from the greek meaning without sitting.

is a syndrome characterized by unpleasant sensations of “inner” restlessness that manifests itself with an inability to sit still or remain motionless.


  • as a side effect of medications:
  • neuroleptic antipsychotics eg phenothiazines
  • antispasmodics
  • antidepressants.
  • to a lesser extent, be caused by Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonian-like syndromes.

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