A. Vikas

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandīgarh, Union Territory of Chandigarh, India

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Publications (2)1.04 Total impact

  • S K Mattoo, G Singh, A Vikas
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    ABSTRACT: Akathisia, an involuntary movement disorder resulting from exposure to antipsychotics, is characterized by subjective restlessness and a strong desire to move about. The diagnosis is often complicated by the overlapping symptoms of pseudoakathisia, chronic akathisia and tardive dyskinesia. This report deals with a patient with schizophrenia who developed akathisia after exposure to antipsychotics. Later, she developed movements that were more like pseudoakathisia and tardive dyskinesia rather than acute akathisia. On failure of anti-akathisia medication, she was treated with a behavioral regime to which her akathisia responded. This behavioral regime used the technique of distraction as a primary tool. This case report highlights the diagnostic difficulties in akathisia and the application of behavioral treatment for akathisia that is non-responsive to anti-akathisia medication.
    Neurology India 06/2003; 51(2):254-6. · 1.04 Impact Factor
  • S K Mattoo, G Singh, A. Vikas
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    ABSTRACT: Akathisia, an involuntary movement disorder resulting from exposure to antipsychotics, is characterized by subjective restlessness and a strong desire to move about. The diagnosis is often complicated by the overlapping symptoms of pseudoakathisia, chronic akathisia and tardive dyskinesia. This report deals with a patient with schizophrenia who developed akathisia after exposure to antipsychotics. Later, she developed movements that were more like pseudoakathisia and tardive dyskinesia rather than acute akathisia. On failure of anti-akathisia medication, she was treated with a behavioral regime to which her akathisia responded. This behavioral regime used the technique of distraction as a primary tool. This case report highlights the diagnostic difficulties in akathisia and the application of behavioral treatment for akathisia that is non-responsive to anti-akathisia medication.
    Neurology India (ISSN: 0028-3886) Vol 51 Num 2.

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  • 2003
    • Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
      • Department of Psychiatry
      Chandīgarh, Union Territory of Chandigarh, India