Everyone feels antsy or restless from time to time, but some people develop a more severe form of uneasiness called agitation. This symptom is a special concern for many people who live with a mood disorder as these individuals are more likely to experience an episode of agitation. Recognizing the signs of agitation and knowing what to do when they appear can be helpful to people living with mood disorders and their loved ones.
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a condition that affects the nervous system and is often caused by long-term use of antipsychotic medications, which are a first-line treatment for schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, and sometimes used to treat bipolar disorder or depression. Symptoms associated with tardive dyskinesia usually involve repetitive, involuntary movements—often in the face, but they can also occur in the upper body, arms, legs, hands, and feet. Learn more and watch peers talk about their experiences with TD.
Many people living with mood disorders experience issues related to their sexual health. Oftentimes, sexual health can be impacted by symptoms of, as well as medications for, mood disorders. Despite how common it is, many people have difficulty speaking about sexual issues with their healthcare providers and partners.