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206 Possible Causes for Fidgeting, Tremor

  • Rheumatic Chorea

    Among 33 patients seen at a median of 10.3 years (range 6.3-14.9 years) after their initial bout of chorea, 20% reported residual tremor or mood swings.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Tremors are a type of dyskinesia. Nerve diseases cause many movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease.[icdlist.com] Tremor Tremor is a regular osillatory movement of the extremities related to posture or activity.[pediatrics.emory.edu]

  • Panic Attacks

    Kicking a ball repeatedly against a wall or playing with a fidget spinner can stop panic attack symptoms. 4.[netdoctor.co.uk] […] to increase feelings of self-efficacy and confidence, which reduce anxiety in an indirect way. [24] Many physical symptoms of anxiety, such as rapid heart rate and hand tremors[en.wikipedia.org] […] are non-addictive tablets which could be prescribed by a GP or psychiatrist), and they work to switch off the bodily feelings of anxiety, such as heart palpitations and tremors[netdoctor.co.uk]

  • Anxiety Disorder

    Her anxiety was manifested by facial twitching, hand fidgeting, vocal tremor, loss of self-esteem, and depression.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Anxiety disorders are characterised by long term worry, tension, nervousness, fidgeting and symptoms of autonomic system hyperactivity.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 68-year-old man with generalized anxiety disorder and depressive symptoms presented at the emergency department (ED) with high fever, tremor, muscle rigidity, rhabdomyolysis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Delirium

    The next morning, her family arrived to find her in an anxious state, vacillating from mild fidgeting to abrupt sitting up to lying sideways on the bed.[aafp.org] At 11-month follow-up, only mild executive dysfunction and persistent right postural tremor was noted, MRI showed partial regression of subcortical and juxtacortical lesions[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms may get worse quickly, and can include: Delirium, which is sudden severe confusion Body tremors Changes in mental function Agitation, irritability Deep sleep that[medlineplus.gov]

  • Mixed Anxiety and Depressive Disorder

    With depression, some people experience “psychomotor agitation”–they pace the room, bite their nails, or fidget incessantly.[thedubinclinic.com] Somatic symptoms such as palpitations, tremors, stomach discomfort, dry mouth, etc. are required to detect it.[lifepersona.com] They may present as a complaint of blushing, hand tremor, nausea, or urgency of micturition, the patient sometimes being convinced that one of these secondary manifestations[apps.who.int]

  • Parkinson's Disease

    Patients who fidgeted during the night had thicker white matter in the left caudal middle frontal area and lesser global left hemisphere cortical surface, especially in the[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Pallidotomy remains as a treatment option in Parkinson's disease (PD) with unilateral disabling dyskinesia and tremor, though deep brain stimulation of GPi and the other targets[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Whereas Vim or STN stimulation alone led to partial improvement, persisting tremor resolution occurred after simultaneous stimulation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Substance Withdrawal Syndrome

    Paulo Graziano explains why fidget spinners cause more distraction than concentration for some children.[brainfacts.org] Delirium tremens: hyperadrenergic state, disorientation, tremors, diaphoresis, impaired attention/consciousness, and visual and auditory hallucinations.[en.wikipedia.org] Some signs your doctor will look for include: hand tremors an irregular heart rate dehydration a fever Your doctor may also perform a toxicology screen.[healthline.com]

  • Huntington's Disease

    Behavior changes may occur before movement problems, and can include: Behavioral disturbances Hallucinations Irritability Moodiness Restlessness or fidgeting Paranoia Psychosis[nlm.nih.gov] Thus there is a biotype in which the tremors are absent, but mental deterioration present; a biotype in which the tremors are not accompanied by mental deterioration; a biotype[doi.org] […] individuals before the onset of manifest HD, even as far as 15 years before the disease onset. [ 7 ] Early signs may be personality change, self-neglect, apathy with clumsiness, fidgeting[patient.info]

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Hyperactivity means a person seems to move about constantly, including in situations in which it is not appropriate; or excessively fidgets, taps, or talks.[nimh.nih.gov] Nausea Stomach pain Indigestion Dry mouth Vomiting Trouble sleeping Anxiety Nervousness Restlessness Mood swings Agitation Irritability Headache Dizziness Vertigo Shaking (tremor[aptensioxr.com] Not good at following instructions Unable or not good at completing step by step projects Unable to stay focused Unable to stay still, continuously fidget and move Constantly[symptoma.com]

  • Chorea Gravidarum

    Chorea symptoms can range from minor movements, such as fidgeting, to severe uncontrolled movements of the arms and legs.[healthline.com] Recognize important causes of chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, and tremor. Describe treatment approaches for chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, and tremor.[pedsinreview.aappublications.org] Click Your Answer Below Myoclonic seizures Chorea gravidarum Huntington chorea Essential tremor Would you like to access teaching points and more information on this topic[knowledge.statpearls.com]

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