Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the tongue, lips, face, trunk, and extremities. Because TD most often occurs in patients treated with long-term antidopaminergic medications, clinicians should use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration of therapy possible. First-line management of TD is withdrawal of antipsychotic medication, if feasible. Unfortunately, for many patients with serious mental illness, discontinuation of antipsychotics is not possible owing to disease relapse.
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Cite this: Christoph U. Correll. Fast Five Quiz: Tardive Dyskinesia Management - Medscape - Jan 19, 2022.