The impact of tardive dyskinesia (TD) goes far beyond involuntary movements1,2

75% of patients reported that TD severely impacted them socially, physically, and psychologically3


In a survey of 269 patients, the impact of TD on daily living was substantial—even for patients with self-assessed mild/moderate symptoms.4

Social factors2,5

  • Social isolation
  • Fewer employment opportunities

Biological and physical factors2,6,7

  • Pain
  • Dental and gait issues
  • Speech impairment
  • Labored breathing
  • Difficulty eating

Psychological factors3

  • Difficulty focusing
  • Low self-esteem
  • Irritability, frustration, and/or anger
  • Feeling unmotivated
  • Anxiety

Due to the impact of TD, patients reported skipping, stopping, or reducing their antipsychotic medication4

LEARN MORE: EVALUATING THE IMPACT
OF TD

There are no data to suggest that AUSTEDO affects any of the outcomes on this page.

Watch Amber Hoberg, PMHNP-BC, discuss the importance of assessing and managing TD


Mechanism of Disease:

Learn more about how APD use affects dopamine signaling in TD.7

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