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I researched the chances of develop. Tardive Dyskinesia on S.G. Antipsychotics, but every source claims drastically different numbers. Who to believe?

I researched the chances of develop. Tardive Dyskinesia on S.G. Antipsychotics, but every source claims drastically different numbers. Who to believe?

Just monitor: ;yourself carefully when taking the medicine and you won't have a problem. if you notice symptoms call your doctor and ask to stop the medicine and how to do it safely over the phone. good luck people worry about side effects way too much at times. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Dyskinesia (Definition)

Dyskinesia refers to a group of involuntary movements which are usually uncoordinated and often spasmodic. These are neurological problems. Examples are tardive dyskinesia and Huntington's Chorea. There are many causes including side effects of some drugs, genetic, or the sequelae of infection or ...Read more


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Is tardive dyskinesia a permanent disorder?

Is tardive dyskinesia a permanent disorder?

Sometimes.: It is caused by the continued use of certain medications. The longer you take them the higher the chance of it being irreversible. Some people improve with certain medical treatments. Be sure to see your doctor about possible treatments. ...Read more

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I have tardive dyskinesia problems, what to do?

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TD: Repetitive involuntary purposeless movements such as grimacing, lip smacking, tongue protrusion. Is result of long-term use of antipsychotic drugs, & some drugs for vomiting such as promethazine. Cause is unknown but thought to be due to Dopamine super sensitivity caused by these drugs. Refer to my answer on TD treatments. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tardive dyskinesia?

TD: Tardive dyskinesia is a disorder which causes repetitive, involuntary movements. It can result from antipsychotic medication use. ...Read more

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What can prevent tardive dyskinesia?

Unknown: There are no definite way to prevent it. Careful selection of psychotropic medicine may help. ...Read more

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Could surgery help to cure my tardive dyskinesia?

Not FDA approved: There is increasing evidence that deep brain stimulation targeting the globus pallidus is effective for tardive disorders but this is not officially an fda approved indication. If it is disabling, you can consult a functional neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Ssri's related to tardive dyskinesia? What is that?

Of course: TD is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder. Patients are more likely to develop tardive dyskinesia when using psychotropic medications. SSRIs (Fluoxetine ), stimulant medications and illegal drugs. Discontinuance of the offending agent is the most important treatment of TD. ...Read more

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What is the differences between tardive dyskinesia and dystonia?

Both involuntary: Tardive dyskinesias are slow, repetitive, involuntary movements, most commonly occurring after use of neuroleptic (anti-psychotic) drugs. Dystonias are a kind of abnormal, involuntary movement, which occur when opposing muscle groups contract simultaneously. ...Read more

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How long does ingrezza take to work on tardive dyskinesia? Thanks!

Tough question.: TD is a complex syndrome of abnormal involuntary movements. The exact mechanism of action of Ingressa is unknown. How it will work with you and how long it may take to be effective is hard to predict. Talk things over with your physician who I am sure will monitor you closely ...Read more

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Fluphenazine and tardive dyskinesia relationship?

Fluphenazine and tardive dyskinesia relationship?

Could be: Any of the sedative hypnotic medications of that class can be associated with tardive dyskinesia- especially those like thorazine, (chlorpromazine) fluphenazine, piperazines and even butyrphenones. ...Read more

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Is having a dbs implanted a good treatment for tardive dyskinesia?

Is having a dbs implanted a good treatment for tardive dyskinesia?

It can be: There is increasing evidence (mostly out of Europe) that DBS can help many people with tardive dyskinesia. Unfortunately, this is currently an off-label use for DBS in the USA and hence you will need to speak to someone about entering an active research study on the subject underway in the US. ...Read more

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What is tardive dyskinesia?

Tardive dyskinesia: TD is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder. These movements vary in severity ranging from extremely mild -- where symptoms are hardly noticeable -- to more severe cases involving difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia). Some cases can be cosmetically disfiguring. ...Read more

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Can eft help tardive dyskinesia?

Yes, EFT may help: Patients with psychogenic TD, movement disorders, somatoform disorder, somatization disorder can benefit from the emotional freedom technique. Ask your neurologist or psychiatrist for more information. ...Read more

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How is tardive dyskinesia treated?

Tardive dyskinesia: Patients are more likely to develop tardive dyskinesia when using psychotropic medications. SSRIs, stimulant medications and illegal drugs. Discontinuance of the offending agent is the most important treatment of TD. ...Read more

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How do people get tardive dyskinesia?

A movement disorder: Tardive dyskinesia is a disorder of abormal, uncontrolled movements that is caused by using certain medications, typically neuroleptic (anti-psychotic) medications. Characteristically this includes abnormal movements of the face and mouth. ...Read more

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What are the tests for tardive dyskinesia?

What are the tests for tardive dyskinesia?

History & Physical: The main diagnostic tests are careful observation by your doctor. Other tests such as thyroid, ceruoplasmin, MRI are to rule out other disorders. ...Read more

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What leads to or causes tardive dyskinesia?

Tardive dyskinesia: Tardive dyskinesia is most often a side effect of the use of antipsychotic medications when weaned, but can occur during treatment. If recognized early it may be temporary if the medication is discontinued. The symptoms can result from an excessive amount of the brain chemical Dopamine or excessively sensitive receptors for Dopamine present on certain brain cells involved in movement. ...Read more

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Tardive dyskinesia from meds is permanent, right?

Possibly: Tardive dyskinesia can resolve over time if the causative medication is discontinued, but may also be permanent even after stopping the medication. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tips for tardive dyskinesia?

TD : The name tardive dyskinesia (TD) is used to describe the involuntary sudden jerky or slow twisting movements of the face and/or body caused mainly by antipsychotic drugs. It may also be a side effect of drugs used to treat illnesses of the nervous system or stomach & gut disorders. Tardive dyskinesia (TD) used to be mainly associated with the older antipsychotic drugs such as chlorpromazine (Larga ...Read more

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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more


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Tardive Dyskinesia (Definition)

A side effect of antipsychotic medications that consists of repetitive, uncontrolled movements that typically affect the ...Read more