Since their introduction in the 1950’s, it’s been well known that psychiatric drugs known as neuroleptics or antipsychotics, can lead to permanent involuntary muscle movements called TD’s: tardive dyskinesia or tardive dystonia. In the 21st century, it’s finally possible to show the public easily exactly how serious this disaster is, using web videos. It is urgent once more to show the public, because recent studies show that the newer neuroleptics cause TD at a rate “more similar” to the older neuroleptics, than most medical researchers believed.

It’s so important to educate the public about Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia.

TD means involuntary muscle movements typically caused by the family of psychiatric drugs called antipsychotics — also known as neuroleptics — and can be permanent.

One of the biggest developments in the 21st century, is that it is now possible to educate the public about what TD looks like, via many videos on the Internet. In previous decades, the medical community did not release these images to the public, apparently fearing that people who quit taking prescribed psychiatric drugs.

It may be advisable to have a peer when survivors of psychiatric abuse and their loved ones view these videos, because the overwhelming trauma of this hazard is so extreme.

People can simply use the Google search engine by clicking on their VIDEO link for terms like:

tardive dyskinesia
tardive dystonia

This can also be done within YouTube, search for those terms.

Again, some of the examples can be extreme, so those who have been traumatized by their mental health care, may want to be prepared.


Censorship about TD Ended


This breakthrough on the Internet has quietly ended a terrible censorship about the devastation of TD, for decades.

An example of how these images have been suppressed in the past, is that in the late 1970’s, ABC-TV did a special hour about the ‘mad movement’ called “Madness & Medicine.” ABC-TV was apparently forced to leave out the couple of minute segment in the final broadcast where they showed someone with severe tardive dyskinesia.

But today, corporate media can’t stop the images.

The search can also be made more specific. For instance, someone was wondering about TD related to Risperdal (Risperidone)

So a search on Google videos and/or Youtube can be:

tardive dyskinesia Risperdal Risperidone

That led to a young child with what psychiatry would consider ‘mild’ td, apparently from Risperdal, according to the poster, with rapid eye blinking, etc., that is well known:

We are not familiar with who posted this, but perhaps they can be reached. There may be other such vidoes.

Once more, TD has become very important topic.


Because a year ago, a major study found that the reassurances about the newer neuroleptics (antipsychotics) were wrong. As most people in our field know, the mental health field has generally reassured people that the newer ‘atypical’ neuroleptics cause far less TD.

However, a research article in this folder from 2010, shows that now that the numbers are in, the risk of TD from newer neuroleptics is actually “more similar” than researchers generally thought!


Intersection of Oppression


The fact that an individual can get the horrifying effect of TD, intersects with a lot of other oppressions, such as forced psychiatric drugging in one’s own home.

Exploring the videos involved with TD can bring up quite a variety of information. (Note: Of course, the author is responsible for content of anything posted on Internet, and more research would be needed for any given post to confirm authenticity).

For example, on the web there is a Dec. 2010 video by a young man who said he’s diagnosed with TD, what might be considered mild TD, but he cannot quit neuroleptics, because he is under forced outpatient drugging in Canada.

He talks on the video about how he’s forced to continue to take neuroleptics visits from an “Assertive Community Treatment” team, in his own home:


Neuroleptic Brain Damage


A powerful impact of educating the public about TD, is that the sheer physical nature of the involuntary motions makes the brain damage of neuroleptics undeniable. If an industry representative claims TD is not brain damage than ask, “What is it, liver damage?” The damage of TD is clearly in the brain.

Remember there is a cognitive counter-part to neuroleptic brain damage. TD is often accompanied by cognitive problems. TD is undeniable. But we must remember an invisible type of brain damage by TD: Frontal lobe brain damage, actual shrinkage visible under brain scans, autopsies and — important to refute the deniers of neuroleptic brain damage – easily replicated in animal studies.

For more info about neuroleptic brain damage at any time, simply google those three words, MindFreedom’s folder on the subject is the top “hit.”

Or go directly to MindFreedom’s folder here.