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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The distress of akathisia may explain the heightened risk of suicide in some patients, some psychiatrists believe.
Barnes akathisia rating scale is used to assess akathisia both objectively and subjectively on a 3-point severity scale ranging from 0 to 3.
Overall, the researchers found no significant differences in akathisia (odds ratio, 2.
The following symptoms, anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia (psychomotor restlessness), hypomania, and mania, have been reported in adult and pediatric patients being treated with antidepressants for major depressive disorder as well as for other indications, both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric.
This dosage controlled the psychotic symptoms but on 16 August she developed tremor, muscle rigidity, akathisia, and other extrapyramidal symptoms.
Adult patients with schizophrenia: somnolence, akathisia, extrapyramidal symptoms, and nausea
Moreover, there is evidence that abnormalities of 5-HT functions are related to the pathophysiology of diverse neurological conditions including Parkinson's disease, tardive dyskinesia, akathisia, dystonia, Huntington's disease, familial tremor, restless legs syndrome, myoclonus, Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders, and dementia.
Akathisia is a rare clinical condition that can occur after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Various medical conditions such as sleep-disordered breathing, peripheral neuropathy, insomnia and drug-induced akathisia can mimic RLS: however, the disorder is typically characterized by the following: Patients experience abnormal limb sensations that are often described as burning, creeping, tugging or as if insects are crawling inside the legs.
They are used in patients with parkinsonism and akathisia to reduce the side effects of antipsychotic treatment.