Ask the Editor: Which Antipsychotic Is Best When Patients Complain of Akathisia?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 16, Number 11 & 12, November 2018
Chris Aiken, MD
Dr. Aiken has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Akathisia is a sensation of inner restlessness so unpleasant that it independently elevates the risk of suicide. Among atypicals, quetiapine (Seroquel) has the lowest risk of akathisia, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to take.