What is Tardive Dyskinesia?
NAMI Champaign has been awarded the 2022 Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) Awareness and Education mini-grant!
What is Tardive Dyskinesia?
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a real, chronic condition associated with taking certain mental health medicines (antipsychotics) and some people may experience mild, moderate or severe uncontrollable TD movements in the face, torso, limbs, and fingers or toes.1,2 Movements may appear rapid and jerky or slow and writhing.3,4 TD is unlikely to improve without treatment.
Symptoms of TD can include:
- Jerking hand and leg movements
- Neck twisting
- Difficulty swallowing
- Eye blinking and grimacing
- Lip smacking and involuntary tongue movements
TD symptoms typically occur after several years of taking antipsychotic medications, although they can emerge within just a few months. TD is also related to prolonged use of medications for nausea, and medications that treat neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease.1
References and Additional Resources: https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Treatments/Mental-Health-Medications/Tardive-Dyskinesia
Learn more about the Facts of TD : https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/connect-nami/TD-Fact-Sheet.pdf
How Common is TD?
TD affects approximately 600,000 people in the U.S. Based on a study, about 25% of people with TD are diagnosed and 75% of those potentially living with TD have not yet been diagnosed.
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NAMI Champaign is a participant in the NAMI Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) Education and Awareness Grant.
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NAMI Champaign is one of 42 NAMI Affiliates and NAMI State Organizations with a $2,500 grant each to spread awareness about Tardive Dyskinesia and how it can affect individuals in their every-day lives. The National Alliance on Mental Illness has offered this grant for fiscal year 2022 focused on Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) education and awareness.
This grant opportunity is brought to affiliates nationally by one of NAMI’s corporate supporters, Neurocrine Biosciences. As a part of multiple awareness campaigns that they’ve launched (e.g. talkabouttd.com; TD Awareness Week).
NAMI Champaign has no direct obligation to the cooperate supporter.