Unilateral deep brain stimulation of the internal globus pallidus alleviates tardive dyskinesia


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We describe a patient with fluspirilene-induced tardive dyskinesia of the choreiform oro-facial-laryngeal type resistant to various conservative approaches for 7 years who underwent deep brain stimulation of the internal pallidal globe. We found immediate and marked suppression of her perioral involuntary movements with unilateral stimulation at 60 Hz. © 2003 Movement Disorder Society