Rose Mary Xavier, PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC

Articles

Prevention and Early Detection of Tardive Dyskinesia

June 25, 2021

In this custom video series, Rose Mary Xavier, PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, shares advice that can be helpful to community providers who manage children and adult patients prescribed antipsychotic therapy about screening for involuntary body movements and early signs of tardive dyskinesia.

Treating Tardive Dyskinesia With a VMAT2 Inhibitor

June 25, 2021

In this custom video series, recommendations regarding patient selection and use of VMAT2 inhibitors in patients with tardive dyskinesia based on current clinical guidelines and real-world practice are shared.

Anticholinergic Medications and Impaired Cognition

June 25, 2021

In this custom video series, Leslie L. Citrome, MD, MPH, and Rose Mary Xavier, PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, caution against the use of anticholinergic medications for Parkinson’s disease and comment on the use of alternative therapies for appropriate patients.

Managing Patients on Antipsychotic Therapy

June 25, 2021

In this custom video series, experts provide insight into strategies that may be helpful to healthcare professionals who manage patients on antipsychotic therapy to best monitor for signs of tardive dyskinesia, with special considerations regarding telepsychiatry.

Assessing Severity of Tardive Dyskinesia

June 25, 2021

In this custom video series, Leslie L. Citrome, MD, MPH, and Rose Mary Xavier, PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, reference the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) rating scale, used to assess the severity of involuntary movements and help diagnose tardive dyskinesia.

Case Scenario 1: Patient With Bipolar 1 Disorder Reports New Onset Movements

June 25, 2021

In this custom video series, experts share overall impressions of a female patient with bipolar 1 disorder who develops new onset movements suggesting tardive dyskinesia and the rationale for intervening with VMAT2 therapy.

Case Scenario 2: Patient With Tardive Dyskinesia Prescribed a VMAT2 Inhibitor

June 25, 2021

In this custom video series, Leslie L. Citrome, MD, MPH, and Rose Mary Xavier, PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, review the case of a male patient with schizophrenia who develops symptoms of tardive dyskinesia and comments on the appropriateness for intervening with VMAT2 inhibitor therapy.