Fact or Fiction? Test Your Knowledge on Assessment and Management Strategies in Tardive Dyskinesia


Your patient is a 35-year-old man who takes antipsychotics to control his bipolar disorder symptoms. His wife recently mentioned that he has started making unusual movements with his lips and tongue.


Your patient is a 31-year-old man taking a second-generation antipsychotic to control his bipolar disorder symptoms. He has no characteristics that put him at high risk for developing extrapyramidal symptoms.


Your patient is a 64-year-old woman who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 33 and has been taking antipsychotics ever since. Her caregiver mentions that the patient has been making unusual movements with her face and body for some time, and recently the movements have gotten more frequent. The patient is unaware of the movements, but your assessment indicates that she is experiencing tardive dyskinesia.