By Perminder Sachdev

ISBN-10: 051153020X

ISBN-13: 9780511530203

ISBN-10: 0521031486

ISBN-13: 9780521031486

ISBN-10: 0521444268

ISBN-13: 9780521444262

This quantity presents the 1st finished account of the medical and scientific facets of akathisia and similar syndromes resembling stressed legs syndrome (RLS), other kinds of motor restlessness, and neuroleptic-induced dysphoria. the main target is on drug-induced akathisia and its numerous subtypes. the writer explores its dating to the restlessness as a result of different neurological issues, provides a brand new synthesis of the pathophysiological mechanisms of akathisia, and gives arguments for brand spanking new operational standards for the examine prognosis of drug-induced akathisia. recommendations for the size of akathisia also are mentioned, as are therapy methods. The e-book might be quite worthwhile for psychiatrists, neurologists, and different physicians looking a greater knowing of those disabling syndromes.

Show description

Read Online or Download Akathisia and Restless Legs PDF

Best psychiatry books

Download e-book for kindle: The Changing Realities of Work and Family by Amy Marcus-Newhall

Altering Realities of labor and family members is an interdisciplinary quantity that examines the a number of realities of labor and kinfolk from educational, advertisement, and political views. The book

-- Brings jointly works by way of a rare record of participants, together with Jane rapid, former governor of Massachusetts; practitioners from undefined; the prime lawyer in discrimination opposed to moms and pregnant ladies; and striking teachers from psychology, company, economics, and human relations
-- Examines paintings and family members within the political area, homosexual and lesbian staff, paintings and relatives because it pertains to age, unmarried moms, and the function of tradition and community
-- contains unique empirical articles written expressly for this paintings, during which the most up-tp-date learn at the box of labor and family members might be presented
-- presents genuine global examples of the intersection of labor and kin in such fields as enterprise, executive, and the legislations

Get Alternative Perspectives on Psychiatric Calidation: DSM, PDF

A number of the present debates approximately validity in psychiatry and psychology are predicated at the unforeseen failure to validate accepted diagnostic different types. the popularity of this failure has ended in, what Thomas Kuhn calls, a interval of awesome technological know-how during which validation difficulties are given elevated weight, possible choices are proposed, methodologies are debated, and philosophical and old analyses are visible as extra appropriate than traditional.

Read e-book online The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines PDF

Now coming into its 9th variation, The Maudsley Prescribing directions is the main ordinary advisor to psychiatric prescribing within the united kingdom. the tips are an important potential wherein psychiatrists and different physician remain present with the newest advances in prescribing. It offers useful recommendation for universal medical occasions and is a necessary textual content for prescribers, nursing employees, pharmacists, GPs, and people in similar professions.

Download PDF by Dr. Barry Wright, Dr. Subodh Dave, Dr. Nisha Dogra: 100 Cases in Psychiatry

The a hundred situations sequence books are a favored studying and revision software that paintings by means of guiding the reader via each one medical case in a hugely dependent demeanour. each one state of affairs offers info of the patient's scientific historical past and the main findings of a scientific exam, including preliminary research effects info for review.

Additional resources for Akathisia and Restless Legs

Sample text

In another study, Gallagher-Thomson et al (1992) reported sundowning behaviours in 11 out of 35 Alzheimer's disease subjects and found that these were related to increased perceived stress in the caregivers. Restlessness of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Descriptions of hyperactivity in children go back to ancient literature, but it was not until the nineteenth century that an attempt was made to characterize it as a disorder. Ireland (1877) described a group of 'mad idiots' who were restless and hyperactive, making them prone to violent outbursts and destructiveness.

This restlessness may persist in sleep (so-called yen sleep). Delirium Some patients with delirium manifest psychomotor hyperactivity, tending to move constantly in a purposeless fashion, respond excessively to stimuli, shout and resist restraint. This is usually associated with hyperalertness and autonomic arousal and has been termed the hyperactive-hyperalert variant of delirium (Lipowski, 1990). The prototypical disorder is delirium tremens, but in general the motor hyperactivity of delirium is not specific to any particular aetiology.

Type: Behaviour scale. Subject area: Attention-deficit disorder in primary school-aged children. Administration: Teacher ratings. Time axis: Based on teacher's overall impression of the child's behaviour. Item selection: Items from Needleman's scale (1979) selected and converted to 5-point scales and a pilot study completed. A factor analysis revealed two factors: 'attention' and 'restlessness and fidgetiness'. Four other items were added to give a total of 43 items, which were reduced to 24 after a principal-components analysis was performed.

Download PDF sample

Akathisia and Restless Legs by Perminder Sachdev

by Kevin

Rated 4.87 of 5 – based on 30 votes