Tardive dyskinesia is more common than many people may think. According to the clinical write-up by Doctors Vasan and Padhy titled Tardive Dyskinesia, “The average prevalence of tardive dyskinesia is estimated at least 20% of all patients treated with first-generation neuroleptics.
When an individual doesn’t want help, it can make the person reaching out feel helpless. The key is to understand that the individual struggling is not ignoring help on any sort of personal basis; rather, they are most likely concerned about what that help may represent.
The term dyskinesia refers to involuntary muscle movements that can range from slight tremors to uncontrollable movement of the entire body. The tardive dyskinesia (TD) form of dyskinesia gets its name from the slow—or tardive—onset of involuntary movements of the face, lips, tongue, trunk, and extremities.
Many people shy away from being a mental health advocate because they feel like they are either not qualified for the task or that being an advocate will take more time than they have to offer. This is simply not true. Yes, some people dedicate their entire lives to being mental health advocates.
If a loved one is exhibiting warning signs and symptoms of alcoholism, but they don’t want to accept help, the next step might be to stage an intervention. An intervention is when friends and family get together and offer someone who is struggling with addiction help.
Alcohol stigma is just one example of the social stigmas that still permeate our society. These are stigmas such as people who take medication for mental illness are outliers, the stigmas surrounding race and gender, and the stigma surrounding sex, obesity, and body positivity.
Many people are under the misconception that alcoholism happens as some sort of solitary event; as though it is something that just happens, or was already “destined” to happen. This simply isn’t true. There are stages of alcoholism. It is perhaps best to think of alcoholism as a process rather than an occurrence.
This type of drinking (alcoholism) can cause some very serious consequences, and with those consequences often comes a level of anxiety. Also, as people become addicted to alcohol they can begin to become anxious about when and where they are going to get their next drink.