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Fidgeting is moving about restlessly or the behavior of being continually in motion.
Fidgeting is usually used to describe someone who can’t sit still. Fidgety people move in their seats constantly, move their hands and feet, and appear to be in constant motion. Fidgeting in children is sometimes a sign of hyperactivity or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but it’s not always a bad thing.
Some people have a genetic predisposition to fidget. They are restless and move around constantly. Some obese people have a genetic predisposition to be energy efficient and are naturally inclined to conserve energy.
Treatment includes assessing and treating the underlying condition. This sometimes includes providing:
Call a doctor if fidgeting becomes agitation and is accompanied by emotional distress.
Written by: Emma Nicholls
Published on: Dec 17, 2014on: Nov 10, 2016
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