Tardive dyskinesia: An update.

  title={Tardive dyskinesia: An update.},
  author={Shrinivas Krishnarao Kulkarni and P. S. Naidu},
  journal={Drugs of today},
  volume={37 2},
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a serious motor side effect of chronic neuroleptic therapy. TD is a complex hyperkinetic syndrome consisting of choreiform, athetoid or rhythmic abnormal involuntary movements. The face, mouth and tongue are most frequently involved (orofacial type), but a variety of less frequent motor abnormalities of the upper and lower limbs and of the trunk may also occur. TD usually has a delayed onset and the intensity of the syndrome may fluctuate over time. The most serious… CONTINUE READING