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Depression Related Hepatitis
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
Both?: Symptoms of anxiety attacks can be cause by alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Usually, shakiness from a panic attack will get better in a short while, whereas tremors from alcohol withdrawal may get worse until a person may actually have a withdrawal seizure. Panic attacks do not cause seizures. A seizure is a medical emergency as a person could stop breathing and die. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
80% of CFS patients: Meet criteria for major depression. Cfs (chronic fatigue syndrome) patients do not have epstein-barr virus or any other viruses for that matter that can be found to clearly cause chronic fatigue syndrome. Other medical problems that can cause fatigue have to be looked for. Fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and temporomandibular joint disease are associated disorders but not causes for cfs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comorbid: There is a high level of comorbidity between depression and sarcoidosis. This means the two conditions frequently co-occur. It does not necessarily mean that one causes the other, and indeed the relationship between the two is not fully understood. Some believe that depression is an inflammatory condition itself, and possibly common factors lead to the development of both conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It is possible: Hemochromatosis is a hereditary disorder which leads to iron overload in the body caused by excess iron absorption from the GI tract. The extra iron is deposited in various organs in the body including the heart, liver, joints, pancreas & thyroid glands. Iron can also be deposited in the brain & can lead to cognitive impairment. Depending on the location, it may cause paranoia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the real world: Lots of symptoms overlap between schizophrenia and depression, especially manic-depression. Many patients with schizophrenia also have depressive symptoms. Furthermore, some patients with depression also have hallucinations, delusions. Several antipsychotic drugs are effective as treatment of schizophrenia, manic-depression, and depression. There are also overlaps in genetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are mental illnesses narcissistic personality disorder and psychotic depression related to one another?
It can happen: The 2 conditions are not directly related. But narcissistic personality-disordered people can become very depressed -- sometimes even psychotically so. This may happen due to perceived failures in empathy, to which they are exquisitely sensitive. Rather than being a little hurt and getting over it like less impaired people might, an npd person may lose his/her entire feeling of self-hood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Not directly, BUT: Elevated bilirubin can point to liver, biliary, or pancreatic disease. Research shows a higher incidence of depression in liver disease (hepatitis b & c, cirrhosis, etc). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21397104 also a link between pancreatic cancer and depression has been known for more than 70 years. Elevated bilirubin isn't a direct link to depression, but to other illnesses which may be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: One's thyroid gland is kind of like the body's thermostat. If it is not functioning properly, it can adversely affect a person's mood and cause depression, mania and anxiety. Also, medications given to help a person's mood may not work properly in the face of abnormal thyroid functioning. To make matters even more complicated, lithium (given for bipolar d/o) may cause thyroid problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic causes- splenomegaly, fatty liver, seizures, fatigue, psychosis and ataxia?
Neg. For np a/b/c, lupus, wilson's and ashkenazi diseases
This is a lot: I wish my answer was as good as your question. Some of your symptoms could be part of an immunologically mediated illness. These as you know can have a genetic basis. You have looked in some important areas. Your evaluation may be a variety of laboratory studies genetics studies and tissue biopsies to help clarify. ...Read more
None long-term: Real viral meningitis may be excruciating but it is unlikely to cause damage long-term. Herpes encephalitis is a viral disease of the brain rather than the meninges. Remember that vascular syphilis can masquerade as viral meningitis, as can cryptococcus, and a herpes 2 infection can produce a recurrent viral-type meningitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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