Tardive dyskinesia — how is it prevented and treated?

  title={Tardive dyskinesia — how is it prevented and treated?},
  author={Denise Duncan and Harry McConnell and David Taylor},
Tardive dyskinesia (TD),literally meaning a late occurring, abnormal movement disorder, was first described by Schonecker in 1957, about five years after the discovery of chlorpromazine (cited in Kane, 1992). TD generally occurs after long-term antipsychotic therapy: Kane et al (1984) reported that the incidence was in creased with each subsequent year of exposure to antipsychotics, starting with an incidence of 5% after one year of exposure and increasing by 5% each subsequent year. Certainly… CONTINUE READING

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