What is
tardive
dyskinesia (TD)?

Tardive dyskinesia means having movements you can’t control

Where are TD movements seen?

While it can occur anywhere in the body, TD is often seen in the

  • Lips
  • Jaw
  • Tongue
  • Eyes

TD can also affect

  • The upper body
  • Arms/hands
  • Torso
  • Legs/feet

TD can result from taking certain medications, such as antipsychotics, for a long time.

Have you experienced any of the following movements in your body?

Remember—you are not alone

Sometimes it can feel like you are the only one with uncontrollable movements.
But it’s important to know you are not alone.

Tardive dyskinesia patient population

TD may be disruptive for many people

Why do I have tardive dyskinesia?

TD is associated with taking certain kinds of prescription medications, such as antipsychotics, for a long time

How does tardive dyskinesia work?

These medications may create abnormal dopamine signaling in the brain, which is associated with TD

  • Dopamine is a chemical in the brain involved in controlling movement

What do these medications treat?

You may have been prescribed one of these medications to treat conditions such as:

  • Depression

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Schizophrenia

  • Anxiety

TD can result from the use of other medications that treat upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting.

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TD affects everyone differently

  • Uncontrollable movements of TD

    Tardive dyskinesia means having movements you can’t control

    Where are TD movements seen?

    While it can occur anywhere in the body, TD is often seen in the

    • Lips
    • Jaw
    • Tongue
    • Eyes

    TD can also affect

    • The upper body
    • Arms/hands
    • Torso
    • Legs/feet

    TD can result from taking certain medications, such as antipsychotics, for a long time.

    Have you experienced any of the following movements in your body?

    Remember—you are not alone

    Sometimes it can feel like you are the only one with uncontrollable movements.
    But it’s important to know you are not alone.

    Tardive dyskinesia patient population

    TD may be disruptive for many people

  • Why do I have TD?

    Why do I have tardive dyskinesia?

    TD is associated with taking certain kinds of prescription medications, such as antipsychotics, for a long time

    How does tardive dyskinesia work?

    These medications may create abnormal dopamine signaling in the brain, which is associated with TD

    • Dopamine is a chemical in the brain involved in controlling movement

    What do these medications treat?

    You may have been prescribed one of these medications to treat conditions such as:

    • Depression

    • Bipolar disorder

    • Schizophrenia

    • Anxiety

    TD can result from the use of other medications that treat upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting.

    Pill Bottle

    TD affects everyone differently