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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