Tardive dyskinesia

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What is tardive dyskinesia?

Tardive dyskinesia is a neurological syndrome caused by the long-term use of medications prescribed for psychiatric disorders, as well as for some gastrointestinal and neurological disorders. It is is characterized by repetitive, involuntary, purposeless movements such as lip smacking and grimaces.

Common symptoms reported by people with tardive dyskinesia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for tardive dyskinesia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ingrezza)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
tardive dyskinesia (3)

Data from patients with tardive dyskinesia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with tardive dyskinesia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ingrezza)
Perceived effectiveness
for tardive dyskinesia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
tardive dyskinesia (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with tardive dyskinesia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has tardive dyskinesia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 72 say tardive dyskinesia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 9
30s 23
40s 39
50s 48
60s 53
70+ 33
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 14
40-49 years 15
50-59 years 19
60-69 years 6
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 45
Female 162

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 65
Not Diagnosed 12

These charts show data from tardive dyskinesia patients who have completed their condition history
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