Tardive Dyskinesia from Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Antipsychotic medications can be used as a short-term treatment option for bipolar disorder. This form of medication aims to control psychotic symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, and mania. They are also used as “off label” sedatives for anxiety, insomnia, and agitation. Usually taken with mood-stabilizing drugs, antipsychotics can decrease mania symptoms until the stabilizers go into full effect. …

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What is Tardive Dyskinesia?

There are many patients with mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia that may require long term treatment with antipsychotic medications. This ongoing process is very helpful, however, it can also be harmful in the long run. Unfortunately, these patients are prone to developing tardive dyskinesia. Tardive dyskinesia is a movement disorder that, after …

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PHASE 3 Study Drug May Help Manage Tardive Dyskinesia

The Segal Institute is excited to participate in an important research study of a phase III drug that may help manage Tardive Dyskinesia (TD).  By participating in this research, we may help bring much-needed new treatments to our patients living with TD.  Made up of nine sites throughout South Florida and South Carolina, the Segal …

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