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Dr. Alan Ali
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Agitation (Overview)

Agitation can be demonstrated emotionally or physically. Agitation is an expression of emotion that is a little less than anger but a little more than mildly irritated. One may become agitated quickly. In this case it can be problematic and one might need help with anger management.


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What can cause agitation and rage for no reason?

What can cause agitation and rage for no reason?

Mood swing: It can be caused by personality d/o, bad/o. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
433 Doctors shared insights

Agitation (Overview)

Agitation can be demonstrated emotionally or physically. Agitation is an expression of emotion that is a little less than anger but a little more than mildly irritated. One may become agitated quickly. In this case it can be problematic and one might need help with anger management.


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What does "valium 5mg IV q2h prn agitation" mean?

What does "valium 5mg IV q2h prn agitation" mean?

IV Valium: Valium is a benzodiazepine medicine which can calm anxiety and agitation. "iv" denotes giving it intravenously -- I assume this patient is in the hospital or other medical unit. In this case, the person may be given 5mg of valium IV every 2 hours if agitated -- but the "prn" means it's only used "as needed" rather than around the clock. ...Read more

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What is recomended to treat agitation in alzhiemer?

What is recomended to treat agitation in alzhiemer?

Eval 1st -- and then: I agree with my colleagues about the need to investigate treatable causes of agitation & delirium in someone with alzheimer's. However, if all is medically well and the person is still agitated, some research shows that aromatherapy with lemon balm oil (melissa officinalis) may help. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12143909 in my experience, oil of lavender also. ...Read more

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How do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease? I experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.

How do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease? I experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.

Therapy &/or meds: You may beenfit from therapy, as well as prescription medication to help with all your symptoms as described, which are unfortuantley common with thyroid disorders. Usually, as your graves condition itself is treated, the emotional aspects should hopefullly start to show some sings of improving too. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could happen if I do not get my sciatic nerve treated? My doctor said I have agitated my sciatic nerve. What is the worse that could happen?

What could happen if I do not get my sciatic nerve treated? My doctor said I have agitated my sciatic nerve. What is the worse that could happen?

Depends on cause: sciatica can be caused by a pinched nerve in your lower back due to a disc hernation, or a pinched sciatic nerve in your buttocks due to a muscle. How I advise you depends on what the cause of your sciatica is. ...Read more

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What's "verbal agitation"?

What's "verbal agitation"?

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). ...Read more

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Help can citalopram be used as treatment towards agitation in Alzheimer's disease?

Yes.: Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant of the SSRI group have shown to help with the agitation especially with the "sundowning" phenomena in dementia. Individuals with dementia have depression and anxiety especially during the early stages and they get worse towards evening when the sun sets and it gets dark. ...Read more

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Do you suggest bdz (lorazepam) to cure insomnia in a person in ipomaniacal phase? Does he risk paradox effect (agitation)? Thanks

Do you suggest bdz (lorazepam) to cure insomnia in a person in ipomaniacal phase? Does he risk paradox effect (agitation)? Thanks

See a psychiatrist.: You could not cure insomnia with any drug. Insomnia is a symptom and you need to find out the root cause of insomnia to treat it. I am not sure what ipomaniacal phase means. Do you mean hypomanic state? It is a state of mind that is less severe than manic state and insomnia is often a symptom. Lorazepam would help but some people have paradoxical effects. Please see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of restless leg syndrome?

How can I get rid of restless leg syndrome?

See your provider.: Make sure you don't have low iron. There are medications which can help. ...Read more

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What Drug. Wii workAs. We'll As. Serax. For. Anxiety. Agitation?

What Drug. Wii workAs. We'll As. Serax. For. Anxiety. Agitation?

Ask your doctor: Who knows your history, is class of medications is not recommended for people 65 and over and you are within a year of this age. T ...Read more

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My doctor suspect I have cushings and has gave me 1 dexamethasone to take to test for it. Will the pill increase my anxiety/agitation toniteI'm scared?

My doctor suspect I have cushings and has gave me 1 dexamethasone to take to test for it. Will the pill increase my anxiety/agitation toniteI'm scared?

Not likely: You may have anxiety from the Cushing syndrome. A dexamethasone pill should not significantly increase that anxiety. Do not be afraid. Call your doctor and let him or her know how you feel. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from feeling agitated and bitter and moody?

How can I prevent myself from feeling agitated and bitter and moody?

See Below: Are these new sx or something you've experienced before? Have you talked to your primary care physician to rule out any physical causes for your behaviors? You can work toward figuring out situations that are causing you be mood, agitated and bitter. Watch how your body reacts to the stress, monitor your thoughts. Find a therapist to help you guide through the process. ...Read more

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How can you avoid restless leg syndrome?

How can you avoid restless leg syndrome?

Avoid triggers: If you have rls, avoid triggers both medically and medications. Avoid stimulants (nicotine, caffeine, etc) and if you have medical condition that makes it worse - treat it (i.e. Iron deficiency, thyroid problems, vit b/folate deficiencies). ...Read more

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Over a year now my 13 year old son gets severe migraines with agitation, nausea, abdominal pain, low BP, and lethargy. Help?

Over a year now my 13 year old son gets severe migraines with agitation, nausea, abdominal pain, low BP, and lethargy. Help?

Get help.: He seems to have a real problem. Please take him to his doctor who will refer you to a neurologist and give him a thorough work-up so that other medical problems won't be missed and get some help for this poor child. ...Read more

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Wat 2 do n y? I get mild h/a around left eye n temporal, tingling of l hand, orthostatic hypo, w agitation n loss of concentra. Recom ct/neurogist?

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Neurology: Recommend neurologist to run nerve conduction tests and other workup depending on initial findings from neurological exam. ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

On occasion: But more often is sporadic without family history. May be related to problems with iron metabolism. ...Read more

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What's "verbal agitation"?

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). ...Read more

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How to deal with agitation?

Depends: This depends on what is causing the agitation. ...Read more

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What the symptoms of agitation?

What the symptoms of agitation?

Agitation: Can manifest in physical restlessness (can't sit still), inability to concentrate, not staying on topic. And the like. Clinical psychologist or your doc can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Agitation?

What is the definition or description of: Agitation?

Agitation: Agitation can be demonstrated emotionally or physically. Agitation is an expression of emotion that is a little less than anger but a little more than mildly irritated. One may become agitated quickly. In this case it can be problematic and one might need help with anger management. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop a constant feeling of hyperalertness and agitation?

Is there a way to stop a constant feeling of hyperalertness and agitation?

Yes: This is likely paranoia. Paranoia is an irrational or delusional perception "fear" of the feelings and intentions of others. Someone who is paranoid misinterprets every thing around them to come to the conclusion that someone or something is going to harm them in some way. ...Read more

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What are some examples of psychomotor agitation?

Restlessness: Psychomotor agitation, which is common in depression, mania, and schizophrenia, refers to difficulties "staying still, " either mentally, with thoughts bouncing around all over the place, or physically, with restlessness and a sense of constantly needing to be on the move. Unfortunately, some medications used to treat these disorders also can cause similar symptoms, so monitoring is essential. ...Read more

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What can cause agitation and rage for no reason?

Mood swing: It can be caused by personality d/o, bad/o. ...Read more

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What does "valium 5mg IV q2h prn agitation" mean?

IV Valium: Valium is a benzodiazepine medicine which can calm anxiety and agitation. "iv" denotes giving it intravenously -- I assume this patient is in the hospital or other medical unit. In this case, the person may be given 5mg of valium IV every 2 hours if agitated -- but the "prn" means it's only used "as needed" rather than around the clock. ...Read more

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What is recomended to treat agitation in alzhiemer?

Eval 1st -- and then: I agree with my colleagues about the need to investigate treatable causes of agitation & delirium in someone with alzheimer's. However, if all is medically well and the person is still agitated, some research shows that aromatherapy with lemon balm oil (melissa officinalis) may help. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12143909 in my experience, oil of lavender also. ...Read more

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What's the difference between agitation and akathisia?

What's the difference between agitation and akathisia?

Defining: Agitation refers to an emotional state of excitement or restlessness. Akathesia is a state of physical/motor restlessness, an urge to move about constantly, an inability to sit still. It is caused by certain medications and can be confused with emotional agitation. ...Read more

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Are there any foods out there that help you relax from irritation and agitation?

Are there any foods out there that help you relax from irritation and agitation?

Yes!: Comfort foods that boost serotonin in the system. Think bland and it can help you relax. Avoid spicy or citric like tomatoes. Nothing too heavy. Think milk for instances. There is a reason that babies love it so much! Also, small portions on a frequent basis. Exercise helps to relax as wlel as digest. ...Read more

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Whole body agitation and restlessness for the past coupel of nights. Anything you recommend?

Many possibilities: I would first look at any changes in diet or any new medications. Are you drinking caffeinated drinks later? Some allergy meds are stimulating. IAlso, think about what has been happening in your life in the past few days and whether there is anything coming up that is either really exciting or worrisome. Both could lead to agitation. If none of these possibilities apply, speak with your doc. ...Read more

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My husband is suffering from pyscomotor agitation and retardation. What is the reason for this?

My husband is suffering from pyscomotor agitation and retardation. What is the reason for this?

Psychomotor changes: This is hard to answer with so little info. Of course mood swings cause psychomotor changes, but there are many medical issues that should be ruled out. I would have a pcp do a medical exam and rule out medical issues. Then refer to a psychiatrist if it appears to be mood swings. ...Read more