psychomotor agitation


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psychomotor agitation

Psychiatry Physical and emotional overactivity in response to internal and/or external stimuli, as in hypomania

Patient discussion about psychomotor agitation

Q. i have restless legs at night . could someone help me with what meds i should take

A. I suffered badly from RLS for several years. I then went to see a Neurologist about it. He prescribed a medication for the RLS, and within days the problem was gone. The sense of relief was amazing. However, one has to take the medicine all the time - if I forget to take mine, then the symptoms come back. Nevertheless, it is great to be completely free of the problem !

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These include supporting the premise for familiar or individualised music reducing agitation more than other music selections (Casby & Holm, 1994; Gerdner, 1998), and similarities with some behaviours, including PABs, PNABs and psychomotor agitation (Brotons & Pickett-Cooper, 1996; Clarke et al.