| RESEARCH PAPER
|Year : 1993 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 220-223
A study of prevalence of tardive dyskinesia in psychiatric outpatient population
R Chandrasekaran, V Sivakumar, SS Shreeram
Tardive dyskinesia is an extrapyramidal syndrome seen in patients who are on long term neuroleptic treatment. A total of 166 outpatients who were on neuroleptic treatment for a minimum period of six months were evaluated for tardive dyskinesia and the risk factors were analysed. The prevalence of tardive dyskinesia was 11.6% and in none of the cases was it found to be severely disabling. The study identified high neuroleptic dose and use of depot preparation as risk factors in tardive dyskinesia.
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