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How are cerebrum and cerebellum structures similar?

How are cerebrum and cerebellum structures similar?

Brain anatomy: Within the skull there is a thick membrane called the tentorium which partially separates the cavity into two main sections. The cerebellum is the brain tissue below the tentorium and the cerebrum is all the brain tissue above the tentorium The two are connected via the brainstem. ...Read more

Cerebellum (Definition)

An area in the back of the brain that helps coordinate movement, speech, and eye movements. It has connections to the frontal lobes also and may play a role in helping you ...Read more


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Do antipsychotics cause permanent or long term changes in brain structure or chemistry? Feel like I lost a lot of my old self and I can't get it back

Do antipsychotics cause permanent or long term changes in brain structure or chemistry? Feel like I lost a lot of my old self and I can't get it back

Maybe, maybe not: The effect depends on the antipsychotic. Sometimes the changes are beneficial. The changes that you are seeing in yourself could be due to medication but could also be due to the condition that the antipsychotic is treating. It is important to discuss these concerns with your physician and not assume that it is the medication causing the problem. ...Read more

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What is the difference in brain structure of someone with a memory loss disorder?

What is the difference in brain structure of someone with a memory loss disorder?

It depends: It really depends on the reason for the memory loss. Different pathologies have different brain structure changes. And some people with the same diagnosis (i.e., vascular dementia) might have different areas of their brain affected. ...Read more

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What's the brain structure like for a person with normal memory loss vs a memory loss disorder?

What's the brain structure like for a person with normal memory loss vs a memory loss disorder?

Atrophy: Various areas of the brain will shrink, or atrophy, with progressive memory disorders, and the patterns can assist with clinical diagnosis. Although normal aging is associated with gradual atrophy, this is far less than alzheimer's. Atrophy, either focal or diffuse, can be present in younger patients following a brain injury, or multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Is it true that methylphenidate can cause changes in the brain like neurons structure after long term use (years)?

Is it true that methylphenidate can cause changes in the brain like neurons structure after long term use (years)?

Not in monkeys: There is no data yet that convincingly show long-term problems with methylphenidate. In fact one study done in monkeys specifically showed no change in brain structure on pet scan. The ultimate study of course remains to be done on humans. I think that it's safe to say that the basic science research looks very good but the final studies in human beings still need to be carried out. So far however there was no signal that long-term structural changes are occurring. Hopefully will find this reassuring and helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can depression and ptsd change your brain structure and cause neurological problems later in life? I am 33 and have been on meds & therapy for 5 yrs.

Can depression and ptsd change your brain structure and cause neurological problems later in life? I am 33 and have been on meds & therapy for 5 yrs.

Brain changes: Ptsd can cause significant changes in brain physiology. The amygdala (fight or flight) becomes over -active. The frontal cortex forgets to monitor the amygdala- so there is more impulsive behavior the hippocampus forgets to do it's job laying down new memories and retrieving old ones. Neurotransmitters are out of wack. Early and aggressive treatment is important for optimal outcomes in tx. ...Read more

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Cerebrum vs cerebellum - which rules, what is responsible for the balance?

Cerebrum vs cerebellum - which rules, what is responsible for the balance?

Cerebellum: Is coordination and balance a simplistic way of thinking of it. ...Read more

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Is microanglopathy of the brain similar to leukoencephalopathy of the brain. What is the pathology of microanglopathy?

Is microanglopathy of the brain similar to leukoencephalopathy of the brain. What is the pathology of microanglopathy?

Small blood vessels: LE is the MRI finding and is a more general term than MA or sometimes called white matter disease. Microangiopathy is damage to the capillaries (small blood vessels) in the brain, and can be caused by high blood pressure, smoking, migraines, and genetic predisposition. 81 mg aspirin and watching blood pressure can help prevent it from getting worse ...Read more

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What is the substance in mary jane that makes you forget stuff or has some similar effect on your brain?

What is the substance in mary jane that makes you forget stuff or has some similar effect on your brain?

THC: Mary jane is another common term for thc (marijuana). It is not good to use thc - its like frying your brain in a pan, . ...Read more

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Can a fmri give similar information as a spect scan of the brain?

Can a fmri give similar information as a spect scan of the brain?

Yes: And with better anatomic resolution and no radiation. Less available and more expensive though. ...Read more

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Are ruptured brain anuerysms pretty similar to strokes?

Are ruptured brain anuerysms pretty similar to strokes?

Yes: Aneurysm rupture causes bleeding in the brain which is a subtype of hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. There is another type of stroke which is called ischemic. It happens when blood supply to the brain gets cut off. ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to brain damage?

What causes similar symptoms to brain damage?

Damage?: Do you mean damage from physical trauma? Many things can cause similar symptoms. Medications are probablly the most common cause of altered mental status, poor cognition, and problems with coordination or motor function. But dietary imbalances, dementia (alzheimer's type), previous infarcts or even brain tumors can cause similar sypmtoms. ...Read more

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Mild Pain in centre of my chest that feels like a freeze similar to brain freeze. Lasts 10 sec and goes then comes back. 42 yr f with norm stress test?

Mild Pain in centre of my chest that feels like a freeze similar to brain freeze. Lasts 10 sec and goes then comes back. 42 yr f with norm stress test?

An odd pain: Not sure what that could be - maybe heartburn? - but a discomfort that fleeting wouldn't be heart related so rest easy in that regard. ...Read more

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I have a weird cold feeling in my head. Both sides near the temples and behind my eyes. Similar to a mini brain freeze that won't go away?

I have a weird cold feeling in my head. Both sides near the temples and behind my eyes. Similar to a mini brain freeze that won't go away?

Ice cream headache: Do you take a lot of ice cream or frozen beverages? If so, try to cut back on it to see if the symptoms resolve. If not, pl get checked by your doctor for an ENT exam for a proper assessment and treatment as needed. Feel better! ...Read more

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On Effexor (venlafaxine) 37, 5 (8th day). I felt a shock similar than a stride in my brain. Some agressive has shown (thoughs). Is it normal? Panic attacks has gone..

On Effexor (venlafaxine) 37, 5 (8th day). I felt a shock similar than a stride in my brain. Some agressive has shown (thoughs). Is it normal? Panic attacks has gone..

Effexor (venlafaxine): Effexor (venlafaxine) blocks reuptake of serotonin & norepinephrine, leading to increase in both, hence these effects. Not serious and may lessen with time, as long as it is helping the anxiety & depression. ...Read more

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A stroke may also be referred to as a brain attack. In what ways is it similar to a heart attack?

A stroke may also be referred to as a brain attack. In what ways is it similar to a heart attack?

Similar cause: A stroke is an interruption in blood flow to a part of the brain usually caused by either an embolic event or blood clot or a bleed or hemorrhage in the brain. In the end the damage caused may be permanent and severe causing loss of function like inability to use an arm, leg or speech. A heart attack is caused by interruption of blood to heart muscle by arteries diseased by atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Smoking obviously damages the brain, but does second hand smoke have similar results?

Smoking obviously damages the brain, but does second hand smoke have similar results?

Likely: But it would depend on the total quantity of second-hand smoke exposure and one's genetic susceptibility, just like smoking itself. However the brain is not the most affected target, the lung is. ...Read more

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Feeling similar to "brain zap" - minor allergies with mild congestion in head - 50mg zoloft/day - could either be the cause? Concerned!

Feeling similar to "brain zap" - minor allergies with mild congestion in head - 50mg zoloft/day - could either be the cause? Concerned!

Yep.: Either could be - or both. Many questions like: for how long, previous times - same symptoms?
What else are you taking? Etc.
I thinkyou want your dr to check this out. ...Read more

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Had a bad reaction to meds and marijuana. A day later I have symptoms similar to brain damage.3 months later unchanged. What should I do? Had scans..

Had a bad reaction to meds and marijuana. A day later I have symptoms similar to brain damage.3 months later unchanged. What should I do? Had scans..

Meds and pot: Marijuana and medications can interact. Symptoms which persist after the medicine and marijuana wear off may indicate a medical problem that should be brought to your doctor's attention and followed up on. ...Read more

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If you claustrophobic and can't do a brain MRI what other test are as accurate that your doctor can rely on. Alternative to MRI with similar results.?

If you claustrophobic and can't do a brain MRI what other test are as accurate that your doctor can rely on. Alternative to MRI with similar results.?

Simple solutions: Agree that you can overcome the problem, by appropriate treatment. Can also avail yourself of an open or stand-up device, and in some cases, use of valium helps immensely. Your doctor should be readily available to guide a successful approach. ...Read more

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What can cause brain zaps (similar to withdrawal from effexor) when moving one's eyes. I haven't been on Effexor (venlafaxine) for years yet still experience these zaps.

What can cause brain zaps (similar to withdrawal from effexor) when moving one's eyes. I haven't been on Effexor (venlafaxine) for years yet still experience these zaps.

Seizure? Eye problem?: Very unusual, see a eye dr and neurologist for tests, get labs, including tsh for thyroid since I see your history shows weight loss? Don't think effexor (venlafaxine) caused or residual effect. May need brain mdi, for ruing out pituitary tumor or multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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For 2 months I've had symptoms which are similar to lymes disease. Lymes test neg, done CT brain scan and multiple mri's. What should I do now?

For 2 months I've had symptoms which are similar to lymes disease. Lymes test neg, done CT brain scan and multiple mri's. What should I do now?

See a good doc.: Your symptoms are vague and not supported by much objective finding. This is where a good doc pays for themselves. Maybe you don't need any more testing? ...Read more

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Is there any medication or supplement that would be similar to remeron (mirtazapine) as far as gastric pain relief goes without screwing with my brain chemicals?

Is there any medication or supplement that would be similar to remeron (mirtazapine) as far as gastric pain relief goes without screwing with my brain chemicals?

Anti-depressants: There are many different types of antidepressants, and sometimes these will help with gastrointestinal symptoms. If you find the Remeron (mirtazapine) is working but does cause you side effects, contact the prescribing doctor, to see if they recommend switching to a different medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have occasional lightheadedness, and on other occasions I feel a head-rush similar to an adrenaline rush. I also sometimes have a tingling sensation in my feet and hands. Should I be worried about brain tumors or ALS? Or is this anxiety 101?

I have occasional lightheadedness, and on other occasions I feel a head-rush similar to an adrenaline rush. I also sometimes have a tingling sensation in my feet and hands. Should I be worried about brain tumors or ALS? Or is this anxiety 101?

Need more info: Your complaints are common to many conditions both physical and psychological. It would take an exam and a detailed personal history to try to understand what is going on. First start out with a visit to your family physician who after an exam and interview should be able to set you on the right road to feeling better. ...Read more

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53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?

53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?

Not knowing from: Where you're contacting Health Tap, it wouldn't be practical to give you a referral, if that is indeed what you want. Whoever performed the nasal patch may be better able to guide you to appropriate specialists. Generally, university settings have specialists whose main focus is more narrow than those in community hospital systems. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If someone were to have problems with the cerebrum, why are they considered brain damages?

If someone were to have problems with the cerebrum, why are they considered brain damages?

It's a definition: The cerebrum is the majority of the brain. Other brain parts exclusive of the cerebrum include brainstem, cerebellum and cranial nerves. Therefor, cerebral damage is brain damage. ...Read more

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Other than the cerebellum, is there another part of the brain that helps with balance?

Other than the cerebellum, is there another part of the brain that helps with balance?

Balance centers: We balance due to a combination of propioception or special receptors in large joints that tell the cerebellum we are vertical. Also in the brain we have semi circular canal fluid that provides feedback for head position and body position if we are not vertical. The eyes provide additional input regarding ground floor reaction and are useful for foot placement. ...Read more

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What types of brain malformations occur in the cerebellum?

What types of brain malformations occur in the cerebellum?

Many.: Dany-walker cyst, chiari ii malformation, arachnoid cysts, vein of galen aneurysm, inferior vermian hypoplasia, cerebellar hypoplasia and ependymal tumors can all present in the posterior brain fossa of fetuses or children. ...Read more

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I 'm told I had a stroke in the cerebellum and have had several in the "redundant" areas of the brain. How could I not know about the "several"?

I 'm told I had a stroke in the cerebellum and have had several in the "redundant" areas of the brain. How could I not know about the "several"?

Not uncommon: For small strokes to be un-noticed by the pt., as may occur in relatively silent areas, but if these continue, you may develop deficiencies in intellectual fnctn, and even have problems with strength and balance. Crucial is need to find out why these events occurred; may have been embolic from heart, or due to vasculitis. You need to take prophylactic meds based on causation. See a neurologist. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more