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Motor Activity Abnormality

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Motor Activity Abnormality, Akathisia, Bradykinesia, Catatonia

  • Definitions
  1. Akathisia
    1. Motor restlessness or psychomotor aggitation
    2. May present as inability to sit still, pacing or wringing hands
  2. Bradykinesia
    1. Motor slowing or psychomotor retardation
    2. May present as generalized motor and emotional slowing
  3. Catatonia
    1. Severe Bradykinesia to the point of immobility and muscular rigidity