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Recognition and Treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia in Individuals with Intellectual Disability

Recognition and Treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia in Individuals with Intellectual Disability

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https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crips/2020/8886980/

Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) commonly suffer from comorbid psychiatric and behavioral disorders that are frequently treated by antipsychotic medications. All individuals exposed to first- and second/third- generation antipsychotics are at risk for developing tardive dyskinesia (TD), characterized by abnormal, involuntary movements of the mouth/tongue/jaw, trunk, and extremities.