What is Agitated Depression?
Agitated Depression is also known as mixed episode or dysphoric mania. In Agitated Depression both symptoms of depressive and manic occurs concurrently. If the person is suffering from Agitated Depression he will feel irritated and get angry regularly. Agitated Depression is not like the common depression condition, as in normal depressed condition the person becomes low in energy (drained), slow mental and physical activity, and lethargic. Agitated depression is one of the most complicated mood disorders as there are lots of difficulty involved during manic and depressive states.
Agitated Depression is one of the different and serious kind of depression with intense symptoms which cannot be compared to normal type of depression. Agitated Depression is commonly seen in elderly people who have lost their power of understanding due to aging.
There are three types of Agitated depression they are psychotic Agitated depression, non-psychotic Agitated depression, and excited Agitated depression. Psychotic type of Agitated depression is intense form of melancholia, in non-psychotic form of Agitated depression the patient undergoes average depression symptoms including Agitated depression symptoms and in excited type of Agitated depression the patient experiences physical agitation and racing thoughts connected to a manic episode.
Agitated Depression Treatment
The common medicine prescribed for person suffering from agitated depression is mood stabilizers. The medicine mood stabilizers prescribed for Agitated Depression has to be taken daily in a long run. Agitated Depression is very difficult to treat by medications as the patient who is suffering with Agitated Depression becomes unbalanced to take the prescribed medicines daily. If the Agitated Depression patient becomes unstable to take medicines regularly, the medical expert might treat the patient by psychiatric treatment, the psychotherapy will help the patient to calm down stressed mind and the patient will also able to express his feelings which he was unable to express before the psychotherapy. The Psychotherapy treatment includes how to relax mind techniques and anger management skills. Agitated Depression can only be controlled and cannot be completely eliminated by both medication and psychotherapy treatment. After carrying up the both type of treatments of medication and psychotherapy within few months the Agitated Depression in the patient will be controlled and will able to see improvements, but after improvements also the patient will have to carry on the treatment to control the Agitated Depression.
The Medical expert’s diagnosis the agitated depression patient to identify the particular episode triggers to treat them. Medical specialists might take different therapies according to Agitated patient conditions.
Symptoms of Agitated Depression
Some common symptoms seen in Agitated Depression patients are anger and irritation. The person who is suffering from Agitated Depression will exaggerate every minor problems in life and yell out of anger on everyone who is present at the situation for no reason.
Twisting up hands when the person is idle, the patient will have problem in sitting down at one place and he will walk up and down the whole time. In Agitated Depression the person might also become aggressive and try to end up his life.