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What's "verbal agitation"?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Verbal agitation: Psychomotor restlessness manifested verbally, such as in bipolar illness where there is loud pressured speech.
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
2 Types: "agitated behavior" = inappropriate motor activity (both aggressive & non-aggressive) &/or inappropriate vocalizations/verbalizations.  agitated verbal behavior can be: (a) aggressive (e.g., cursing; hostile, threatening or abusive statements); or (b) non-agressive (e.g., incoherent babbing or screaming; repetitive questioning; frequent requests for attention).
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