Antipsychotic, also known as neuroleptics or major tranquilizers, are a group of medications that are routinely prescribed to treat people with schizophrenia. These medications can help some people with psychosis and mood disorders; however, these drugs can have serious side-effects.
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a non-curable movement disorder that causes various repetitive muscle movements in the face, neck, arms and legs such as:
- Jerking hand and legs
- Neck twisting
- Difficulty swallowing
- Eye-blinking & grimacing
- Lip smacking & involuntary tongue movements
The most common anti-psychotic medications that have been shown to cause tardive dyskinesia are: