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Cognitive impairment onset following gastroenteritis. No substance abuse, depresssion, anxiety or medication. Normal BP, bloodsugar and CRP. ?

Cognitive impairment onset following gastroenteritis. No substance abuse, depresssion, anxiety or medication. Normal BP, bloodsugar and CRP. ?

Sudden? Gradual?: You don't mention how or if the impairment was confirmed, but distress, especially chronic and untreated, can itself take a functional toll on mental activity quality. If you can find even symptomatic relief for the GI pain, you might discover a cognitive improvement too. If not - maybe a psycho-neurological exam can find a basis. Nutrition also may play a role. If severe, seek answers. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause you to develop a permanent movement disorder, neurological disorder or nervous system disorder?

Can smoking weed cause you to develop a permanent movement disorder, neurological disorder or nervous system disorder?

Unknown: We do not know the answer.The scary part of "weed" or marijuana is that dealers may apply many other psychoactive substances to boost it's "high".I'd submit most of us are not fearful of thc(the active part of pot);in fact we prescribe "marinol"for nausea in chemo; but we do not trust the sources of your "weed".They may use harmful chemicals in your "toke".Doubt neuro disorder from thc. ...Read more

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Alcoholism or withdrawal related to anxiety attacks?

Alcoholism  or withdrawal related to anxiety attacks?

Both?: Symptoms of anxiety attacks can be cause by alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Usually, shakiness from a panic attack will get better in a short while, whereas tremors from alcohol withdrawal may get worse until a person may actually have a withdrawal seizure. Panic attacks do not cause seizures. A seizure is a medical emergency as a person could stop breathing and die. ...Read more

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Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?

Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?

Yes it can: These are definitely possible side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram). A more complete list can be found at the following website: http://www.rxlist.com/lexapro-side-effects-drug-center.htm Now, riddle me this....I'm curious as to why you chose tag words of "below average IQ." ...Read more

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Can the usage of social media contribute to mental disorders or are these mental disorders already present before usage of social media?

Can the usage of social media contribute to mental disorders or are these mental disorders already present before usage of social media?

We are living in a: "Brave New World" with both amazing opportunities and dangers. Social media, like social interactions can be assets enhancing lives and improving mental health or deficits contributing to and increasing mental disorders. On one hand anonymousness and lack of oversight of social media can lead to bullying and abuse. When used for social good, it can lead to wonderful encounters and accomplishments. ...Read more

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What are psychological or cognitive conditions that may go along with temporal lobe epilepsy? Can tle affect executive functioning, being impulsive?

What are psychological or cognitive conditions that may go along with temporal lobe epilepsy? Can tle affect executive functioning, being impulsive?

Geschwind's syndrome: Classical personality interictal changes, include lack of sexual interest, hyper-religiousity or multiple conversions, excessive writing or drawing, obsessional activities, labile emotional shifts such as mania, depression, guilt, anger, hostility, emotional intensity. Even the bible describes these sorts of personalities. ...Read more

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Can severe ADHD or low dopamine levels and a very disorganized brain be responsible for psychological drugs like antidepressants not working on you ?

Can severe ADHD or low dopamine levels and a very disorganized brain be responsible for psychological drugs like antidepressants not working on you ?

Very much possible: Please don't self medicate or stop prescribed psychiatric medicines on your own, keep a close follow up with your doctor/psychiatrist, seek a second opinion if you wish, but never be on your own with those drugs on board, ...Read more

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Are mild auditory hallucinations linked to withdrawal from mood disorder medications, serotonin reuptake inhibitors in particular?

Are mild auditory hallucinations linked to withdrawal from mood disorder medications, serotonin reuptake inhibitors in particular?

No: Auditory hallucinations are not associated with withdrawals from ssri's unless they are ringing in the ears. Instead, they can be associated to the mood disorder itself. ...Read more

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What sort of psychological disorder or drug addiction/withdrawal leads to unreasonable anger in people?

What sort of psychological disorder or drug addiction/withdrawal leads to unreasonable anger in people?

Many disorders: Many psychological disorders can have anger as a symptom. Careful evaluation is needed. For instance bipolar disorder and add can both have anger manifestation but are treated with very different medications. Most additive drugs can cause anger during the withdrawal period and thus slow .Withdrawal is needed. ...Read more

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How psychomotor retardation and attention impairment in disorders like MDD and ADHD are quantified with psychometric tests or by other means?

How psychomotor retardation and attention impairment in disorders like MDD and ADHD are quantified with psychometric tests or by other means?

Neuropsychologists: measure cognitive function, ADHD, etc. If one is in available in your geographic area consider consulting one on line via HealthTap or a similar organization. Peace and good health. They also provide strategies for work w/neurological and learning issues. ...Read more

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Can sleep disorders cause cognitive impairment, flat affect and memory problems?

Can sleep disorders cause cognitive impairment, flat affect and memory problems?

Absolutely: Contact your pcp for referral for a sleep study, or polysomnogram. There are many possible causes of sleep fragmentation, and a disruption in the amount of any state of sleep can cause memory, concentration and mood disruption. In my practice, we deal primarily with obstructive sleep apnea. The patients report your symptoms and fatigue; the bed partners also suffer (from the noise!). Get checked! ...Read more

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Doctors, can a liver problem or abnormal blood chemistry cause ptsd, depersonalization disorder, anxiety, uncomfortable fogginess, pressure? I'm 18

Doctors, can a liver problem or abnormal blood chemistry cause ptsd, depersonalization disorder, anxiety, uncomfortable fogginess, pressure? I'm 18

A SEARCH: Unclear about what is actually wrong. We all want to know why something is wrong and we guess. I don't know weather your worry is a liver or blood problem or an emotional problem or both. Please go to your dr and share the worries with someone who can sort them out. You mean well, but you'll do better with help. ...Read more

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Are psychological changes and mood disorders related to brain tumor?

Are psychological changes and mood disorders related to brain tumor?

Depends: Depends on location of tumor, treatment side effects etc. Check with treating m.D for clarification regarding location. ...Read more

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Could medication cause cognitive impairment?

Could medication cause cognitive impairment?

Yes: Many medications can cause cognitive impairment.Please see the two links below for lists and discussions.: www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/408593_5 www.Drugs.Com/condition/mild-cognitive-impairment.Html drugs (by generic name) associated with mild cognitive impairment. ...Read more

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Are there any permanent effects from smoking weed three times in your life? Cognitive impairment and bipolar disorder?

Are there any permanent effects from smoking weed three times in your life? Cognitive impairment and bipolar disorder?

Very doubtful!: Only smoking 3 times in a lifetime, unless the marijuana was laced with some other hard drug, there is almost no chance that it will lead to permanent "cognitive impairment or bipolar disorder." if that were the case, we would have millions more people with these conditions than we currently do. Millions. Get my point? ...Read more

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Taking 200mg of citalopram while drinking alcohol is it possible to show aggressive or violent behavior? Also displaying confusion and panic behavior?

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Taking 200mg of citalopram while drinking alcohol is it possible to show aggressive or violent behavior? Also displaying confusion and panic behavior?

Celexa (citalopram): 200 mg. Dose is unheard of. Maximum daily dose is 40 mg. Also, combining alcohol with medication can affect your moods & cause erratic behaviors. ...Read more