Monday, January 30, 2012

abnormal movements

medicine: 20 mg. Aripiprazole in the mornings.
diet: three to four meals a day
exercise: walking
weight: 136 lbs.
mood: okay
sleep: 8 hours

"Antipsychotic drugs should be completely stopped at the first sign of any abnormal movements.  Too often doctors try to guess whether or not a particular abnormal movement, like eye blinking or grimacing, is related to tardive dyskinesia.  Any abnormal movement should be considered a probable manifestation of tardive dyskinesia when the patient is taking antipsychotic drugs, including the newer ones, and the drug should be stopped as quickly as possible."

(from Peter Breggin, M.D. and David Cohen, PhD., Your Drug May Be Your Problem, 1999)

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