How Depression Affects Movement: Energy, Psychomotor Retardation & Leaden Paralysis

Depression is a mental illness that very often has physical effects.  There are several potential ways in which depression affects movement, and this post will explore low energy, psychomotor retardation, and leaden paralysis.  These symptoms can occur in both bipolar and unipolar depression. Low Energy Fatigue is one of the most commonly experienced symptoms of … Continue reading How Depression Affects Movement: Energy, Psychomotor Retardation & Leaden Paralysis

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Mental Health @ Home Insights Into Psychology: psychomotor retardation

What is… psychomotor retardation

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.This week's term: psychomotor retardation Psychomotor retardation is one of the less common but more outwardly observable symptoms of depression, and is listed as one of the possible diagnostic criteria for a major depressive episode (in major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, or … Continue reading What is… psychomotor retardation

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