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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Depression can, however, be related to bereavement - when depression follows a loss, psychologists call it a "complicated bereavement." Signs and symptoms Symptoms of depression can include: depressed mood reduced interest or pleasure in activities previously enjoyed, loss of sexual desire unintentional weight loss (without dieting) or low appetite insomnia (difficulty sleeping) or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) psychomotor agitation, for example, restlessness, pacing up and down delayed psychomotor skills, for example, slowed movement and speech fatigue or loss of energy feelings of worthlessness or guilt impaired ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or attempt at suicide.
Also known as agitated delirium, it is a condition that presents with psychomotor agitation and may be accompanied by attempts at violence, unexpected strength, and very high body temperature.
In the subsequent 3 days, temporally related to a progressive rise in pressure values (stabilized around 130/80 with regular heart rate), and with no changes in psychopharmacological treatments, the patient showed a marked improvement, with reduction of psychomotor agitation and normalization of behaviour.
She presented with personality alteration, psychomotor agitation, elevated mood, incongruous affect, ideoaffective discordance, and tangential, noninformative, and logorrheic speech as well as slightly decreased judgement.
According to DSM V diagnostic criteria for depression, the presence of five or more symptoms of the following for two weeks, such as depressed mood most of the day, evidently reduced pleasure in all activities, weight loss or weight gain and decrease or increase in appetite, insomnia or hypersomnia, psychomotor agitation or retardation, fatigue or loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt, diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness and recurrent thoughts of death.
Behavioural changes such as apathy, verbal and food refusal, episodes of psychomotor agitation precede akinesia, rigidity and high temperature.
A widespread sequence of possible diagnoses may underlie psychomotor agitation after TBI, such as anxiety, nonakathisia antipsychotic dysphoria, agitation secondary to psychotic symptoms, mania, drug-withdrawal states, organic disorders (e.g., delirium, hypoglycemia, encephalitis lethargica, epilepsy, endocrine dysfunction, pain), agitation related to affective disorders, neurologic disorders (e.g., Parkinson disease, Huntington disease), tardive dyskinesia (commonly coexists with akathisia), myoclonus, acute dystonia, and tremor [7,14-16].
Additionally, the symptoms of grandiosity, distractibility, psychomotor agitation, and his thoughtless behaviors with gratifying a need to engage in pleasurable activity, all lead evaluations toward an alternative diagnosis of a manic episode, and consequently a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
"They also fluctuate with psychomotor agitation being the most persistent.
She was thin, disheveled, and had poor psychomotor agitation. When attempts to calm her failed, Dr.
He displayed psychomotor agitation, confusion, flushed and warmed skin, urinary retention, dry mouth and dilated pupils within 3 hours of ingesting of a plant, Atropa belladonna, which has been used as a traditional folk remedy for relieving peptic ulcer disease.