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Mental health medication side effect family members need to look for

Posted at 12:27 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 15:27:13-04

TD is associated with certain prescription medications used to treat mental health or gastrointestinal conditions, and affects a broad range of people. It is characterized by mild to severe twitching, shaking or jerking in the hands, feet, face, or torso, as well as involuntary blinking, tongue movements, and other unintentional, uncontrollable movements.

Regardless of the severity of symptoms, the impact of TD can be significant, causing physical changes that may lead to functional and emotional changes and impacted social wellbeing - such as avoiding social interactions.Click here for more information.