Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of tardive dyskinesia (TD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Answer

Tachycardia, sweating, and a goiter suggest hyperthyroidism. TD may coexist with other neuroleptic-induced movement disorders, including parkinsonism (manifested by tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia). Distinguish TD from acute dystonic reactions induced by medications and from neuroleptic withdrawal dyskinesias. Unlike TDs, withdrawal dyskinesias remit within a month after discontinuance of neuroleptics.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!