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Is fibromyalgia linked to depression?

Is fibromyalgia linked to depression?

Yes,: The frequency of clinical depression or anxiety is higher in fibromyalgia patients then the general population. This is also true of other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Current research does not support depression as a cause of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is not depression. However, chronic pain can cause feelings of anxiety and depression, which can worsen fibromyalgia symptoms. ...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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Is cfs related to depression?

Is cfs related to depression?

80% of CFS patients: Meet criteria for major depression. Cfs (chronic fatigue syndrome) patients do not have epstein-barr virus or any other viruses for that matter that can be found to clearly cause chronic fatigue syndrome. Other medical problems that can cause fatigue have to be looked for. Fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and temporomandibular joint disease are associated disorders but not causes for cfs. ...Read more

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Is depression related to epilepsy?

Is depression related to epilepsy?

Association Exists: Patients who suffer from epilepsy have an increased risk of suffering from clinical depression. The good news is that both conditions are treatable by an appropriate medical doctor. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia related to depression?

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Is schizophrenia related to depression?

In the real world: Lots of symptoms overlap between schizophrenia and depression, especially manic-depression. Many patients with schizophrenia also have depressive symptoms. Furthermore, some patients with depression also have hallucinations, delusions. Several antipsychotic drugs are effective as treatment of schizophrenia, manic-depression, and depression. There are also overlaps in genetics. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy and depression linked to one another?

Is epilepsy and depression linked to one another?

Any chronic illness: especially if it is not well controlled can lead to some depression. In this day and age epilepsy can be controlled fairly well with medications, reducing the stigma of attacks in public which can be embarrassing and depressing. If the disease is not under control, work with your physician and get a handle on it. If you are feeling depressed, speak to a therapist and work through it. ...Read more

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Is depression related to hepatitis?

Is depression related to hepatitis?

Not directly: Hepatitis, as any chronic illness, may result in depressive symptoms. Hepatitis does not directly cause depression per se. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism related to bipolar disorder?

Is hypothyroidism related to bipolar disorder?

Yes: One's thyroid gland is kind of like the body's thermostat. If it is not functioning properly, it can adversely affect a person's mood and cause depression, mania and anxiety. Also, medications given to help a person's mood may not work properly in the face of abnormal thyroid functioning. To make matters even more complicated, lithium (given for bipolar d/o) may cause thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Is depression and boredom linked? Please advise!

Is depression and boredom linked? Please advise!

Anhedonia: In a depressive disorder the symptom would be referred to as anhedonia, experiencing a a lack or absence of pleasure in activities or people in your life. These people or activities were enjoyable before the disorder. Boredom may be something different. ...Read more

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Is it possible that chronic depression leads to a personality disorder?

Is it possible that chronic depression leads to a personality disorder?

Doesn't cause PD: Personality changes can occur with depression but depression does not cause personality disorders. ...Read more

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Is SAMe supplementation for depression known to cause sexual dysfunction?

Is SAMe supplementation for depression known to cause sexual dysfunction?

No: Un- or under-treated depression can do that and many Rx medications too, but this is not reported as a SAMe side effect. http://preview.tinyurl.com/oqodvhv Are your depression symptoms well relieved? If not and if you want to avoid Rx - try CBT therapy to learn skills to manage symptoms - it may optimize the SAMe and also address sexual concerns. Best! ...Read more

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Is cfs related to aids?

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Is cfs related to aids?

No: No, chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs) is not related to hiv/aids. While many people with hiv/aids may have chronic fatigue as a symptom, there is no specific scientific relationship between having cfs as a risk factor for developing hiv/aids. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between autoimmune and psychiatric conditions? Is it true that undiagnosed ai issues can be mistaken for a psych diagnosis?

What is the relationship between autoimmune and psychiatric conditions?  Is it true that undiagnosed ai issues can be mistaken for a psych diagnosis?

Some, def. not all: Some patients with autoimmune disorders can have psychiatric symptoms (sometimes due to the autoimmune disorder, mostly not). Most people with psychiatric conditions don't have autoimmune disorder as cause. Classic example is underactive thyroid (or less common adrenal disease) manifesting with symptoms of depression. Sometimes people with autoimmune diseases are depressed due to the disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible for low B12 levels to cause chronic weakness, depression, and bipolar?

Is it possible for low B12 levels to cause chronic weakness, depression, and bipolar?

Associate not cause: Low B12 is associated with mood disorders which in turn include feeling fatigued or chronically tired or weak. Treatment is advised. ...Read more

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Is it possible that anxiety and depression get confused with bipolar depression?

Is it possible that anxiety and depression get confused with bipolar depression?

Anxiety : Anxiety can cause restlessness, insomnia, pacing and depression can cause sadness and anger which could be confused for mixed symptoms of bipolar. Key feature of mania or hypomania is constant euphoria or irritability and decreased need for sleep. ...Read more

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What is the probability that chronic depression leads to schizoprenia?

Dep & schizophrenia: Are completely different disorders. Depression is a mood disorder. Schizophrenia is primarily a thought disorder. One does not lead to the other. ...Read more

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How is anxiety related to depression?

How is anxiety related to depression?

Closely at times: Depression can be anxious , couch-potato, or agitated in nature. In the first instance anxiety is obviously present. Less understood is the existence of a severe anxiety disorder that leads to crippling depression as a consequence. Severe social anxiety, agoraphobia or major panic attacks are so disabling themselves at times that it's almost inevitable that clinical depression occurs then as well. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia related to restless legs?

Is fibromyalgia related to restless legs?

Not related.: Medications to treat these conditions have totally different mechanisms. Both are associated with sleep distubance and fatigue, but for different reasons. ...Read more

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How is psychosis related to depression?

How is psychosis related to depression?

Both brain disorders: They are two distinct mental / biochemical / neurotransmitter disorders. If depression become severe enough, psychosis can develop. The reverse is less common. Remember, i'm an internist, not a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is sugar cravings related to depression, anxiety disorders? why

Is sugar cravings related to depression, anxiety disorders? why

Sugar creates spikes: in insulin which impacts mood and health. High fructose corn syrup is a type of sugar that is in many products. Please read labels to avoid it. High rates of diabetes, even among children today. Here's a link to one book, but there are many.http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Blues-William-Dufty/dp/0446343129 Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

A condition that affects the muscles and soft tissue of the body, causing widespread ...Read more