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Tardive dyskinesia is a common side effect associated with long-term use of typical antipsychotic agents. The risk is usually lower with the use of atypical antipsychotic agents. The following case reported an elderly woman developing tardive dyskinesia after receiving olanzapine (Zyprexa) for only a month. (1)
A seventy-one year old Turkish woman was evaluated at a clinic for her primary complaint of forgetfulness. Other than the chief complaint, the patient reported no other medical problems or psychiatric history. There was also no drug or alcohol abuse, and she was not taking any medications or herbal supplements. The patient was noted by her …