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Re: Tardive Dyskinesia = Cam, Sunnely, anyone?

Posted by SLS on May 25, 2001, at 22:34:43

In reply to Tardive Dyskinesia Cam W., posted by judy1 on May 25, 2001, at 16:15:13

> the rates of TD are 5-7% per year in healthy young adults (I believe that is 1 in 20). The rate is cumulative so that 25-35% of patients will develop the disorder in 5 years of treatment (not uncommon in schizophrenia or bipolar disorder). I believe that is 1 in 4 people. Among the elderly the rate of TD is 20% or more/year (Frenkel et al (1992- Pg 11). Most of these statistics are found in standard textbooks. I am glad you and others on this board have been helped by neuroleptics, I am presenting statistics that are widely published and that have permanently affected me.

These statistics are really scary. I may have to consider taking a Zyprexa-type drug indefinitely, so for me they are very relevant.

What statistics or characterizations of risk do you believe represent the incidences of tardive-dyskinesia with various antipsychotics and dosages?


I read something that suggested that the rate of TD is actually higher in people being treated for bipolar disorder than for schizophrenia.

- Scott




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