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What Is Psychomotor Asthenia
Depression: Psychomotor retardation, which is a better description, is associated with major depression and sometimes with schizophrenia. The very similar tardive (late) dyskinesia (movement disorder) is associated with the long term use of many anti-psychotic medications and is a neurological rather than a psychological disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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