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Slow oscillating movments of body

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  • Posted By: sam.t.hill
  • March 15, 2013
  • 11:48 PM

I have observed at somebody after spending some time in the same room with him that from time to time he gets up from the chair, he starts breathing faster, and starts moving through the room (or in the same place) in periodic motions (for instance he starts rocking his whole body with a and a quite low frequency 1Hz - once a second). Some (but very few moves) are fast (even brutal), like stretching his arms in front of him fast and bending his torso foreword. He also drinks a lot of water while doing this - he usually doesn't stop rocking to drink water, he does it at the same time. He says that such movements relax him. Some times he also rocks his torso while on chair and reading something.

When asleep he often (almost every time) makes noises - the same every time - it sounds like approving of something (uhm - uhuumm ... ).

During the day such episodes last a few minutes, up to ten. In the morning they can last for half an hour, or even an hour.

Is there a mental condition that fits these symptoms ?

I have seen people rocking their torso before an exam or during a stressful situation before, but never on a daily basis. His movement disturbs me a bit, and really bothers me when I am working.

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