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Low serum iron status and akathisia

Brown KW, Glen SE, White T. (1987) Lancet.  1(8544): 1234-6. 

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26 patients were studied to assess the association between iron deficiency and akathisia. 13 akathisic patients were matched with 13 non-akathisic controls.

Serum iron and percentage saturation were significantly decreased in the akathisic group, whereas total iron-binding capacity was significantly increased. A negative correlation between serum iron and akathisia rating (rs = -0.42) was also found.