Recognizing the signs of agitation and knowing what to do when they appear
Everyone feels antsy, fidgety, or restless from time to time. But some people develop a more severe form of uneasiness called agitation. They may pace, wring their hands, or feel that they can’t sit still or focus. Agitation can cause extreme discomfort and distress, interfere with work and social interactions, and, in some cases, increase the risk that people will hurt themselves or others.