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Does Pregnancy Loss Cause Emotional Lability
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Chemical imbalance?: Chemical imbalance is very generic word used for various reasons like depression anxiety or any other psychiatric disorder. In that sense, yes it can cause memory issues but not memory loss. Worsening depression and anxiety can cause decrease in concentration, confusion and easy distractibility and forgetfulness. Night mares are a common anxiety phenomenon. ...Read more
Memory is a very: Tricky thing. The simple answer is no. But something called pseudo dementia can happen in older patients who become very depressed. We now feel this is a sign of dementia to come. And, in other psychiatric disorders, patients frequently do not remember acute symptoms, or disordered behaviors. So, memory is a tricky thing. ...Read more
Yes: Many patients have that complaint in pregnancy, and there are a number of cause. Disruption of sleep is probably the primary reason but many physiological changes in the body compete for blood and oxygen which can affect how sharp one feels. It does get better, though your teen may not agree. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Depression causes the loss of brain cells in the limbus system which includes the hippocampi. Treatment, whether medicinal or psychotherapy, triggers the brain to release brain- derived neurotrophic factor, essentially nerve growth factor in the brain which helps return memory to where it was before you got sick. It helps brain cells grow back! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unpredictable: Prozac or fluoxetine is an antidepressant that can also be used to treat anxiety, some eating disorders and other illnesseses. It can cause increased or decreased appetite. Also the underlying illnesses can increase or decrease appetite. If an appetite change does occur, it may change over time. ...Read more
NO, just bad info: Masturbation in& of itself won't hurt u, just like stroking ur hair wont. They both produce pleasurable sensations. But certain religious beliefs about it ("it is bad/sinful" because, 4 example, it 'wastes' seed [sperm]) &/or bad information about it ("it will make u sterile, lose ur hair, etc") can make people fear masturbation &/or feel ashamed by it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does risperdal consta alone cause weight gain or is it increased appetite cause i've experience a great deal of increased appetite?
Risperdal: Risperdal consta may cause increased appetite and weight gain. It is not well known the mechanism of interfering with glucose metabolism, causing higher risk to develop diabetes. Please maintain a lean diet, exercise, don't smoke, and check your blood sugar regularly, more if you have family members with diabetes. The benefits of the medicine are higher than the risks. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Depression is a profound, even physical reaction to loneliness, loss, or hopelessness that blocks motivation to seek fulfillment or even survival. Pessimism is a thought process, an intellectual choice of how to look at the world and predict our fate. You can have one without the other. Mood and thought can affect each other but are not the same thing. ...Read more
Yes, but reversible: "personality" implies enduring characteristics and response patterns over time, rather than reversible, situational responses. Sleep deprivation can certainly lead to changes in the way one feels & behaves, but these aren't permanent or static. One can become very tired or exhausted, irritable, and emotionally labile; memory and cognitive function can be poor; response time slows. Sleep = cure. ...Read more
Is there any medication for anxiety that does not cause weight gain and loss of libido? Wellbutrin (bupropion) caused extreme nausea and did not help anxiety.
By how much Can rapid weight loss accompanied by mental/emotional stress cause my menstration to be late/missed?
Can one oral dose of a castrating med cause long term changes including insomnia blurred vision lack sex drive muscle loss psychotic behavior?
Which medication?: Check out http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-hormone-therapy for list of anti-androgens used as daily pills (there are other ways to lower testosterone to treat prostate cancer). Then review each at www.drugs.com for side effects. Most of all, discuss your concerns w/treating physician. But in general, one dose shouldn't have long lasting effects. ...Read more
Can antipsychotics (olanzapine) cause permanent anhedonia and loss of motivation? Can they aggravate negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia?
Possibly: When prescribed improperly -- and usually this is a dosage issue, or when prescribed without attention to alternative medicines -- they can result in such symptoms. But the symptoms are not permanent, and resolve when prescribed properly or when the medicine is discontinued. ...Read more
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