Managing Tardive Dyskinesia: Alleviating Symptoms and Gaining Control Through Stress Reduction

Researchers of a recent study examined tardive dyskinesia (TD) and strategies individuals with TD can utilize to help reduce stress and maximize their ability to control their movements. While treatment can improve symptoms, there are also small measures that can be taken to alleviate discomfort. Stress reduction plays a crucial role in managing TD, as stress tends to worsen the condition through the release of norepinephrine in the brain. Implementing stress-reducing strategies can help individuals gain better control over their movements. The study offers 11 tips that can help individuals feel more in control of uncontrollable movements, lessen feelings of embarrassment and self-consciousness the symptoms of this involuntary movement disorder can trigger, and gain more control over the effects of TD.

Reference: Stewart J. Tardive Dyskinesia: 11 Tips That Can Help You Feel More in Control of Uncontrollable Movements. Everyday Health. Published June 22, 2022. Accessed May 15, 2023.

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