Is akathisia a possible adverse effect of antipsychotic therapy in the treatment of schizophrenia?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Akathisia is a subjective sense of inner restlessness, mental unease, irritability, and dysphoria. It can be difficult to distinguish from anxiety or an exacerbation of psychosis.


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