akathisia

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akathisia

[‚a·kə′thiz·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Motor restlessness ranging from a feeling of inner disquiet, often localized in the muscles, to an inability to sit still or lie quietly.
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* Movement disturbances (tardive dyskinesia, akathesia, dystonia)
Atypical antipsychotics are now considered to be the drugs of first choice for treatment of schizophrenia because of their better tolerability and in particular, the reduced risk of tardive dyskinesia, akathesia, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS).2
Tremors appearing in old age are usually considered as part of the growing age according to most of the surveys.2 The elderly population with tremors are usually neglected by the patient himself or by the caregivers.3 It is also a unfortunate that geriatic health care authorities in most part of the world do not take tremors as disease rather than as part of retired life.4 Tremor is defined as a rhythmic, oscillatory type of involuntary movement.5 It is one of the most common movement disorder seen in the general practice and specialists clinics.6 When found in the elderly, it needs to be distinguished from the specific disorders which can cause tremors viz Parkinsonism, chorea, athetosis, myoclonus, akathesia, tardive dyskinesias, enhanced physiological tremors e.g.
Hypothensive akathesia: autonomic failure associated with leg fidgeting while sitting.