Why is the condition tardive dyskinesia caused by antipsychotics often permenant?


According to most research studies Tardive Dyskinesia is often permanent.

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Powerful psychotropics permanently alter brain function, but the exact outcome is rarely known. The longer you take them, the more likely it is for them to develop.

I developed one taking Navane when I was 16 after only six months of use. Took the emergency room five hours to get it under control.

One of the physicians told my mother she doesn’t care what my psychiatrist says, don’t ever give that medication to your child ever again.

Tardive Dyskinesia only develops if you’ve been on antipsychotics for months or years. We don’t fully know the biochemical mechanism behind the condition, but long term use of antipsychotics causes long lasting or permanent changes in brain chemistry.