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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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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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Small/ asymmetrical purple lesion and small lump (with a depression) in the same area on my forehead for 2 weeks after sunburn. What is this?

Small/ asymmetrical purple lesion and small lump (with a depression) in the same area on my forehead for 2 weeks after sunburn. What is this?

Many possibilities: Some causes of painful “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, and cysts. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is feeling foggy and shaky, forehead slight pain be from a sinus infection or is it aniexty or depression? Body feels shaky

Is feeling foggy and shaky, forehead slight pain be from a sinus infection or is it aniexty or depression? Body feels shaky

Sinus Infection: Most likely a shaky feeling and body pain that is accompanied by pain in the forehead is indicative of a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Im having bad headaches on top and my forehead im 45 and also feeling nausea sweaty clammy and lost my insurance so quit depression and bloodpressure?

Im having bad headaches on top and my forehead im 45 and also feeling nausea sweaty clammy and lost my insurance so quit depression and bloodpressure?

Headaches: Headaches, nausea, clammy symptoms can be due to high blood pressure & other conditions. Diet choice can make a big difference in healing depression & HBP. Avoid all gluten & decrease carbohydrates. Consult with us to help you do this safely. See low inflammatory diet on [email protected] ...Read more

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I have depression and anxiety and immune disorder called behcets. I got a bruise on my forehead after a bad panic attack and not sure why it's there. ?

Behcet's Disease: Bruise or red, raised nodule? Bottom line is that I do not know why you developed a bruise after a panic attack. Some people may develop welts in response to anxiety - but don't know the cause of your bruise. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a scar from a spider bite from when i was a kid? The scar left is in the middle of my forehead and depressed.

How do I get rid of a scar from a spider bite from when i was a kid? The scar left is in the middle of my forehead and depressed.

Consultation: You may want to consult with a plastic surgeon on this. S/he can look at the scar and offer opinions or suggestions about it. ...Read more

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Can constant sweating from living in a hot and humid climate cause acne to worsen, particularly on the forehead? I'm really depressed because of it.

Can constant sweating from living in a hot and humid climate cause acne to worsen, particularly on the forehead? I'm really depressed because of it.

Serious Rx: The cause isn't the issue. All acne is manageable if you're willing to take scientific treatment. Get yoruself some topical benzoyl peroxide and use it as tolerated; start with 5%. You're a 25 year old man and have a duty to yourself and others to clear something like this up before it 'makes you depressed' and ineffective in the rest of your life. See your physician if this doesn't clear you. ...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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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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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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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.

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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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I have had this headache that streams from the middle, the front of my head , everyday for 2 years now.afraid its a tumor or depression related issue.

I have had this headache that streams from the middle, the front of my head , everyday for 2 years now.afraid its a tumor or depression related issue.

Everyday headaches: There are a few kinds of everyday headaches. Migraine, tension headache, and hemicrania continua are names of some of these. It is common for people to feel depressed with an every day headache, and it is possible that mood problems can make headaches worse too. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with hypophysitis 3 years ago, getting constant muscle contracting and spasms in head , could be a symtom of depression. Regards Diana ?

Been diagnosed with hypophysitis 3 years ago, getting constant muscle contracting and spasms in head , could be a symtom of depression. Regards Diana
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Most probably not: Hypophysitis is a rare condition and so far not many cases have been found. This is a growth on the Anterior Pituitary gland in the Sella Turcica of the Pituitary fossa. Contraction of muscles and headache R the initial symptoms of Hypophysitis. So, it is not depression. ...Read more

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I get annoying itchy spots on the head and face and top of chest. I'm male , 64 and on medication for depression/anxiety. Otherwise feel good.

I get annoying itchy spots on the head and face and top of chest.  I'm male , 64 and on medication for depression/anxiety.  Otherwise feel good.

Contact Dermatitis: For itchy rashes,( not due to poison ivy or chicken pox) that occur in a localized area, consider a contact dermatitis. Go fragrance free in shampoos, soaps and laundry detergents and see if that helps. Use soap like unscented Dove and detergents for sensitive skin. Avoid fabric softeners too: one more chemical that can be a possible problem. If no help with that, see doc. ...Read more

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I feel like I have empty head i can't concentrate well and difficulty speaking.I'm confused between depression and fibromyalgia and add disorder?

I feel like I have empty head i can't concentrate well and difficulty speaking.I'm confused between depression and fibromyalgia and add disorder?

They are Different: Each is an independent diagnosis, even if some people have one, two or even all three together. If you do not have easy access to a doctor, consider looking online for your local community mental health center and for local community health clinics that serve those without resources. ...Read more

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Why can I get really tired in the head when i focus on something on the computer? Not when i watch a movie just when thinking hard. Have depression.

Why can I get really tired in the head when i focus on something on the computer? Not when i watch a movie just when thinking hard. Have depression.

I need clarification: What do you mean by, "tired in the head?" is this a headache, eye strain or a reaction to being in front of a computer screen 2long? Does it happen when ur reading disturbing material online? Headaches can bcaused by many things, physical and emotional. I encourage people 2rule out physical possibilities with their physician before assuming it is emotional. If it is not physical speak 2a therapist. ...Read more

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A couple of years ago I was hit on the head in a car accident.My depression, & anxiety, feel worse. could this have caused it? got a cat scan & was ok

A couple of years ago I was hit on the head in a car accident.My depression, & anxiety, feel worse. could this have caused it? got a cat scan & was ok

Anxiety&Depression: Secondary to an accident or illness needs to be treated. It MAY or MAY NOT be related to the accident. PTSD is a possibility but you need to see a clinical psychologist for diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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The head of my penis started to bend to the left real sharp when erect and it just happened when my wife left and I am depressed i think my depression might have something to do with it

The head of my penis started to bend to the left real sharp when erect and it just happened when my wife left and I am depressed i think my depression might have something to do with it

Not related: Depression does not cause the penis to bend, but a bent penis and the loss of your wife wife are capable of causing depression. You should see a urologist regarding your penis and a family doctor, psychiatrist and/or therapist regarding your depression. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Could un treated brain trauma as a result of hard beat on my head can cause a mental illness like shezsofrenia or depression ?

Could un treated brain trauma as a result of hard beat on my head can cause a mental illness like shezsofrenia or depression ?

Brain traumas: require either a neurological exam or imaging, or both to be sure of the extent of damage, if any. Severe brain trauma causes lots of problems, most often some form of dementia (loss of cognitive functions--memory, calculation ability, etc.) It normally doesn't cause schizophrenia, but depression is common, especially if there is loss of mental function. Go to a neurologist, to start. ...Read more

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Forward head posture, muscle tension, working at a cpu all day, & depression has really screwed up my posture. So bad that its affecting my breathing.

Forward head posture, muscle tension, working at a cpu all day, & depression has really screwed up my posture. So bad that its affecting my breathing.

ATP: The defensive posture your body has assumed may be due to both your extensive use of cpu as well as depression/ anxiety. Auricular acupuncture (auricular trauma protocol- atp) may really help to open your back up. But we warned that if you have been hunched over for quite some time that you may have positional trigger points in your back which may take a while to work out. ...Read more