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Restlessness

Also known as Can't rest, Hyperactive, Overactive, and Psychomotor Agitation

Restless may refer to:

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of restlessness are attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), bipolar disorder, and anxiety. Other possible causes, such as developmental disability, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with restlessness often receive mental health counseling, psychotherapy, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), depression screen, other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea, toxicology screen, electroencephalogram (eeg) and occupational therapy assessment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with restlessness include methylphenidate, dexmethylphenidate (focalin), adderall, risperidone, lisdexamfetamine (vyvanse), atomoxetine (strattera), dextroamphetamine (adderall), guanfacine (intuniv), varenicline (chantix), asenapine (saphris), chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine, naphazoline ophthalmic and diflunisal .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for restlessness include sex == male, age 5-14 years and age 1-4 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.5x
1-4 years
2.0x
5-14 years
4.7x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
0.5x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.5x
Female
0.6x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.0x
Other
0.4x
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