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A 44-year-old member asked:

why does my mom believe in fairies and have a downturned mouth?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No way to know: I would be concerned if, and only if, your mother shows other signs of severe mental illness -- fairies influencing her, stealing her thoughts, persecuting her, making her their queen, etc. Don't try to understand people's folk / cultural / cult beliefs. Some medicines given to people with known mental illness cause abnormal mouth movements; perhaps unknown to you, she is being treated.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Are there any mental conditions that would cause someone to permanently have a downturned mouth?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Downturned mouth: The most common reason for a downturned mouth is a stroke, in which usually only one side of mouth droops and leaks saliva. Of course, chronic frowning will do it in patients who are unahppy. Some medications could do it by causing a dystonic reaction, which is usually temporary. I am not aware of any primary mental/psychiatric condition that does this. Very rare degenerative neuro diseases might.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Downturned mouth?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Downturned mouth =: corners of mouth are downturned or sagging.

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