The Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale–Revisited

  title={The Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale–Revisited},
  author={T. Barnes},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  pages={365 - 370}
  • T. Barnes
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
  • Akathisia is a syndrome of motor restlessness, principally seen in association with antipsychotic medication. It is characterized by a subjective experience of mental unease and the urge to move, and manifests physically as particular patterns of restless movement. This review focuses on the signs and symptoms of the condition, and its diagnosis and assessment using the Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale. This scale was generated 15 years ago, and was derived from the findings of studies exploring… CONTINUE READING
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