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Akathisia: a life-threatening side effect of a common medication
  1. Hui M Cheng,
  2. Jae H Park,
  3. David Hernstadt
  1. Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jae H Park, parja731{at}


The authors describe the case of a 38-year-old man with a history of schizoaffective disorder, who attempted suicide following the recent starting of a neuroleptic agent that resulted in the development of intolerable akathisia. He survived the attempt, and following changes in his medications the akathisia resolved with no further suicidal ideation.

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