Definitions for "Tardive Dyskinesia"
This condition is a common side effect of long-term use of medications such as chlorpromazine, Haldol and Loxapine. People with this condition have the characteristic abnormal, involuntary snake-like movements usually of the face and mouth or arms.
A side effect of long-term antipsychotic use that manifests as an abnormal movement disorder, most often involving facial muscles. May look like grimacing or tongue thrusting.
A disabling disease resulting from brain damage created by the use of neuroleptic drugs; causes uncontrollable twitches, spasms, writhing movements, and other abnormal physical responses. as well as a progressively lessening ability to carry out voluntary actions. There is no known treatment, and most cases are permanent. As this is an iatrogenic disease, it is often ignored or misdiagnosed and the causative medication is continued. Despite the determination of the psychiatric establishment to suppress and minimize the risks inherent to taking neuroleptic drugs, a 1980 report by the the American Psychiatric Association suggested that half or more of all long-term drug recipients would succumb to tardive dyskinesia. There is growing concern that a more accurate figure would be close to 100%.
a side-effect of the use of anti-depressant drugs. Symptoms include repetitive behaviour (4.48 Psychosis).