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A systematic investigation of tardive dyskinesia in inpatients.
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PMID:  453354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although many scales to measure tardive dyskinesia have been developed, none has been widely accepted. The authors used the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) to evaluate a group of 293 inpatients who had been given a primary or secondary diagnosis of schizophrenia. They found a tardive dyskinesia prevalence of 30% using a criterion rating of 3 (moderate symptoms) or more on the AIMS. The prevalence figure declined as the criterion became more severe. They also found that women had a much higher prevalence of the disorder only when more severe symptoms were used as the criterion. They conclude that the AIMS is a reliable instrument for assessing tardive dyskinesia.
J M Smith; L T Kucharski; W T Oswald; L J Waterman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of psychiatry     Volume:  136     ISSN:  0002-953X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1979 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-01     Completed Date:  1979-09-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370512     Medline TA:  Am J Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  918-22     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dyskinesia, Drug-Induced / diagnosis*,  psychology
Facial Muscles
Middle Aged
Movement / drug effects
Neck Muscles
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales

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