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How are thyroid disorders usually diagnosed?

How are thyroid disorders usually diagnosed?

Lab tests: Early thyroid hypo- or hyper-activity may be asymptomatic. Thyroid function tests are among the commonest lab tests and most functional thyroid disorders are picked up with these tests. If thyroid tumor is suspected due to mass, fine needle aspirate is usually done for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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What other illnesses can be mistaken for hyperthyroidism?

What other illnesses can be mistaken for hyperthyroidism?

Multiple: Anxiety state, tumor of adrenal - pheochromocytoma, inflammation of the thyroid, intake of thyroid tissue, heart disease, lesions behind the eyes. However, commonly available laboratory tests can usually distinguish among these causes. ...Read more

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What neurological disorders are commonly mistaken for als?

What neurological disorders are commonly mistaken for als?

Variety: Most commonly, spinal cord disorders, especially stenosis, might seem like a motor neuron problem. Tumors at base of brain could cause confusion. Hyperthyroidism may seem like ALS. Polio and West Nile can both affect motor nerve cell, and HIV may masquerade. ...Read more

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Which other illnesses can be mistaken for hypothyroidism?

Which other illnesses can be mistaken for hypothyroidism?

Many: But it's easy to diagnose hypothyroidism with a simple blood test. If it's normal, you and your doctor can concentrate on the other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can untreated anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder lead to thyroid problems, for example hyperthyroidism? Thank you

Can untreated anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder lead to thyroid problems, for example hyperthyroidism? Thank you

Vice-versa: Hyperthyroidism can cause nervousness, anxiety & irritability, not the other way 'round. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperthyroidism/basics/symptoms/con-20020986. ...Read more

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What causes diagnosed for having bipolar disorder?

What causes diagnosed for having bipolar disorder?

Evaluation: To get an accurate diagnosis you need to see your doctor. They may order blood tests to rule out any underlying medical illnesses that could be causing your symptoms. Once all medical reasons are ruled out, then a mental health evaluation of your symptoms can help clarify a diagnosis for accurate treatment. ...Read more

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Can a Dx of dissociative disorder get confused for schizoaffective disorder? Are the two similar?

Can a Dx of dissociative disorder get confused for schizoaffective disorder?  Are the two similar?

They can be confused: These are two very different diagnoses, but can be confused as they share similarities. Dissociative Disorder is a disconnection from reality and lack of continuity of thoughts, memories, surroundings, actions or identity. Usually a protective reaction to psychological trauma. Schizoaffective Disorder is a mood disorder, e.g. Depression or Bipolar, with psychoses such as hallucinations/delusions. ...Read more

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How are factitious disorders detected?

How are factitious disorders detected?

Infectious dis.: By laboratory tests through blood or urine or stool samples most often. ...Read more

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Is overlap myelodysplasticity myeloproliferative disorder a name for one disorder with common features of two disorders or the one blood disorder ?

Is overlap myelodysplasticity myeloproliferative disorder a name for one disorder with common features of two disorders or the one blood disorder ?

Spectrum of disease : Myelodyaplastic syndrome is a type of myeloproliferative disorder. So it's one disease but there is a spectrum. Myelodyaplasia means abnormal looking blood cells seen in your blood or in the bone marrow. This is usually due to an underlying bone marrow issue like infection or a possible bone marrow cancer and a bone marrow biopsy could be warranted at this point. Talk to your doctor . Take care. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's common for bipolar disorder to be misdiagnosed as borderline personality disorder?

Please advise if it's common for bipolar disorder to be misdiagnosed as borderline personality disorder?

Sometimes.: Yes, on the surface. Some of the characteristics are similar such as the mood instability, impulsivity, sleep disorder especially the hypomanic states. Unlike the bipolar disorder which have distinct periods of mania and depression lasting at least a week, borderline personality disorder shows a pervasive pattern of instability with extremes of idealization and devaluation. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism related to bipolar disorder?

Is hypothyroidism related to bipolar disorder?

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 more

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Can a brain tumor be mistaken for Parkinson's or disorders?

Can a brain tumor be mistaken for Parkinson's or disorders?

Very unlikely: This is easily sorted out with a brain mri: a tumor would be a very obvious abnormality, whereas pd should have a relatively normal MRI appearance. We often see, however, mild-moderate atrophy (generalized shrinkage of volume of the brain) in pd. I have never seen a solid tumor of the brain mimic pd convincingly. Don't let a benign tumor (meningioma) be confused as a cause of true pd, however :). ...Read more

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What kinds of diseases could be mistaken for myasthenia gravis?

What kinds of diseases could be mistaken for myasthenia gravis?

Many conditions: Myasthenia gravis can mimic a large number of conditions, from muscle disease, ophthalmological disorders , general medical problems to anxiety state and psychological disorders. ...Read more

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Can dissociative disorders be cured?

Can dissociative disorders be cured?

With dissociation,: I think healing is a more accurate term. Mental processes are like a dance, and we're always balancing something. With treatment of dissociative disorders, one may become more resilient to the things which previously triggered dissociation, so that this is no longer the automatic coping response. One has more gears, in a way. Dissociation leaves you without choice -- treatment provides these. ...Read more

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Can acute late stage Lyme disease get misdiagnosed with among other things as dissociative identity disorder (traumatic past)?

Can acute late stage Lyme disease get misdiagnosed with among other things as dissociative identity disorder (traumatic past)?

Lyme affects brain: Acute lyme is recent onset. Late stage lyme often includes neuroborreliosis, lyme infecting the brain. This can manifest as a variety of psychiatric symptoms. Those with past trauma will have a harder time healing from this if they have neuro lyme. Few with lyme have diss. Identity disorder- if they do, address not just lyme but history of trauma. See http://www.Lymeinfo.Net/neuropsych.Html. ...Read more

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How are mental disorders diagnosed?

How are mental disorders diagnosed?

Mostly by history.: There are no reliable biological tests for diagnosing any psychiatric disorder, nor do psychological tests suffice to make or rule out a diagnosis. Clinicians use a combination of personal and family history plus current signs and symptoms to determine if someone has such a diagnosis. The "rules" are in the diagnostic and statistical manual, which is about to change to the 5th edition in 5/13. ...Read more

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What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are various medications that help mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety; psychotherapies are important treatments in all of those and in conduct disorder. You can receive comprehensive treatment once we understand what's wrong & what's needed. ...Read more

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How are bleeding disorders first diagnosed?

How are bleeding disorders first diagnosed?

Blood tests: Common bleeding disorders can be diagnosed with a panel of blood tests checking platelets, prothrombin time, and partial thromboplastin time. There are also genetic problems, like hemophilia which cause a deficiency of certain clotting factors. If you have a bleeding tendency in your family, get checked. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more