psychomotor retardation


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retardation

 [re″tahr-da´shun]
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.
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psy·cho·mo·tor re·tar·da·tion

slowed psychic activity or motor activity, or both.
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psychomotor retardation

Psychiatry A generalized slowing of physical reactions–eg, eye-blinking, common in depression
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Psychomotor retardation

Slowed mental and physical processes characteristic of a bipolar depressive episode.
Mentioned in: Bipolar Disorder
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In the present study, psychomotor retardation and anxiety as a predominant clinical feature in persons with BID and MDD, respectively, again consistent with the previous study of Parker et al.
This study thus suggests that it may be helpful for hospitalized patients with major depressive disorder to receive psychosocial intervention as early as possible during the hospitalization as such interventions may reduce psychomotor retardation and thereby foster increased insight which may improve treatment adherence after discharge and improve longer term clinical outcomes.
Echopraxia (ie, mimicking another's movements) Source: Reference 10 Table 2 Adverse effects of synthetic cannabinoids Category of symptom Adverse effects General symptoms Tremor, blurred vision, dizziness, insomnia, sedation, combativeness, psychomotor retardation Mood disturbance Depression, euphoria, irritability Psychosis Prolonged episodes, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, thought blocking, blunted affect, alogia, catatonia Anxiety symptoms General anxiety, panic attacks Cognitive effects Memory impairment
It is a mitochondrial encephalomyelopathy characterized by psychomotor retardation, feeding difficulty, seizure, hypotonia, respiratory disorders and high lactic acid levels in the early suckling period.6 Generally, this disease is progressive and results in death within a few years.7 In laboratory examinations the blood tests may display abnormal oxidative metabolism or organ dysfunction.
In the group of patients with psychomotor retardation 4.8-time higher increase in the serum S100 concentrations as compared with the one in the control group newborns and infants was found, while in examinees with psycho-speech disorder they were 4.2 times higher than those in the control group.
She was slightly obtunded with raised blood pressure (166/115 mmHg) and sinus tachycardia (130 bpm), apyrexial, and had mild psychomotor retardation and blindness with no light perception in either eye.
Auditory and visual hallucinations, flat affect, thought-blocking, alogia, suicidal ideation, insomnia, psychomotor retardation, agitation, and anxiety also were noted.
"Paraplegia; retinal detachement; SLE (Lupus); foreign body in vitreous; subluxated lens; chronic severe febrile anemia; fever(s) of unknown origin (FUO); traumatic macular hole; psychomotor retardation; anemia; suspected abdominal abnormal vascular pressure; suspected chronic intestinal disease; psedoarthrosis (non-union of fractured bones) - arms, hand; infected plate - hip; deformation of cornea; recurrent dislocation of shoulder; lumbar discopathy; opacity of vitreous; (and) malformation of urinary tract."
It clearly demonstrated the presence of psychomotor retardation in the HIV-positive subjects, as has been reported by others.
Another instrument was Depression Scale (CES-D) with 20 items, developed in the Centre for Epidemiologic Studies and designed by Radloff (1977) to measure depressive symptoms, including depressive mood, feelings of guilt and worthlessness, psychomotor retardation, loss of appetite and sleep disturbance.
She had psychomotor retardation and hepatomegaly, associated with cutaneous lesions (erythematous-descamative lesions in her elbows and knees), with diagnosis of Psoriasis.
The syndrome was first described in 1930 by Mencarelli, and its association with other facial defects and psychomotor retardation was established in 1961 (3).