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Ask the Expert: Clinical Management of Tardive Dyskinesia

  • Authors: Christoph U. Correll, MD; Denise Vanacore, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 9/29/2023
  • Valid for credit through: 9/29/2024, 11:59 PM EST
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 0.25 ABIM MOC points

    Nurses - 0.25 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0.25 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)

    IPCE - 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion
    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for psychiatrists, neurologists, primary care physicians, psychiatric nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), neurology NPs and PAs, primary care NPs and PAs, and other clinicians who treat patients with tardive dyskinesia (TD).

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to make evidence-based, patient-centered clinical management decisions for patients with TD.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have greater competence related to
    • Appropriate pharmacotherapeutic management of patients with dopamine receptor-blocking agent-associated TD
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Navigate treatment decision-making for patients with TD


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  • Christoph U. Correll, MD

    Professor of Psychiatry and Molecular Medicine
    The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
    Hempstead, New York


    Christoph U. Correll, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: AbbVie Inc.; ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Alkermes, Inc.; Allergan, Inc.; Angelini; Aristo (former); Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Cardio Diagnostics; Cerevel; CNX Therapeutics (former); Compass Pathways; CSL Seqirus; Darnista (former); Gedeon Richter; Hikma Pharmaceuticals (former); Holmusk; IntraCellular Therapies; Janssen Biotech, Inc./Johnson and Johnson; Karuna Therapeutics; LB Pharma International B.V.; Lundbeck, Inc.; MedAvante-ProPhase; MedInCell; Merck; Mindpax; Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (former); Mylan Laboratories Inc.; Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.; Newron Pharmaceuticals SPA (former); Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Pharmabrain; PPD Biotech; Recordati; Relmada Therapeutics, Inc.; Reviva Pharmaceuticals Inc.; ROVI; SERVIER (former); SK Life Science; Sunovion; Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. (former); Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Takeda; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; Viatris
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: AbbVie Inc.; Angelini; Aristo; CSL Seqirus; Darnista; Gedeon Richter; Hikma Pharmaceuticals; IntraCellular Therapies; Janssen Biotech, Inc./Johnson and Johnson; Lundbeck, Inc.; Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation; Mylan Laboratories Inc.; Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Recordati; Sunovion; Takeda; Viatris
    Research funding from: Janssen Biotech, Inc.; Takeda
    Stock options from: Cardio Diagnostics; LB Pharma; Mindpax; Quantic

  • Denise Vanacore, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

    Associate Dean of Nursing and Professor
    Family Nurse Practitioner
    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    Eastern University
    Wayne, Pennsylvania


    Denise Vanacore, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, has no relevant financial relationships.


  • Kathy Merlo

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Kathy Merlo has no relevant financial relationships. 

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has no relevant financial relationships.

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Interprofessional Continuing Education

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This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

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  • Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Ask the Expert: Clinical Management of Tardive Dyskinesia

Authors: Christoph U. Correll, MD; Denise Vanacore, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BCFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 9/29/2023

Valid for credit through: 9/29/2024, 11:59 PM EST


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