PSYCHOMOTOR RETARDATION

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A general slowing of mental and physical activity including speech, thinking and movements. It is a common symptom of depression. Also referred to as hypoactivity.

PSYCHOMOTOR RETARDATION: "John would just sit there on the corner of his bed for hours during a depressive event. That was indicative of psychomotor retardation."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PSYCHOMOTOR RETARDATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/psychomotor-retardation/ (accessed January 26, 2022).
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