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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

Dr. Alan Ali
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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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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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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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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 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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Unmotivated...spend most days grazing on food...occasionally feel restless...lacking motivation and interest in things...non-ssri medication options?

Unmotivated...spend most days grazing on food...occasionally feel restless...lacking motivation and interest in things...non-ssri medication options?

Major Depression: I feel empathy for your discomfort. You deserve relief and increased functioning. Your symptoms indicate Depression and Anxiety. Due to severity of symptoms and lack of response to Behavior Therapy, it will be beneficial to have Gestalt and Insight oriented Therapy and Medication. Discuss with Psychiatrist about Effexor, (venlafaxine) Wellbutrin and Serzone. Use Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation. ...Read more

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If someone has depression & restless leg syndrome due to renal failure, what type of antidepressant is best. Dopamine agonist, ssri, benzo, or combo.

If someone has depression & restless leg syndrome due to renal failure, what type of antidepressant is best. Dopamine agonist, ssri, benzo, or combo.

Many choices: You need to talk to your physician because there are many other issues we cannot cover. Since you have both depression renal failure and restless legs each needs specific diagnostic evaluation help answer your question. ...Read more

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What is the home remedy of maxolon side effect of restleness, took 1 tablet and feeling very restless?

You might: try Benadryl (diphenhydramine).....an anti-histamine which is useful in some cases of restlessness due to extra-pyramidal side effects ... in most cases , however, the side effects of Maxolon are temporary! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Treatment restless leg syndrome?

Treatment  restless  leg syndrome?

Medication approach: The classical approach is to use Dopamine agonists, such as requip, mirapex, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch, but prior use of l-dopa, and Clonazepam have helped. However, some pts may have abnormalities in iron metabolism, and if so, treatment of this problem may suffice. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for restless leg syndrome ?

What's the treatment for restless leg syndrome ?

VARIOUS: First get a good evaluation and this is from a sleep study. Can use mirapex, requip, (ropinirole) or klonopin. Get good exercise and rest and do not use excessive caffeine. Also make sure about electrolytes like calcium, potassium, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Ssri (Definition)

A class of drugs, such as fluoxetine or sertraline, that inhibit the uptake of serotonin and are primarily used in the treatment of depression ...Read more


Psychomotor (Definition)

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