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Doctor insights on: Can A Bad Temper Be Caused By A Chemical Imbalence

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Can depression be caused psychologically? or is it just caused by a chemical imbalance? if caused by psychological what are some symptoms of it?

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

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Is depression always a caused by a chemical imbalance?

Is depression always a caused by a chemical imbalance?

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 more

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Could depression be caused by a chemical imbalance?

Could depression be caused by a chemical imbalance?

Yes.: Depression is often the result of a chemical imbalance. The imbalance may be genetic, caused by prolonged stress, illness, medication and a variety of other things. All these things can cause a chemical imbalance. ...Read more

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Can a nosebleed be caused by my stress/anxiety?

Can a nosebleed be caused by my stress/anxiety?

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

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Can a bad temper be caused by traumatic brain injury?

Can a bad temper be caused by traumatic brain injury?

Yes: Brain injury, especially with damage to the frontal and temporal lobes can result in impulsivity, irritability and dysregulated behavior with excessive reactivity. ...Read more

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Numbness can be caused by a variety of things. How would know which?

Numbness can be caused by a variety of things.  How would   know which?

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

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What could fainting followed by a period of delusion be caused by?

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What could fainting followed by a period of delusion be caused by?

Fainting: If isolated incident and there cis a pattern, substance abuse comes to mind. If repeated, could be effect of organic nervous system pathology, which you need to consult your doctor about. ...Read more

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Is there a way to differentiate between nausea caused by anxiety and nausea caused by something physiological?

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

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Just had a bout of bruxism caused by powerful emotions, what could this indicate?

Stress is a factor: The relationship between stress and sleep bruxism is not completely understood. The occurrence of bruxism especially daytime bruxism, appears to be related to periods of emotional or physical stress as well as the anticipation of stress. ...Read more

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How is IBS caused? Is it cause by your nervous system , or from a lot of stress

How is IBS caused? Is it cause by your nervous system , or from a lot of stress

Combination: There is a genetic predisposition. But certain things may aggravate or predispose , such as diet, stress, anxiety. There are some cases related to gluten diet. ...Read more

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Can stroke be caused by a severe laceration?

Can stroke be caused by a severe laceration?

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 more

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