Fast Five Quiz: Tardive Dyskinesia Management

Christoph U. Correll, MD


February 22, 2021

As TD can vary during the course of a day and can worsen with emotional stress, repeated examinations at different time points can be helpful to assess the patient’s symptoms.

The American Psychiatric Association recommends monitoring patients with schizophrenia for TD every 3 to 12 months, depending on the type of antipsychotic drug prescribed and the patient's personal risk factors. Screening for TD can generally be done without the use of a specific rating scale, however, the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) has been recommended for this purpose.

Learn more about the management of TD.


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