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.
Unfortunately, yes. Tardive dyskinesia (td) refers to nvoluntary movements of the tongue, lips, nd 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.

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Dr. Says that it's impossible for Zoloft (sertraline) to cause tardive dyskinesia, but online info. States otherwise. Which is it? Dont want meds that cause it.

Tardive Dyskinesia. Tardive Dyskinesia isn't usually mentioned as a possible side effect from zoloft (sertraline) because it would be so rare for this medication. I really wouldn't discount this medication for that reason. Although it technically can occur - I haven't heard of any cases. Read more...
Tardive dyskinesia. is not a usual side effect of Zoloft (sertraline). It is more a side effect of the antipsychotics not really the SSRIs. Read more...

What leads to or causes tardive dyskinesia?

"phenothiazines" Tardive means drug induced. Caused mainly by older major tranquilizers, also called typical anti-psychotics such as Haldol but also can happen with anti-nausea drugs like Reglan (metoclopramide) or Compazine that are structurally similar to Haldol type drugs. It is due to inhibition of Dopamine in the part of the brain called the basal ganglion. Read more...
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...

Is geodon (ziprasidone) or Seroquel more likely to cause tardive dyskinesia?

About even. TD is time dependent. As such a drug that is new on the market cannot cause it (until it has been out for at least 5 and more likley 10+ years). Seroquel (quetiapine) is newest and probably ONLY for that reason so far has less TD (but I doubt it actually is that much better). Read more...