Signs
 

Psychomotor Agitation

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Overview

  • Pshcomotor agitation refers to purposeless, goal-less activity that the patient may be displaying; these 
    • Look For

    • Fidgeting
    • Wringing hands
    • Shifting position
    • Inability to remain seated
    • Pacing
    • Causes of Psychomotor Agitation

    • Anxiety disorders
    • Mood disorders - depression, bipolar affective disorder
    • Schizophrenia
    • Drug intoxication / withdrawal
    • Delirium
    • Dementia
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