Stress and its Impact on Tardive Dyskinesia

Research has shown that excessive involuntary movements from tardive dyskinesia (TD) can be worsened by an excessive amount of stress. Patients with TD often also experience stress, which can create an “unfortunate cycle.” It has been found that when patients with TD have found ways to manage or lessen their stress, they have experienced an improvement in quality of life and symptoms. This article offers evidence-based ways that can reduce stress and alleviate symptoms of TD including exercise, meditation, and sleep.

Reference: Upham B. How Reducing Stress Can Help Ease Tardive Dyskinesia Symptoms. Everyday Health. Reviewed February 3, 2023. Accessed February 28, 2023.

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