Antipsychotics Induced Akathisia: Treatment Options

Akathisia, a distressing side effect of antipsychotic medications, can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. Characterized by an intense inner restlessness and the inability to sit still, it’s crucial to address this condition effectively to enhance patient well-being. We posted this new academy content today, where Dr. Harvinder Singh has discussed this clinically relevant topic of Antipsychotics Induced Akathisia into following sections:

  1. What is Akathisia?
  2. Which Antipsychotics are Low Risk for Akathisia?
  3. Primary Clinical Recommendations for Antipsychotics Induced Akathisia.
  4. Top 6 Recommended Adjunctive Medications for Antipsychotics Induced Akathisia?
  5. Based on most recent publications: which Adjunctive Medication(s) are not recommended for Antipsychotics Induced Akathisia?

Here is one slide from this presentation showing the efficacy of Mirtazapine for this indication:

MIRTAZAPINE FOR ANTIPSYCHOTICS INDUCED AKATHISIA

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