Tardive Dyskinesia

  title={Tardive Dyskinesia},
  author={Pratibha G. Aia and Gonzalo J. Revuelta and Leslie Jameleh Cloud and Stewart A. Factor},
  journal={Current Treatment Options in Neurology},
Opinion statementTardive dyskinesia (TD) is iatrogenic (drug-induced); hence the best strategy is prevention. Try to limit exposure to any dopamine receptor blocking agents (DRBAs) if possible. These agents may be unavoidable in some psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, but alternative therapies can be used in many situations, such as in the treatment of depression, anxiety, gastrointestinal conditions, and other neurologic conditions, including migraines and sleep disorders. When… 

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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of tardive syndromes: double randomized clinical trial

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The milestones in the development of valbenazine leading to its first global approval in the USA for the treatment of adults with tardive dyskinesia are summarized.



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Vitamin E for neuroleptic-induced tardive dyskinesia.

Small trials of limited quality suggest that vitamin E may protect against deterioration of TD, but there is no evidence thatitamin E improves symptoms of this problematic and disfiguring condition once established.

Tardive dyskinesia: prevalence, incidence, and risk factors.

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A therapeutic approach to tardive dyskinesia.

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  • 1985
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Effects of Amantadine on Tardive Dyskinesia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study

The severity of TD movements in patients receiving amantadine improved significantly more than in those receiving placebo, as measured by the AIMS score, which was statistically significant for incapacitation and Clinical Global Impression score.

Tetrabenazine treatment for tardive dyskinesia: assessment by randomized videotape protocol.

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Effects of levetiracetam on tardive dyskinesia: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

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Tardive dyskinesia associated with metoclopramide.

Long term treatment with metoclopramide is accompanied by a substantial risk of developing tardive dyskinesia especially among elderly people, and this risk is higher among patients aged 70 years or more.

A controlled trial of amantadine hydrochloride and neuroleptics in the treatment of tardive dyskinesia.

An 18-week, double-blind, crossover study of amantadine and neuroleptics in the treatment of tardive dyskinesia indicates that amantADine is significantly better than placebo in the management of TD and there is little risk of exacerbating psychosis.