A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation; as, to cause any one agitation.
Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.; as, the antislavery agitation; labor agitation.
Restlessness and/or extreme motor discharge usually associated with tension.
a state of restless activity such as pacing, crying or laughing without apparent reason.
Excessive motor activity, usually non-purposeful and associated with internal tension.
(psychomotor agitation) Excessive motor activity that accompanies and is associated with a feeling of inner tension. The activity is usually nonproductive and repetitious and consists of such behavior as pacing, fidgeting, wringing of the hands, pulling of clothes, and inability to sit still.
an unpleasant state of extreme arousal, increased tension, and irritability; extreme emotional disturbance
A unpleasant state of extreme arousal, increased tension, and irritability. Can be caused by anxiety.
Restless inability to keep still that can be caused by anxiety, overstimulation, or withdrawal from depressants and stimulants.
See Psychomotor Agitation.
heightened physical activity such as pacing or hand-wringing, linked to something that makes one tense.
Restlessness, inability to concentrate or remain motionless.
a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
disturbance usually in protest
7AdV5 teIFEn/ n. excitement of the mind or feelings; anxiety
A vague clinical term describing inappropriate verbal or motor activity that cannot be explained on the basis of the patient's situation.
A high degree of restlessness and excitement.
a non-specific symptom of one or more physical or psychological processes in which vocal or motor behavior (screaming, shouting, complaining, moaning, cursing, pacing, fidgeting, wandering) pose risk or discomfort, become disruptive or unsafe, or interfere with the delivery of care in a particular environment.
a state of motor restlessness with a background of anxiety, especially seen in depression. A high level of activity or excitement may be seen in mania but anxiety usually not a feature.
Anxiety accompanied by restlessness and resulting in increased psychomotor activity with disruptive physical and/or vocal behavior.
Vocal or motor behavior (screaming, shouting, complaining, moaning, cursing, pacing, fidgeting, wandering, etc.) that is disruptive, unsafe, or interferes with the delivery of care in a particular environment. An abnormal behavior is considered agitation only if it poses risk or discomfort to the individual with Alzheimer’s or his/her caregiver. Agitation can be a nonspecific symptom of one or more physical or psychological problems (e.g., headache, depression).