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No association between akathisia or Parkinsonism and suicidality in treatment-resistant schizophrenia

Hansen, Lars, Jones, Roland M. and Kingdon, David (2004) No association between akathisia or Parkinsonism and suicidality in treatment-resistant schizophrenia Journal of Psychopharmacology, 18, (3), pp. 384-387. (doi:10.1177/026988110401800309).

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Akathisia and drug-induced Parkinsonism have traditionally been associated with depression and suicidality based on case study evidence. In this subanatysis, patients with treatment resistant schizophrenia were rated on the Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Scale, Barnes Akathisia Scale and Simpson-Angus extrapyramidal side-effect scale at two time points (n = 86 at first assessment; n = 67 at second assessment). At no time point was there any significant relationship between akathisia and depression/suicidality or distress associated with akathisia and Parkinsonism with suicidality. These preliminary findings warrant further investigation.

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Published date: 2004
Keywords: akathisia, extrapyramidal sideeffects, risk, patients, drug-induced akathisia, treatment, time, scale, depression, resistant, suicide, London, drug-induced parkinsonism, England, therapy, schizophrenia


Local EPrints ID: 61810
ISSN: 0269-8811
PURE UUID: 810b2427-662f-4573-8e3c-9e6be2b904c2

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Date deposited: 05 Sep 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:21

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Author: Lars Hansen
Author: Roland M. Jones
Author: David Kingdon

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