Prevalence and risk factors for tardive dyskinesia: a study in an Italian population of chronic schizophrenics

A. C. Altamura, R. Cavallaro, M. G. Regazzetti

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate tardive dyskinesia (TD) (prevalence and possible risk factors, pharmacological and clinical), in a population of schizophrenic patients after prolonged institutionalization. A total of 148 patients (80 male, 68 female) aged between 28 and 87 years (mean 55, SD 11) diagnosed according to DSM III were included in the study and assessed for the presence and severity of TD using the Abbreviated Rockland Simpson Scale for TD. Of the examined population, 32% were found to be affected by TD. Patients over 55 years had a relative risk of TD that was 2.3 times higher than in subjects under 55 (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
Volume240
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1990

Keywords

  • Chronic schizophrenia
  • Prevalence
  • Risk factors
  • Tardive dyskinesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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