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What are the cognitive associates of Depression? Does someone in a depressed state have a lower IQ than normal state? Is brain fog an MDD symptom?

What are the cognitive associates of Depression? Does someone in a depressed state have a lower IQ than normal state? Is brain fog an MDD symptom?

Brain fog is: associated w/depression, as is lack of energy and concentration. IQ does not lower, but our ability to us our intelligence does temporarily. Please get treatment, not only medicine. See Feeling Good, a book by David Burns. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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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I had a brain injury .Headache and cervical pain started a week later.mri scans are normal.its been 2 years and no cure.i'm depressed now.please help.

I had a brain injury .Headache and cervical pain started a week later.mri scans are normal.its been 2 years and no cure.i'm depressed now.please help.

Headache, neck pain: and depression after TBI. What other symptoms do you have and how quickly do the headaches come on ? Management of headache depends on an accurate headache diagnosis. TBI is hard to evaluate and treat. I find that MRI plays very little role in the work up and management. It might take me 3 hours to fully examine a patient with cognitive complaints. You should consider seeing a TBI specialist. ...Read more

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On my 8th Day on Lustral 50 with Psychiatrist for GAD & Health Anx., I felt Depression 4 days,then Anxiety for 1 day then Empty Mind, is this normal?

On my 8th Day on Lustral 50 with Psychiatrist for GAD & Health Anx., I felt Depression 4 days,then Anxiety for 1 day then Empty Mind, is this normal?

Anxiety: I understand your distress. Lustral (Sertraline) is primarily for treatment of Depression.,it can help anxiety. Lustral side effects can be anxiety and depression. Stress of relationships with parents, siblings and work personnel; and finances can cause depression. Use Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy, discuss Lorazepam and Alprazolam for Anxiety. ...Read more

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How can depression affect the brain?

How can  depression affect the brain?

Depression: There are chemicals in brain called neurotransmitters, main ones being dopamine, serotonin & adrenaline. These are imbalances when mood changes. Medications that treat depression try to bring those back to balance and hence stabilize moods. ...Read more

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What physical effects does depression have on the brain?

What physical effects does depression have on the brain?

Many functional: Depression has been associated with memory impairments and may be associated with dementia. Once a person has a depression, that person is at much greater risk of having another depression later in life. This shows that injury occurs, although it is not the kind of injury that is clearly evident on MRI or ct scans. The long-term effects of depression are related to how the brain functions. ...Read more

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Do you think anxiety and depression is cause by chemical imbalance in brain?

Do you think anxiety and depression is cause by chemical imbalance in brain?

Possibly: It certainly can be. Some common genetic mutations can make people more prone to anxiety and depression. Consider checking for mthfr. Also make sure you are not deficient in b12, b6, and other vitamins. ...Read more

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Do brain tumors cause depression?

Some do, some don't: A lot depends on the location of the tumor, it's size, the swelling around it, which fiber tracks are blocked and chemicals emitted from the tumor, as well as the person's psychological reaction to having a brain tumor, family support, accurate and timely treatment, etc. ...Read more

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Is my depression due to brain dysfunction?

Is my depression due to brain dysfunction?

Depression: Clinical depression correlates with chemical imbalance of neurotransmitters in brain. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Melancholia (Definition)

This is an old term for depression or dysthymia (mildly low mood), from the belief that it was caused by excess ...Read more