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It’s time to change your view on uncontrolled movements

Managing your tardive dyskinesia (TD)

TD requires an individualized management plan

Together you and your doctor can develop an individualized management plan based on

  • Your TD symptoms
  • Your treatment goals
  • Your other medical conditions and medications

Depending on your other medical needs, you may be taking a variety of medications to achieve overall wellness. Partner with your primary doctor, neurologist, and/or psychiatrist to see if there is something you can do about your TD without disrupting your current medication routine.

BUILD a collaborative partnership with your doctor

Partnering with your doctor is key to developing the management plan that is right for you. Here are 5 tips to help you BUILD a collaborative partnership:

Partnering with your doctor is key to developing the management plan that is right for you.

Here are 5 tips to help you B U I L D a collaborative partnership:

B

Be prepared. Go to doctor’s appointments with questions about TD, possible treatment options you’d like to discuss, and a record of your symptoms and medications.

U

Use your resources. Ask a carepartner to join you. Sometimes it is difficult to recognize all of the TD symptoms.1 A carepartner can share his or her view.

I

Inform your doctor. Be honest about your concerns and share how your uncontrolled movements are affecting your feelings, your everyday routine, and your relationships.

L

Listen to your doctor’s views. He or she can share research and explain different treatments, and can suggest which treatments may be appropriate for you.

D

Discuss next steps. Whether it is a follow up appointment or a visit with another specialist, make sure that you have a clear understanding of what the next steps are for taking control of your uncontrolled movements.

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Reference: 1. Warikoo N, Schwartz T, Citrome L. Tardive dyskinesia. In: Schwartz TL, Megna J, Topel ME, eds. Antipsychotic drugs. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. 2013:235-258.
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