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Can PMS cause depression?

Can PMS cause depression?

Yes: Yes, depression may exacerbate during pms. This can be one of the symptoms -- with the tell-tale sign being when in your cycle it worsens. Please talk with your primary care or obgyn doctor about this. Consulting with a psychiatrist may be helpful also. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Can menopause cause constipation and insomnia?

Can menopause cause constipation and insomnia?

Menopause: Both can be accompanying symptoms of other psychological/physiological symptoms seen commonly in menopause, such as depression/anxiety, irritability, pain, mood changes & poor quality sleep. ...Read more

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Can Hypothyroidism medication cause depression?

Can Hypothyroidism medication cause depression?

Uncommonly yes: I'm not sure WHICH medication you're referring to but if we just hazard a guess and say, "LEVOTHYROXINE" then, in rare instances this medication has been reported to cause mental depression in patients. Typically though, when used in therapeutic doses to treat hypothyroidism one usually experiences a bit of a lift in mood (if they've been truly HYPO-thyroid) for some time. ...Read more

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Can depression cause schizophrenia?

Can depression cause schizophrenia?

No: Depression and schizophrenia are two different illnesses. Some people with schizophrenia will have depression but depression does not cause schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Can depression cause ocd?

Can depression cause ocd?

No but: Depression is not generally considered to be a cause of obsessive compulsive disorder, but the two problems can certainly co-exist in the same person. Some treatments are good for both problems. ...Read more

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Can depression cause hormonal imbalance?

Can depression cause hormonal imbalance?

Yes: A common feature of depression is a dysregulation of sex hormones (LH, FSH, testoterone), and the menstrual cycle. There are also the stress hormones: cortisone, ACTH. There are also changes in hormones related to bone maintenance and food metabolism. A related point: thyroid hormone deficiency can cause depression. ...Read more

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Perimenopause can it cause anxieth and depression and weepiness?

Perimenopause can it cause anxieth and depression and weepiness?

Yes: Perimenopause can start up to 9 years before your period stops for good. The changing hormones can lead to mood changes (including tearfulness) and anxiety. However, if it is interfering with any of your relationships or your work, be sure to talk to your doctor. We have lots of great strategies. ...Read more

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Can menopause worsen anxiety?

Can menopause worsen anxiety?

Yes: Anxiety might be sub-clinical, that is it might be there but not causing any significant problems. The hormonal swings associated with menopause may cause anxiety to rear its head higher and cause problems. A consult with your md is advisable. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause depression and anxiety?

Can ovarian cysts cause depression and anxiety?

Can bad news? Yes: If the cysts cause an imbalance in the hormones related to ovulation that have any effect on moods, then yes in a physiological way. But even if that's not the case, having ovarian cysts is bad news in the life of a young woman and can cause you to worry about the consequences for childbearing, life-span, etc. Work w/ your obgyn on the cysts and consider supportive therapy to address the feelings. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause depression? Can diabetes cause fluctuations in hormones that could result in clinical depression? .

Can diabetes cause depression? Can diabetes cause fluctuations in hormones that could result in clinical depression?

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Maybe. : I once had a memorable patient whose mood was very much associated with her blood sugar levels. Her diabetes was not well controlled, and her mood was obviously worse when her levels were far above normal. The mechanism by which diabetes might impact mood is probably complicated, but i think sugar levels rather than hormones are at work. Make sure your diabetes is under good control. ...Read more

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Can a hormone imbalance cause headaches anxiety and depression?

Can a hormone imbalance cause headaches anxiety and depression?

Definetely: Hormonal changes can affect all women with migraine and most women experience an increased frequency of migraine attacks around the time of menses. Menstrual migraine is triggered in susceptible women by fluctuating estrogen levels, usually a decrease in estrogen level just prior to menses. Hormonal changes can also cause sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, mood changes and irritability. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Probably not: I can't think of any relationship between the two. ...Read more

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Can omega-3 cause depression?

Can omega-3 cause depression?

Indirect thyroid efc: When the quality of supplement is not good the mineral additives affect the thryoid hormone production. Thyroid stress indirectly creates low metabolism and depression. ...Read more

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Can depression and stress cause delayed periods?

Yes: Absolutely! stress can cause you to miss a period, or to have an extra period. The stress hormones can interrupt your normal cycle. Periods should return to normal when the stress lessens. But do make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Will depression medicines cause hypothyroidism?

Will depression medicines cause hypothyroidism?

Specific: There are many types of antidepressants. Please re-ask and let us know specific medication you are concerned about. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Yes: Menopause and the "peri-menopausal" time frame can cause many issues due to changing hormonal levels. Some medications like sarafem (prozac) can be used with good success to treat these symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can bisoprolol cause depression or mood changes?

Can bisoprolol cause depression or mood changes?

Side effects: Beta blockers can cause fatigue as well as depression in some patients. Since they are an important medication, discuss these symptoms with your md as they should not be abruptly discontinued as rebound effects on blood pressure and cardiac status can occur. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy also cause depression and irritability?

Can pregnancy also cause depression and irritability?

Pregnancy @ 14?: Some women can become depressed during pregnancy, especially if they've had depression previously. It may also depend on the circumstances of the woman's life, the way she feels about her pregnancy, the support she's receiving, and her relationship with her baby's father. If your age is truly 14 and you're pregnant, you need your family's help. Please tell your doctor of any depression too. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause people to hallucinate?

Possible: In severe cases, this is possible. If your free thyroid hormones are normal, then the thyroid is not the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more