Top
30
Doctor insights on: What Are Some Examples Of Psychomotor Agitation

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Alan Ali
433 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
What does psychomotor agitation look like in a bipolar person?

What does psychomotor agitation look like in a bipolar person?

Restlessness: Examples include excessive and unnecessary movements such as fidgeting, pacing, tapping, jogging of the leg while sitting, rearranging or fiddling with objects. ...Read more

5

5
Hi, I have bipolar and I am on medications. I am on many of them. I experienced psychomotor agitation today.?

Hi, I have bipolar and I am on medications. I am on many of them. I experienced psychomotor agitation today.?

See psychiatry: If you are on several medications you may be on a mood stabilizer, antipsychotic, and antidepressant that does not cause rapid cycling. During the course of treatment if you have insight, as you do, speak with your psychiatrist and the appropriate component can be increased. Studies show increase in atypical antipsychotic combined with divaloprex sodium helpful for psychomotor agitation. See MD. ...Read more

6

6
When you first begin ssri's, do you experience sleep disturbances and psychomotor agitation?

When you first begin ssri's, do you experience sleep disturbances and psychomotor agitation?

Sometimes: It can be a side effect an a reason to move on to another medication. You should call the doctor and discuss the problem. Most people do not experience that problem. ...Read more

7

7
Agitation and restless legs after general anaesthetic?

Agitation and restless legs after general anaesthetic?

RLS: You are on a number of drugs that play into this situation. The flecanide is a troublesome drug at times. I would also want to know about your electrolytes. Potassium is an important salt in this venue. Even swings within a 'normal' range can exacerbate RLS. Lastly, I would also review what anti-nausea drugs you were given. Rather than RLS you may have a side effect to a drug like compazine (prochlorperazine). ...Read more

8

8
I've been very agitated, forgetful, frustrated, and restless. What can cause these behavior changes? Can I take something?

I've been very agitated, forgetful, frustrated, and restless. What can cause these behavior changes? Can I take something?

See below: Are these new sx or something you've experienced before? In any case, it's always a good idea to discuss these sx with your primary care doctor and to get a physical workup for you Sx to figure out what's happening. Good luck! ...Read more

9

9
If a patience is agitated and restless while coming out of anesthesia after surgery. Is it safe to sedate and keep sedated for days?

If a patience is agitated and restless while coming out of anesthesia after surgery. Is it safe to sedate and keep sedated for days?

Out of anesthesia.: It's not unusual for someone to react this way coming out of anesthesia, but it should only last a couple of minutes. Sedating someone for days would not be appropriate. ...Read more

10

10
How can I make ER doctors understand I can't sleep im restless agitated going threw withdrwal from opiates strong opiates. How can I get ambian.

How can I make ER doctors understand I can't sleep im restless agitated going threw withdrwal from opiates strong opiates. How can I get ambian.

Opioid withdrawal: Honesty is always the best policy when speaking to your physician. AND you should be speaking to your physician not an ER doc if you can help it. Your doc can help you best, but most ED's will prescribe some combo of meds for opioid withdrawal. Good news - withdrawal does not last for too long. ...Read more

11

11
Mood swings, violent thoughts toward myself/others, easily irritated/agitated, restless/exhausted, racing thoughts, can't focus, depressed. Help?

Mood swings, violent thoughts toward myself/others, easily irritated/agitated, restless/exhausted, racing thoughts, can't focus, depressed. Help?

Clearly: This is not something that can be handled online. Your medications are not helping enough, and you need to see a psychiatrist asap for complete evaluation and treatment. If currently having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of violence towards others, please go to an emergency room for evaluation. Please get a friend or family member to drive you, or call 911. ...Read more

12

12
How to cure restless legsy?

How to cure restless legsy?

Find the cause first: Primary RLS is often has a genetic component and thus can't be cured, but can be treated.
Secondary rls: often due to deficiency of foate, magnesium, b12, iron, or diabete, neuropathy, lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren syndrome, urnemia/severe kidney disease, or amyloidosis. Thus treating these conditions generally resolves the symptoms of rls.
Thus, consult doc first to eval.
Good luck. ...Read more

13

13
How to lessen restless leg?

How to lessen restless leg?

RLS: Treatment of RLS depends on the cause, iron deficiency can be an etiology for the majority of cases and giving iron will lessen the symptoms, on the other hand low Dopamine can leads to RLS and giving medications increases Dopamine will improve the problem. ...Read more

14

14
What is restless foot syndrome?

What is restless foot syndrome?

Restless foot: This is a feeling of discomfort and a compulsion to move the foot. It is usually caused by neurotransmitter imbalance that causes nerve and muscle irritation. It is disturbing to sleep cycles and can affect normal foot function. ...Read more

15

15
What can be done for restless leg?

What can be done for restless leg?

Several things: Several underlying causes need to be searched for and treated such as iron and vitamin deficiency, renal disease and peripheral neuropathy. In "idiopathic" rls, several drugs can help with the symptoms such as Dopamine agonists, dopa, and gabapentin, small doses of benzodiazepines. Your doctor will choose the most appropriate drug for you. In general, this condition responds well to treatment. ...Read more

16

16
Does fexiral help with restless leg?

Does fexiral help with restless leg?

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?: If this is the drug you are referring to the answer is no. There are medications that treat rls, RLS should be diagnosed by your physician - mostly on the history of your symptoms. The symptoms can vary significantly, many kinds of pain are described, and treatment is usually effective but occasionally the disease may be recalcitrant. ...Read more

17

17
What foods cause nightmares and restless sleep?

What foods cause nightmares and restless sleep?

Fragmentation: Quite a few things can cause the above. There are a number of sleep disorders that will trigger the above. In general if everything with sleep is otherwise good, fragmentation for any cause (pain, caffeine/medications, light, change of pattern) will go on to cause more nightmares/restlessness. Hydrate and practice good sleep hygiene (www. Sleepfoundation. Org). Seek help if persistent. ...Read more

18

18
How come I have restless sleep after exercising?

How come I have restless sleep after exercising?

Muscle soreness: I agree to avoid exercise within 2-3 hrs of bedtime. You may also benefit by supplementing with 1, 000-2, 000 mg of glutamine or an Amino Acid recovery supplement after you exercise to help with soreness and cramps. ...Read more

19

19
How do you know if you have restless leg syndrom?

How do you know if you have restless leg syndrom?

RLS: Rls is a disorder caused by low dopamine, in order to say that someone has rls, you should have the followings: 1- unpleasant leg sensation, 2- motor restlessness, urge to move legs, 3- symptom is more at rest, 4- it is worse in the evening or at night.
Rls can be the cause of sleep onset insomnia. ...Read more

20

20
Slight heaviness in left arm plus feeling restless?

Slight heaviness in left arm plus feeling restless?

Anxiety?: These might be symptoms of anxiety. if concerned or the symptoms persist consult a doctor. ...Read more

21

21
Besides burping, what can I do to feed my restless baby?

Besides burping, what can I do to feed my restless baby?

Natural Soothing: Chamomile is soothing, calming. Make an herbal tea with chamomile: steep 1 teaspoon chamomile in 1 cup hot water for 10 minutes; strain, cool; 1 ounce every few hrs for soothing effect. Also consider aromatherapy: calming, soothing essential oils are lavender, chamomile, and lemon balm. 2-3 drops in a steam vaporizer water for soothing effect. Caution: keep infants and toddlers away from steamer! ...Read more

22

22
Warm feet make me feel ill/restless. How do I stop this?

Warm feet make me feel ill/restless. How do I stop this?

Warm Feet: This is the first time I hear about this problem. It is interesting to know about your experiences of being warm, and if this relates to a sexual trauma of any kind. Being anxious at times creates a puzzling situation in life, since we cannot know exactly what causes our fears. Maybe you can elaborate more, and talk to a therapist to see if this symptom relates to some other problems. ...Read more

23

23
Can't sleep, high altitude, really restless what do I do?

Can't sleep, high altitude, really restless what do I do?

Routine + melatonin: Many things like anxiety and change in environment can affect sleep. Try melatonin 3-6mg 1 hour before bedtime. Here are some more helpful hints! Http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2011/02/sleep-like-baby-dr-jills-twelve-tips-to. Html. ...Read more

24

24
What to do if I cannot sleep and feel extremely restless?

What to do if I cannot sleep and feel extremely restless?

Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. Peace and good health. Clinical psycholgist can help w/stress management techniques. ...Read more

25

25
Could restless body syndrome be from using muscle relaxers?

Could restless body syndrome be from using muscle relaxers?

Unlikely: You need to see a neurologist about this. There are conditions that can cause the whole body to be restless and these are best evaluated by a neurologist specializing in movement disorders. It can be caused by medications, but I don't believe that the muscle relaxers are among them. I could be wrong, however, the main thing is that you get it treated for your own sanity. It sounds dreadful. Good luc. ...Read more

26

26
What to do if I am getting restless leg in the same leg why?

RLS: Restless legs syndrome (rls) typically presents in both legs, but it can occur in one leg, or even move from one leg to another. Though, if you are having sharp, shooting, or electric pains or having other symptoms not typically seen with rls, you may want to get evaluated by a neurologist to look for other causes. Please see: https://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/rls/signs. Html. ...Read more

27

27
Why can't I sleep I just feel restless but not sleepy in bed?

Depends: Are you napping? Do you have a problem sitting in a car for long periods with the feeling that your legs want to move by themselves? Possibly you just have a lot on your mind and just have a hard time turning it off to relax. If it continues you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

28

28
Can you tell me how to make the restless leg feeling go away?

Check with PCP: Iron deficiency anemia can contributes with Restless Legs Syndrome. There are different types of medications known as Dopamine agonist used for the symptomatic treatment. Your PCP knows. You may ask
Thanks ...Read more

29

29
Are my medications causing restless sleep and abnormal dreams.

Are my medications causing restless sleep and abnormal dreams.

Some drugs do that: Need more info to further advise you. What medicines prescribed or otc drugs do you take? ...Read more

30

30
Can you have restless leg in only one leg? If so what causes it.

Yes: It's unusual but can happen. Typically when it is in one limb it is not genetic or due to iron deficiency but some sort of nerve damage. ...Read more

Psychomotor (Definition)

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