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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 more
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 more
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?
In terms of brain chemistry can masturbation at any quantity or frequency cause a chemical imbalance leading to damage to brain or memory loss?
Not aware: Am not aware of any. You might be happier however if you could find a partner. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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
What causes autism symptoms (is it incorrect brain cell connections, incorrect brain chemical transmitters, etc…)?
Unknown: Obviously something in the brain is not working properly, but at present, exactly what is unknown. ...Read more
Can a chemical imbalance make you lose your mind? One day sane and the next not there at all.That is what i fear will happen.Or is that jus panic
Symptoms :knot behind ear size of quarter, headaches every day, slurring speech, mind in a fog.Hormone imbalance don't know if related. What is this?
If i had verry slight damage to cerebellum,its possiblle that after some time the symtoms will gone? like a little inmbalance or dizzy,ct scan show that i had damage but MRI doesnt showing that i have,but still i have symptoms like about few months and th
Yes: By the "change" i'm assuming you mean menopause. Hormonal change can result in anything from absolutely no symptoms to near psychosis in some women. This is an extremely stressful time for women and certainly hormone replacement therapy can reverse much of the symptomatology of this timeframe. Highly recommend. Even known psychiatric disease worsens in menopause. ...Read more
My 5 months old baby have imbalance brain, he is absolutely normal , only has a problem with his left side, problem in gripping , is there any cure?
Type of "imbalance"?: The permancy of symptoms depends on the cause of the 1-sided weakness. Unilateral weakness is sometmes due to fixed lesions in the brain such as hemorrages that can take place in newborn period. These deficits are permanent but can be lessened with early and regular physical and occupatoinal therapy. Imaging of brain is sometimes warranted to delineate exact brain pathology. ...Read more
Abuse of: chemical substances is not good for the brain. If you already have a mental health condition you are at higher risk. Please look into mind-body strategies such as yoga, meditation, brisk walking, etc. Your local Y may have such programs and you can also use a DVD at home for support. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Unknown for sure:
There is a great deal of research in neurobiology about how the neurotransmitters' changes translate in the brain into thoughts and feelings, normal or abnormal.
There are theories but no consensus yet. Perhaps my colleagues could add their views. But clinically, these connections have been clearly observed and symptoms like delusions can vastly improve with medications working at this level. ...Read more
I found a medical term vertigo online. I feel sudden imbalance especially when I lie on my back, it feels like my brain is shifted. I dread abs exercises that requires facing up. Is vertigo the right term and is there a treatment and what causes it?
Vertigo can originat: Vertigo is the correct term.The most likely explanation for the symptoms is a condition benign postural vertigo.You should be examined by a doctor as the diagnosis needs be confirmed through clinical examination.Other causes of vertigo are central originating fro midbrain and peripheral viral infection of the inner ear.Depending on the cause there are different treatments available ...Read more
My 5months old baby has imbalance brain, his growth of the left side is lower, and he don't have grip in his hand, is he abnormal?
Problem-yes: Abnormal? I do not know, but it does sound as if there may be a problem. I assume you have discussed this with your pediatrician. If not, you should. ...Read more