What is the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the pathogenesis of tardive dyskinesia (TD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Tan et al reported an inverse correlation of plasma levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and dyskinetic movements in people with schizophrenia who had TD. [8] Thus, brain-derived neurotrophic factor appears to have a protective effect in the nervous system against TD with people with schizophrenia.


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