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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

Psychomotor (Definition)

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