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Tardive Dyskinesia

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Tardive Dyskinesia Definition

Definition

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a neurologic syndrome. It results from prolonged use of neuroleptic drugs (also called antipsychotic drugs). This class of drugs is used to treat psychiatric conditions, like schizophrenia . TD consists of:

  • Abnormal twisting movements
  • Abnormal postures due to sustained muscle contractions

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