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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
Strange logic: Disordered thinking refers to thinking that does not follow the typical pattern. There are some extreme examples. Derailment is when I am talking about subject x and then i switch with no transition to subject y. Word salad is where words come out that have no apparent relationship to each other. Tangentiality is where ideas have some relationship, but a very loose one - airplanes and space. ...Read more
Consciousness: Consciousness = awareness; this can be at different levels. Alert: fully conscious and aware of their environment. Drowsy/lethargic: awake, but fatigued & can fall asleep easily if not stimulated. Obtunded: even less alertness, with decreased responsiveness and interest in their environment. Stupor: not responsive except to vigorous stimulation. Coma: not arousable at all. ...Read more
Slowing down: Psychomotor retardation is a phenomenon probably most commonly seen in depression and schizophrenia. It literally refers to a phenomenon where individuals with one of these disorders experience a marked slowing in thinking process and movement. It is a symptom of the disorder and improves with effect treatment. ...Read more
Psychiatric illness: There are too many examples to enumerate. Psychiatric illness manifests itself as producing considerable distress in the person's life, and hindering his or her performance in the educational, laboral or social areas of functioning. It is necessary to reach a diagnosis of the illness in order to treat it, done by primary care or general physicians, or psychiatrists and mental health workers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Harming self: Warning signs for suicide include thinking and talking about it, talking about reuniting with a dead loved one, giving away possessions, talking about dying, hopelessness, severe depression, isolation and withdrawal. Suicidal tendencies would include engaging in high risk behavior with little regard for one's own safety: drinking and driving, excessive drug use, reckless driving, etc. ...Read more
Many types: There are many types of drugs that are used to treat the symptoms of parksinson's disease. The mainstay of treatment are the dopaminergic medications include Levodopa (in various combinations) and the Dopamine agonists (e.g., rasagiline, ropinirole, etc). Other medications such as anticholinergics are to treat other manifestations of the disease. See: www.Parkinsons.Org & www.Michaeljfox.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression symptoms: Depression symptoms usually include feeling sad or having a lack of feelings as well as a combination of some of the following: change in sleep, guilty thoughts, low energy, low concentration, change in appetite, physical slowing or heaviness, thoughts about death, anxiety, difficulty functioning.If you are having any of these symptoms, call your primary care md/provider for evaluation ; treatment. ...Read more
Several Classes: Fluoxetine, Sertraline,fluoxamine, paroxetine, velafaxine, escitqalopram ,Mirtazapine, Desyre-Trazadone, Bupropion, citaloprm, duloxetine, clomipramine, atometine other SSRIa and SNRIs. Tricyclic Antidepressants- Imipramine, amytriptyline, nortripyline, desipraminme. clomipramine, MAO inhibitors-phenelzine, tranylcypromin ./ ...Read more
Execve functioning: For a diagnosis of dementia [alzheimers dease, for example] there needs to also be poor executive functioning. This is the part of our thinking from the most developed pars of our brain, the frontal and pre-frontal cortex. Problems here show up as issues with poor decision making, poor impulse control, difficult with executive tasks such as balancing a checkbook. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Actually suicidal: thoughts are one of the symptoms of depression. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, speak to a psychologist or psychiatrist ASAP. They can help you or them deal with the underlying depression. A combination of medication and psychotherapy can help prevent the suicidal thoughts and/or actions which could end a life unnecessarily. ...Read more
Depression : Depression has a wide range of symptoms from sadness, decreased interest/loss of pleasure in daily activities, sleep or weight changes, feelings of worthlessness, fatigue, loss of energy. The main distinguishing factor for major depression is if it significantly impacts your daily life (and generally has lasted > 2 weeks). If you're experiencing these symptoms, talk your doctor. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Examples: Abilify/aripiprazole, Zyprexa/olanzapine, Seroquel/quetiapine, Geodon/ziprasidone, Risperdal/risperidone, Latuda/lurasidone, Invega/paliperidone, Haldol/haloperidol, Thorazine/chlorpromazine, Saphris/asenapine, Clozaril/clozapine, Trilafon/perphenazine, Stelazine/trifluoperazine, Prolixin/fluphenazine. There are many others but these are some examples. ...Read more
Depression/dementia: The true symptoms of each should be distinguishable ie dementia with recent memory decline etc. Depression can come up with many symptoms ie fatigue, sadness, insomnia, etc. Either condition can make the other worse. Ie pseudo dementia can be clearly aggravated by depression and treatment of the depression may make the memory issue better. ...Read more
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