Prevalence of tardive dyskinesia in 3140 French inpatients

Jerome A. Yesavage*, Marc Bourgeois, Helena Kraemer, John G. Csernansky, Philip A. Berger

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The purpose of this article is to report the prevalence of tardive dyskinesia using strict diagnostic criteria in a large sample of chronic mental patients. The criteria used were those of Villeneuve, and only patients with constant movements were counted. The disorder was significantly (p <.001) less frequent in males (5.8 per cent) than females (10.6 per cent). The study found an overall prevalence of 8.2 per cent in 3140 patients. This figure should represent a minimal prevalence figure since only patients with severe symptoms were included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-112
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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