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Re: Tardive Dyskinesia judy1

Posted by Paul W on May 25, 2001, at 16:46:25

In reply to Tardive Dyskinesia Cam W., posted by judy1 on May 25, 2001, at 16:15:13

> Since I'm typing this with my right hand since my left has continuous tremors from forced neuroleptic treatment- the rates of TD are 5-7% per year in healthy young adults (I believe that is 1 in 20). The rate is cumulative so that 25-35% of patients will develop the disorder in 5 years of treatment (not uncommon in schizophrenia or bipolar disorder). I believe that is 1 in 4 people. Among the elderly the rate of TD is 20% or more/year (Frenkel et al (1992- Pg 11). Most of these statistics are found in standard textbooks. I am glad you and others on this board have been helped by neuroleptics, I am presenting statistics that are widely published and that have permanently affected me. - judy
> P.S. Perhaps my term 'chemical lobotomy' was inaccurate- that is a subjective feeling. When I am hospitalized with people on long term neuroleptic treatment and I see their tongues protruding, or spasms that don't allow them to walk, it is difficult for me not to react strongly.


I'm so sorry
Please ignore my last post about you surviving. We crossed in the post somewhat.

Your account highlights one reason why I do not want to take the med anymore. My doc simply smirked when I mentioned TD etc.

Take care





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