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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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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 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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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

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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

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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. Some meds like aripiprazole can be used for mania, depression, and maintinence. Increased antidepressant dosing indicated Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Psychomotor (Definition)

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