This rating scale can be very useful in systematically assessing patients to identify akathisia, assess its severity, and monitor change in the symptom.
The scale is copyrighted but is available free to clinicians as long as the appropriate citation is used. Click on the link below get a blank BARS ready for printing and use with your patients.
For information about how to assess and treat akathisia (and other side effects of psychiatric medications), check out the following link:
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