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Psychomotor Agitation

August 24th, 2017


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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