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Collaborating With Patients to Make Treatment Decisions Based on Benefits and Risks of Medications Associated With Tardive Dyskinesia

Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

Published: November 3, 2020

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Many patients who are at risk for tardive dyskinesia fear that they might develop the involuntary neurological movement disorder, yet it is possible for clinicians to convey a realistic assessment of the benefits and risks of medications that might induce TD. Clinicians need to be aware of the importance of communicating reasonable risk in a way that will not alarm patients, using tools such as probabilities and phronesis in discussions with their patients.

J Clin Psychiatry 2020;81(6):NU19047BR2C

Volume: 81

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