Severe Agitation: 5 Disorders And Illnesses

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. If you feel that you ot a loved one are suffering from any of these disorders, see a medical professional for proper treatment. Putting off treatment won’t make the problem go away.

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

  • Possible Symptoms
    • Chills
    • Confusion or agitation
    • Cool, pale extremities
    • Decrease in urine output
    • Diarrhea
    • Fatigue and dizziness
    • High fever, usually sudden
    • Lightheadedness
    • Low blood pressure
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Prostration
    • Rapid breathing
    • Restlessness

Bipolar Disorder

  • Mania Symptoms
    • Decreased need for sleep
    • Elation
    • Euphoria
    • Grandiosity
    • Increased energy for activities
    • Inflated self-esteem
  • Depression Symptoms
    • Agitation (especially in elder patients)
    • Drowsiness
    • Feelings of apathy
    • Feelings of sadness or helplessness that doesn’t go away
    • Insomnia or increased tiredness
    • Loss of appetite and weight or increase of appetite and weight
    • Lowering of interest in everyday activities
    • Problems concentrating

Depression

  • Possible Symptoms
    • Agitation (especially in elder patients)
    • Drowsiness
    • Feelings of apathy
    • Feelings of sadness or helplessness that doesn’t go away
    • Insomnia or increased tiredness
    • Loss of appetite and weight or increase of appetite and weight
    • Lowering of interest in everyday activities
    • Problems concentrating

Hypoglycemia

  • Possible Symptoms
    • Anxiety
    • Coma
    • Confusion
    • Double vision
    • Headaches
    • Hunger
    • Irritability
    • Loss of coordination
    • Palpitations
    • Perspiration
    • Seizures
    • Trembling

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

  • Possible Symptoms:
    • Anxiety
    • Becoming easily lost
    • Disorientation
    • Hallucinations
    • Impaired judgment
    • Inability to concentrate
    • incapability to write
    • Incontinence
    • Loss of sexual inhibitions
    • Loss of social ability
    • Minor forgetfulness
    • Mood or personality changes that come on suddenly
    • Paranoid delusions
    • Sever, short-term memory loss
    • Severe confusion 

Seek medical advice if you feel that you or someone in your family may be suffering from any of these disorders. Mental disorders are often treated easily with medication and therapy. Septic Shock and Alzheimer’s disease are harder to treat and sometimes takes more than just medication to treat the disorder or the symptoms.

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