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October 2009
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Neuroleptics, the most widely prescribed group of psychotropic drugs, are indispensable in the management of a majority of patients with schizophrenia, as well as other psychoses, yet they have not proved to be an unmixed blessing. They are associated with troublesome adverse effects, of which movement disorders are the most serious in terms of frequency, persistence and overall impact on the well-being of patients and care-givers. This book was prepared with the aim of improving understanding and clinical management of these iatrogenic conditions. It deals with historical, clinical and neurobiological aspects of tardive dyskinesia and related movement disorders such as parkinsonism, dystonia and akathisia. Sections are also devoted to the measurement of tardive dyskinesia, to geographical and ethnic differences, and to management with novel neuroleptic agents and biofeedback. With authoritative contributions and an international perspective, this book will be valuable to clinicians and researchers alike in psychiatry, neurology and related disciplines.


"This is an excellent new book...Written and edited by internationally recognized experts in the field, this book is a valuable contribution to psychiatry...Any clinician who is involved in the treatment of patients with chronic psychoses should read and refer to this book." Michael J. Schrift, Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"The book enhances our understanding of TD's neurobiological basis, and thus, it might help us to find new antipsychotics with anti-dyskinetic properties and other treatment strategies that could be used in the management of TD....this text is a comprhensive reference for researchers, psychiatrists and neurologists. It would be a useful addition to departmental and academic libraries." R. Ramasubbu, MD, FRCPC, Annals RCPSC

"This will be helpful for residents, fellows, practicing psychiatrists, researchers, and clinical neurologists with interest in Movement Disorders....the authors should be congratulated for completing the great task of writing this book..." S. Das, The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences

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