This condition is a common side effect of long-term use of medications such as chlorpromazine, Haldol and Loxapine. People with this condition have the characteristic abnormal, involuntary snake-like movements usually of the face and mouth or arms.
A side effect of long-term antipsychotic use that manifests as an abnormal movement disorder, most often involving facial muscles. May look like grimacing or tongue thrusting.
A disabling disease resulting from brain damage created by the use of neuroleptic drugs; causes uncontrollable twitches, spasms, writhing movements, and other abnormal physical responses. as well as a progressively lessening ability to carry out voluntary actions. There is no known treatment, and most cases are permanent. As this is an iatrogenic disease, it is often ignored or misdiagnosed and the causative medication is continued. Despite the determination of the psychiatric establishment to suppress and minimize the risks inherent to taking neuroleptic drugs, a 1980 report by the the American Psychiatric Association suggested that half or more of all long-term drug recipients would succumb to tardive dyskinesia. There is growing concern that a more accurate figure would be close to 100%.
A side effect of some antipsychotic medications that produces involuntary movements of the lips, tongue, face, legs, or other parts of the body. go to glossary index
late appearing impairment of the power of voluntary movement, resulting in fragmentary or incomplete movements.
a central nervous system disorder characterized by involuntary movement and twitching of the face muscles; a serious side effect of prolonged use of antipsychotic drugs.
A muscular disturbance of older patients who have taken phenothiazines for a very long time, marked by involuntary lip smacking and chin wagging.
A persisting, usually permanent neurologic disorder characterized by abnormal involuntary movements typically affecting muscles of the neck, tongue, and face resulting from CNS effects following chronic use of certain antipsychotic medications
involuntary rolling of the tongue and twitching of the face or trunk or limbs; often occurs in patients with parkinsonism who are treated with phenothiazine
Movement disorder, characterized by involuntary spasms usually of muscles involving the mouth and face. May be seen as a side-effect of specific medications, and often settles with withdrawal of the drug, but not always. [ Quick find
is an abnormal, involuntary and irreversible movement disorder that occurs as a side effect of prolonged use of some anti-psychotic medications. Symptoms include twitching of the face and tongue and involuntary movements of the trunk and limbs. www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/ Helpline1/Tardive_Dyskinesia.htm
Involuntary movements of the mouth, tongue, and lips. Some medications prescribed for Tourette Syndrome can contribute to the development of this condition
This is a movement disorder associated with long-term use of neuroleptic drugs such as Chlorpromazine, Haloperidol, Loxapine, etc. Movements of a person with tardive dyskinesia are similar in appearance to those of a person with levodopa induced dyskinesias, but the causes of the two conditions are different.
(tar-div dis-ki-ne-se-ah): A syndrome of potentially irreversible, involuntary, movements that may develop in patients treated with antipsychotic drugs. Characterized by abnormal, spasmodic, involuntary movements of the tongue, jaw, trunk, or limbs (e.g. tics).
Relationship to Manganese Requirement"Administration of the trace mineral manganese (at 15mg per day) may prevent the development of tardive dyskinesia and higher amounts (up to 60mg per day) may reverse tardive dyskinesia that has already developed..." Recommendation Melatonin"...Other natural substances that have been reported to improve tardive dyskinesia include vitamin E, manganese and vitamin B6..."
Involuntary movements of the mouth, tongue, and lips can occur and may be associated with choreo-atheroid (purposeless, quick jerky movements that occur suddenly) movements of the trunk and limbs. Some medications prescribed for autism contribute to the development of this condition.
Recommendation Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)"See the link between Tardive Dyskinesia and Melatonin..." Recommendation Melatonin"A double-blind study demonstrated that 10mg of melatonin given at 8pm for 6 weeks is an effective treatment for tardive dyskinesia, although the magnitude of the effect was only modest..." Recommendation Manganese"See the link between Tardive Dyskinesia and Melatonin..." Recommendation Vitamin E"See the link between Tardive Dyskinesia and Melatonin..."
A condition of slow, rhythmical, automatic stereotyped movements, either generalized or in single muscle groups. These occur as an undesired effect of therapy with certain psychotropic drugs, esp. the phenothiazines.
The Condition"...Neuroleptic drugs are generally prescribed for psychiatric disorders, as well as for some gastrointestinal and neurological disorders..."
Tardive dyskinesia is a serious neurological disorder caused by the long-term and/or high-dose use of dopamine antagonists, usually antipsychotics and among them especially the typical antipsychotics. These neuroleptic drugs are generally prescribed for serious psychiatric disorders. The older typical antipsychotics, which appear to cause tardive dyskinesia somewhat more often than the newer atypical antipsychotics, are being prescribed less frequently.