What are treatment options to offset oxidative stress in tardive dyskinesia (TD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Oxidative stress may contribute to the development of TD. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), an endogenous antioxidant, is hypothesized to function as a neuroprotective agent against TD. A genetic basis to protect against the development of TD through the endogenous production of DHEA has not been confirmed.


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