Distinguishing akathisia and tardive dyskinesia: a review of the literature.

  title={Distinguishing akathisia and tardive dyskinesia: a review of the literature.},
  author={Mark R. Munetz and C L Cornes},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychopharmacology},
  volume={3 6},
Akathisia and tardive dyskinesia, both side effects of neuroleptic drugs, should be easily distinguishable. Akathisia is fundamentally a subjective disorder characterized by a desire to be in constant motion resulting in an inability to sit still and a compulsion to move. Tardive dyskinesia is an involuntary movement disorder characterized by repetitive purposeless movements which typically involve the buccolingual masticatory areas but which can include choreoathetoid limb movement. Clinicians… CONTINUE READING
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