JCP Weekly March 20, 2018

Academic Highlights

Tardive Dyskinesia: Recognition, Assessment, and Diagnosis

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is an involuntary movement disorder associated with antipsychotic treatment. Because of the serious and potentially irreversible nature of TD, accurate diagnosis is crucial. However, the risk may be underestimated, and diagnosing TD can be challenging, with early signs easily missed. To learn more, read this Academic Highlights, in which experts review the prevalence, phenomenology, risk factors, and impact of TD, illustrated by case examples, and provide valuable clinical information to guide early recognition and accurate diagnosis.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.nu17034ah1c | Posted: 03/20/2018

Original Research

Sources of Prescription Medication Misuse

For preventing prescription drug misuse in young adults, it's important to know the source from which they obtained the drugs. This study used data from a large nationally representative sample to examine prescription drug misuse, drug sources, and substance use disorder in relation to educational status in US young adults.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.17m11958 | Posted: 03/20/2018

Original Research

Personalized Medicine in an Ambulatory Setting

Recent studies aimed at the development of personalized pharmacotherapy have identified CYP enzymes and transporters as important determinants of variability in drug disposition and response. Along these lines, this study used phenotyping in 64 patients to investigate the association between CYP and P-glycoprotein activities and plasma antidepressant concentration.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.16m11387 | Posted: 03/20/2018

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