Zur Symptomatologie der Akathisie

Translated title of the contribution: Symptomatology of akathisia

H. Dech, G. Northoff

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The phenomenon of akathisia is characterised by a subjective feeling of inner agitation accompanied by general motoric restlessness, which particularly affects the legs. It is mainly the inner agitation from which the patients suffer, but which they often cannot describe in any detail. The psychopathology of akathisia is presented in a case report, the emphasis being on a detailed description of inner agitation. Furthermore, motor, affective and cognitive symptoms of akathisia are pointed out. Finally, differential diagnosis of akathisia and standardised scales for assessment are discussed.

Translated title of the contributionSymptomatology of akathisia
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)232-236
Number of pages5
JournalFortschritte der Neurologie Psychiatrie
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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