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Can A Bad Temper Be Caused By A Chemical Imbalence
Can depression be caused psychologically? or is it just caused by a chemical imbalance? if caused by psychological what are some symptoms of it?
Depression: Oftentimes there is a very fine line that's often blurred by depression as an internal phenomenon via chemical imbalance, versus depression as psychological (as you put it) which I interpret as being aggravated by external factors. Both phenomena interact reciprocally with each other. Welcome to another variant of the time honored "chicken and egg" debate! ...Read more
Not necessarily: Researchers have been asking this for years -- and it's a hypothesis based on responses to medications rather than consistent data. The idea is that if patients respond to medications known to increase certain neurotransmitters, their own brain chemistry must be in need of that. This still does not establish causation, as you can still ask which came first: depression or chemical changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can!: Studies have shown that, in some cases, patients who experience nosebleeds get them after finding themselves in stressful situations. A 2001 article in the British Medical Journal suggests that this could have something to do with the spikes in blood pressure that are very common when you're stressed out. Read: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42648940/ns/health-mental_health/t/weird-signs-youre-way-too-stressed-out/#.WTdn7WgrKUk ...Read more
Yes: It's possible. But linking.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends: We diagnose numbness depending upon what part of the body is numb-may be due to a disorder of the brain, spinal cord, nerve root, or peripheral nerve. Each part of the nervous system may cause a characteristic pattern of numbness. For example, a stroke on the right side of the brain could cause the left side of the body to be numb. Carpal tunnel syndrome numbness of the thumb, index, middle finger. ...Read more
Is there a way to differentiate between nausea caused by anxiety and nausea caused by something physiological?
Doctor can evaluate: Nausea/vomiting may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Doc can find & treat. ...Read more
Can hypoxia and dementia in a middle-aged patient be the result of a heart condition? Could they be caused by a minor stroke or a drug overdose?
Dehydration: Not likely. Stay hydrated & indoors.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stroke from Lac: A laceration can cause a stroke if it significantly reduces the flow of blood to the brain. This can be direct (injuring the artery going to the brain, or knocking off a plaque inside the artery) or indirect (causing massive blood loss and severely low blood pressure). Low blood pressure by itself can cause a stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a irregular and high heartrate be caused by different issues or diseases that can cause this, ?
Yes: It's entirely possible that you have more than one cause. ...Read more
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