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Severe Agitation: Is it Normal?

Updated on June 2, 2011
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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

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      Mrs. J. B. 6 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.

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      LeeLee