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Is fibromyalgia caused by depression?

Is fibromyalgia caused by depression?

No.: No depression does not cause fibromyalgia. However, suffering from chronic pain can cause anxiety and depression which can make fibromyalgia symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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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Is fibromyalgia linked to depression?

Is fibromyalgia linked to depression?

Yes,: The frequency of clinical depression or anxiety is higher in fibromyalgia patients then the general population. This is also true of other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Current research does not support depression as a cause of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is not depression. However, chronic pain can cause feelings of anxiety and depression, which can worsen fibromyalgia symptoms. ...Read more

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Is cfs related to depression?

Is cfs related to depression?

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 more

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Is hypothyroidism cause anxiety or depression?

Is hypothyroidism cause anxiety or depression?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause mood changes such as anxiety and depression. Your symptoms should improve when you take thyroid medication. It may take a few months for your thyroid to normalize. ...Read more

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Comorbidity of fibromyalgia and depression?

Comorbidity of fibromyalgia and depression?

Highly Associated: To my mind, the explanation is that chronic pain of the musculoskeletal system worsens as the fibromyalgia sufferer lays on the sleep surface. Ground forces of the sleep surface stress painful joints, ligaments, tendons, & muscles. Neurologists well know that interrupted and unrefreshing sleep leads to daytime fatigue and depression. ...Read more

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Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia related autoimmune diseases?

Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia related autoimmune diseases?

Neither are autoimmu: Neither are autoimmune. While some autimmune diseases (ie., sjorgren's) can cause fatigue, they are not cfs. No evidence that autoimmunity has a role in either! ...Read more

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Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.

Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.

See a psychiatrist: This is a complex problem, and you need a good evaluation before any medications are prescribed. Please see an experienced psychiatrist for this evaluation, and allow him or her to make treatment suggestions for you. ...Read more

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What's chronic psychosis caused by epilepsy?

What's chronic psychosis caused by epilepsy?

Non convulsive epile: symptoms of a chronic mental health disorder can be caused by a form of non convulsive epilepsy. In this case the individual has a pattern on EEG of seizure discharges associated with emotion centers of the brain such as the temporal lobes, or general discharges. These may be continuous or episodic. ...Read more

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Being taken over by anither consciousness increasingly often, also suffer paranoia, adhd, depression, chronic insomnia, ptsd and extreme stress...

Being taken over by anither consciousness increasingly often, also suffer paranoia, adhd, depression,   chronic insomnia, ptsd and extreme stress...

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Can social anxiety disorder be caused by underlying add?

Can social anxiety disorder be caused by underlying add?

ADHD and Anxiety: Anxious behaviors may be caused by ADHD, as one of the key issues with ADHD is a problem with "executive function", essentially a problem with seeing the big picture and planning ahead appropriately. Likewise, anxiety disorders are often misdiagnosed as ADHD, as individuals may act impulsively in situations that are perceived as threatening or uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Is depression different from bipolar disorder?

Is depression different from bipolar disorder?

Yes, technically but: Sometimes they are confused one with the other. When depression resists all antidepressant medication one has to think bipolar disorder, since in bipolar disorder individuals antidepressant meds often aggravate it. Major depression can evolve into bipolar disorder. Rarely bipolar can become major depression. Depression gets depression meds, bipolar - mood stabilizers & sometimes depression meds. ...Read more

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Is clincical depression the same as chronic depression?

Is clincical depression the same as chronic depression?

MEANINGS OF WORDS: "clinical" means that there recognizable symptoms of depression. "chronic" means that the depression has been continuous for a long time. ...Read more

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Could insomnia treat depression?

Could insomnia treat depression?

Not exactly: Insomnia doesn't exactly "treat" depression, but some studies have found that sleep deprivation may temporarily help depression. It returns as soon as sleep pattern normalizes though. http://tinyurl.com/plqvok9 more often, sleep disturbance actually makes depression worse, and resolving this makes relief of depression more likely. http://tinyurl.com/m59y5n3. ...Read more

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What causes fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome?

What causes fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome?

No one thing: Hi. We do not know what causes either condition, so right now, your guess is as good as mine (or anyone else's). My belief is it's a constellation of causes, not any one thing. ...Read more

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Can depression cause schizophrenia?

No: Depression and schizophrenia are two different illnesses. Some people with schizophrenia will have depression but depression does not cause schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia cause poor memory?

Fibromyalgia Fog: Many fibromyalgia patients report trouble with concentration and memory. It is more likely this occurs due to the associated sleep disorder and general distraction from being uncomfortable. The resulting inability to focus would in turn affect short turm memory. ...Read more

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Is chronic anxiety caused by a lack of serotonin?

Is chronic anxiety caused by a lack of serotonin?

Cause or Treatment: What is effective in the treatment of many medical conditions may not link directly to the cause. The cause of anxiety is probably not a simple as a lack of serotonin, even though things that seem to boost serotonin are helpful for many forms of anxiety. ...Read more

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Could depressive psychosis / psychois depression cured?

Could depressive psychosis / psychois depression cured?

Yes, treatment helps: Yes, there are effective treatments for psychotic depression. For the most effective help, work with a psychiatrist who can fully evaluate all your symptoms and prescribe the best medications. Also psychotherapy is an essential part of treatment for depression as well. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more