How Can We Screen for and Identify Tardive Dyskinesia?


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In this first of 6 podcast episodes on tardive dyskinesia (TD), Drs Greg W. Mattingly and Jonathan M. Meyer have a discussion on identifying TD in clinical practice—including how to effectively screen patients during telehealth appointments. They cover who should be screened and how often, informal vs formal screening, and the valuable insight that family/caregiver reports can provide in the identification process. Additional conversation sheds light on differentiating TD from other movement disorders, including tics and tremors, and the role of primary care and other specialty providers in helping to identify TD. The experts round out the podcast with a focus on the impact of TD on both patient and caregiver quality of life—even mild TD can have an enormous influence over emotional, social, and mental well-being—bringing home the point that screening for and identifying TD early on is very important for patient outcomes.


Greg W. Mattingly, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Washington University School of Medicine
St Louis, Missouri
St Charles Psychiatry Associates
St Charles, Missouri

Jonathan M. Meyer, MD
Voluntary Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego
Psychopharmacology Consultant
Balboa Naval Medical Center First Episode Psychosis Program
State of Nevada Project ECHO First Episode Psychosis Program

This content is based on a CE/CME program supported by independent educational grants from Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

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