Why has akathisia not been made a form of torture?

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beneficii
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15 Dec 2014, 3:02 am

As anyone who has taken antipsychotics before and suffered the symptoms of an internal, dysphoric restlessness, like a worm turning round and round inside your body, may attest, akathisia is pure torture. It would seem useful to me to employ it as a form of torture, the deliberate inducement of akathisia. Keep trying antipsychotics until you get to one that causes your victim restlessness and then keep giving it to them.


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17 Dec 2014, 5:33 am

If you're getting akathesia, you need to get off whatever medication is causing it as safely and quickly as possible. I had it, and yes, it's absolute torture.