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The DVD includes training videos for AIMS, DISCUS, MSAS and BARS so you have multiple tools to identify and assess movement disorders earlier.

Just Need the AIMS?

With grant support, we are pleased to provide the AIMS videos as part of a free ACPE-accredited series.

Explore the free AIMS microsite.

Dr. John Kane, MD, introduces the training videos.
Preview the AIMS training video.
Preview the DISCUS video.
Preview the DISCUS video.

Purchase Options

The training DVD is available for purchase online using the shopping cart below or via the printable/faxable product purchase form for a price of $250 for members and $350 for non-members. If you are interested in a multi-site license or in streaming the video in your LMS, please contact the AAPP office.

For easier processing with your purchasing department, you can provide them with the ISBN/EAN: 978-0-98-518180-2



"This unique and valuable training DVD demonstrates the proper administration technique and accurate severity rating assessments for various medication-induced movement disorders." (more) - John Kane, MD
"The training tool is highly professional. The interactions between the rater and the individual should serve as models for how we all should communicate with our patients when performing these assessments." (more) - Joseph Friedman, MD
"I strongly recommend it to researchers [and their research assistants] and clinicians alike." (more) - Henry A. Nasrallah, MD

Benefits to Psychiatric Movement Disorder Assessment Training

Healthcare professionals can gain the following knowledge, skills and benefits by completing this movement disorder assessment training:

  • Properly identify and assess drug-induced movement disorders such as tardive dyskinesia, pseudoparkinsonism, and akathisia.
  • Recognize medication-related movement disorders early, allowing for more effective treatment.
  • Improve outcomes and patient adherence to medication regimens with early treatment and intervention.
  • Improve recognition and accuracy of movement disorder evaluation by perfecting scale administration technique.

What this DVD Includes

This Drug-Induced Movement Disorders DVD is a unique and valuable training tool. The DVD features examinations of patients who display varying severities of movement disorders with the goal to demonstrate proper scale administration technique and consistent rating of movement severity. Featured rating scales include the more commonly utilized movement disorder rating scales—the AIMS, DISCUS, MSAS and BARS. The DVD includes the following segments:

  1. Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) patient examination and test case with comparison to expert rater
  2. Dyskinesia Identification System: Condensed User Scale (DISCUS) patient examination and test case with comparison to expert rater
  3. Modified Simpson-Angus Scale (MSAS) patient examination and a description of differences between the SAS and the modified-SAS
  4. Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale (BARS) patient examination

A table of contents for the DVD with time dedicated to each segment provides additional detail on the content of the DVD and format.

Who Will Benefit From This Training

  • Training Programs: Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Physician Assistant, Family Practice
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • VA Healthcare System
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Departments of Mental Health
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Consultant Pharmacies
  • Research Facilities/Programs
  • Individual practitioners: Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, and Physicians

Download Printable Rating Scales