Psychomotor Retardation & It’s Alternative Treatment


Psychomotor retardation is considered as one of the main characteristics of major depressive disorders or simply depression which affects both mental and physical health. Mental health comprises psychological, emotional and social well-being. It influences how we feel, think and act and also aids in determining how to handle stress related to others and to assemble healthy choices. Mental health is considered as important at every stage of life from childhood to adolescence and from adolescence to adulthood as well as till the whole life. Physical health is also important as if a person is physically fit then is blessed with a healthy brain, healthy weight, makes you disease free, keeps your bones and muscles healthy and enhances the ability to do everyday activities. So for a healthy living your mental and physical health must be good. Now let us study about the disease which has a bad impact on both the mental and physical health.


Psychomotor retardation includes the physical actions that result from the mental activity. It is not a disease but a symptom of many disorders. It hampers mental and physical activities and is one of the major characteristics of MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) which is simply known as Depression. In this condition the thought process along with the body movements get affected along with facial expressions and eye movements. As per ayurveda it is considered as the consequence of vitiation of vata dosha. Now let’s discuss the causes and symptoms of Psychomotor Retardation.

Depression, Psychomotor Retardation

Causes Of Psychomotor Retardation

As we discussed earlier, it is not a disease but a symptom of many disorders. Now let’s know what are the diseases associated with psychomotor retardation below:

  • Genetic disorders
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Neurological disorders
  • Certain chronic illnesses
  • Mental health disorder
  • Depression
  • Grave’s disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cephalic disorders

Here are some medications which leads to a side effect of psychomotor retardation:

  • Benzodiazepines
  • ADHD stimulants
  • Atypical antipsychotics
  • Neuroleptic antipsychotics

Symptoms Of Psychomotor Retardation

The symptoms of psychomotor retardation vary from person to person and even in every stage of life. The psychomotor impairments may leads to issues with the functioning of the muscles and speech like

  • Getting dressed
  • Brushing teeth
  • Cooking
  • Eating
  • Taking shower
  • Delay communication skills

These impairments affect the day to day activities and even hindered your job and hobbies. As like grabbing any object, walking, stepping on stairs will be affected and all other day to day activities are concerned. The normal activities for adults are also quite difficult to perform such as housekeeping, shopping, money management, etc.

The children with psychomotor retardation display the the following difficulties:

  • Playing with toys
  • Walking
  • Talking
  • Feeding
  • Grabbing objects

Diagnosis For Psychomotor Retardation

First of all a physical examination and a medical history is to be done properly. Firstly a diagnosis is made clear from these two and then if a doctor suspected you with some genetic, neurological and any other associated condition then may refer the patient for imaging tests like MRI, CT Scan, Ultrasound, etc and also refer to the neurologist. The blood tests are also to be done for diagnosing situations like thyroid disorder and any type of hormonal imbalance.

Ayurvedic View On Psychomotor Retardation

As we read in the previous study, psychomotor retardation is a condition associated with poor mental health leading to poor physical health. As per ayurveda this is associated with the vitiation of vata dosha that affects the mental health which leads to affected physical health too. So the vata dosha vitiation affects the nervous system, making the nerves weaken which leads to affected all the physical activities in the body.

Herbal Remedies By Planet Ayurveda For Psychomotor Retardation

Planet Ayurveda is a GMP certified clinic which formulates their own remedies for almost all the health conditions. All the formulations are prepared under the strict observance of M.D. Ayurveda practitioners. The remedies are free from any kind of additives, colour, resins, gums, preservatives and any kind of synthetic material. For the purpose of alleviating the symptoms of psychomotor retardation Planet Ayurveda provides a list of herbal remedies that we will discuss below with the role of each remedy in case of psychomotor retardation.

  1. NeuroGenie Capsules
  2. Yogendra Ras
  3. Neuro Plan Syrup
  4. Musli Strength Capsules
  5. Kalyanaka Ghrit

Ayurvedic Treatment For Psychomotor Retardation

Products Description

1. NeuroGenie Capsules

Neurogenie capsules by Planet Ayurveda consist of various standardised extracts such as Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Both these herbs include adaptogenic features that will reduce any kind of stress in the body and reduce the pacification of vata dosha. By alleviating the vata dosha neurogenie capsules makes the nervous system activity good and manage all the mental as well as physical symptoms.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Yogendra Ras

Yogendra Ras is a classical ayurvedic formulation that is prepared by Planet Ayurveda same as mentioned in classical texts under the strict guidance of M.D. Ayurveda practitioners. It has various ingredients such as shuddha parada (purified mercury), loha bhasma (calyx of iron), shuddha gandhak (purified sulfur), swarna bhasma (calyx of gold) and various others. It has been used since ancient times for managing various neuro-muscular disorders along with some other medications. Yogendra Ras strengthens the nerves and muscles that is very effective in alleviating the various conditions associated with Psychomotor Retardation.

Dosage: 1 tablet once a day to be chewed and taken with warm ghee or warm water.

3. Neuro Plan Syrup

Neuro Plan Syrup by Planet Ayurveda is one of the herbal syrup for promoting nervous health. This herbal syrup consists of herbal ingredients like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) and various other neuroprotective herbs. Neuro Plan Syrup due to these ingredients makes the mental health good as well as promotes the physical activities with its neuroprotective, adaptogenic and antioxidant effect. So it is effectively promoting the health of the person associated with psychomotor retardation.

Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Musli Strength Capsules

Musli strength capsules by Planet Ayurveda consists of standardised extract of safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). The capsules consist of various properties such as antioxidant, adaptogenic, strengthening, immune boosting and rejuvenating. All these properties make these herbal capsules effective in managing the health concerns associated with Psychomotor Retardation. By pacifying vata dosha it regulates the nervous system functioning which prevents any kind of mental and physical health issues.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. Kalyanaka Ghrit

Kalyanaka Ghrit is a classical ayurvedic formulation which is available in lehya form and is prepared by Planet Ayurveda as mentioned in classical texts. It includes the ingredients such as Amla (Emblica officinalis), vishala (Citrullus colocynthis), sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Haridra (Curcuma longa) and various others. Kalyanaka ghrit consists of properties such as nervine tonic, immunomodulatory, psychotropic one and various other but mainly these three aids in promoting the functioning of the nervous system. Thus kalyanaka ghrit assists the management of the Psychomotor Retardation.

Dosage: 1 tsp twice daily with warm water.


Psychomotor retardation is considered as one of the main characteristics of major depressive disorders or simply depression which affects both mental and physical health. It is not a disease but a symptom of many disorders like Genetic disorders, Hormonal imbalance, Neurological disorders, Certain chronic illnesses, Mental health disorder, Depression, etc. If a person is affected by the same then may experience symptoms such as issues with the functioning of the muscles and speech like delay communication skills, cooking, eating, getting dressed up, Getting dressed, brushing teeth, Getting dressed, taking shower, etc. So this condition hinders day to day life and for this purpose Planet Ayurveda provided a list of herbal remedies which aids in the management of the same. So don’t worry and start your treatment from Planet Ayurveda to make your quality of life better. While taking treatment if you feel any query you can share it on

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda Private Limited, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit