Neuroleptic-Induced Akathisia and Violence: A Review

    Volume 48, Issue 1 (January 2003)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 2003

    Page Count: 3


    Leong, GB
    Staff psychiatrist, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Silva, JA
    Staff psychiatrist, Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA

    Abstract

    Surprisingly, the association of neuroleptic-induced akathisia and aggressive behavior was not formally recognized until nearly two and one-half decades of antipsychotic prescribing had passed. Using a search of the anglophonic literature, this phenomenon is reviewed. Advances in psychopharmacology have reduced neuroleptic-induced akathisia and hold promise to eliminate it altogether. Nonetheless, important clinical and forensic aspects of neuroleptic-induced akathisia and aggression remain and are explored.


    Paper ID: JFS2002173

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2002173

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