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Akathisia and Restless Legs

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John M. Kane
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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521031486

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  • This volume provides the first comprehensive account of the scientific and clinical aspects of akathisia and related syndromes such as restless legs syndrome (RLS), other forms of motor restlessness, and neuroleptic-induced dysphoria. The main focus is on drug-induced akathisia and its various subtypes. The author explores its relationship to the restlessness caused by other neurological disorders, presents a new synthesis of the pathophysiological mechanisms of akathisia, and provides arguments for new operational criteria for the research diagnosis of drug-induced akathisia. Strategies for the measurement of akathisia are also discussed, as are treatment approaches. The book will be particularly useful for psychiatrists, neurologists, and other physicians seeking a better understanding of these disabling syndromes.

    • A comprehensive account of this disabling group of conditions
    • High profile topic as a side-effect of neuroleptic drugs
    • Contains diagnostic criteria and rating scales
    • Foreword by leading US authority
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...covered are a feast of topics: chronic akathisia, drug-induced akathisia, tardive akathisia, periodic leg movements of sleep, and painful legs and moving toes syndrome...should be on every neuroleptic user's shelf." George Murray, Psychosomatics

    "Researchers will appreciate the pains Dr. Sachdev has taken to summarize what is known about akathisia and restless legs and the numerous suggestions contained in this work." Psychiatric Services

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521031486
    • length: 444 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 51 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword John M. Kane
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Akathisia: development of the concept
    2. The anatomy of restlessness
    3. Neuroleptic-induced dysphoria
    Part II. Drug-Induced Akathisia:
    4. The definition of drug-induced akathisia
    5. Epidemiology
    6. Clinical characteristics and diagnosis of acute akathisia
    7. Clinical characteristics of tardive and chronic akathisia
    8. Akathisia due to a general medical condition
    9. Assessment and measurement of akathisia
    10. Aetiology and pathogenesis of akathisia
    11. Treatment of drug-induced akathisia
    Part III. Restless Legs Syndrome:
    12. Restless legs syndrome: clinical features and pathophysiology
    13. Treatment of Restless legs syndrome
    Part IV. Conclusions:
    14. Summary and recommendations for future research

  • Author

    Perminder Sachdev, The Prince Henry Hospital


    John M. Kane

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