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."
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