We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call The Big Communi-tea on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Tardive Dyskinesia is a side effect that some people experience as a result of taking antipsychotic medication. The side effect can cause people to move their face or body in slow twisting, jerky, or sudden movements. These movements cannot be controlled. 

There is a risk that anyone who takes antipsychotic medication might develop TD. However, some people tend to be more at risk than others. You can find more information about TD here: https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/tardive-dyskinesia#1 

If you think you are experiencing Tardive Dyskinesia, please speak to your doctor as soon as possible. The earlier you spot the signs, the sooner you can manage or get rid of its effects. 

The Signs of Tardive Dyskinesia

The signs of Tardive Dyskinesia include making movements that:

  • Are completely out of your control 
  • Are not movements that you usually make

Experiences of Tardive Dyskinesia 

Some people might find that the symptoms of TD make carrying out day-to-day activities hard. They may also find the symptoms upsetting or stressful. 

They may also:

  • Feel upset that they cannot control what their body is doing
  • Feel very conscious about the movements that are caused by TD
  • Find it hard to predict when the symptoms will be experienced

If you think you are experiencing Tardive Dyskinesia, please speak to your doctor as soon as possible. The earlier you spot the signs, the sooner you can manage or get rid of its effects. 

 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk