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Is there any evidence that atypical antipsychotics cause movement disorders?

Please give an outline of the name of such movement disorders, like dyskenia, and dystonia, are these prevelent?

atypicals are less likely to cause movement disorders. thats is the main reason why they are prescribed. if i were you, however, i would call your local pharmacy and ask to speak to a pharmacist. they have EXTENSIVE training in this sort of thing. and most of them love the opportunity to share what they know.  (+ info)

Are there any solutions to movement disorders?

I have these certain mannerisms which are affecting my whole being. It makes me often unconcentrate in things which I am doing. Sometimes I tried myself for doing them and it actually felt good, and normal; but after a while, there it goes again. It sometimes hurts my head. I think my movement disorders are not serious but it's really tiring and I want to have a new life without them. Are there any more ways on how to prevent them?

nothing you can do yourself. need meds to control them.  (+ info)

Are there any disorders/diseases that make you constantly feel like you need to have a bowel movement?

Odd question, I know, but I've been having a lot of discomfort and constipation lately, and I'm just wondering.

crohn' s disease, ulcerative colitis. can be diagnosed by colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, blood work, and biopsy of polyps.  (+ info)

Aripiprizole is a third generation, atypical antipsychotic, does it cause Extrapyramidal movement disorders?

How many figures have developed movement disorders as a result of anti-psychotics

Aripiprazole, just as any other antipsychotic, can and does cause extrapyramidal side effects, ranging from dyskenesias (mostly mouth and face movmeents) to severe, generalize dystonia symptoms.

I got tardive dystonia myself after trying over a dozen neuroleptic medications.

Some people are just very susceptible to side effects. Note that the movement disorders that result can be permanent. If you get movements while on a medication, conact yoru doctor immediately. You don't wnat to end up with a movement disorder on top of everything else!

This sort of side effect occurs on different levels of severity in differnet people. Young adult and child males are more susceptible to developing dystonias, akisthisia, and parkinsonism. Elderly females are more likely to develop Tardive Dyskenesias.

Remeber that the longer you take the drug, the more likely it is to develop a movement disorder, and the logner the take it while you have the movement disorder, the more likely it is to become permanent.

If you have concerns about your sensitivity to Aripiprazole or any other drug, you can ask your doctor about taking an anitcholinergenic (like Cogentin/Benztropine) that is used to hopefully pervent, and also to treat, movement disorders that are caused by antipsychotic medications.

Anticholinergenics taken at the same time as neuroleptics can reduce the risk of developing a movement disorder. seriously. If you are concerned, talk to the doctor before taking the medication.

You are wise to be prudent about this sort of thing. There is no way to predict if you will get a movement disorder from the drugs or not, but there are thigns you can do to minimize the risk, which also includes titrating upwards slowly (again, this is up to the doctor; under no circumstances should you change your medication without first consulting them!) and to take the minimum dose that still does the job.

I hope your experience with Abilify is good. I took it for about two days until I started having problems from it.  (+ info)

is there any information on movement disorders related to mental illness or depression?

severe tremors, severe jerky movements related to depression or mental illness.

Yes. Just type in what you want to look up in the search bar.  (+ info)

COPING WITH MOVEMENT DISORDERS AND WINNING! is only encouraging book in genre, but no $ to publish. Any ideas?

I know all about Movement Disorders because Parkinson's Disease is one of them and I have it. Check it out! Other books and publications are written in "med-speak" like medical college textbooks that only remind the readers how sick they are, and increase the agony. My book is a friendly guidebook that teaches adopting a positive attitude and using latent abilities and talents to move ahead into future achievement and good living. It can be done! I cast off all the negatives and have written several books (World War Two, self-help patenting, etc. See website: www.edgarmnashbooks.com) and stay busy and contentedly occupied rather than hating life and what has happened to me. The book lists hundreds of occupations and projects that can keep us busy. And, gives numerous descriptions regarding how to stop or ease the awesome symptoms of movement disorders. But at age 86 I lack the extra $3,985 (refundable when only 5,000 books are sold) needed for Tate Publishing. Any ideas re Grants?

Apply to Bill Gates or Paul Newman ~~  (+ info)

I have movement disorders, possible PTSD. HELP!!?

I've had movement disorders since I was a young child, but I've never been formally diagnosed. I am a young man now, and I've been researching movement disorders for a while. When I was a kid my dad thought I had torticolis, but that's not it, as my head isn't stuck in the same position. Every time that I would twitch around him he would scream "TORTICOLIS!!" really loudly and wave his hand in my face. This, of course, made my condition worse. I was reading about Brian Wilson of "The Beach Boys" and, via the power of the internet, was lead to an article on Dyskinesia, which is an involuntary movement disorder. However, looking into it I found that it was either hereditary or via the effects of anti-psychotics over an extended period of time. And none of the rest of my family has it, and I have never taken anti-psychotics.

I believe that I have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, from a rather abusive and terrifying childhood. My parents divorced when I was eight, and I lived with my mother about 60% of the time, whilst I was with my dad the other 40%. He was often neglectful and somewhat alcoholic. He also did not have much money, and as such I got ridiculed in school until I was in ninth or tenth grade, when I began getting into fights with those that bullied me. But that's not my point; my point is that my dad was asleep a good portion of the time I saw him, or drinking. Not to the extent of being drunk, but about 2 bottles of wine a day, at his height. He also put me down, but not often.

My mother was even more abusive; she used to call me a moron and an idiot when I got bad grades in math and science. But particularly math. I remember this one time, when I was 12 or 13, she told me that she had wanted an abortion. Another time she punched me a few times and bit me, then chased me out of the house. I lived with my dad for a few days after that. She often liked to kick me out, to, when I was just a young kid; no more than 10 or 11. She'd drive me to my dad's house and tell me the entire time that we drove that she would never come back for me and that she hated me, and so on and so forth. Then she would threaten to call social services and take away my dad's meager custody of me, because he rarely paid child support.

I was suicidally depressed when I was 12, and it progressed into my teenage years. When I was 13 or 14 I found that, on average, I was thinking of committing suicide every ten minutes. I tried about four times when I was 15, and my dad knew of it, and often told me to see a counselor. But I never did, because I have a deep mistrust of them. I told him this and he would try to convince me for five or ten minutes, then he'd tell me that "it was my problem and that I shouldn't be as worked up over an imagined distrust". Then he'd go and drink for a bit.

I've found that I'm hyper-alert, and when somebody drops a book or a fire alarm goes off I jump out of my seat and scream. Like, it takes over me for a few seconds. Or if I get attacked and fight like a rabid dog and loose control of myself. I'm constantly looking around and find myself looking for make-shift weapons every time that I enter a situation I feel threatened in. I also look at people from the corners of my eyes and keep a close watch on those that I see as possible threats to me. Because I guess this is what I did to get through living with my parents.

But back to my earlier point, I have movement disorders where I move my head in awkward positions and make odd gestures with my mouth, such as grimacing or sticking my tongue out like Gene Simmons when I laugh a lot. Could this be a result of stress, and my horrible childhood, or something medical?

Movement disorders are common problems in the Canadian population. Recognizing and identifying the type of movement disorder can provide a major clue toward solving the diagnostic puzzle.The first step in this process is to be able to identify the "phenomenology" (the type) of the movement disorder. Movement disorders can be divided into disorders of too much movement ("Hyperkinetic") and disorders of too little movement ("Hypokinetic"). The latter group is referred to as the rigid akinetic syndromes of which Parkinson's Disease would be the most typical example.

Can PTSD cause movement disorders?

There are two possibilities. One is that the pent up pressure and anxiety from your abusive and terrifying childhood abuse actually caused a seizure in your brain ( electrical discharge); or more likely, you experienced what is called a dissociative reaction. If the former, you need to see a neurologist. If the latter, you need to be with a psychiatrist who does talk therapy as well as medications.Movement disorders may be mistaken for nonepileptic seizures.

Take care as always
P.S. The patient has active chronic PTSD and dissociative symptoms. Flashbacks, recollections, or sensory triggers often initiate psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Often, there is a history of severe childhood or current abuse.http://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p849.html  (+ info)

How can I measure if I have sleep disorders?

For example running an overnight camera would require leaving the night light on which would bother my sleeping itself.

Letting the camera collect more light per picture would leave too seldom pictures to read movement.

It would probably be less complicated to record sounds for snoring.

Please give me all your ideas if you think of any.

Go to the doctors and request for something that monoters your brain while you sleep. I had one done, they found abnormalities but said it was nothing to worry about. I would recomend it because it's free and you get the advise of a professional.  (+ info)

Are there any kinds of non-neurological movement disorders?

I have had violent involuntary shaking, twitching and jerks in my arms, legs and head for the past 10 days (acute onset), as well as weakness on my right side and general exhaustion. Blood work, EKG, EEG test, MRI, 54 hour observation with EEG have all come back negative. After two nights of observation in a hospital's Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, they said that I did not have epilepsy and was not having seizures- all brain activity was normal, and the movements did not fit any movement disorder they knew of. On no medications, no family history of movement disorders whatsoever. Had fever, flu-like symptoms a little over a month before this started. Are there any kinds of non-neurological movement disorders, or things that would cause these symptoms? Thanks :).

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week 22,no fetal movement ..doc saying genetic disorders?

Hi all,my sil is in her 22nd week,from last 3 ultrasound (week 20,21,22) there was minimal movement but heart beat is fine.The doctor says the baby has some genetic disorder...they have appointment with the genetic counseller next week..any idea if the baby would survive..why did it happen..any ways to cure it now??what options we have?

~You would have to know for sure what the problem is to answer all your questions....I am sorry that your sister is going through this.

Good luck.  (+ info)

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