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Propranolol was reported to be effective for the treatment of restless legs syndrome (Ekbom's syndrome; Ekbom 1965), which resembles the physical movements of akathisia (Strang 1967). Later it was reported to be effective in the treatment of neuroleptic-induced akathisia (Kulik and Wilbur 1983; Lipinski et al. 1983). Subsequently, other -blockers have also been investigated for the treatment of akathisia.

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TABLE 34–2. Beta-blockers investigated in the treatment of akathisia

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