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Gluten Depression Connection
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PCOS, Hashi's, elev. Gliadin Abs, IgA (unconfirmed Celiac). 2 yrs. gluten-free. Still fatigue, brain fog, memory, depression. Still dietary? Adrenal?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Really: Cooking food was first used to disinfect food. ...Read more
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
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
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
Has there been any evidence of a connection between clinical depression and schizoaffective disorder?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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