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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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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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