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Is psychomotor agitation different from psychomotor retardation?

Is psychomotor agitation different from psychomotor retardation?

Yes: Psychomotor agitation refers to purposeless and restless activity. The person may need to pace around the room, even if he or she wants to rest or sit down. Psychomotor retardation refers to a generalized slowing of psychological and physical activity. ...Read more

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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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What is psychomotor retardation?

Psychomotor retardation: It is generalized slowing of psychological and physical activity, frequently occurring as a symptom of severe depression, although psychomotor retardation can occur in many conditions. ...Read more

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Can dementia cause hallucinations or visual disturbances?

Can dementia cause hallucinations or visual disturbances?

Not exactly: Hallucinations or visual disturbances aren't symptoms of dementia, per se. However, patients with dementia may experience hallucinations or delusions if a delirium or other cause of these symptoms is superimposed on the dementia. Delirium develops over a short period of time (usually hours to days) and tends to fluctuate throughout the day. Patients with delirium often respond well to treatment. ...Read more

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Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Complex migraine: Migraine auras not only can cause visual issues but also numbness, tingling, and difficulty with speech. The cognitive issues can be entitled "dysphrenia hemicrania transitoria". All may be best treated by a preventative agent. ...Read more

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What is psychomotor retardation in an adult with Paranoid Schizophrenia and Depression mean? Does it mean Schizophrenia with Mental Retardation?

Psychomotor: Psychomotor retardation or impairment is the visible slowing of physical activity such as movement or speech. Psychomotor retardation can be seen in many mental health disorders including schizophrenia and depression. It is not to be confused with mental retardation which is intellectual disability or cognitive impairment. ...Read more

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Can high dose of opioid cause amnesia or memory impairment?

Can high dose of opioid cause amnesia or memory impairment?

Yes: A high dose typically impairs all mental functions, including memory. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia causes confusion or agitation?

No, if its only STD: Chlamydia is sexually transmitted disease restricted to genital areas or in females may spread to uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. It dose not cause confusion and agitation unless it goes in to brain which is unlikely. ...Read more

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Can hypomania or mania occur without decreased sleep?

Can hypomania or mania occur without decreased sleep?

Yes: While decreased sleep is a very typical symptom of (hypo) mania no single symptom is absolutely required of the state. ...Read more

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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Thyroid or Dep.?: Could be either, depending on results of thyroid testing & presence of neurovegetative symptoms. ...Read more

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Mental retardation incidence in us--up or down?

Mental retardation incidence in us--up or down?

Unchanged: Mr is relatively constant, partly because it is defined as a percentage of the population. One big change that has occurred over the past 10-15 years, though, is that many previously labeled as severe or profound mr now are called autistic. Mr is a less popular term--enough so that there the term is being dropped in favor of intellectual disability. ...Read more

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What is mental impairment vs retardation?

What is mental impairment vs retardation?

Mental: Impairment could mean mental illness impairing such abilities as cognition/reality testing/social functioning/self care. Retardation is low iq. ...Read more

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How psychomotor retardation and attention impairment in disorders like MDD and ADHD are quantified with psychometric tests or by other means?

How psychomotor retardation and attention impairment in disorders like MDD and ADHD are quantified with psychometric tests or by other means?

Neuropsychologists: measure cognitive function, ADHD, etc. If one is in available in your geographic area consider consulting one on line via HealthTap or a similar organization. Peace and good health. They also provide strategies for work w/neurological and learning issues. ...Read more

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Is tegretol or lamictal associated with strange suicidal thoughts?

Is tegretol or lamictal associated with strange suicidal thoughts?

Occasionally, yes: Suicidal thoughts do sometimes occur with each of these medications. Whether they are caused by the medications or are associated with the conditions they are treating is unclear. What is important is that if you are experiencing them, you do need discuss them with the person who prescribed the medicines at your first opportunity, and you should feel comfortable s/he is addressing the concern. ...Read more

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What is psychomotor skill retardation?

What is psychomotor skill retardation?

Slowing Down: This is a slowing down of your motor responses like your eye-hand coordination or the general movement of your limbs and reflex responses, for example, like hitting the brakes quickly enough in your car to avoid an accident. Psychomotor retardation can be a symptom of depression, and can also occur in response to certain drugs and medications or medical conditions. ...Read more

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Are there medications against irritability, restlessness and nervousness without cognitive impairment?

Are there medications against irritability, restlessness and nervousness without cognitive impairment?

Good psychotherapy: Good psychotherapy can help w/ skills to avoid or manage those things and rather than hurt cognitive function - it can improve that too! Try it before drugs and you can always add them if needed. ...Read more

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Does Paroxetine causes permanent slow cognition, loss of alertness and attention?

Does Paroxetine causes permanent slow cognition, loss of alertness and attention?

Not permanent: The side effects of Paxil, (paroxetine) as with many SSRI antidepressants can cause slower cognition, and loss of alertness and attention, however, these side effects should go away, or dissipate when the drug is stopped, with a few weeks. Since depression can also cause these symptoms, I would be careful blaming this on the drug if it hasn't been taken for at least 4-6 weeks regularly ...Read more

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Psychomotor (Definition)

Correlation between cognitive functions & physical movement, can ...Read more