i’m not sure if akathisia has to always because by meds, but i know it often or usually is. but if it was, are side effects from meds ever considered negative schizo symptoms more generally?
if the disease wasn’t due to meds, i think it might depend on if it’s a unique disorder, or if it can sometimes be caused by schizophrenia.
i also dont know if akathisia is considered a type of anxiety or is separate. i think it’s generally considered separate. if separate, then that would indicate it’s not a negative symptom.
my guess is that id it’s caused by meds, it’s not a negative symptom but a side effect. and id say akathisia could be caused by schizophrenia or it could be considered a separate disease, which depends on how it forms, if not caused by meds.
so many questions that i dont know the proper answer to.
That is a good question. Even before Thorazine there were many things that were reported that patients had. I’m not sure about akithesia but I suspect it may have been but you’d have to find some old clinical accounts of patients and whether the symptoms/behavior was present.