Tardive Dyskinesia | Caregiver Action Network

Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a condition that many family caregivers haven’t even heard of when their loved one gets a diagnosis. So, what is TD? 

It is described as involuntary movements – mild, moderate, or severe – in different parts of the body. These movements can occur in the limbs, torso, jaw, tongue, and/or eyes. TD develops in individuals who are prescribed certain mental health medications (called antipsychotics) that are used to treat: 

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizoaffective disorder 
  • ​​​​​​​Anxiety 

Caring for a loved one with TD has its own set of unique challenges. These videos highlight the stories of different caregivers and their loved ones living with TD. 

TD Caregiver Stories

Diana's Story
Ruth's Story
Tim's Story