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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Tardive Dyskinesia (Overview)

A side effect of antipsychotic medications that consists of repetitive, uncontrolled movements that typically affect the eyes, tongue, or lips.


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What leads to or causes tardive dyskinesia?

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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Tardive Dyskinesia (Overview)

A side effect of antipsychotic medications that consists of repetitive, uncontrolled movements that typically affect the eyes, tongue, or lips.


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What can be done for the symptoms of tardive dyskinesia?

What can be done for the symptoms of tardive dyskinesia?

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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Are there any signs that tells me that my tardive dyskinesia will be permanent or it will subside by time?

Are there any signs that tells me that my tardive dyskinesia will be permanent or it will subside by time?

Wait and see: Tardive dyskinesia is a term that implies a long term movement disorder. The term tardive means long lasting. However, if you remain off medication and follow good health habits, it may improve. Only time will tell. ...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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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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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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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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Do antipsychotic drugs often cause tardive dyskinesia?

Yes: The older antipsychotics such as thorazine, mellaril, stelazine, haloperidol, turned out to be at high risk in causing tardive dyskinesia. The newer agents such as risperdal, seroquil, geodon, (ziprasidone) have a substantially lower risk but still possible in some patients. ...Read more

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Is there an increased risk of tardive dyskinesia with quetiapine?

Is there an increased risk of tardive dyskinesia with quetiapine?

Yes and no: All anytipsychotic medications carry the risk of tardive dyskinesa if used at high enough doses for long periods of time. However, queitapine is a type of antipsychotic with a lower risk of tardive dyskinesia, and is therefore preferred over some of the others, such as haloperidol. ...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?

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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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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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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What is tardive dyskinesia? What does it feel like?

What is tardive dyskinesia? What does it feel like?

TD: Tardive dyskinesia (td) refers to nvoluntary movements of the tongue, lips, and facial muscles. In more severe cases, it may also include the arms, legs, and the rest of the body. Td can occur with any of the antipsychotic medications, but was much more common with the older medications. It may also be dose related and usually takes many years to develop ...Read more

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What can be done for the symptoms of tardive dyskinesia?

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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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's the difference between dyskinesia and tardive dyskinesia?

Whether it goes away: Tardive just means that the dyskinesia continues and does not go away. Certain drugs can cause excessive facial and body movements that are called dyskinesia. If used too long these movements remain even if the drugs are stopped. This is then called tardive dyskinesia. This may be a permanent movement disorder that is very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between dyskinesia and tardive dyskinesia?

Please help! What is the difference between dyskinesia and tardive dyskinesia?

Dyskinesia is dimin-: Ished control of voluntary movements with involuntary spasmodic movements; e.g., hand tremors, uncontrollable movement of upper body or lower extremities from neurological disorders. Tardive Dyskinesia is involuntary movements; e.g., facial grimacing, jaw swinging, repetitive chewing, tongue thrusting &/or finger movements from long-term use of antipsychotic medications in 10-20% of patients.
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Are there any signs that tells me that my tardive dyskinesia will be permanent or it will subside by time?

Wait and see: Tardive dyskinesia is a term that implies a long term movement disorder. The term tardive means long lasting. However, if you remain off medication and follow good health habits, it may improve. Only time will tell. ...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

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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