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What're the symptoms of tardive dyskinesia?

Tardive dyskinesia is characterized by repetitive, involuntary, purposeless movements. Features of the disorder may include grimacing, tongue protrusion, lip smacking, puckering and pursing of the lips, and rapid eye blinking. Rapid movements of the arms, legs, and trunk may also occur. Impaired movements of the fingers may appear as though the patient is playing an invisible guitar or piano. Many of the symptoms of tardive dyskinesia appear similar to Parkinson's disease and the cause of tardive dyskinesia appears to be related to the neurotransmitter dopamine. In tardive dyskinesia, the muscles of the face are affected most often. Typically, people grimace, chew, stick their tongue out, and pucker or smack their lips. The muscles of the arms, legs, or trunk may also be affected. People with the disorder may rock back and forth or rotate their ankles. They may march in place. Their fingers may seem to be playing an invisible guitar or piano.

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What is tardive dyskinesia? - Tardive dyskinesia is a mostly irreversible neurological disorder of involuntary movements caused by long-term use of antipsychotic or neuroleptic drugs.
What causes tardive dyskinesia? - Tardive dyskinesia is caused by the use of neuroleptic drugs that are prescribed to treat certain psychiatric or gastrointestinal conditions.
What're the symptoms of tardive dyskinesia? - Symptoms of tardive dyskinesia include grimacing, tongue protrusion, lip smacking, puckering and pursing of the lips, and rapid eye blinking.
How is tardive dyskinesia diagnosed? - Diagnosis of tardive dyskinesia is based on symptoms and a history of taking an antipsychotic, a related drug, or a tricyclic antidepressant for a long time.
What's the treatment for tardive dyskinesia? - There is no standard treatment for tardive dyskinesia. The treatment must be individualized to the patient depending on the patient's condition.
How to prevent tardive dyskinesia? - Tardive dyskinesia can be prevented by early recognition and discontinuation of the antipsychotic medication if this is clinically possible.
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