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Current Drug Safety
ISSN (Print): 1574-8863
ISSN (Online): 2212-3911
VOLUME: 7
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/157488612800492807









Atypical Presentation of Tardive Dyskinesia Associated with Risperidone Long-Acting Injection as Maintenance Treatment in Bipolar Affective Disorder: A Case Report

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Author(s): Albert K.K. Chung
Pages 21-23 (3)
Abstract:
Second-generation antipsychotics have been growingly implicated in the acute and maintenance treatment for bipolar affective disorder (BAD). Risperidone long-acting injection (LAI) has been the first second-generation depot indicated for its maintenance treatment. However, its long-term motor side-effects, especially tardive dyskinesia (TD), has not been commonly reported or studied. The case reported here a bipolar patient with atypical presentation of TD involving only the crico-hyoid region of the neck associated with the use of risperidone LAI in adjunct to lithium and sodium valproate as maintenance therapy.
Keywords:
Risperidone long-acting injection, bipolar, maintenance, tardive dyskinesia, crico-hyoid region
Affiliation:
Room 221, 2/F, Block J, Department of Psychiatry, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.