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Tardive Dyskinesia

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by Wood D




To treat TD, your doctor may:
Symptoms may decrease over time even if you continue to take the neuroleptic drug. Younger people tend to do better.


Some medications may help decrease symptoms, such as:
  • Trihexyphenidyl
  • Reserpine
  • Propranolol
  • Clonidine
  • Baclofen
  • Sedatives, such as:
    • Diazepam
    • Clonazepam
  • Antiseizure drugs, such as:
    • Valproic acid
    • Levetiracetam
  • Antipsychotic drugs that may help with movement disorders, such as sulpiride, oxypertine, tiapride and other medication, such as L-dopa, which is a type of amino acid.
  • Melatonin
  • Diphenhydramine


Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is being evaluated for the treatment of TD.


National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke



Canadian Mental Health Association

Mental Health Canada



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