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How does manic depression affect one's brain and emotions?

How does manic depression affect one's brain and emotions?

Dramatically: Manic depression, aka bipolar disorder, is, a major mood disorder that has profound and variable effects on emotions which may range from elation to range to profound depression. The neurotransmitter systems are altered in many areas throughout the brain. Although most abnormalities are subtle and not structural there is some evidence for subtle structural brain abnormalities as well. ...Read more

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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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What does clinical depression become major depression?

What does clinical depression become major depression?

Semantics: Major depressive disorder is a diagnosis related to specific criteria. Clinical depression is not an actual diagnosis, but simply a way of distinguishing from depression "situational depression" related to grief or other stressors. ...Read more

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Does postpartum depression involve anger?

Does postpartum depression involve anger?

It certainly can: Yes, it certainly can, but it could also indicate many other things, eg sleepiness, fatigue, burnout, relationship difficulties, or even an emerging mania or mixed mood state. Please discuss this with your doctors asap. ...Read more

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Untreated hyperthyroidism can this make depression and bipolar worst, suicidal thoughts?

Untreated hyperthyroidism can this make depression and bipolar worst, suicidal thoughts?

Suicide: 1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Languages: English, Spanish Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS. CALL THEM RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!! ...Read more

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Does seasonal affective disorder affect your mood all year?

Does seasonal affective disorder affect your mood all year?

Seasonal disorder: Seasonal affective disorder (sad) is a kind of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter.Causes, incidence, and risk factors.Sad may begin during the teen years or in adulthood. Like other forms of depression, it occurs more often in women than in men.People who live in places with long winter nights are at greater risk for sad. ...Read more

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Does being bored cause depression?

Does being bored cause depression?

No: It's helpful if you're bored to take a bread-do something fun, take a walk or maybe read a good book. ...Read more

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Does depression affect bipolar and how?

Does depression affect bipolar and how?

Bipolar depression: bipolar means alternating btween depression and mania, the opposite. it is a mood disorder and usually you don't need antidepressants if the mood disorcer is controlled, but not always. You mention anger and that is why you may need something for the mood disorder, tegretol, depakote, lithium are frequently used. Your doctor will discuss these otionos with you. ...Read more

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Can postpartum depression cause women to feel changing emotions?

Yes: Post partum depression is often accompanied by anxiety. Anxiety over germ phobia, responsibilities of becoming a parent worrying about the child's health.Paranoid thoughts and delusions occur infrequently and require urgent care. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) and lithium improve anxiety, depression, and overal mood?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) and lithium improve anxiety, depression, and overal mood?

Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder is often helped by lithium, which is a mood-stabilizing medication. Sometimes depression is severe enough despite this that an antidepressant like wellbutrin (bupropion) is added -- but not without the mood stabilizer. If prescribed by your psychiatrist and you are followed regularly, the combination may help your mood, wellbutrin (bupropion) is not an anti-anxiety medication, though. ...Read more

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Can higher doses of Effexor (venlafaxine) (above 75mg) cause depression to worsen and/or increase symptoms like anhedonia, lethargy, demotivation, etc.?

Can higher doses of Effexor (venlafaxine) (above 75mg) cause depression to worsen and/or increase symptoms like anhedonia, lethargy, demotivation, etc.?

Not typically: Increasing Effexor (venlafaxine) dose may not be effective and can increase side effects, including anxiety, but should not actually worsen depressive symptoms you describe. Effexor (venlafaxine) can unmask Mania in a patient with underlying Bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Does brooding contribute to depression?

Does brooding contribute to depression?

Yes: Brooding can not only contribute to depression, but depression makes it more likely to happen. So it's like a continuous loop. Most people do not consciously decide they're going to brood, but they find themselves doing it. Depression makes us overemphasize upsetting events, and overlook positive ones. ...Read more

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How can a depressed/damaged endocrine system relate to mental depression?

How can  a depressed/damaged endocrine system relate to mental depression?

Don't understand: I don't know what a depressed or damaged endocrine system is. There are thousands of hormones and they don't do everything as one. Please be more specific. ...Read more

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Prednisolone controls lupus but side effects destroying her skin elasticity causing deep depression. Sos!?

Prednisolone controls lupus but side effects destroying her skin elasticity causing deep depression. Sos!?

Corticosteroids!: Prednisone and related drugs increase Insulin resistance, depress growth hormone secretion, thin the skin, cause personality changes, etc. These are proportional to dose. These are quite common. I believe in low doses for most people who may benefit from them. Of all the drugs i use, corticosteroids are the most universal in side effects. ...Read more

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Depress, socialy withdrawn, anxious, lethargic, just want to sleep, lack of interest. Take cymbalta (duloxetine) for fms + wellbutrin for depression. Any help?

Depress, socialy withdrawn, anxious, lethargic, just want to sleep, lack of interest. Take cymbalta (duloxetine) for fms + wellbutrin for depression. Any help?

Call your doc..: For whatever reason, on occasion even people on medication have symptom recurrence. Your doc can determine whether adjustments need to be made. If not already, counseling may help with strategies for dealing with these symptoms. ...Read more

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Depression, lost focus, agitation, anxiety, personality disorder are problems I battle each day. Any help?

Depression, lost focus, agitation, anxiety, personality disorder are problems I battle each day. Any help?

Well, we can't: treat you via this portion of Health Tap. But we can try to help point you in the right direction. Are you working with a therapist? If not, consider cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy. See that you have depression and anxiety - are you on any psychotropic medications? If not, your provider can assess to see if that would be helpful. Don't lose hope - help is around the corner. ...Read more

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Feeling down, tired of life, distressed, some sleep disturbances during working days, some weight gain and have rare suicidal ideation.Am i depressed?

Feeling down, tired of life, distressed, some sleep disturbances during working days, some weight gain and have rare suicidal ideation.Am i depressed?

Depression: Your description does sound like you could be depressed -- suicidal ideation is definitely an alarm sign. It would be a good idea to see your physician about this to start checking your overall health. More definitive treatment can come through a psychiatrist and/or psychologist. Both psychotherapy and medications can be very effective. If suicidal thoughts increase, be seen in an er. ...Read more

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I'm depressed. Could my depression affect my skin?

I'm depressed. Could my depression affect my skin?

Yes: Usually with depression people stop doing things they used to do, this can include stopping their usual skincare regimen. They may also touch their face more, which can lead to more acne. Or some people start scratching their scalp or other parts of their skin. ...Read more

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My skin has become thin and sagging due to usage of topical medicine in the past. please help me what to do? Iam going to depression help.

My skin has become thin and sagging due to usage of topical medicine in the past. please help me what to do?  Iam  going to depression help.

See ans: See a dermatologist for skin problem to get proper diagnosis and guidance. Not clear if you mean you're depressed because of your skin condition or for other reasons. Get help for your skin. You may feel lots better. If depression persists, see a mental health professional for guidance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does depression make. Your head. Shake ?

Does depression make. Your head. Shake 
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Tremors of the head : & neck need to be evaluated, as they may be a sign of a neurological or systemic illness. Your primary medical provider can evaluate for an underlying cause & refer you to a neurologist, if need be. Also seek referral to a psychiatrist & a psychologist for multi-modal treatment of depression. Take care of yourself. Utilize your medical resources. ...Read more

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Is depression all in someone's head?

Is depression all in someone's head?

There are a # of: types of clinical depression. Depression can be related to neurotransmitter imbalances (serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine). Depression is not all in one's head. A clinical depression should be distinguished from having a depressed mood. ...Read more

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I take a pill for depression but get side effects everywhere. It happens to work in the head but why does it affect those areas?

I take a pill for depression but get side effects everywhere. It happens to work in the head but why does it affect those areas?

The whole body: Antidepressants affect the whole body. They definitely target the brain to help lift your depression, but those same receptors are also in other parts of your body. For example, serotonin receptors are in your brain and that is where most antidepressants function, but your gut has more serotonin receptors than your brain. That is why some people have nausea or constipation. ...Read more

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I have severe anxiety and depression but the past two years I get this 'shocky' feeling in my head. Like a jolt, what could it be?

 I have severe anxiety and depression but the past two years I get this 'shocky' feeling in my head.  Like a jolt, what could it be?

Anxiety & Depression: are not pleasant but are treatable. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional for therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is but one of many approaches. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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3 times over recent months head people call me, twice hello, one my name, loudly enough for me to respond, current depression, any cause for concern?

3 times over recent months head people call me, twice hello, one my name, loudly enough for me to respond, current depression, any cause for concern?

Hearing 'voices': There can be many reasons for hearing 'voices' which vary re concern, eg., acute or complicated grieving, loneliness, triggers of past trauma, anniversary reactions. Since you say you're depressed, why not see a mental health professional who can get to know you and better assess the meaning or cause of your hearing people calling you recently. Ask your pcp for a referral. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I touched my head and I felt a big bump what do you think? BTW I do suffer from depression and anxiety , could it be linked?

I touched my head and I felt a big bump what do you think? BTW I do suffer from depression and anxiety , could it be linked?

Trauma or Cyst: The bump on your head could be the result of banging it against something or it could be a scalp cyst, sometimes called a wen. If it's big enough to bother you have it checked by a doctor. It might require simple removal. If not, wait and see if it goes away. The anxiety may magnify your response to the bump, but I doubt one caused the other. Keep the area clean. ...Read more

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My grandmother is in depression and her skin itches so much that her blood comes out of the skin when she itches, what could it be?

My grandmother is in depression and her skin itches so much that her blood comes out of the skin when she itches, what could it be?

1st of all: Have internist or pcp review meds that she is taking. See if she is allergic to any of them?- food allergy (after many years of itching my mother was found to have several food allergies)- referral to allergist!- stay away from over the counter itch meds(unless approved by pcp)--good luck. ...Read more

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Was in a car wreck last yr & got hit pretty hard on both sides of my head.But could that cause depression?i've been feeling sad and anxious &insecure

Was in a car wreck last yr & got hit pretty hard on both sides of my head.But could that cause depression?i've been feeling sad and anxious &insecure

Traumatic Brain Inj?: If you fit the criteria for what is termed Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) then, you've a category of brain trauma we know can precipitate changes in personality such as depression, anxiety and insecurity where once there weren't such feelings. You need to be seen by a neurologist for an evaluation. If you'd like to speak with me in consultation: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Dear sir, does dry and pale skin belongs to depression?

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Dear sir, does dry and pale skin belongs to depression?

Dry skin: Not per se, but other factors need to be ruled out, such as medications or anxiety. ...Read more

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Can anxiety & depression cause skin rashes to form on your body?

Can anxiety & depression cause skin rashes to form on your body?

Possible: Possible, but before concluding that first it would be wise to rule out allergies, skin reactions to soaps, medication reactions, and other medical conditions. ...Read more

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9 month old still has indentation/depression on top of head, behind forehead. Is that normal?

9 month old still has indentation/depression on top of head, behind forehead.  Is that normal?

Anterior fontanelle: The indentation/depression you are referring to is called the anterior fontanelle. It is a membranous structure that allows for expansion of the skull as the head grows. The anterior fontanelle usually closes between 18 to 24 months of age. Normal to have an open anterior fontanelle at age 9 months. ...Read more

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Any similarities physiologically between depression from chronic traumatic encephalopothy (cte) and depression without head trauma?

Any similarities physiologically between depression from chronic traumatic encephalopothy (cte) and depression without head trauma?

Some: In both conditions people looked depressed, have decreased initiative, might be isolative, speech is soft, slow, monotone; decreased range of emotions, etc. Patients with cte, however, might not complain of depression and present more avolitional ( not interested, having no desires) then sad. Did you have a more specific question? ...Read more

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Since my head injury i have such bad depression and loneliness. Is this normal? What do I do? The accident was last friday in the fl and temp lobe.

Since my head injury i  have such bad depression and loneliness. Is this normal? What do I do? The accident was last friday in the fl and temp lobe.

Fresh injury: Depression is not uncommon with head injury, but that doesn't mean it's "normal." it still needs attention and care. Please speak up to your doctor so that s/he knows this is happening with you. A psychiatrist or neuropsychiatrist can help you by evaluating your symptoms and providing effective treatment recommendations. Depending on severity, these injuries may take months to heal. ...Read more

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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