Severe Agitation: Is it Normal?

Source

It’s normal to feel mild agitation from time to time. However, severe agitation that is unusual for the individual can be a sign that something much more serious is going on. There are five common diseases and disorders that can be associated with an increase in agitation: Septic shock, bipolar disorder, depression, Hypoglycemia, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Septic Shock (Also called Bacteremic Shock, Endotoxic Shock, Septicemic Shock, Warm Shock)

· Possible Symptoms

o Chills

o Confusion or agitation

o Cool, pale extremities

o Decrease in urine output

o Diarrhea

o Fatigue and dizziness

o High fever, usually sudden

o Lightheadedness

o Low blood pressure

o Nausea and vomiting

o Prostration

o Rapid breathing

o Restlessness

Bipolar Disorder

· Mania Symptoms

o Decreased need for sleep

o Elation

o Euphoria

o Grandiosity

o Increased energy for activities

o Inflated self-esteem

· Depression Symptoms

o Agitation (especially in elder patients)

o Drowsiness

o Feelings of apathy

o Feelings of sadness or helplessness that doesn’t go away

o Insomnia or increased tiredness

o Loss of appetite and weight or increase of appetite and weight

o Lowering of interest in everyday activities

o Problems concentrating

Depression

· Possible Symptoms

o Agitation (especially in elder patients)

o Drowsiness

o Feelings of apathy

o Feelings of sadness or helplessness that doesn’t go away

o Insomnia or increased tiredness

o Loss of appetite and weight or increase of appetite and weight

o Lowering of interest in everyday activities

o Problems concentrating

Hypoglycemia

· Possible Symptoms

o Anxiety

o Coma

o Confusion

o Double vision

o Headaches

o Hunger

o Irritability

o Loss of coordination

o Palpitations

o Perspiration

o Seizures

o Trembling

Alzheimer’s Disease (Symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease varies from person to person)

· Possible Symptoms:

o Anxiety

o Becoming easily lost

o Disorientation

o Hallucinations

o Impaired judgment

o Inability to concentrate

o incapability to write

o Incontinence

o Loss of sexual inhibitions

o Loss of social ability

o Minor forgetfulness

o Mood or personality changes that come on suddenly

o Paranoid delusions

o Sever, short-term memory loss

o Severe confusion

More by this Author


Comments 1 comment

Mrs. J. B. profile image

Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Well what happened to my disease? Just Plain Crazy? This is a great hub and has so much information. I loved it.

Love:

LeeLee

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working