Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) Awareness
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is an involuntary movement disorder that is characterized by uncontrollable, abnormal, and repetitive movements of the face, torso, and/or other body parts. TD is associated with prolonged use of certain mental health medicines (antipsychotics) that can be used to treat bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. TD affects approximately 600,000 people in the U .S ., and approximately 70%, or 7 out of 10 people living with TD, have not yet been diagnosed.
TD Awareness Week (May 1-7)
Now in its sixth year, TD Awareness Week (May 1-7), which takes place during Mental Health Awareness Month, encourages the mental health and broader communities to learn about TD, including how to recognize symptoms, understand the burden of the condition, and the importance of speaking with a healthcare provider if they or someone they know may be experiencing bothersome uncontrolled movements.
Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. is dedicated to providing education on TD. More information is available on Neurocrine.com/TD-Awareness/, and resources can be accessed at TalkAboutTD.com. These resources can help people understand TD, request support, and have a conversation with their healthcare provider about ways to manage TD, including treatment options. For more information, follow and join the conversation online by sharing #TDAwarenessWeek.
Take the TD Quiz to test your knowledge!
Check your knowledge on TD and you’ll be entered in a raffle to win a $100 Amazon gift card! To enter the raffle, please complete your contact information at the end of the quiz, so that we can reach you. Otherwise, you can choose to remain anonymous. Thank you! Click here to take the quiz. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
TD Ambassador Role Opportunity
NAMI NJ is looking for a TD Ambassador to promote TD awareness. If you have TD, consider becoming a TD ambassador to educate the community! View flyer
Story of TD