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Recognition of Movement Disorders: Extrapyramidal Side Effects and Tardive Dyskinesia - featured February 15, 2011

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Editor's Note: This article was sent to us by our friends at PAGER who have also supplied us with a great resource this week in The Thickening Booklet.

Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is a very dangerous neurological disorder that can be caused by Reglan, which is often prescribed to children with Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux as well as several psychiatric disorders. Although psychiatrists are well acquainted with the warning signs of TD, therapists and other clinicians treating children with gastrointestinal issues may not be.

Recognition of Movement Disorders: Extrapyramidal Side Effects and Tardive Dyskinesia Would You Recognize Them If You See Them?

By: Elizabeth Pulsifer Anderson and Edward B. Freeman, M.D.

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Our Featured Organization: Elizabeth Pulsifer Anderson, and Edward B. Freeman, M.D.,

The Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association (PAGER) was founded in 1992 to help families dealing with acid reflux and related disorders in their children. The web site at has 300 information pages, 120,000 discussion board postings and takes 1.2 million hits per month.

Beth Pulsifer-Anderson is the director of PAGER, the author of The Reflux Book - A Parent's Guide to Gastroesophageal Reflux and a freelance writer specializing in translating medicalese and other forms of geekspeek for consumers. She was instrumental in proving that GERD is genetic and has written a number of medical journal articles including an overview of the side effects of Reglan (metoclopramide). That article and others are posted on her book site at and on

Edward B. Freeman, M.D., is a Psychiatrist in Private Practice in Killeen, Texas.

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