I strongly suggest, if just starting on Antipsychotic meds, that you also take manganese 15mg 3X daily.
There was a study of hundreds of Drs and thousands of patients for approx., 10yrs and 0.5 contracted Tardive Dyskinesia, I think it was a Dr Dawkins study. If you have TD this formula worked significantly for my son.
- Take 1,000mg of BCAA (branch chain amino acid) 3X daily.
- Take B6 100mg once daily.
- Take 2,000mg BCAA 3Xdaily.
- Take B6 100mg 3X Daily.
Once you feel significantly better, take that same dosage of pills for 3 months, this helped with no relapse.
Unfortunately, 2.5 yrs later the same formula doesn't work. There is another protocol where you start with Vit E 400iu and titration to 1600iu under doctor supervision. I haven't tried that yet. I myself am now searching to reduce Tardive Dyskinesia again, to no avail.
In my reply, I forgot to mention that there are studies to support these supplements for TD and that fact may be helpful when discussing them with his doctor.