Volume 49 Number 9, 2012
Pages 1349 — 1354
Abstract — Akathisia is reported to be one of the most common and disabling side effects of antipsychotics and other drugs. Akathisia is also a rare cause of psychomotor agitation in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). In this clinical note, we describe a case report of akathisia in a 34-year-old woman with TBI; review earlier case studies on akathisia in TBI; and discuss the differential diagnosis and its pathophysiology, treatment, and prognosis.
Key words: agitation, akathisia, brain injury, case report, delirium, motor restlessness, neuroleptics, psychomotor agitation, rehabilitation, sedatives, traumatic brain injury.
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