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Doctor insights on: Frequent Lack Of Facial Expression

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Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Possibly...: If one has dementia, that could explain such symptoms; otherwise, emotional, neuropsychological and/or organic factors would need to be explored. ...Read more

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What causes a sudden loss of interest and lack of emotions?

What causes a sudden loss of interest and lack of emotions?

Depression? Grief?: Loss of interest and feelings are often associated with the onset of depression but this is not necessarily sudden. Also, there are still feelings but they are not pleasant. This could be related to loss of interest. The suddenness makes me wonder if you have lost something or someone important to you. You may want to think about this and discuss it with your doctor or someone thaat you trust. ...Read more

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Is a lack of facial expression when speaking a possible symptom of dementia?

Parkinson's ?: Certain neurological diseases maybe associated with lack of facial expression or a "masked facies". Parkinson's disease or lewy body disease may present witih masked facies and be associated with dementia, but a lack of expression alone is not enough to make an association with dementia. ...Read more

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Is lack of motivation common sign of depression?

Is lack of motivation common sign of depression?

Not just depression: Depression can cause lack of motivation, but there are many other possibilities. Lack of motivation is also a common sign of many other happenings. This is because motivation is a complex and fragile thing. It is subject to a long list of both internal and external forces. Values, belief, as well as previous life experiences all play significant roles. ...Read more

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What are causes of infrequent or lack of eye blinking?

What are causes of infrequent or lack of eye blinking?

Uncommon: The blink rate goes down with concentrated attention such as computer work. No blinking at all is pathologic and will cause corneal opacitification due to dryness. That could be due to lid trauma with scarring or neurologic damage (rare). Blinking is automatic and not really under conscious control for more than a few moments. ...Read more

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What causes moodiness, memory loss and lack of focus?

What causes moodiness, memory loss and lack of focus?

Lots of issues: Depression & dementia (alzheimer's & other types) can present w/moodiness, memory loss and lack of focus. Use of illicit substances can also present w/similar symptoms. Time to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Is unusual facial expression a symptom of dementia?

Is unusual facial expression a symptom of dementia?

Not necessarily: Many, many causes from temporary gas to a nasty disease. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep or lack of exercise cause hair loss?

Can lack of sleep or lack of exercise cause hair loss?

No: No discussion is possible without disclosure of numerous details. There are types of hair loss. Meds and drug/ alcohol use are pertinent. ...Read more

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What's the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression?

What's the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression?

Timing: In adhd, concentration problems are all the time in multiple situations. In depression, concentration problems occur only during episodes of depression. Remember, depression is episodic and adhd is all the time. ...Read more

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Lack of sleep and appetite. Headaches 24/7. Dizziness and lack of balance. Chills. ?

Lack of sleep and appetite. Headaches 24/7. Dizziness and lack of balance. Chills. ?

Anxiety : Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, body pains, headache, dizziness, and parasthesia. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Are red ears a symptom of lack of sleep?

Are red ears a symptom of lack of sleep?

Possibly: Red ears indicate an increase in vascular flow and suggests that the control mechanisms of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system is compromised and unbalanced. Everything is connected to everything else ! ...Read more

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Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear someone suffering from what described, but no definite answer could be deduced & offered. To come up a possible diagnosis could be reached by following the instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc to sort out right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling. ...Read more

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Loss of the sense of smell often precedes the major symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, right?

Loss of the sense of smell often precedes the major symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, right?

See below: It is not a major symptom, but it represents the earliest signs and symptoms of alzheimer's. Loss of smell can be also related to chronic sinusitis and agingl. So please have a geriatrcian to have a full assessment. ...Read more

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Lack of emotion for some time?

Lack of emotion for some time?

DEPRESSION=get seen: 'lack of emotion' may be a symptom of severe depression. Other symptoms you may have include: fatigue, insomnia (or sleeping too much), no interest in hobbies, decreased sex drive, irritable, appetite increase or decrease, 'crying spells', sad feelings, decreased concentration, 'worthless' feelings, and thoughts of death/suicide. You may need medication, counseling and support. There's help! ...Read more

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Is an unusual facial expression early symptom of dementia?

Can be: Certain dementias are associated with abnormal postures or movements. Partial listing includes huntington's disease, wilson's disease, neurosyphilis, aids dementia, lewy body disease. In some cases abnormal facial expression precedes the clinical dementia. ...Read more

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Experiencing prolonged periods of neuropathy in both hands often resulting in total loss of sensation. diminished range of motion and weakness...

Experiencing prolonged periods of neuropathy in both hands often resulting in total loss of sensation. diminished range of motion and weakness...

Define "total": Please clarify what you mean by "total". I see that you have had CTR. Does "total" mean that ALL THE FINGERS are involved vs the first 3 fingers of either hand? If it's the first "total" then something other than CTS is happening. Given your comment that there is weakness you should see a Neurologist ASAP. On the hand, if your symptoms are confined to the 3 fingers, it may be recurrent CTS ...Read more