agitation


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

agitation

 [aj″ĭ-ta´shun]
extreme restlessness, as manifested in depression and other mental disorders. Called also psychomotor agitation.

agitation

Neurology A state of restless anxiety Clinical ↑ nonpurposeful motor activity, usually associated with internal tension–eg, ants in pants, fidgeting, pacing, pulling of clothes

agitation

A state of mind, usually due to anxiety or tension, which causes obvious restlessness.

Patient discussion about 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 !

More discussions about agitation
References in periodicals archive ?
Firstly, the conclusion that the current system merely fronts non-national interests that prompt corrupt politicians to monopolize the country is deemed the basis of a national agitation against it.
Assistant commissioner Mirpurkhas Ghulam Hussain Kanio along with DSP Mirpurkhas had visited the civil hospital premises and examined the ongoing agitation.
Acute agitation often manifests in people living with serious mental health conditions, such as bipolar I disorder or schizophrenia.
When that's done right, it can really dampen down a lot of agitation," he said.
We realised the agitation was legitimate that was why we zoned our ticket to the south.
Qadri said much of the nation had been left paralysed following the TLP announcement of an agitation. He said the government had surrendered and the party had acquired the Raja Zafarul Haq report.
Oromareghake, Patrick, Arisi, and Igho (2013) describe militancy as a form of agitation in Delta State and other parts of the region.
Inhaled loxapine is approved for the treatment of acute agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder.
Keywords: acute rehabilitation, agitation, traumatic brain injury
PESHAWAR -- Prominent industrialists and businessmen of Khyber Pakthunkhwa here Tuesday said continued agitation of Pakistan Tahrik-e-Insaf was massively hampering economic targets besides making negative effects on stock exchange, trade and business activities.