Tardive Dyskinesia is a disorder that involves involuntary movements. Most commonly, the movements affect the lower face. Tardive means delayed and dyskinesia means abnormal movement.
Symptoms of tardive dyskinesia may include:
• Facial grimacing
• Finger movement
• Jaw swinging
• Repetitive chewing
• Tongue thrusting
If diagnosed early, the condition may be reversed by stopping the drug that caused the symptoms. Even if the drug is stopped, the involuntary movements may become permanent, and in some cases, may become worse.
When the drug is stopped early enough, the movements may stop.
Medications to reduce the severity of the movements may also help. Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections may be effective.
Consult at Aadil Hospital for counseling.