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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Psychomotor Retardation (Overview)

Psychomotor retardation is the slow down or inability to move different parts of the body..There are many causes but ultimately there is a disconnect between the brain and neurons to the peripheral nerves. The problem can begin with brain lesions in the cerebellum or other areas or depletion of the brain chemical Dopamine which is the cause of Parkinson's and other movement disorders


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What are the symptoms of psychomotor retardation?

What are the symptoms of psychomotor retardation?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
9 doctors shared insights

Psychomotor Retardation (Overview)

Psychomotor retardation is the slow down or inability to move different parts of the body..There are many causes but ultimately there is a disconnect between the brain and neurons to the peripheral nerves. The problem can begin with brain lesions in the cerebellum or other areas or depletion of the brain chemical Dopamine which is the cause of Parkinson's and other movement disorders


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Is there any medicine for treating psychomotor retardation?

Depends on cause: Many disorders can cause psychomotor retardation, for example, parkinson's disease, depression, schizophrenia, etc. These are all treatable diseases and are treated differently. Finding a doctor who is able to diagnose these diseases is the first step towards finding the helpful treatment. ...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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What are the symptoms of psychomotor retardation?

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

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Is there any medicine for treating psychomotor retardation?

Depends on cause: Many disorders can cause psychomotor retardation, for example, parkinson's disease, depression, schizophrenia, etc. These are all treatable diseases and are treated differently. Finding a doctor who is able to diagnose these diseases is the first step towards finding the helpful treatment. ...Read more

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Pls can you advice what psychomotor retardation is ?. Thanks

A slowing of motor: Activity seen in patients with severe depression, dementia, or psychosis with catatonic state. Eye, blinking, for example, can be slowed. Emotional reactions, also. It is not a diagnostic term to describe a person with intellectual disability & cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Psychomotor retardation?

Movement disorders: Psychomotor retardation is the slow down or inability to move different parts of the body..There are many causes but ultimately there is a disconnect between the brain and neurons to the peripheral nerves. The problem can begin with brain lesions in the cerebellum or other areas or depletion of the brain chemical Dopamine which is the cause of Parkinson's and other movement disorders ...Read more

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Do I have psychomotor retardation if I can't type fast when sleepy?

Do I have psychomotor retardation if I can't type fast when sleepy?

No: Psychomotor retardation is a very specific state that is associated with, for example, serious depression. One's thought processes and physical actions become abnormally slowed down ("retardation", an old-fashioned term). It might take 30 seconds to nanswer a question such as "what is your name?". ...Read more

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Can dysthymia ever be so severe as to involve noticeable psychomotor retardation?

Can dysthymia ever be so severe as to involve noticeable psychomotor retardation?

By definition...: ...Psychomotor retardation is the slowing down of thoughts and physical actions. If dysthymia were to become so severe as to be associated with significant psychomotor retardation, i would think rather of a major depression. But it's true that one might have pmr and not exceed the dysthymia criteria--going by the book alone. ...Read more

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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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What kind of a family support i can give to 27 year old son with psychomotor retardation due to depression?

Many ways: Love. Helping him get to appointments if he is too impaired to do that on his own. Supporting his use of counseling and psychotropic medication use. Letting him know that he is accepted regardless of having a mental health illness. I am glad that you asked. ...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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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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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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Could you explain what is psychomotor skills retardation?

Could you explain what is psychomotor skills retardation?

A sign of depression: "psychomotor retardation" refers to abnormally slowed thinking and physical movement. It is a sign of emotional depression, often when the depression is fairly severe. If there's a term "psychomotor skills retardation" i've never heard it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Psychomotor deterioration?

What is the definition or description of: Psychomotor deterioration?

Psychomotor issues: Psychomotor deterioration would be the loss of communication from the brain to peripheral nerves and muscles..Dementia, nerve damage (Sometimes the myelin which protects nerves can deteriorate), and other diseases can all be reasons for this outcome. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: psychomotor?

Psychomotor: Correlation between cognitive functions & physical movement, can be agitation or retardation. ...Read more

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Onset BP raciing thiugh, delayed psychomotor function , fuzzy thought and unable to get words out. Feels like Im disconnected from reality. Poor memor?

Onset BP raciing thiugh, delayed psychomotor function , fuzzy thought and unable to get words out. Feels like Im disconnected from reality. Poor memor?

Get a physical: This sounds like a drug experience, of the non-rx kind. I'd get a physical just to make sure (blood work,etc.). Any hx of bipolar illness? Derealization or depersonalization? Psychosis hx? Too many questons for this limited space. ...Read more

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What are some examples of psychomotor agitation?

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 are the remedies for psychomotor agitation resulting from ssri use?

What are the remedies for psychomotor agitation resulting from ssri use?

Several approaches: Just lowering the dose sometimes is enough to help; not infrequently, if needed, the dose can be raised again later without a return of the agitation. Adding a second mediction to reduce the agitation such as Ativan or Cogentin (benztropine) also can work. Or, switching to a different antidepressant may do the trick. The important thing: don't just accept the side effect but don't quit either. ...Read more

Psychomotor (Definition)

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