Tardive dyskinesia

Common Name(s)

Tardive dyskinesia, Oral facial dyskinesia

Tardive dyskinesia is a neurological movement disorder that is caused by the long-term use of a certain type of medications called neuroleptics. Neuroleptic drugs are usually prescribed for psychiatric conditions, although they may be used to treat gastrointestinal or neurological conditions in some cases. Tardive dyskinesia is primarily characterized by repetitive involuntary movements of the jaw, lips and tongue such as grimacing; sticking out the tongue; and smacking, puckering and pursing the lips. Some affected people may also experience involuntary rapid, jerking movements (chorea) or slow, writhing movements (athetosis) of the arms and/or legs. It is unclear why some people who take neuroleptic medications develop these symptoms while others do not. Treatment for this condition varies but may include stopping or minimizing the use of neuroleptic drugs and/or taking additional medications to to reduce the severity of the symptoms
 

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The terms "Tardive dyskinesia" returned 113 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tardive dyskinesia occurring in a young woman after withdrawal of an atypical antipsychotic drug.
 

Author(s): Mohammed A Alblowi, Fahad D Alosaimi

Journal: Neurosciences (Riyadh). 2015 Oct;20(4):376-9.

 

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is one of the most serious and disturbing side-effects of dopamine receptor antagonists. It affects 20-50% of patients on long-term antipsychotic therapy. The pathophysiology of TD remains poorly understood, and treatment is often challenging. Here, we present ...

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2015

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Efficacy of aripiprazole in antidepressants-induced tardive dystonia and tardive dyskinesia: a case report.
 

Author(s): Lyang Huh, Bong Ju Lee

Journal: Psychiatr Danub. 2015 Jun;27(2):195-7.

 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2015

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[Tardive dyskinesia in patients with schizophrenia treated with olanzapine - results from a 20-month, prospective, open study under naturalistic conditions].
 

Author(s): Tomasz SzafraƄski

Journal: Psychiatr. Pol.. ;48(6):1155-65.

 

The objective of the study was to assess the prevalence and incidence of tardive dyskinesia in patients treated with olanzapine during the follow-up period of 20 months.

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2015

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The terms "Tardive dyskinesia" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tardive dyskinesia (syndrome): Current concept and modern approaches to its management.
 

Author(s): Paul P Lerner, Chanoch Miodownik, Vladimir Lerner

Journal: Psychiatry Clin. Neurosci.. 2015 Jun;69(6):321-34.

 

Tardive dyskinesia is a serious, disabling and potentially permanent, neurological hyperkinetic movement disorder that occurs after months or years of taking psychotropic drugs. The pathophysiology of tardive dyskinesia is complex, multifactorial and still not fully understood. A ...

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2015

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New and emerging treatments for symptomatic tardive dyskinesia.
 

Author(s): Abdul Qayyum Rana, Zishan M Chaudry, Pierre J Blanchet

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The aim of this review is to assess new, emerging, and experimental treatment options for tardive dyskinesia (TD). The methods to obtain relevant studies for review included a MEDLINE search and a review of studies in English, along with checking reference lists of articles. The leading ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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Globus pallidus interna deep brain stimulation for tardive dyskinesia: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Meredith A Spindler, Nicholas B Galifianakis, Jayne R Wilkinson, John E Duda

Journal: Parkinsonism Relat. Disord.. 2013 Feb;19(2):141-7.

 

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) can be a disabling condition and is frequently refractory to medical therapy. Over the past decade there have been many reports of TD patients experiencing significant benefit with deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus interna (GPi). The growing ...

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2013

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Patients With Tardive Dyskinesia and or Dystonia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tardive Dyskinesia; Tardive Dystonia

 

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2015

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Efficacy of Docosahexaenoic Acid on Tardive Dyskinesia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tardive Dyskinesia

 

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2008

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D-Serine Treatment For Tardive Dyskinesia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder; Tardive Dyskinesia

 

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2015

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