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Tardive Dyskinesia

Involuntary muscle tics may be a consequence of long-term "antipsychotic" medication use. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Involuntary muscle tics may be a consequence of long-term "antipsychotic" medication use. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Get some extra E

    Reduce the severity of TD by taking 1,600 IU of vitamin E every day under a doctor's supervision

  • Discover lecithin

    Improve symptoms by taking 25 grams of this nutritional supplement twice a day, providing 35 grams of phosphatidyl choline per day

  • Mix in manganese

    Prevent onset by taking 15 mg of manganese a day, or help reverse the condition by taking up to 60 mg per day under a doctor's supervision

  • Manage movement with melatonin

    With the supervision of a knowledgeable doctor, take 10 mg of this natural hormone each night to help reduce abnormal movements

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