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How Do You Get Narcolepsy
Schizophrenia: Nobody know for sure. Twin studies suggest there is a genetic component. Other risk factors may include viral infection in the mother during pregnancy, maternal malnutrition during pregnancy, stress early in life, childhood abuse or trauma, older parents, and drug use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
We used to think: That schizophrenia was due to inadequate parenting. Unfortunately, blame was placed on parents and families; however, although the environment can play a part in making things worse, the cause is probably physiological. Medications help control the symptoms. Research seems to concur. Family and individual therapy can help the in families to be more supportive, but medication is what is most needed. ...Read more
Multiple reasons: Epilepsy, a condition characterized by recurrent, unprovoked epileptic seizures, has multiple causes. These include: genetic, head trauma, certain brain infections, and stroke. Even with the most sophisticated diagnostic techniques, there are a significant number of cases in which the cause is not known. This, of course, does not mean that the person does not have epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: Genetics is one way. Some even believe that even in the "non-genetic epilepsies, " that there is a "genetic predisposition" that makes some people more susceptible to developing epilepsy from head trauma, stroke, dementia, encephalitis, or brain tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothesis : One theory that could apply to your question is what's known as the dopamine hypothesis.Dopamine is a nerotransmitter which, according to the theory, is in excess. That means there's too much dopamine in the neuroreceptors, and this contributes to hallucinations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immune regulation: One's immune system requires a control center (regulatory lymphocytes etc) to keep it in balance. When the regulation is impaired, immune disorders such as allergic and autoimmune disorders develop. There is also a strong genetic and hormonal influences. Females or people with family history of autoimmune or allergic disorders are at a higher risk to develop these diseases. ...Read more
Impetigo: Impetigo is caused by streptococcus (strep) or staphylococcus (staph) bacteria. Methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA) is becoming a common cause. The skin normally has many types of bacteria on it. When there is a break in the skin, bacteria can enter the body and grow there. This causes inflammation and infection. Breaks in the skin may occur with: animal bites, human bites, injury or trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways: The head is tilted to one side and rotated to the opposite side. Common in newborn babies. Other causes include trauma/injury, tumor, infection, medications, arthritis, vision problems, and more. To make the diagnosis the patient may need to see a neurologist or an orthopedic surgeon. Cervical dystonia also called spastic torticollis is a neurological condition which can be treated with botox. ...Read more
Adhd Testing: There is no one test for ADHD, and a diagnosis is based on reports and observed behavior via checklists and interview. 2 tests being used to improve diagnostic precision are a Neuro EEG (NEBA) and Continuous Performance Tests (my preference is the IVA+). These can aid in the diagnosis process they have to be interpreted by a specialist typically a psychologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genes and food: For the majority of diabetics (those with type 2), it's a combination of genetic predisposition and being overweight. It can also sometimes be causes by medications like steroids and some psych drugs, pancreatic surgery or pancreatitis. It's not entirely clear why people get type 1 diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saliva: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called kissing disease. Virus causing mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensils with someone who has mono. However, mononucleosis isn't as contagious as some infections, such as the common cold. ...Read more
You don't sleep.: Some people have sleep onset insomnia (they can't fall asleep). Some have sleep maintenance insomnia (they fall asleep, but can't stay asleep), and some have a combination of both. If you're not sure if you're awake at night, then you're probably sleeping and don't have insomnia. If you are not getting adequate rest when sleeping, you might have obstructive sleep apnea or some other problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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