Published in Mental Health Weekly Digest, March 14th, 2005
"Atypical antipsychotics can alleviate the severity of tardive dyskinesia, but few studies have monitored their long-term effects. The present study investigated the effect of risperidone on pre-existing severe tardive dyskinesia among 40 patients with chronic schizophrenia over 48 weeks," wrote Ya-Mei Bai, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, and colleagues.
They reported, "The total Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) score decreased in 35 patients (87.5%) and increased in three patients (7.5%).
"At the end...
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