Treating Tardive Dyskinesia

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Involuntary, jerky movements can be a side effect of certain medications. The condition, known as tardive dyskinesia, is treatable. Find out if your involuntary movements are worth a discussion with your doctor.
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Last Review Date: 2020 Dec 2

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  • Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale to Determine Tardive Dyskinesia Symptoms. https://www.smchealth.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/aim_1.pdf?1497977629#:~:text=To%20Determine%20Tardive%20Dyskinesia%20Symptoms,-%E2%80%A2&text=After%20observing%20the%20patient%2C%20he,to%20the%20severity%20of%20symptoms
  • Tardive dyskinesia rating scales. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3063512/
  • Tardive Dyskinesia. https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/tardive-dyskinesia#1