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Managing Akathisia: An Extrapyramidal Side Effect of Antipsychotic Medication

Patients discuss what it feels like to have akathisia, an extrapyramidal side effect of antipsychotic medication. Physicians discuss how it can be difficult to distinguish akathisia from anxiety or mania, and this can lead to a vicious cycle of dose escalation and worsening outcome.

Author(s): 
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Format: 
DVD
Publisher: 
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Physical Description: 
18 min.
Publication Year: 
2004
Call Number: 
MN5.A30

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The Resource Center is a membership library that serves a variety of health professionals, researchers, educators and individuals involved in geriatrics and gerontology research.

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The OGEC Resource Center is part of the Oregon Geriatric Education Center (OGEC). OGEC is a collaboration between Portland State University's Institute on Aging, Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon State University.

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