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The CHANGING FACE of Tardive Dyskinesia Treatment Options

Release Date: July 21, 2017
Expiration Date: July 21, 2018


Online monograph


This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacists who treat patients with tardive dyskinesia (TD).


Psychiatric and neurologic pharmacists are actively involved in the care of patients with long-standing psychiatric illness, many of whom receive antipsychotic medications for extended periods of time. Trained specialty pharmacists have been shown to assess abnormal movements at a skill level comparable to trained physicians and are ideally positioned to assist in the documentation of AIMS/DISCUS scores for the patient at risk. They also may be a primary provider for treatment decisions or part of the treatment team and can guide optimal medication selection. CPNP attendees will review new data with clinical experts and interact via patient cases to ensure they are current with their assessment techniques and knowledgeable about new treatment options.


At the conclusion of this knowledge-based activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline risk factors for development of tardive dyskinesia in the psychiatric setting.
  • Assess new onset or progression of movement symptoms in patients at risk for tardive dyskinesia.
  • Identify treatment options for tardive dyskinesia in the psychiatric patient, using evidence-based and emerging therapies with the highest degree of demonstrated efficacy and safety.


5 minutes                 Pre-test
50 minutes               Monograph: The Changing Face of Tardive Dyskinesia Treatment Options:
                                     Update for Neurologic and Psychiatric Pharmacists
5 minutes                 Post-test/Evaluation


In accordance with the Food and Drug Administration, the speakers have disclosed that there is the potential for discussions concerning off-label uses of a commercial product/device during this educational activity.

Any person who may contribute to the content of this continuing education activity must disclose relevant relationships (and any known relationships of their spouse/partner) with commercial interests whose products or services are discussed in edu­cational presentations. A commercial interest is defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Relevant relationships include receiving from a commercial interest research grants, consultant fees, travel, other benefits, or having a self-managed equity interest in a company.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone any bias in any presentation but is made to provide partici­pants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Joan B. Fowler, PharmD, BCPP
has no relevant financial relationships to disclose in relation to the content of this activity.

Steven Stoner, PharmD, BCPP
has no relevant financial relationships to disclose in relation to the content of this activity.

Peer Reviewer(s)
Leigh Anne Nelson, PharmD, BCPP
has no relevant financial relationships to disclose in relation to the content of this activity.


To receive a statement of credit, you must:

  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teaching.
  • Complete the questions and evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • You must have a passing score of 70% on the posttest. You will have two (2) opportunities to complete the posttest.


In support of improving patient care, Creative Educational Concepts, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Pharmacy (ACPE)
This knowledge-based activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (0245-0000-17-007-H01-P).
Pharmacy credit will be reported directly to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) CPE Monitor electronic CE tracking system.


This activity is complimentary.


This activity is sponsored by Creative Educational Concepts, Inc. (CEC) and is supported through an independent educational grant from Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.