If you have a strong urge to say, flare your nostrils, and you give in to that urge many times, is that Tardive Dyskinisia or OCD? I’ve read that TD movements are completely involuntary.
My personal belief is that it is OCD. Others might disagree, but that is my opinion. You might have to consult the DSM.
My TD starts out as something that I don’t notice I’m doing right away. Once I notice I am doing it, I generally try to stop, and manage to do so until I stop concentrating. Then it starts again, in a cycle.
That’s the same for me. My TD I usually don’t notice until someone asks me about it. Now if I catch myself doing it I can concentrate on not doing it.
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