terrydrives1979 Posted February 23, 2012 Share Posted February 23, 2012 I've been reading and researching about " Tardive Dyskinesia " concerning the long term use of antipsychotics. Things I have found out: - Atypicals are a lot less likely to cause it than the typicals - IF in the very unlikely case you develop TD with an atypical 1: It is more reversible 2: The symptoms of TD will not be as severe as on the typicals The thing about TD is that there is no certain timeline when OR IF you develop it. It could be months, years or decades. It is very individual. There is no real treatment for TD. The offending drug can only be stopped or reduced to see IF it will go away. The elderly are more likely to get it, especially elderly women. Also the atypicals were originally developed to be free of EPS coz of what the original typicals were well known for causing. The majority of us are on the atypicals and they haven't been around long enough to know their REAL long term effects. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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