What can be done to prevent the condition?
Using neuroleptic drugs only when needed may prevent some cases of this
condition. Keeping the doses as low as possible and length of therapy as short
as possible may prevent some cases. This condition may be reversible in the
early stages, therefore, early detection through careful monitoring is very
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Long-term effects can be progressive and may include difficulty eating or
swallowing. There may also be effects on speech or other movements. The
abnormal movements may make social interactions uncomfortable.
What are the risks to others?
There are no risks to others. This condition is not contagious.