Debunking Myths and Highlighting Facts About Tardive Dyskinesia and Antipsychotics

A researcher unpacked several myths and facts about tardive dyskinesia (TD). The author assessed the facts about how the risk of developing TD increases the longer a patient takes an antipsychotic and the risk factors that can increase a patient’s chance of developing TD. Myths are also addressed that patients who develop TD should stop taking their medicine as quickly as possible, there is no way to treat the symptoms of TD, and only the ‘older’ antipsychotics cause TD. The author stresses that patients should consult their doctor about any concerns related to medications and the risk of tardive dyskinesia.

Reference: Upham B. Myths and Facts About Tardive Dyskinesia. Everyday Health. Published June 9, 2022. Accessed August 8, 2023.

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