Florida Senate - 2019                            (NP)    SR 1816
       By Senator Harrell
       25-03043-19                                           20191816__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing May 5-11, 2019, and the first
    3         full week in May each year thereafter, as “Tardive
    4         Dyskinesia Awareness Week” in Florida.
    6         WHEREAS, tardive dyskinesia is a condition of involuntary
    7  muscle movements of the face, trunk, and extremities which can
    8  vary in frequency and severity, and
    9         WHEREAS, tardive dyskinesia is a condition that may occur
   10  as a result of treatment using dopamine receptor blocking agents
   11  for both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric conditions, and may
   12  persist even after treatment is discontinued, and
   13         WHEREAS, research conducted by the Citizens Commission on
   14  Human Rights shows that more than 12 million Americans take
   15  antipsychotic medications and that more than 500,000 of such
   16  Americans may have tardive dyskinesia, and
   17         WHEREAS, anyone taking an antipsychotic medication may
   18  develop tardive dyskinesia, but people who are elderly, female,
   19  diabetic or who have a mental illness are at a greater risk of
   20  developing symptoms, and
   21         WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of all Floridians that
   22  public awareness of tardive dyskinesia be increased, NOW,
   25  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   27         That May 5-11, 2019, and the first full week in May each
   28  year thereafter, is recognized as “Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness
   29  Week” in Florida.