Tardive Dyskinesia

A relatively uncommon form of dystonia caused by the long-term use of neuroleptic drugs.Tardive dyskinesia is characterized by repetitive, involuntary, purposeless movements. Features of the disorder may include grimacing, tongue protrusion, lip smacking, puckering and pursing, and rapid eye blinking. Rapid movements of the arms, legs, and trunk may also occur.

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