Imagine for a moment that you’ve lost control of your body. Your leg is moving on its own and your lips are smacking against your will. This may seem like a nightmare for most. But for those suffering from tardive dyskinesia – it’s a frightening reality. A reality that goes beyond the physical features of the condition. Many sufferers feel socially isolated which can be just as daunting as the involuntary movements themselves. For those with TD, it can become increasingly uncomfortable to be out in public and participate in the daily activities they once loved.
Tardive dyskinesia – or TD – is a neurological disorder resulting in involuntary, repetitive body movements. It can be the result of long-term or high-dose use of certain medications. These involuntary movements can include grimacing, tongue protrusion, lip smacking, and rapid eye blinking. Involuntary movements of the limbs, torso, fingers, feet, and toes may also occur.
Whether or not you’ve been formally diagnosed with TD, we invite you to learn more about the Kinect 3 Study. For examples of movements of TD, please contact your local research site.