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Diagnostic Tests for Restlessness

Diagnostic Test list for Restlessness:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Restlessness includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Observe general appearance - e.g. restless, distressed, agitated.
    • Note facial expression, posture and gait
    • Note speed of movement and amount of movement
    • Note presence of any abnormal movements (such as tics or choreic movements). Choreic movements (non- repetitive abrupt involuntary jerky movements) can cause the appearance of restlessness. Causes of chorea include Huntington's chorea, Sydenham's chorea, Wilson's disease and senility
    • Full physical examination to detect signs of physical conditions that may cause restlessness
  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
    • Urine drug screen
  • Radiological investigations
    • CT Scan or MRI Scan of brain may be indicated
  • Neurodevelopment assessment - is an important part of the evaluation of children who are thought to be hyperactive and restless in order to exclude developmental weaknesses.
  • Mini-mental state examination - if dementia is suspected test memory and cognitive function.
  • Mental state examination - including appearance, behavior, rate and continuity of speech, mood, affect, thought content, evidence of any hallucinations or abnormal beliefs, orientation to time, place and person, attention and concentration, short-term memory, insight and judgement. Will help detect psychiatric conditions that may cause restlessness.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Restlessness causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Restlessness:

The following list of conditions have 'Restlessness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Restlessness:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Restlessness' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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