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Brain Chemical Imbalance Symptoms
What cause a brain chemical inbalance that make anxiety symptoms? And how do doctor's really know its anxiety & not something else?
Anxiety: We don't know what specifically causes "brain chemical imbalance" -- or whether it actually causes anxiety or any other symptom. These are hypotheses only, and we don't even know which comes first (anxiety or brain changes). Anxiety workup includes general medical exams and diagnostic testing. Anxiety can also relate to heart, breathing, endocrine, & other problems, so these must be reviewed. ...Read more
More specific?: Chemical imbalance implies inherited or acquired mood or thought disorder.on most cases. Perhaps you should ask the person who used this term what they think might be going on. There are many different disease states that can be labeled as such. Most are fairly early to manage these days. Good luck sorting this out. ...Read more
Chemical imbalance in my brain, please suggest treatment. And is it harmful, i had 4 brain attacks before?
Chemical imbalance: is not a diagnosis. It's a common term used by lay people that may stand for depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, personality disorders, etc. Without a clear diagnosis, it's impossible to prescribe treatment. Seeing family doc/psychiatrist should be the first step. ...Read more
Nature: No. Homosexuality is found in every sexual species in nature. It may be uncommon, but it is as natural as any other common human trait. Human traits are natural they are not caused by diagnosable chemical levels in the brain. They develop out of a genetic code that is not yet well understood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not clearly: Noone knows exactly what causes bipolar disorder, but we do have evidence showing that extreme mood episodes like that in bipolar disorder must be from chemical imbalance as often medications that readjust these chemical balances between neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine etc work effectively for the disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No imbalance: It's your brain which tells you to masturbate. It should also tell you not 2B too rough with yourself. ...Read more
If someone has a sense of imbalance, and that was only symptom, how likely would it be for it to be a brain tumor somewhere in the brain?
Unlikely: Dizziness is more commonly associated with an inner ear problem… not necessarily a brain tumor. This would be low on the list of differential diagnoses. In addition, you are fairly young which would lower the likelihood of having a brain tumor even more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In terms of brain chemistry can masturbation at any quantity or frequency cause a chemical imbalance leading to damage to brain or memory loss?
Is the brain perfectly balanced before psychiatric drug treatment? Are we unbalanced because of none chemical reasons? No chemical imbalance theory?
The theory: Is an imbalance in neurotransmitter mono amines norepinephrine, serotonin, dopamine, and probably others currently being researched. All of this imbalance causes the. Illness. Although some persistent imbalances can occur as a result of treatment, eg tardive dyskinesia, that is generally not thought to be the case with drugs that do not block Dopamine receptors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They say depression is when chemical imbalance happens in the brain. How you diagnose depression.What test do Psychiatric use to identify depression?
Interview: I'd suggest an experienced Clinical Psychologist - good diagnosis can take longer than most MDs have and before any Rx, I'd want to really explore the history and symptoms and effects. There is no lab work or imagry tests yet - if there ever will be. It's your presenting info and their observation over a bit of time that they use. ...Read more
Hi,there is chemical imbalance in my brain and problem is with EEG, doctor recommend to have Levetiracetam and encorate-chrono. what does it mean?
Keppra (levetiracetam): It means you are having a bit of seizure activity . You need to build up gradually the dose of Keppra (levetiracetam). If you are having issues with your temper while taking Keppra (levetiracetam) you may need to take a vitamin supplement with 10-25 mg of B6. See what else your neurologist wants to do after a few weeks . Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Is it possiable to have a chemical imbalance in your brain? Had a panic attack and haven't felt same. Feel mind not all there. Light head n dizzy
Chemical Imbalances: Chemical imbalances can be created by the way we interpret reality and our lifestyle. If you are very stressed, very anxious you can certainly create a chemical imbalance but these conditions can be treated effectively most often. Don't suffer alone, consult a mental health professional in your area. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have mild loss of cervical lordosis.My symptoms are imbalance and poor coordination...Brain MRI was clear.What could be the cause of these symptoms?
Please keep going to your health care provider. This could be related to inner ear dysfunction (labyrinthitis), but other diseases are also possible. A consultation with a neurologist may be helpful.
Loss of cervical lordosis can relate to muscle spasm, among other causes. ...Read more
Extreme lack of motivation (not depression). Chemical imbalance in brain, hormones, or psychological problem?
Several Possibilitie: Alcohol cause chemical brain imbalance and is a depressant. Certain medications and recreational drugs (marijuana) and depression can result in lack of motivation. Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain. Hormones can certainly do it, as well. Get a check up with pcp and ask for referral for a psychological evaluation. That is the best way to get answers of this type. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mother drinking, smoking, taking dilantin, Valium pretty strong, ad a questionable pegnancy drug 1965. Could this cause brain chemical imbalance .
Many things combine: In our lives many partake of many things that are not good for us and they impact our entire body. As part of our body, the brain is not immune - but there's no reason to search for a prime culprit. If your Mom's mental health is a problem, a good psych eval and treatment is the important thing. The questionable substances may be addressed in such therapy. Try not to strengthen her defensiveness. ...Read more