Differential diagnosis of choreiform tardive dyskinesia

T. M. Hyde, J. R. Hotson, J. E. Kleinman

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Orofacial dyskinesias and choreiform movements of limbs occur with moderate frequency among psychiatric patients. Abnormal involuntary movements are symptoms of a wide variety of neurological and medical disorders. For both therapeutic and medicolegal reasons, psychiatric patients should be thoroughly evaluated before being given the diagnosis of tardive dyskinesia. This review presents the differential diagnosis of disorders associated with orofacial and appendicular choreiform involuntary movements. In addition, this paper provides a guide to the clinical and laboratory evaluation of patients with these symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-268
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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