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Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive Dyskinesia: Introduction

Tardive Dyskinesia: Tardive dyskinesia is a neurological syndrome caused by the long-term use of neuroleptic drugs. Neuroleptic drugs are generally prescribed for ... more about Tardive Dyskinesia.

Tardive Dyskinesia: The toxic neurological side effects of neuroleptic drugs that have been used long term. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Tardive Dyskinesia is available below.

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Prognosis for Tardive Dyskinesia: symptoms may persist for a long time after the drugs have been discontinued

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Article Excerpts about Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive dyskinesia is a neurological syndrome caused by the long-term use of neuroleptic drugs. Neuroleptic drugs are generally prescribed for psychiatric disorders, as well as for some gastrointestinal and neurological disorders. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Tardive Dyskinesia Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Tardive Dyskinesia:

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 - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Tardive Dyskinesia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Tardive Dyskinesia, or a subtype of Tardive Dyskinesia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Tardive Dyskinesia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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