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Doctor insights on: Physical Agitation

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Agitation (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is restless leg syndrome a psychological problem or a sign of a physical ailment?

Is restless leg syndrome a psychological problem or a sign of a physical ailment?

Physical: The cause of restless leg syndrome is not completely understood, but we do know that iron and Dopamine can be involved. Psychological issues like anxiety can aggravate it. ...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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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 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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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