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Abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement
Symptoms of Dyskinesias
The following features are indicative of Dyskinesias:
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Common Causes of Dyskinesias
The following are the most common causes of Dyskinesias:
older antipsychotics such as haloperidol, chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, thioridazine
antiparkinson drugs such as levodopa
antiseizure drugs such as phenobarbital, phenytoin
antidepressant drugs such as amitriptyline, fluoxetine, phenelzine
Risk Factors for Dyskinesias
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Dyskinesias:
negative symptoms of schizophrenia
Prevention of Dyskinesias
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Dyskinesias. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
take lowest effective dose of neuroleptics
Occurrence of Dyskinesias
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Dyskinesias cases seen each year worldwide:
Rare between 10K - 50K cases
Common Age Group
Dyskinesias can occur at any age.
Dyskinesias can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Dyskinesias
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Dyskinesias:
Electromyography: To assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells
Computed tomography scan: To create pictures of cross-sections of the body
Magnetic resonance imaging: To create pictures of areas inside the body
Doctor for Diagnosis of Dyskinesias
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Dyskinesias:
Complications of Dyskinesias if untreated
It is not know if Dyskinesias causes complications if left untreated.
Procedures for Treatment of Dyskinesias
The following procedures are used to treat Dyskinesias:
Deep brain stimulation: To deliver electrical signals to the areas of the brain that control movement
Self-care for Dyskinesias
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Dyskinesias:
Discontinue the use of neuroleptic drugs: To prevent worsening of the condition
Patient Support for Treatment of Dyskinesias
The following actions may help Dyskinesias patients:
Support and advocacy groups: Helps to connect with other patients and families to provide valuable services
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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