Saturday, August 18, 2007

Tardive Dyskinesia in Children

This article reports dyskinesias in 11 of 118 children on antipsychotics, more frequent with conventional anti-psychotics than with atypicals (27% vs. 6%), and more frequent in African-Americans than in European-Americans (15% vs. 4%).

These researchers measured "treatment emergent dyskinesia." The term "tardive dyskinesia" refers to semi-permanent dyskinesia after stopping the neuroleptic and after the period of withdrawal dyskinesias has passed.