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Doctor insights on: Central Nervous System Depression

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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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Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

Yes: Multiple sclerosis (ms) is an autoimmune disease (body's defense system attacking itself) that involves the central nervous system. Central nervous is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Myelin sheaths protect and insulate nerve cells; in ms the myelin sheaths on the axons (longer parts of the nerve cells) are inflamed and damaged, leading to scar development seen in white matter of the brain. ...Read more

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What makes up the central nervous system?

What makes up the central nervous system?

CNS=Brain+SpinalCord: Limits of brain tissue are the meninges, a fibrous cover. The spinal cord usually ends at the first lumbar vertebra, just below the last rib. Below that are nerves to your legs called the cauda equina, named because they look like a horses' tail. ...Read more

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What causes disorder of the central nervous system?

What causes disorder of the central nervous system?

See below: Might produce a better answer if you can describe the kind of disorder you have in mind. Generally, the central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. So all factors that can damage them or lead to defects in them can cause disorders. ...Read more

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What toxins could effect the central nervous system?

What toxins could effect the central nervous system?

THERE ARE SO MANY : Neurotoxic substances out there, and I do not have enough space here to enumerate. Google centrl nervous system toxins. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are cranial nerves not included in the central nervous system?

Mostly peripheral: Cranial nerves have their cell bodies within the central nervous system (cns), but the majority of their length/"processes" are outside the confines of the cns. The myelin covering nerves inside, vs. Outside, the CNS is different, and cranial nerves are subject to disorders common to peripheral nerves. (the cell bodies can be affected by CNS disorders as well.). ...Read more

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What is central nervous system lupus?

It is where lupus: It is where lupus attacks your cental nervous system which is made up of your brain and spinal cord. This can take the form of vasculitis, stroke, seizures, transverse myelitis, and neurocognitive dysfunction. Talk to your rheumatologist to clarify what is exactly occuring. ...Read more

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Will high BP disable the central nervous system?

Stroke: The most common thing that happens to the central nervous system in high BP is hemmorhagic stroke or a stroke caused by a burst blod vessel. Also, certain vascular malformations, such as an aneurysm or avm could bleed and cause dangerous pressure on the brain. ...Read more

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What is the autonomic vs central nervous system?

What is the autonomic vs central nervous system?

Unvoluntary: The autonomic is visceral, not on command, like control of heart, respiration, digestive, urinary systems, sexual arousal, etc central is brain and spinal cord--then there is peripheral like nerves control movements of the limbs. ...Read more

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How can weight lifting effect central nervous system?

How can weight lifting effect central nervous system?

It shouldn't: Weight-lifting should have no effect on either the central or the peripheral nervous systems. It's a curious question; sounds like maybe you heard something somewhere and it worried you. Weight-lifting causes changes in muscle; the innervation of the muscle doesn't change. ...Read more

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What is the central nervous system sanctuary therapy?

What is the central nervous system sanctuary therapy?

Sanctuary therapy: Chemotherapy or radiation therapy given to the central nervous system (CNS) as a preventive treatment. It kills cancer cells that may be in the brain and spinal cord, even though no cancer has been detected there. Also called central nervous system prophylaxis, CNS prophylaxis, and CNS sanctuary therapy. ...Read more

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Cnat find anything about central nervous system lupus?

Cnat find anything about central nervous system lupus?

Arterial inflammatio: Lupus cerebritis is caused by blood vessels becoming inflamed, usually smaller blood vessels. Treatments are many, but steroids, methotrexate, benlysta, CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) are options if simple Hydroxychloroquine does not prevent this. Steroids not been an ongoing thing. Many patients do well with "pulsing" large doses of steroids intravenously, usually three times. Presentations vary-neuropsychiatric! ...Read more

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Can any know anything about central nervous system lupus?

Can any know anything about central nervous system lupus?

Lupus: Lupus can affect the central nervous through a variety ways such as vasculitis, seizures, neurocognitive changes, and stroke, . ...Read more

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What do you know about central nervous system vasculitis?

Very dangerous: CNS vasculitis is an uncommon form of vasculitis. It usually has normal lab tests. It presents with abnormalities in the central nervous system that can look like cerebritis, encephalitis, or stroke. This is a very dangerous life threatening disease. If you have these symptoms go immediately to an er. This is normally diagnosed by angiogram or brain biopsy. It is treated by experienced rheum. ...Read more

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How does the central nervous system respond to alzheimers?

2 or more ways: Tangled ''wires'' and protein patches where healthy brain was. ...Read more

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What reflex is independent of the central nervous system (CNS)?

What reflex is independent of the central nervous system (CNS)?

More than I can list: With which organ system outside the BRAIN & SPINAL cord do you wish to start? What's the clinical context of the question so I can better understand the purpose of the question. This forum is basically for questions of a general clinical nature and what you ask seems to be for more academic purposes. ...Read more

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Is Huntington's disease a disorder of the central nervous system?

Is Huntington's disease a disorder of the central nervous system?

Yes: Huntingtons disease affects neurons within the brain. This can result in atrophy (shrinking) of the brain. ...Read more

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If using amphetamines a long time, can you damage the central nervous system?

It's uncertain.: There are not careful studies and research to determine the answer. There are no negative studies. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Central Nervous System (Definition)

System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Cns (Definition)

CNS stands for central nervous system and consists of the brain ...Read more