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How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease diagnosed?

How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease diagnosed?

Celiac: Typically people get blood work for specific celiac antibodies but there is a lot of debate on how accurate a negative result is. Most accurate is an endoscopy with biopsy looking specifically for the celiac antibodies or pathology. ...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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Do studies relate addison's disease and depression or psychiatric-type symptoms?

Do studies relate addison's disease and depression or psychiatric-type symptoms?

Addisons and mood: Yes in the form of apoptosis( a form of cell death in which a programmed sequence of events leads to the elimination of cells without releasing harmful substances into the surrounding area).Stress and depression shows possible link to cell death in a study by printha et al in  2009. It demonstrated that cell death can be accelarated by low levels of cortisol (addisons) and high levels (stress). ...Read more

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How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease different?

How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease different?

Celiac is an allergy: Celiac disease is gluten allergy, a strong allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, spelt, etc...). Gluten intolerance is not an allergic reaction, but an intolerance of gluten that leads to tummy symptoms such as gassiness, bloating, loose stools, etc... Gluten intolerance does not cause damage to the intestinal lining like celiac disease does. ...Read more

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Will depression symptoms be from gluten intolerance?

Will depression symptoms be from gluten intolerance?

Not primarily but: Gluten intolerance may trigger depression if you are vulnerable to it. Address the gluten problem, of course, but seek assistance for the depression as a separate matter. ...Read more

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Can a gluten free and/or dairy free diet help someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety?

Can a gluten free and/or dairy free diet help someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety?

Gluten bipolar?: 19 F asks: Can a gluten free and/or dairy free diet help someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety? ANS: Very unlikely to help but easy to test. Stick rigidly to such a diet and see if you get better or not. If you get better then stop to see if you get worse. Repeat until you and team convinced it helps. But I would exhaust all other proven treatments first. ...Read more

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Can people with severe anxiety and depression and ptsd become schizophrenic?

Can people with severe anxiety and depression and ptsd become schizophrenic?

No: Although there can be psychotic symptoms with post traumatic stress disorder and severe major depression, they are very different from schizophrenia. These disorders will not morph into schizophrenia. ...Read more

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How are depression and chronic depression different?

Common language?: It sounds like your question uses some common language to describe a specific disorder. Depression (really major depression) can be determined to be a single episode (with no prior history of these symptoms). Chronic depression is characterized by multiple episodes or called major depression, recurrent). ...Read more

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I am gluten intolerant (self diagnosed). Is it possible to have panic attacks, anxiety, and depression from consuming gluten?

I am gluten intolerant (self diagnosed).  Is it possible to have panic attacks, anxiety, and depression from consuming gluten?

Doubtful: True gluten intolerance is rare and self diagnosis is unreliable. There is no proven true link between gluten ingestion and psychiatric symptoms. I suggest you read the Consumer's Digest recent issue devoted to gluten. It's easy to understand and up to date but if you're caught up in the gluten fad/frenzy you might not like the conclusions. ...Read more

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Might somebody have both celiacs disease and ibs?

Might somebody have both celiacs disease and ibs?

Yes: Important to check that celiac is controlled on biopsy. Sometimes ibs symptoms improve on a gluten free diet. But sometimes they can worsen if the diet now contains foods that either cause more constipation or cause more gas. Evaluate your diet and make sure you get a balance of high fiber foods and monitor your symptoms with different types of foods. Stress also triggers flares of ibs. ...Read more

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How are clinical depression and depression different?

How are clinical depression and depression different?

Potato or POTATO: This question is often analogous to "my nerves being bad" vs "anxiety." in other words, "clinical depression" and "depression" both likely indicate a major depressive episode that warrants clinical attention though the severity may vary depending on the individual using such semantics. ...Read more

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I have depression, OCD and anxiety disorder.Do I have bipolar disorder too?I have varied moods from extremely sad to happy to very angry and irritable.

I have depression, OCD and anxiety disorder.Do I have bipolar disorder too?I have varied moods from extremely sad to happy to very angry and irritable.

Too many labels: If you have bipolar disorder you can eliminate the depressive diagnosis because it includes that. The only way for a diagnosis to me made it with the help of a mental health professional. Please see on to get the support you need. Peace and good health. Medicine alone is probably not enough. Cognitive behavioral therapy may help also. ...Read more

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How do a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease differ?

How do a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease differ?

Autoimmune: Allergy is mediated by immunoglobulin e usually and doesnt damage the intestine wall. Celiac is a autoimmune disease where the antibodies attack the lining of the intestines and affect the absorption of food. Celiac can also lead to other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Can my psychosis, severe depression, and anxiety be linked to hashimotos disease? Symptoms not better with meds (synthroid (thyroxine) or anti-anxiety/depressents

Can my psychosis, severe depression, and anxiety be linked to hashimotos disease? Symptoms not better with meds (synthroid (thyroxine) or anti-anxiety/depressents

Problems: 1: You need to have your doctor refer you to a Psychologist to overcome your depression. You may need to be referred to a Neurologist. Your primary doctor must evaluate you regarding your Hashimoto's. ...Read more

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How are depression and anxiety disorders linked?

How are depression and anxiety disorders linked?

Yes: Anxiety is an unconscious alert that something is wrong. One of the most prevalent symptoms of a serious depression is anxiety. On the other hand, the stress from constant anxiety can deplete you and actually cause a biochemical depression. Get evaluated and treated by a competent psychotherapist. ...Read more

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Can low dose of amitriptyline take away symptoms of celiac disease? Specifically, chronic diarrhea and lack of appetite?

Can low dose of amitriptyline take away symptoms of celiac disease? Specifically, chronic diarrhea and lack of appetite?

Combating symptoms: Amitriptylene has anticholinergic and antihistaminic side effects that can slow the bowel and increase appetite. In this way it can counteract some of the symptoms you're having (the chronic diarrhea and poor appetite). You'll need to work with your doctor to arrive at a dose that works well for you, balancing out these processes in a positive way. You'll still need to avoid gluten. ...Read more

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Is depression and anxiety typical in people with thyroid issues?

Is depression and anxiety typical in people with thyroid issues?

Thyroidopathy issues: Symptoms of DEPRESSED or ANXIOUS mood which are new OR which have never been truly "worked up" as opposed to being "Diagnosed By Appearance", which I call DBA, should ALWAYS be checked for thyroidopathies by getting at least a TSH & FT4 level. Be happy to answer more questions at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi to set up a real time visit or answer more questions. Thanks so much for the ask-GO CAVS! ...Read more

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How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease typically treated?

How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease typically treated?

Celiac: Strict avoidance of any gluten containing products with supplementation of vitamins and minerals for whatever is lost with the elimination of gluten from the diet. ...Read more

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How can depression and bipolar disorder be similar?

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Bipolar: Bipolar experience extremes of mood changes from mania to depression. If you have episode of depression & prior similar episodes with no mania/hypomania, it is depression. If current episode is depressed & there is history of manic/hypomanic episodes, the diagnosis is more likely bipolar do, depressed type. ...Read more

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Can epilepsy and depression link?

Can epilepsy and depression link?

Absolutely: Yes, depression and epilepsy may certainly be linked, and it's often unrecognized. Presentations may be atypical, and involve fatigue, anxiety, irritability, poor frustration tolerance, and mood lability with bouts of crying. Changes in appetite, sleep pattern, and difficulty concentrating may also be part of the picture. http://tinyurl.com/k4h2v7b. ...Read more

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What's done for severe depression with psychotic features and anxiety?

What's done for severe depression with psychotic features and anxiety?

Treatment NOW!: Depression with psychotic features, is by definition severe. Severe depression indicates the need for aggressive intervention with the combination of individual psychotherapy and psychotropic medications, including antidepressants and likely, at least temporarily, antipsychotic medication. These medications may be sufficient to help with the anxiety, but sometimes anxiolytics are also required. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

A disease caused by an immune system reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more