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Is new schizophrenia behavior a possible sign of a brain tumor?

Is new schizophrenia behavior a possible sign of a brain tumor?

Yes: But, a lot of things are possible. Whether that means they are probable is a different story. I think that any changes which are drastic or come on suddenly for a person, that is something which needs medical evaluation. A condition may be reversible, but waiting may make it worse. As it's difficult to know just what you mean by schizophrenia behavior, it sounds like something requiring attention. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Chances of a headache in a child being a brain tumor with no other symptoms. How do brain tumor headaches usually behave? Thanks!

Chances of a headache in a child being a brain tumor with no other symptoms. How do brain tumor headaches usually behave? Thanks!

Age?: We would need to know more about the headache, such as is it getting progressively worse, waking from sleep, etc, as well as the age of the child and her/his family and other health history. It is always best to see your child's pediatrician with this sort of question. ...Read more

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How is a regular headache and a headache caused by an early stage of brain cancer different symptom wise?

How is a regular headache and a headache caused by an early stage of brain cancer different symptom wise?

Not always different: The main difference is that headache due to a tumor is not intermittent and gets worse and worse. Also regular headaches are usually not associated with neurological signs and symptoms (except for severe migraines and aneurysms). ...Read more

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Is it possible to see signs of mental illness in a brain scan?

Is it possible to see signs of mental illness in a brain scan?

Sometimes: It's possible to see changes on mri, but the research on what that means in terms of patient care is not fully determined. Usually most mental illnesses are diagnosed through a full psychiatric intake interview, and sometimes emerge over time rather than right away. ...Read more

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It is possible that a blank mind be a symptom of schizophrenia?

Not nessesarily: The blank mind should be present all the time and preclude you from maintaining your basic life goals. ...Read more

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Why is seizure a sign of glioma?

Why is seizure a sign of glioma?

It's not: Brain tumors can present with many problems, seizures being one. We are often taught that if a seizure is the first symptom a patient has that leads to the diagnosis of a brain tumor, that they will likely have a more favorable outcome. There are a multitude of "gliomas" - some are relatively benign and slow growing, and those are the ones in which seizure can be the first sign. ...Read more

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Is it common for a person with epilepsy to show signs of violent behavior during a seizure?

Is it common for a person with epilepsy to show signs of violent behavior during a seizure?

Rarely: This is quite rare but can occur in partial complex seizures during which the patient is capable of semi-purposeful activity and is restrained or redirected from the aim of his/her attention. Misperception of environmental stimuli, in certain circumstances, could also provoke this. ...Read more

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Why is a brain tumor considered a neurological disorder? Help please?

Why is a brain tumor considered a neurological disorder? Help please?

Nervous system: The brain is part of the nervous system. The term neurological means that it is related to the nervous system ...Read more

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Schizophrenic visual hallucinations, is this symptom a sign of the later stages of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenic visual hallucinations, is this symptom a sign of the later stages of schizophrenia?

Not necessarily: In schizophrenia, auditory hallucinations are most common. Visual hallucinations can happen early on or later on, or not at all. It varies with each patient. Please discuss this in detail with your treating psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is a brain tumor a cancer of the neurons?

Is a brain tumor a cancer of the neurons?

Could be- yes: There are many kinds of brain tumors, which can arise from different types of cells. A brain tumor can arise from any tissue within the skull, including the neurons, oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, meninges, or blood vessels. ...Read more

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Is there a high risk of dying from a grand mal seizure? Also, is it true that you can experience an aura without it leading to a full on seizure?

Is there a high risk of dying from a grand mal seizure?  
Also, is it true that you can experience an aura without it leading to a full on seizure?

Depends!: Grand mal seizures can be due to lots of things! Severe infections, alcohol withdrawal, epilepsy, drug toxicity, etc. Seizures are a bad sign in some cases. In epilepsy, seizures are rarely fatal. Auras don't always lead to a seizure. for some people. See http://www.healthtalk.org/young-peoples-experiences/epilepsy/experiences-different-seizures-and-auras ...Read more

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Is a lack of facial expression when speaking a possible symptom of dementia?

Is a lack of facial expression when speaking a possible symptom of dementia?

Parkinson's ?: Certain neurological diseases maybe associated with lack of facial expression or a "masked facies". Parkinson's disease or lewy body disease may present witih masked facies and be associated with dementia, but a lack of expression alone is not enough to make an association with dementia. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a childhood brain tumor?

What sort of disease is a childhood brain tumor?

Varies: A tumor or growth, involving the brain during childhood. Can be malignant (cancerous) or benign. Almost always serious due to the brain being involved. Modern surgery , chemotherapy and radiation therapy can treat effectively in many of the cases. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of a brain tumor? And my heart feels heavy. Im only 19. Could this be a depression brain tumor or is it stress?

What are the early signs of a brain tumor? And my heart feels heavy. Im only 19. Could this be a depression brain tumor or is it stress?

19: Where did you get that idea? Sounds more like youre depressed and wondering why. A psychiatrist whould know significantly more about brain tumors and depressive problems than you do. Guessing leavesyou upset. A depression is more likely that a brain tumor, but find out and get whatever helpyou need. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a urine infection in a man cause an abrupt personality change?

Is it possible that a urine infection in a man cause an abrupt personality change?

UTI and personality: It is rare for a man to have a uti, unless he has an anatomical abnormality leading to develop them on a chronic basis. In the absence of that, it is rarer for a UTI to cause a personality change in a male, or anyone else, for that matter. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a while have a language impairment in the absence of other medical diagnoses?

Is it possible that a while have a language impairment in the absence of other medical diagnoses?

Specific Language: Impairment is a highly inheritable disorder caused by alterations in multiple specific genes. Early delays in expressive language, often with delayed receptive language,persist past age 4 & confer very high risk of dyslexia. Intellectual Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, brain damage, hearing loss, psychological trauma, etc. MUST be absent for SLI to be diagnosed, by definition. ...Read more

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Is dyslexia a brain disease or a disease of a different organ?

Is dyslexia a brain disease or a disease of a different organ?

Definitely brain: Dyslexia, or trouble with decoding written material, is a result of certain parts of the brain not processing information properly. Reading is a relatively recent requirement for survival in evolutionary terms, so it is not all that surprising that problems in that domain are so common. It can't be "fixed, " but a number of well-established interventions can help greatly to ease the problem. ...Read more

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Is psychosis a possible effect of a stroke?

Is psychosis a possible effect of a stroke?

Yes: Although less common than depression in the first 6 months following stroke, "post-stroke psychotic disorder" may include delusions, hallucinations (which may affect various sensory modalities; auditory and visual hallucinations are the most common), ideas of reference, and disorganization of thought. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A chronic mental disorder characterized by loss of touch with reality (psychosis), often with paranoia, delusions, and auditory hallucinations, ...Read more


Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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