Common adverse effects associated with antidepressants such as headache, nause or vomitting, sedation, insomnia and sexual dysfunction are well known; however our knowledge about the relationship between antidepressants and akathisia is limited. Akathisia is a severe side effect and it is commonly considered as a side effect of conventional antipsychotics. Recognizing akathisia is very important in terms of preventing possible suicide attempts. In this article, we aimed to present general information about akathisia and to review its relationship with antidepressant treatment.
Key words: antidepressants, akathisia, treatment