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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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Dr. Robert Hutchman
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Deep Brain Stimulation (Definition)

Deep brain stimulators are used in the treatment of parkinson's and tremors. A person is scanned with a MRI or ct frame on their head. A burrhole is then made and a stimulator wire is passed into a precise deep brain target. This is connected to a stimulator which placed under the skin. They are very expensive but ...Read more


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Are there any treatments/therapy to help with eating difficulty due to tardive dyskinesia.

Are there any treatments/therapy to help with eating difficulty due to tardive dyskinesia.

Tardive dyskinesia: Is treated with either Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Cogentin by the physician who prescribed the neuroleptic medication. The physician will certainly want to know about this side effect to be able to monitor response to medication & make decisions about changing the neuroleptic depending on the response. ...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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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 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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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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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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I think I had tardive dyskinesia while taking quetiapin. I stop and the twitching stopped. Will it start again when I start trazodone 150mg?

I think I had tardive dyskinesia while taking quetiapin. I stop and the twitching stopped. Will it start again when I start trazodone 150mg?

Less likely: It would be helpful if you told us how long you were on quetiapine (Seropquel). Were you diagnosed with tardive dyskinesa? At any rate, trazodone is much less likely to cause TD ( ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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Dyskinesia (Definition)

Dyskinesia is a symptom in which a person has trouble controlling his movements to make them smooth, coordinated motions. Dyskinesia can appear as repetitive motions, rough movements, jerky movements, etc. Tardive dyskinesia (TD) may occur as ...Read more