Tardive dyskinesia in psychogeriatric patients: a five-year follow-up.

  title={Tardive dyskinesia in psychogeriatric patients: a five-year follow-up.},
  author={Davendra Mehta and Sameer Mehta and Philip Mathew},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={25 12},
The neurologic side effects of antipsychotic drugs in the treatment of major psychiatric disorders are causing great concern. The status of tardive dyskinesia in 13 elderly psychiatric patients at the 5-year follow-up point, is reported. In 11 of the 13, tardive dyskinesia persisted. tamong these 11 patients, the severity was reduced in 2, increased in 2, and unchanged in 7. Only in 2 of the total 13 subjects had the tardive dyskinesia disappeared. However, both of these patients were receiving… CONTINUE READING


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