Clinical Update

Finally, Effective Treatments for Tardive Dyskinesia

Topics: Adjunct treatment | AIMS test (Assessment of Involuntary Movement) | Antipsychotics | Assent | Austedo | Deutetrabenazine | Ingrezza | Tardive dyskinesia | Tetrabenazine | Valbenazine | VMAT2 Inhibitors | Xenazine

Antipsychotics, especially first-generation antipsychotics, can cause tardive dyskinesia (TD) or abnormal involuntary movements of different areas of the body. For years, we have dreaded seeing our patients develop TD because there was little we could do about these symptoms. In 2017, the FDA approved two agents to treat TD, valbenazine (Ingrezza) and d

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