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Doctor insights on: Chemical Imbalance In Children

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Is there a way to check for a chemical imbalance? And how

Is there a way to check for a chemical imbalance? And how

Chemical Imbalance: No. Not in any mental health way. But, a good psychiatrist or experienced family physician can from your history determine if you need help. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is depression a matter of chemical imbalance?

I need your expertise, is depression a matter of chemical imbalance?

Some types: Of depression are clearly due to a chemical imbalance, some are reactions to life circumstances others are a mix of both. Psychotherapy alone works for some people, others need to consider medication to treat the chemical imbalance. Others do well with both types of treatment. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a chemical imbalance?

What are the signs of a chemical imbalance?

More info needed: Chemical imbalance is not a term that is typically used in the mental health world. Do you mean mental health illness, or disorders like anxiety, depression, bipolar disease? If you are suspecting something is going on, see your primary doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How exactly can a chemical imbalance cause mental illness?

How exactly can a chemical imbalance cause mental illness?

Neurotransmitters: Our brains operate on two principles: chemistry and electricity. Neurotransmitters are the chemicals used by our brains to produce all movements, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Common chemicals include serotonin, dopamine, and adrenaline (more than 100 brain chemicals are known). We believe mental illness occurs when brain chemicals get out of balance. Treatment is intended to restore balance. ...Read more

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Do negative thoughts actually lead to a chemical imbalance?

Do negative thoughts actually lead to a chemical imbalance?

They can.: Your brain's chemistry fluctuates and flows moment to moment depending on what you are experiencing and thinking about. If subjected to a major stressor or repeated stress such as with ptsd, this can lead to more chronic brain changes and more chemical imbalances. Also, chemical imbalances can result in negative thoughts, so it works both ways and can become a cycle. ...Read more

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What causes chemical imbalance? Can you develop it or born with it?

What causes chemical imbalance? Can you develop it or born with it?

I assume you mean in: Reference to psychiatric illness. They can occur due to genetic influences (hereditary) or from stress (external events, internal ways of thinking) or most likely from both in most cases (also called the "stress diathesis model" of mental illness. We should never forget the tremendous psychiatric toll taken on humanity by man's inhumanity to man, child abuse, war, torture, domestic/street violence. ...Read more

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How does schiznophrenia happen to someone? Is it a chemical imbalance in the head or something else?

How does schiznophrenia happen to someone?  Is it a chemical imbalance in the head or something else?

Heredity/environment: Schizophrenia has environmental ; genetic causes. Prenatal insults such as maternal infections or being born during winter months can increase the risk of a person being diagnosed. Schizophrenia is thought to be caused by abnormal connections in the brain. Increased Dopamine in mesolimbic regions may cause hallucinations. Abnormal glutamate ; serotonin levels may also be involved. ...Read more

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Feel there is a chemical imbalance. Every time i wake up i feel like i was close to death or suicidal. I don't want to feel that. Combination of thing?

Depression: There is a very serious concern that you have major depression. Please do not try to fight it yourself. You are right that you have chemical imbalance. You need to see your pcp urgently or a psychiatrist. Depression can be easily treated with inexpensive and safe medications. ...Read more

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Why are people gay? Is there a chemical imbalance?

Why are people gay? Is there a chemical imbalance?

No: According to the american psychiatric association there is nothing wrong with gay people. Is just a preference. Some people doesn't like fish, others doesn't like the purple color. Their sexual preference goes to people of the same sex. ...Read more

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What to do if I have depression or chemical imbalance?

What to do if I have depression or chemical imbalance?

Your Dr can assess: For mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical. ...Read more

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treatment for chemical imbalance in brain?

 treatment for chemical imbalance in brain?

More specific?: Chemical imbalance implies inherited or acquired mood or thought disorder.on most cases. Perhaps you should ask the person who used this term what they think might be going on. There are many different disease states that can be labeled as such. Most are fairly early to manage these days. Good luck sorting this out. ...Read more

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Can Nexium (esomeprazole) be used for chemical imbalance ?

Can Nexium (esomeprazole) be used for chemical imbalance ?

No: Too complex topic for such a simple solution as nexium (esomeprazole). Essentia brand bottled water can be beneficial due to ph 9.5. ...Read more

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I have schizophrenia. How can a chemical imbalance cause my symptoms?

I have schizophrenia. How can a chemical imbalance cause my symptoms?

Brain issues: Schizophrenia and all mental disorders to some extent are represented by alterations in brain structures or functions (neurochemistry/neurotransmitters/chemical imbalances). The brain is like a computer's operating system. If a problem develops in the operating system the computer won't function entirely properly. This is also how the brain's functioning affects a person's experience & behavior. ...Read more

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How can my urine tell my doctors if I have a chemical imbalance & would any other disease pop up? Help please

How can my urine tell my doctors if I have a chemical imbalance & would any other disease pop up? Help please

Possibly: For the money a UA is perhaps the most powerful test in medicine. A dipstick can potentially detect diabetes, kidney damage, bleeding or infection and offer clues to hydration. As far as "chemical imbalance" more detailed urine tests can be done for presence of drugs, toxic substances or hormones which may be in excess causing disease (eg Cushings, or "pheo"). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I've had a history of drug usage and now I've got anxiety. (not medically confirmed) I've been masturbating everyday from a very young age, and I'm getting really sick of it now. Will stopping it immediately cause any chemical imbalances in my body? My an

I've had a history of drug usage and now I've got anxiety. (not medically confirmed) I've been masturbating everyday from a very young age, and I'm getting really sick of it now. Will stopping it immediately cause any chemical imbalances in my body? My an

Healthy vs compulsiv: Anxiety or another addictive behavior? Sex addiction is real, but it is important to determine whether you just have unnecessary guilt over normal sexual drives or are truly addicted. You can get more information & take a simple self-assessment at www.Sexaa.Org. Click the 2nd tab, "saa for you?" if you decide that you need help, you are not alone, and need not be ashamed. There is hope & help. ...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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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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Can you do a blood test to check for chemical imbalance?

Can you do a blood test to check for chemical imbalance?

No single test: There is no single test for "chemical imbalance". Tests are available for many chemicals and the choice of test is usually dictated by the clinical presentation. ...Read more