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Psychomotor agitation is a series of unintentional and purposeless motions that stem from mental tension of an individual. This includes pacing around a room, wringing one's hands, pulling off clothing and putting it back on and other similar actions. In more severe cases, the motions may become harmful to the individual, such as ripping, tearing or chewing at the skin around one's fingernails to the point of bleeding. Psychomotor agitation is a symptom typically found in major depression disorder or OCD, and sometimes the manic phase in bipolar disorder, although it can also be a result of an excess intake of stimulants. The middle aged and the elderly are more at risk to express this condition. Clinical depression (also called major depressive disorder, or unipolar depression when compared to bipolar disorder) is a state of intense sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individuals social functioning and/or activities of daily living. ... For other things named OCD, see OCD (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Bipolar. ... A stimulant is a drug which increases the activity of the sympathetic nervous system and produces a sense of euphoria or awakeness. ...


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Psychomotor agitation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (109 words)
Psychomotor agitation is a series of unintentional and purposeless motions that stem from mental tension of an individual.
Psychomotor agitation is a symptom typically found in major depression disorder, although it can also be a result of an excess intake of caffeine.
The middle aged and the elderly are more at risk to express this condition.
Clinical Geriatrics (1887 words)
Recent efforts have attempted to clarify the definition of agitation and provide valid clinical tools for measuring different aspects of it including behavior problems in nursing homes,4 psychomotor agitation,5 or aggression.6 Agitation is a common geriatric problem in all care settings: home, acute-care hospitals, and long-term facilities.
Because agitation is a nonspecific manifestation of numerous conditions, the first step toward treatment in each case is to identify the underlying cause or causes, such as delirium, mood disorders, psychoses, substance withdrawal or intoxication, medication side effects, or occult pain.
The pathophysiology of agitation is much less well studied than that of insomnia, although there is evidence that serotonin depletion may contribute to agitation in mood disorders and some types of dementia.30,31 This suggests that trazodone may control agitation through its actions on the serotonergic system.
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