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Whats the difference between agitation and akathisia?

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Dr. Patricia Foster answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Agitation refers to an emotional state of excitement or restlessness. Akathesia is a state of physical/motor restlessness, an urge to move about constantly, an inability to sit still. It is caused by certain medications and can be confused with emotional agitation.

Answered Jun 15, 2018

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