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  1. [medicine] a sensation of restlessness characterized by an inability to sit still or remain motionless, often as a side effect of psychiatric medications


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Akathisia, or acathisia is a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness and a compelling need to be in constant motion, as well as by actions such as rocking while standing or sitting, lifting the feet as if marching on the spot, and crossing and uncrossing the legs while sitting. People with akathisia are unable to sit or keep still, complain of restlessness, fidget, rock from foot to foot, and pace.

  • also known as Acathesia, Acathisia

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Google previewBest of Five MCQs for the Geriatric Medicine SCE (2014)

by Duncan Forsyth, Stephen J. Wallis, Dr., Stephen Wallis

Akathisia is a frequent and common adverse effect of treatment with antipsychotic (neuroleptic) drugs. This syndrome consists of subjective (feeling of inner restlessness and the urge to move), as well as objective components (rocking while ...

Google previewKoda-Kimble and Young's Applied Therapeutics (2012)

The Clinical Use of Drugs by Brian K. Alldredge, Robin L. Corelli, Michael E. Ernst

Akathisia is a syndrome consisting of subjective feelings of restlessness or the urge to move and an objective motor component expressed as a semipurposeful movement most often involving the lower extremities (pacing , rocking, ...

Google previewThe Essential Guide To Mental Health (1998)

The Most Comprehensive Guide to the New Pschiatry for Popular Family Use by Jack M. Gorman

Akathisia is a subjective feeling patients with schizophrenia often get when taking typical antipsychotic drugs. They feel as if they...

Akathisia is an important reason that patients often refuse to take antipsychotic drugs. Doctors often don't take it ...

Google previewDepression and Bipolar Disorder (2012)

Your Guide to Recovery by William Marchand

Akathisia is a sense of restlessness or need to keep moving. In contrast, chronic EPS occur after months and years of antipsychotic treatment, are not clearly dose dependent, and may persist after medication is discontinued.241 The chronic ...

Google previewEssentials of Psychiatry (2010)

by Robert E. Hales, Stuart C. Yudofsky, Glen O. Gabbard

Akathisia is an extrapyramidal disorder consisting of a subjective feeling of restlessness in the lower extremities, often manifested as an inability to sit still. It is a common reaction that most often occurs shortly after initiation of treatment with a ...

Google previewNCLEX-RN Questions and Answers Made Incredibly Easy (2003)

by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Akathisia is an extrapyramidal adverse effect of some antipsychotic medications, manifested by restlessness and an inability to stay still . Tardive dyskinesia refers to involuntary abnormal movements of the mouth, tongue, ...

Google previewKids on Meds: Up-to-Date Information About the Most Commonly Prescribed Psychiatric Medications (2011)

by Kevin T. Kalikow

Akathisia is a very uncomfortable feeling of restlessness, which sometimes manifests as fidgetiness but is more notable as a subjective feeling of the need to move. This is potentially difficult to diagnose because many children with ...

Google previewMayo Clinic Internal Medicine Board Review (2010)

by Amit Ghosh

Akathisia is an unpleasant feeling of restlessness and the inability to sit still. It often occurs within days after treatment is initiated with an antipsychotic agent. Akathisia is sometimes mistaken for exacerbation of the psychosis. Treatment ...

Google previewConcise Guide to Psychopharmacology (2007)

by Lauren B. Marangell, James M. Martinez

Akathisia is an extrapyramidal disorder consisting of a subjective feeling of restlessness in the lower extremities, often manifested as an inability to sit still. It is a common reaction that most often occurs shortly after initiation of ...

Google previewAIPGMEE 1999

Rapid Review by Dr. Paresh Koli

Irresistible urge to move about with inner restlessness is called akathisia. A period of normalcy in between two psychotic disorders is a feature of Manic depressive psychosis. Drug of choice ...

Google previewBrain Injury Medicine (2006)

Principles and Practice by Nathan Zasler MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM, Douglas Katz MD, Ross Zafonte DO, Dr. Ross Zafonte, Dr. Douglas Katz, Dr. Nathan Zasler

Akathisia refers to a sense of restlessness ...

Google previewPrinciples and Practice of Emergency Neurology (2003)

Handbook for Emergency Physicians by Sid M. Shah, Kevin M. Kelly

Akathisia is a subjective sensation of restlessness commonly associated with the inability to remain seated. Abnormal limb sensation, inner restlessness, dysphoria, and anxiety are the commonly described symptoms associated with akathisia.

Google previewThe American Psychiatric Publishing Board Review Guide for Psychiatry (2009)

by James Bourgeois, Robert E. Hales, Julie S. Young

Akathisia is an extrapyramidal disorder consisting of a subjective feeling of restlessness in the lower extremities, often manifested as an inability to sit still. It is a common reaction that most often occurs shortly after initiation of treatment with a ...

Google previewAminoff's Neurology and General Medicine (2014)

by Michael J. Aminoff, S.Andrew Josephson

Akathisia is a state of motor restlessness character- ized by an uncontrollable urge to move about, pace, or even run incessantly.64 The ...

Google previewA Clinical Guide for the Treatment of Schizophrenia (1989)

by Alan S. Bellack

Akathisia is a subjective sense of restlessness that is often manifested by patients ' being motorically restless (e.g., rocking from one foot to the other while standing, or walking on the same spot). It is often associated with a dysphoric mood.

Google previewClinical Manual of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine (2007)

Mental Health Consultation With Physically Ill Children and Adolescents by Richard J. Shaw, David R. DeMaso

Akathisia is a common reaction to the antipsychotic agents, including some of the newer atypical agents (e.g., risperidone). Symptoms include intense, unTable 15-8. Preparations and dosages and of antipsychotic agents Medication ...

Google previewKaplan & Sadock's Study Guide and Self-Examination Review in Psychiatry (2012)

by Benjamin J. Sadock, Virginia A. Sadock, Pedro Ruiz

Akathisia is a subjective feeling ofmuscular tension secondary to ...

Google previewAutism Spectrum Disorders (2003)

by Eric Hollander

Acute Akathisia Akathisia is a sense of inner restlessness and an urge to move resulting from treatment with medications, commonly dopamine antagonists. Unlike the other common movement disorders discussed in this chapter, which are ...

Google previewThe A-Z of Neurological Practice (2005)

A Guide to Clinical Neurology by Roger A. Barker

Akathisia Pathophysiology Akathisia refers to a sense of restlessness and the feeling of a need to move. Once it had been accepted as a true neurological ( rather than psychiatric) condition, it was described in association with idiopathic and ...

Google previewChild and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology (2007)

by Wayne H. Green

Akathisia is a particularly unpleasant adverse effect which Van Putten and Marder (1987) found increased the likelihood of noncompliance in adults receiving antipsychotics. Richardson et al. (1991) reported that children and adolescents who ...

Google previewPsychiatric Aspects of Symptom Management in Cancer Patients (1993)

by William Breitbart

Akathisia is a side effect of several neuroleptic drugs (e.g., metoclopramide and prochlorperazine) that are commonly used for control of emesis in the oncology setting. It is manifested by both subjective and objective signs of restlessness.

Google previewComprehensive Review of Psychiatry (2008)

by Rajesh R. Tampi, Sunanda Muralee, Natalie D. Weder, Heath Penland

Akathisia is an extremely unpleasant subjective sensation of "inner" restlessness that manifests itself as an inability to sit still or remain motionless. It ranges from mild to a total inability to sit still with overwhelming anxiety and severe ...

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Video shows what akathisia means. a sensation of restlessness characterized by an inability to sit still/down or remain motionless/seated, arising from a ...

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The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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