Barnes Akathisia Scale

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The Barnes Akathisia Scale (commonly known as BAS or BARS) is a rating scale that is administered by physicians to assess the severity of drug-induced akathisia.[1] The Barnes Akathisia Scale is the most widely used rating scale for akathisia. This scale includes objective and subjective items such as the level of the patient's restlessness.

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  1. ^ Barnes TR (1989). "A rating scale for drug-induced akathisia". The British Journal of Psychiatry. 154 (5): 672–6. PMID 2574607. doi:10.1192/bjp.154.5.672. 

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