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Depression And Celiac
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my psychosis, severe depression, and anxiety be linked to hashimotos disease? Symptoms not better with meds (synthroid (thyroxine) or anti-anxiety/depressents
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer