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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 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 previewParkinson's Disease (2007)

Diagnosis & Clinical Management : Second Edition by Dr. Stewart A. Factor, DO, Dr. William Weiner, MD

Akathisia is a feeling of inner restlessness associated with a need to move. Patients describe an experience in which they feel unable to remain at rest ...

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 previewPsychiatry PreTest Self-Assessment And Review, Thirteenth Edition (2012)

by Debra Klamen, Phil Pan

Akathisia is a subjective feeling of motor restlessness manifested by the patient's need to be in almost constant movement. This may be seen as an extrapyramidal side effect after the initiation of antipsychotic therapy. 53 to 62. The answers are ...

Google previewPsychiatric Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care, An Issue of Medical Clinics, (2014)

by Genevieve Pagalilauan

Box 5 Clinical pearls for the use of antipsychotic medications in bipolar disorder Neuroleptic-induced akathisia is a common and commonly overlooked side effect of both typical and atypical antipsychotic medications. Intensely unpleasant for ...

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 previewMedical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2013)

by Derek G. Waller, Tony Sampson

Akathisia is a compulsive need to move, often in stereotyped patterns. □ Chorea is irregular, unpredictable, jerky and nonstereotyped movement that involves several different parts of the body. □ Myoclonus is rapid shock-like movements that ...

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 previewPharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia (2012)

Foundations and Clinical Application by Hugh C. Hemmings, Talmage D. Egan

Akathisia is an unpleasant sensation of motor restlessness with an irresistible urge to move, leading patients to continuously perform patterns of complex motor activity. Symptomatically, akathisia resembles restless legs (Wittmaack-Ekbom) ...

Google previewBasic and Clinical Science of Mental and Addictive Disorders (1997)

by Lewis L. Judd, Bernd Saletu, Vaclav Filip

Akathisia is a feeling of inner restlessness (sometimes as side effect of treatment with neuroleptics) which is relieved by movements, while the syndrome of the ' restless legs' includes sensations like termites crawling on your legs, which is ...

Google previewClinical Pharmacology (2007)

With STUDENTCONSULT Access by Peter N. Bennett, Morris J. Brown

Akathisia is a state of motor and psychological restlessness, in which patients exhibit persistent foot tapping, moving of legs repetitively and being unable to settle or relax. A strong association has been noted between its presence in treated ...

Google previewA Clinical Guide for the Treatment of Schizophrenia (2013)

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 previewEssentials of Psychiatry (2011)

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 preview1500 Questions in Psychiatry (2007)

For the MRCPsych by Albert Michael, Ben Underwood

Akathisia is a recognized featureof amphetamine use. 2. Acute amphetamine withdrawal after chronic heavy use can cause seizures. 3. Chronic use of cannabis impairs concentration and motivation but improves conversational ability. 4.

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 previewPediatrics (2010)

by Maureen R. Nelson, MD

—use the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale to detect and follow TD Akathisia is a common side effect both when – increasing and reducing medication dose Pediatric Consideration of Drug Effects 18 Need to withdrawal ...

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 previewThe Patient (2013)

Biological, Psychological, and Social Dimensions of Medical Practice by Hoyle Leigh

Akathisia is an extrapyramidal symptom caused by some antipsychotics. It is characterized by a marked increase in motor activity and restlessness and a literal inability to sit still. This as well as other extrapyramidal symptoms can be effectively ...

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 Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Akathisia is a jittery, restless feeling that may be difficult to distinguish from anxiety but worsens as the dose increases. Tardive dyskinesia follows longer- term treatment with typical antipsychotics. It 668 PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS AND MANIA.

Google previewAminoff's Neurology and General Medicine (2014)

by Michael J. Aminoff, S.Andrew Josephson

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

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