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Will going gluten free help with my depression?

Will going gluten free help with my depression?

Will help celiac: Gluten free diet will absolutely help if you have celiac disease. In terms of gluten and its association with depression, I am not aware of that. You can certainly try it. Would be interested to hear your take. Good luck! ...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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Will depression symptoms be from gluten intolerance?

Will depression symptoms be from gluten intolerance?

Not primarily but: Gluten intolerance may trigger depression if you are vulnerable to it. Address the gluten problem, of course, but seek assistance for the depression as a separate matter. ...Read more

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Could gluten give depression even without having the celiac disease?

Could gluten give depression even without having the celiac disease?

Yes: Yes, I have seen gluten intolerance (short of celiac disease) be associated with depression -- and remit when a gluten-free diet is followed carefully for several months. I think it's worth a try in all patients with mood disorders, who are willing to do it. ...Read more

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Please tell me can gluten give depression even without having the celiac disease?

Please tell me can gluten give depression even without having the celiac disease?

Probably.: Although there have been some articles linking gluten to depression, the evidence is inconclusive.There are many case reports of improvement of depression, Fibromyalgia, ADHD and autism when these people were put on a gluten-free diet. ...Read more

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I am gluten intolerant (self diagnosed). Is it possible to have panic attacks, anxiety, and depression from consuming gluten?

I am gluten intolerant (self diagnosed).  Is it possible to have panic attacks, anxiety, and depression from consuming gluten?

Doubtful: True gluten intolerance is rare and self diagnosis is unreliable. There is no proven true link between gluten ingestion and psychiatric symptoms. I suggest you read the Consumer's Digest recent issue devoted to gluten. It's easy to understand and up to date but if you're caught up in the gluten fad/frenzy you might not like the conclusions. ...Read more

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Bad symptoms of celiacs worsening, when i go gluten free will i feel a lot better? With depression anxiety irritability over all health too?

Gluten free: Yes, if you have celiac disease eliminating all gluten from your food plan will allow your gut to heal, and symptoms to leave. Depression and anxiety may improve markedly as well as any digestive problems you're experiencing. Dietary changes like this can be challenging, but are definitely worth it. For recipe ideas, try elana's pantry at http://tinyurl.Com/lbjop8w there are many others too! ...Read more

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Is there a connection between depression and personality?

Is there a connection between depression and personality?

Good question: They are related on several levels. Personality disorders typically involve symptoms of depression but are classified otherwise. Depressed people tend to be pessimists, a personality trait. Although the terms are not correlated: depression is a neurobiological disorder; personality is an individual trait. Both are inherited, but most likely from different genes. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between depression and speech loss?

Which first?: If someone becomes depressed, yes, speech and thinking can become slowed. But if someone lost their speech (really "lost" as in unable to talk, or speaking gibberish, for instance) as due to a stroke, then a following depression is common. So, it all depends on what happened when, and the details. ...Read more

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Could there be a connection between violent urges and depression?

Could there be a connection between violent urges and depression?

Sometimes there is.: People often think about depression as sadness. While that is true, a depressed person may feel angry, irritable, anxious etc. If you are depressed with violent urges i really hope that you are seeing a good provider for therapy and for psychotropic medication management. It can be treated. Take care. ...Read more

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Do migraines and depression have any connection?

Do migraines and depression have any connection?

Not necessarily: Migraine headaches and depression seem to be two distinct and separate entities, but people with chronic migraines can become depressed due to the disabling nature of chronic "migraines". Those folks who have chronic depression on the other hand may also have migraine headaches. Headaches in those folks are still a separate entity but can serve to make their depression worse. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between leukorrhea and depression?

Is there a connection between leukorrhea and depression?

No: No, leukorrhea does not correlate with depression. However, leukorrhea can sometimes correlate with vaginal infection. It might be depressing if you had this and did not get it treated. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between hypersensitivity and depression ?

Is there a connection between hypersensitivity and depression ?

Yes: Hypersensitivity can create abnormal amounts of stress. The subsequent elevation in stress hormones like cortisol can then lead to chemical changes in the brain that produce depression. ...Read more

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Hi i'm 21 years old, and I have social enxaiety, i also suffer from depression and i don't know if there is a connection. And is there a way to fixit?

Yes -- VERY fixable: It's depressing to lack the social skills / confidence to connect emotionally with others. Usually guys like you have learned survival skills in a dysfunctional environment that now serve you poorly. A wise guide can help you learn what you need to be a likeable adult. You may need cognitive-behavioral rx. Be brave & receptive & this will create a far happier & more effective you. ...Read more

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What is the connection between depression or anxiety, and blushing?

What is the connection between depression or anxiety, and blushing?

Blushing: Blushing is a wonderful example of the mind-body connection. In many of us, emotional feelings of embarrassment or shame lead to an internal experience of anxiety and physical heat/flushing -- which shows up on our skin as "blushing." particular situations may bring out these responses, such as social anxiety and others. Depression can complicate all this. Consult a therapist to explore more. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between taking Claritin (loratadine) d and depression?

No connection.: If your son is depressed, especially if he is depressed to the point, he wants to hurt himself, he needs help from a psychologist or psychiatrist or family doctor now not next week or next month. ...Read more

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Has there been any evidence of a connection between clinical depression and schizoaffective disorder?

Has there been any evidence of a connection between clinical depression and schizoaffective disorder?

No: Schizoaffective Disorder has many more diagnostic criteria than depression. It is basically schizophrenia where most of the episodes occur during a mood disorder (depression or bipolar). ...Read more

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Is there a connection between untreated type 2 diabetes and depression?

Is there a connection between untreated type 2 diabetes and depression?

Yes: Any chronic disease which makes you feel bad physically can influence your mood, and once you are depressed it is very difficult to get motivated to make the lifestyle changes necessary to effectively treat a disease like type 2 diabetes. So being depressed can make diabetes worse and having diabetes can trigger depression. I would recommend aggressively treating both if both are present. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between depression and panic attacks in conjunction with gastric problems?

Is there a connection between depression and panic attacks in conjunction with gastric problems?

COULD BE: If life breeds anxiety and panic, the body may respond with physical symptoms as well. I suspect the anxiety and panic are still active, and the stomach still has problems. Wouldn't it make sense to get help in sorting these things out and living better? Time to consider psychotherapy, meds and help. There's nothing bad about getting help with something you havent been able to fix. ...Read more

Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more