psychomotor retardation

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delay; hindrance; delayed development.
mental retardation subnormal general intellectual development, associated with impairment of either learning and social adjustment, maturation, or both; see also mental retardation.
psychomotor retardation a generalized slowing of physical and emotional reaction, such as that seen in major depression and in catatonic schizophrenia.

psy·cho·mo·tor re·tar·da·tion

slowed psychic activity or motor activity, or both.

psychomotor retardation

a generalized slowing of motor activity related to a state of severe depression or dementia.

psychomotor retardation

Psychiatry A generalized slowing of physical reactions–eg, eye-blinking, common in depression

Psychomotor retardation

Slowed mental and physical processes characteristic of a bipolar depressive episode.
Mentioned in: Bipolar Disorder
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Children exposed in utero to even low doses of mercury can develop a range of more serious problems--from psychomotor retardation (including delays in speech or walking) to birth defects involving severe brain damage.
She has poor recall, difficulty concentrating, and psychomotor retardation.
Severe congenital toxoplasmosis can result in hydrocephalus, retinochoroiditis that affects vision, microcephalus, seizures, hepatosplenomegaly, icterus, psychomotor retardation, and other sequelae (3).
It leads to a wide spectrum of manifestations ranging from acute manifestations in the neonatal period to progressive psychomotor retardation and deafness manifesting after infancy.
Psychomotor retardation was found in 78 subjects (87%) as a result of examination performed by the Denver developmental screening test.
Adolescents aged 12 to 17 with depression may have sleep or eating disorders, impulsive behaviors, delusions, suicidal ideation, decreased energy and psychomotor retardation, or decreased functioning in all aspects of their lives.
Increase of IL-1 was found parallel to high levels of S100 protein in 3 patients (10%) with psychomotor retardation.
Auditory and visual hallucinadons, flat affect, thought blocking, alogia, suicidal ideation, insomnia, psychomotor retardation, agitation, and anxiety also were noted in the group.
Depressed mood, suicidal ideation, and psychomotor retardation are the least common residual symptoms of treatment of major depressive disorder.
The primary end points of the study were death and severe neurologic sequelae, including blindness, profound hearing loss, quadriparesis or quadriplegia, hydrocephalus requiring placement of a shunt, and/or severe psychomotor retardation.