By Perminder Sachdev
This quantity offers the 1st accomplished account of the medical and scientific features of akathisia and similar syndromes corresponding to stressed legs syndrome (RLS), other kinds of motor restlessness, and neuroleptic-induced dysphoria. the focus is on drug-induced akathisia and its numerous subtypes. the writer explores its dating to the restlessness brought on by different neurological problems, offers a brand new synthesis of the pathophysiological mechanisms of akathisia, and offers arguments for brand spanking new operational standards for the learn analysis of drug-induced akathisia. innovations for the dimension of akathisia also are mentioned, as are therapy techniques. The booklet can be rather necessary for psychiatrists, neurologists, and different physicians looking a greater figuring out of those disabling syndromes.
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