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Abstract Title:

Improvement of Tardive Dyskinesia during Mindfulness Meditation.

Abstract Source:

Neurol Int. 2021 Aug 30 ;13(3):439-444. Epub 2021 Aug 30. PMID: 34564288

Abstract Author(s):

Maria Angela Santoro, Isolde English, Idil Sezer, Mickael Amagat, Frank Ly, Edouard Chaneac, Patricia Cailliez, Hugo Bottemanne

Article Affiliation:

Maria Angela Santoro


BACKGROUND: We report the case of a patient presenting with orofacial tardive dyskinesia (TD), following administration of a first-generation antipsychotic (Loxapine).

INTERVENTION: Four weeks of repeated sessions of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) protocols were administered, with TD hetero-quantified before and during each session via the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS).

RESULTS: The dyskinesia ameliorated quantitatively and qualitatively (1) during each session, and (2) at resting conditions in the long term. During some sessions, after which patients' compliance was auto-evaluated as maximal, complete arrest of the TD was observed. Hypothesis and Conclusion: We suggest mindfulness meditation as a novel adjunctive therapeutic approach for tardive dyskinesia, and invite for further clinical and neurological investigations.

Study Type : Human Study

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