Psychomotor Retardation

What speed does your mind move at? Cognitive effects of mental illness

What Speed Does Your Mental Illness Mind Move At?

Mental illness often affects what we think about, but it can also affect how we think, including the speed of our thought process. This, in turn, can impact how well we’re able to function. Effects of different illness processes Mania Mania is an obvious example of speeding things up, and this may show up outwardly …

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How Depression Affects Movement

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 common symptoms of depression. …

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What is... psychomotor retardation in depression

What Is… Psychomotor Retardation

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week’s term is psychomotor retardation (PMR). Psychomotor retardation, one of the less common but more outwardly observable symptoms of depression, involves a slowing of movement and thoughts. It’s been described as far back as Ancient Greek times. PMR is one …

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