Chapter 7. Acute Drug-Induced Akathisia

  1. Stewart A. Factor DO1,
  2. Anthony E. Lang MD2 and
  3. William J. Weiner MD3
  1. Lenard A. Adler,
  2. John Rotrosen and
  3. Burt Angrist

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753217.ch7

Drug Induced Movement Disorders, Second Edition

Drug Induced Movement Disorders, Second Edition

How to Cite

Adler, L. A., Rotrosen, J. and Angrist, B. (2005) Acute Drug-Induced Akathisia, in Drug Induced Movement Disorders, Second Edition (eds S. A. Factor, A. E. Lang and W. J. Weiner), Blackwell Publishing Inc., Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753217.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Movement Disorders Center, Department of Neurology, Emory University, Atlanta, USA

  2. 2

    Movement Disorders Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada

  3. 3

    Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126199

Online ISBN: 9780470753217



  • pseudoakathisia;
  • neuroleptics;
  • decompensation;
  • insomnia;
  • tardive dyskinesia


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • History

  • Clinic significance of acute neuroleptic-induced akathisia (NIA)

  • Differential diagnosis

  • Epidemiology of acute DIA

  • Quantification of DIA

  • The possible role of iron

  • Animal models of akathisia

  • Treatment of DIA

  • Acknowledgment