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Akathisia: a review and case
report following paroxetine treatment.
CF, Truman CJ, Nierenberg A, Ghaemi SN, Sachs
Psychopharmacology Clinic, Massachusetts General
Hospital, Boston 02114, USA.
Although akathisia is most commonly
associated with neuroleptic medication, few cases of paroxetine-induced
akathisia have been reported. A review of the authors' charts (C.F.B.,
A.N., S.N.G., and G.S.S.) was conducted to determine an estimated
incidence for paroxetine-induced akathisia. Three cases of akathisia
were reported in 67 patients treated with paroxetine. A case of
akathisia secondary to paroxetine in an 18-year-old female is presented.
Given the potential untoward effects of this syndrome, early diagnosis
is essential. Clinical presentations and differential diagnoses are
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PMID: 8654061 [PubMed - indexed for