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What is the cause and treatment for dyskinesia?

what causes dyskinesia? How is it treated can it be cured. Are there other conditions that could have the same system or similar. I have been told many time my head is moving back an forth but I can not feel it moving I have absolutely no awareness of it happening. . I can not understand how this is possible. I have worked with individuals who have moderate/severe disabilities and I guarantee you they most certainly are aware their body's motion.
Thank you for taking you time to help me learn what I will be dealing with.
Mon, 20 Jan 2014
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Dear User,
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The cause of dyskinesia are multiple.
Currently the most common cause of dyskinesia is use of certain kind of antipsychotics (typical like haloperidol). The other causer are disturbance of certain neurotransmitters in basal ganglia region of brain. They can occur in variety of neurological disorders like parkinson disease.

he treatment of dyskinesia depends on the cause and once you know the cause it can be treated easily. If you are taking any antipsychotic than you need to talk to your doctor for changing/reducing the dose of used drug.
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