lower TD-causing potential. Minimizing the dose of medication is probably the most effective method of preventing TD. Once TD has developed, there are several strategies that may help to alleviate or eliminate this movement disorder.

This is the PowerPoint deck from a presentation on the topic of tardive dyskinesia to the First Episode Schizophrenia Treatment Group on 24 May 2017. Topics include:

  • Definition of tardive dyskinesia
  • Types of dyskinetic movements
  • Even without exposure to any medication, people with schizophrenia have elevated risk of spontaneous dyskinesias
  • Estimation of TD risk from first-generation and second-generation antipsychotic medication
  • Pathophysiology of tardive dyskinesia
  • Risk factors for tardive dyskinesia
  • Strategies to prevent tardive dyskinesia
  • Strategies to treat tardive dyskinesia

Tardive dyskinesia PowerPoint deck

Recorded lecture about tardive dyskinesia using this PowerPoint deck