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Akathisia and second-generation antipsychotic drugs

Kumar, Rajeev; Sachdev, Perminder Singh

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Akathisa is one of the most common and distressing neuroleptic-induced extrapyramidal side effects. Although it is well recognized in the context of conventional antipsychotic medications, there have been recent concerns raised by clinicians and researchers that this syndrome is overlooked in relation to second-generation or atypical antipsychotics. This review examines the recent literature relevant to second-generation antipsychotic (SGA)-induced akathisia. RECENT FINDINGS:...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39268
Source: Current Opinion In Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1097/YCO.0b013e32832a16da

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