Familial occurrence of tardive dyskinesia.

  title={Familial occurrence of tardive dyskinesia.},
  author={Daniel J M{\"u}ller and Thomas G. Schulze and Martin Knapp and Tilo Held and Harald Krauss and Teresa Weber and Guido Ahle and A O Maroldt and Daniela Alfter and Wolfgang Maier and Markus M. N{\"o}then and Marcella Rietschel},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={104 5},
OBJECTIVE Familial occurrence of tardive dyskinesia (TD) and schizophrenia has been hypothesized to confer risk to the development of TD. We investigated these hypotheses in a large patient sample applying standardized methods for phenotype characterization. METHOD Two hundred and twenty-two patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder were assessed for TD and for family history of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Thirty-nine patients had 40 affected first… CONTINUE READING

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