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What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

Genes & Environment: Complex process: research suggests that part i of gad is a heritable, but nonspecific tendency to manifest an emotional disorder. However, a psychological vulnerability, stress due to life events, the process of anxiety across multiple domains are also required for worry to be the predominant coping mechanism. See barlow (2002) anxiety and is disorders for a beautiful, research supported overview. ...Read more

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Tics (Definition)

Repetitive movements include motor tics such as lip smacking, head turning, jerking, or tremor : verbal tics such ...Read more


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What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Likely Are Mulitiple: Via ocd-uk: "in spite of a range of theories & considerable research, scientists...Have not been able 2 identify a definitive cause 4 a person developing obsessive-compulsive disorder... However...It is believed that ocd is likely 2be the result of a combination of either neurobiological, genetic, behavioural, cognitive, or environmental...Triggers..." more here; http://bit.Ly/14igwa5. ...Read more

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What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder oc?

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What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder oc?

Severe Anxiety: Causal factors have been debated for some without concensus. All however start with anxiety which has genetic and environmental components. Certain personality factors and stresses may make one more predisposed. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a tic disorder?

What are the signs of a tic disorder?

Involuntary twitches: Repetitive involuntary motor twitches which are not simple habits or even repetitive speech utterances. In cases where motor tics progress to facial and vocal expressions, sometimes tourette's disorder must be considered, but simple tics can be more frequent in individuals with family history, or sometimes can be produced by stimulant medications often used dto treat adhd. ...Read more

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What kind of symptoms occur with oppositional defiant disorder?

What kind of symptoms occur with oppositional defiant disorder?

ODD : These patients refuse to follow adult rules, hold grudges, blame others for their mistakes, are easily anoyed by others and annoy those around them. For the full DX list see the apa website . ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is dysthymic disorder?

What sort of disorder is dysthymic disorder?

Dysthymic disorder: Dysthymia is a chronic type of depression in which a person's moods are regularly low. Symptoms are not as severe as with major depression. Symptoms usually last 2 years or more. ...Read more

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What sort of disorders can schizophrenia cause?

What sort of disorders can schizophrenia cause?

Wrong question: The broad category you're probably asking about is psychosis--impaired reality testing, including hallucinations and delusions. There are many causes from tumors to poisons to various mental disorders such as depression and mania. Schizophrenia is in some ways "pure" psychosis, with no other explanation for the symptoms. ...Read more

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Describe the features of an anxiety disorder.?

Describe the features of an anxiety disorder.?

Anxiety: There are several forms of anxiety: generalized, separation, phobias, and stress diorders. If you are speaking about generalized anxiety, hallmark symptoms include intense worry, difficulty relaxing, toruble sitting still, and trouble sleeping. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is dystonia?

What sort of disorder is dystonia?

Abnormal contraction: Dystonia is often a somewhat generic term for abnormal muscle contraction. True dystonia is thought to be abnormal muscle contractions due to a problem in the spinal cord or brain. Sometimes the exact nature of the problem in the spinal cord or brain cannot be diagnosed. Mri is often used to try to help diagnose this. Any muscle in the body can develop this problem. ...Read more

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What are probable causes generalized anxiety disorder?

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What are probable causes generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD: Genetics, stress, chronic use of alcohol or sedatives, or triggered by tobacco or caffeine dependency. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic motor tic disorder and movement disorders?

One of many!: Professionals use the term movement or motor disorders to identify a group of neurological disorders with a common denominator: they all have some kind of abnormal movements. Persistent or chronic tic disorder is only one of these movement disorders. Individuals with this disorder have one or several persistent tics for at least one year. Usually, this conditions starts before 18 years of age. ...Read more

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What are the major presenting symptoms of tic douleureux?

What are the major presenting symptoms of tic douleureux?

Pain: This effects the trigeminal nerve, which innervates the face. It presents with severe pain on one side of the face. ...Read more

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Does mitochondrial dysfunction cause some sort of autism spectrum disorder?

Does mitochondrial dysfunction cause some sort of autism spectrum disorder?

Maternally derived: Mutations in mitochondrial dna cause defective energy production impacting cell function in the 65 known mitochondrial disorders.Muscle weakness occurs in all;blindness, & deafness in some. A progressive neurological disorder with developmental regression with or without autistic behaviors occurs in some types. Some organs may be affected & not others. Mother may be unaffected or mildly affected. ...Read more

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What are the causes of schizophrenia or schitzoaffective disorder?

What are the causes of schizophrenia or schitzoaffective disorder?

Some causes: Genetics due play a role, but in a small percentage. Environmental factors may be involved, such as exposure to viruses or malnutrition before birth, problems during birth, and psychosocial factors. Another cause is an imbalance in the brain involving the neurotransmitters Dopamine and glutamate, and possibly others play a role in schizophrenia. More research is needed - still a lot of unknowns. ...Read more

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Causes of myoclonus?

Causes of myoclonus?

It is a condition: Myoclunus just means jumping or jerking limbs. Usually it is the legs but can be any muscle. At night it may wake you up causing daytime fatigue. It can occur by itself or be part of a number of conditions where nerves in the head are not communicating with the nerves in the spine such as ms, head injury or pinched spinal nerves. Have a neurologist evaluate. ...Read more

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What are the differences between serotonin syndrome, generalized anxiety, or neurological disorder?

What are the differences between serotonin syndrome, generalized anxiety, or neurological disorder?

Lots to know: Neurological disorders refer to disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Serotonin syndrome is a disorder caused by excessive serotonin throughout the body resulting in a variety of physical and psychological symptoms. It is most often due to excess medication. Generalized anxiety disorder is excessive, pervasive and persistent worry resulting in impairment in ability to function. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is epilepsy?

What sort of disorder is epilepsy?

Unprovoked Seizures: Epilepsy is a constellation of disorders with a common definition: the tendency toward recurrent, unprovoked seizures. The term "epilepsy' applies to anyone who has had more than one unprovoked seizure. Seizures, however, can take on many forms; from staring off for a few seconds, to prolonged, violent convulsions. Epilepsy is simply a word that tells us a patient has recurrent seizures. ...Read more