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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Slow Speech

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Help! Need to know if there's a mental issue or slowness that can cause a speech impediment, such as not being able to form words?

More info needed: That is a very general question. It depends on many factors, including the age and overall health of the patient, the nature of the symptoms, medications being taken, and many others. However, it is safe to say that the development of such a symptom where it previously did not exist warrants an evaluation with a primary care physician.

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What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

Most often.: Parkinson's disease. But to be certain you should have him examined by a neurologist. A common finding is what is known as resting tremor, also called "pill rolling" tremor because the patients appear to be rolling a pill between thier thumbs and index fingers at rest, but when they reach for something, often the tremor disappears. There are other causes that any good general neurologist can ID.

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Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?

Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?

Yes it can: These are definitely possible side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram). A more complete list can be found at the following website: http://www. Rxlist. Com/lexapro-side-effects-drug-center. Htm Now, riddle me this....I'm curious as to why you chose tag words of "below average IQ."

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Can a food allergy cause mental slowness/confusion? I have new food allergies (IgE testing) and trying to make sense of it all. Thanks!

Can a food allergy cause mental slowness/confusion? I have new food allergies (IgE testing) and trying to make sense of it all. Thanks!

Not likely: Many people with no food allergy will produce antibody that reacts to the food allergy panel. Thus, these tests need to be interpreted by experts who treat food allergy daily. Skin testing is often more accurate, but ones history of symptoms that follow an ingestion is critical as well. Yes, dizziness/fogginess can occur with allergy, but is transient immediately following intake. Be well!

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What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

Dysthymia: And if it's really grim, depression. Before your self-diagnose mental illness, there are some entities to rule out, including medication effect, hypothyroidism, and porphyria.

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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Could be either/both: There is a lot of overlap between the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and depression/anxiety. Many psychiatrists and primary care doctors will check thyroid blood tests before considering treating the mood issue. If thyroid is dysfunctional then treating the thyroid condition might improve or alleviate the depression/anxiety.

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Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Either!: Skill and speed at reading certainly depends on practice! Every improves with practice, even with learning disorders. However if you have a learning disorder, see a specialist to find out what kind, then you can be given effective methods to make learning easier. When trying to read faster, pick a subject that you like! It is often easier to get more enjoyment from non-fiction/jokes first

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On 100mcg of Levothyroxine but still feel sluggish, anxious, mental slowness, and lack of motivation. Possible other underlying issues?

On 100mcg of Levothyroxine but still feel sluggish, anxious, mental slowness, and lack of motivation. Possible other underlying issues?

Depends: Usually hypothyroid has accompanying labs done. While your dose maybe within range you might need to ask your physician to consider an increase as clinically you are not feeling as good as expected. I usually treat the patient, the labs are guidelines and I would refer you back to whom ever prescribed the med. Need more information as well to consider additional medical diagnosis.

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Not feeling depressed but doctor put me on abulify for unbearable fatigue and "slowness" she's not sure itsmood or my uctd, how would abulify help?

Not feeling depressed but doctor put me on abulify for unbearable fatigue and "slowness" she's not sure itsmood or my uctd, how would abulify help?

Get another opinion: Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia as well as an adjunct to antidepressant meds. It is not a drug to treat fatigue per se unless the doctor is fairly certain that the fatigue is due to major uncontrolled depression.

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Parkinson. Slowness movement, beginning state. 2 guide fr 2 doctors: 1st: sifrol 250; 2nd: trivastal 50mg, lioresal (baclofen) 10mg, artane 2mg. Which one better?

Parkinson. Slowness movement, beginning state. 2 guide fr 2 doctors: 1st: sifrol 250; 2nd: trivastal 50mg, lioresal (baclofen) 10mg, artane 2mg. Which one better?

Critique: Trivastal, a newer Dopamine agonist, is not available in the usa, but might be a choice. Sifrol, pramipexole, is likely your safest and best starting drug. There is no role for lioresal, (baclofen) and Artane is literally "poison" and is not used in the usa. Choose the doc who recommended sifrol.

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I m 21 year old having headaches nausea heaviness in eyes slowness in hand feet movement fatigue shortness in breath panic condition racing heart????

I m 21 year old having headaches nausea heaviness in eyes slowness in hand feet movement fatigue shortness in breath panic condition racing heart????

Anxiety: You have symptoms of Anxiety /panic disorder. You should see your physician for a trial of some prescription anxiolytics or a referral to psych if this is a chronic problem, affecting your overall well being. In the meantime, learn some relaxation techniques to feel better!

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Better to do slow movements when doing pilate's?

Better to do slow movements when doing pilate's?

Yes: In general use slow controlled movements with any exercise program - lot less injury that way.

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What is the diagnosis of the women who feels extremely tired, have slow movements and sleep after lunch for 20 min and can't gets up.

What is the diagnosis of the women who feels extremely tired, have slow movements and sleep after lunch for 20 min and can't gets up.

A Lot of Things: This is very common. If minor likely normal! There are series of hormone changes after eating that effect energy (e.g. cortisol, GH, insulin, Orexin-being studied for wt loss/narcolepsy, blocker of it suvorexant new sleep aid). Then there are concerning things like type 2 DM, Heart dz/vasc dz (underdiag in women!), thyroid dz, anemia, deconditioning...need more info, but don't panic & get eval.

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My 32mo old son was diagnosed with apraxia of speech. Now EEG showed slow brain waves at the back of his brain. What could cause this?

My 32mo old son was diagnosed with apraxia of speech. Now EEG showed slow brain waves at the back of his brain. What could cause this?

Mild disorganization: There have been attempts to understand brain development with EEG for many years. 30 years ago they tried BEAM (brain electrical activity mapping) to diagnose ADHD, dyslexia, etc. We are still in the dark. Receptive language develops better than expressive language in many, especially boys. This can cause difficulty forming words (dyspraxia) as well as stuttering and frustration. Time will help.

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With a diagnosis of depression and ptsd and negativefindings on MRI and CT scan, could there be any other organic cause for impaired memory, mild confusion, and slow speech and word finding that does not show up onmri?

With a diagnosis of depression and ptsd and negativefindings on MRI and CT scan, could there be any other organic cause for impaired memory, mild confusion, and slow speech and word finding that does not show up onmri?

Yes, many: Thyroid problems, pernicious anemia, infection with HIV or syphilis, alcohol and nutritional issues, medication reactions, use of recreational drugs, and many others. Sounds like your issues need to be sorted out, and simplest and direct way is to have neuro-psychological testing.

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What are the neurological causes for speech delays?

What are the neurological causes for speech delays?

Congenital and acqui: Hereditary, congenital, from birth trauma, early childhood evaluation, and intervention mandatory, later in life, post lingual speech, that developed from hearing deficits, from injury, strokes ets.

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