Definition of akathisia in English:
A state of agitation, distress, and restlessness that is an occasional side-effect of antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs.
- Common side effects of both older and newer antipsychotic drugs include akathisia - an experience of motor restlessness and jitteriness - and anticholinergic effects, such as sedation and delirium.
- The most common early side effects of fluoxetine are agitation, insomnia, and neuromuscular restlessness resembling akathisia.
- Antidepressants are another group of drugs known to cause akathisia 3-5 but are not as well recognised.
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