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Is there a link between concussions and dementia?

Is there a link between concussions and dementia?

Yes: There is more and more evidence about the effect of small craneoencephlic injuries or trauma to the brain and developing dementia. Athletes have 6%more changes of developing dementia ( not alzheimers ) comparing with other populations.Some recent epidemiologic studies have shown that head injury is a risk factor for the development of dementia/alzheimer disease, whereas others have not. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

A brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older ...Read more


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Is there a correlation between concussions and seizures?

Yes.: A concussion is technically a bruise to the brain. Any injury, especially repetitive can cause seizures. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between aspergers and alzheimers?

Is there a connection between aspergers and alzheimers?

Not directly: There is no evidence that folks with preexisting aurtism spectrum disorders are at higher risk of developing any form of dementia; there is a risk that is higher for downs syndrome however. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence of a link between Parkinson's disease and boxing?

Is there any evidence of a link between Parkinson's disease and boxing?

Possibly: The classic example, of course is Mohammed ALi who developed Parkinsons disease but a definite linl has not been found to date. ...Read more

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Is there a link between deafness and osteoarthritis?

Is there a link between deafness and osteoarthritis?

I am not sure: On nov, 18, 2012: 13, 794 people who have osteoarthritis are studied. Among them, 30 (0.22%) have deafness. Deafness 71.79% female and 28.21% are male. Age of people have deafness were 39 and up. The study did not conclude for sure if there is connection between osteoarthritis an deafness. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between ADHD and brilliance?

Is there a correlation between ADHD and brilliance?

Perhaps: Perhaps. But I am not aware of any data 1 way or the other. I suspect that any one at any level of intelligence may have add/adhd. ...Read more

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Is there a link between sleep loss and dissociation?

Is there a link between sleep loss and dissociation?

There can be a link: Brain fatigue, and loss of sleep quality and quantity, can lead to rem [dream] sleep deprivation, and "breakthrough" psychotic type experiences such as experiencing dreamy or nightmare states in mixed consciousness states. Even auditory and other hallucinations. And, yes, dissociation of consciousness can occur more freq in such fatigue. Other causes or factors should also be examined, too. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between narcissism and alzheimer's disease?

Is there a relation between narcissism and alzheimer's disease?

Lack of empathy: I agree with my colleague that narcissistic personality disorder and alzheimer's dementia are very different conditions. But as an alzheimer's patient sinks deeper into illness, s/he can lose empathy for others. This can be very difficult for family members or other caretakers who want appreciation. Some might call the patient "narcissistic" at that point, but this not a correct diagnostic term. ...Read more

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Is there a link between insomnia and kleptomania?

Is there a link between insomnia and kleptomania?

None I know of: To my knowledge, there is no link at all between problems sleeping and a compulsion to steal things. The former is much more common than the latter, and possibly someone with kleptomania will have trouble sleeping because of guilt or fear of being caught. But insomnia definitely is not a cause of kelptmania. ...Read more

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Is there a link between cannabis and depression?

Is there a link between cannabis and depression?

Link does exist: Chronic cannabis use has been associated with depression and other mood disorders. (adverse effects of cannabis on health: an update of the literature since 1996. Kalant h. Prog neuropsychopharmacol biol psychiatry. 2004;28(5):849). Those who self-treat depressive symptoms with cannabis can end up making the mood worse. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between Asperger and Alzheimer's ?

Is there a relation between Asperger and Alzheimer's ?

Not known.: If you mean asperger syndrome, this is a form of autism characterized by impaired social interaction, and repetitive patterns of behavior. The latter manifestation can be easily confused with other mental disorders, like schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Alzheimer's is a subtle form of dementia with memory and function loss as the main symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a link between seizures and nose bleeding?

Is there a link between  seizures and nose bleeding?

What's the timing?: Nose bleeds during seizures can occur when the associated elevated blood pressure bursts small blood vessels in the nose (not to say also directly striking the nose during seizure). Persistent nosebleeds after a seizure has ended is distinctly unusual and should investigated as a separate problem. ...Read more

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Is there a big link between agoraphobia and alcoholism?

Is there a big link between agoraphobia and alcoholism?

Possibly: Alcoholism is a disease, agoraphibia is an anxiety disorder. Not everyone with alcoholism has agoraphobia and vis-versa. Many people with alcoholism have an anxiety disorder, so there is a link between the two. Both problems need to be addressed for successful recovery. Treating agoriphobia alone without getting help for the alcoholism will unlikely be successful. ...Read more

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Is there a link between intelligence and test anxiety?

Is there a link between intelligence and test anxiety?

Unsure but...: I am unaware of, for example, research that demonstrates that smarter people have more or less test anxiety 'on average.' however, there is a law of performance in psychology that states that if you have insufficient or excessive anxiety, you will do not do as well as if you had possessed moderate, manageable anxiety. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between nosepicking and psycholsis?

Is there a correlation between nosepicking and psycholsis?

Nose Picking: Research studies indicate that at least 90% of adults do pick their noses, and in most it's "just a habit." there are some, though, in whom the behavior becomes compulsive, extremely time consuming and even physically injurious -- meriting the name "rhinotillexomania." many of the people whose nose-picking becomes physically dangerous (nosebleeds, infections, even self-mutilation) are psychotic. ...Read more

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Is there a link between sarcoidosis and depression symptoms?

Is there a link between sarcoidosis and depression symptoms?

Yes: Sarcoidosis is often assoicated with mood related problems, including depression. In fact, there is a relatively high rate of depressive symptoms prior to people getting diagnosed with sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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Is there a medical relationship between coffee and strokes?

Is there a medical relationship between coffee and strokes?

No: The question of whether coffee contributes to atherosclerosis with consequent heart attack and stroke has been studied many times. There is actually an inverse relationship - it lowers risk! the mechanism is unclear: it may be antioxidants in the coffee. Caffeine is mild vasodilator and generally doesn't raise blood pressure although, in susceptible people, it can cause rhythm disturbances. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between heredity and autism and aspies?

Is there a relation between heredity and autism and aspies?

Almost certainly: Current thinking is that autism and asperger's disorder are not truly different disorders but rather expressions of different severity of the same underlying problems. That's why the new diagnostic manual under consideration is considering having just a single diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to cover autism, asperger's, and pdd nos. Genetics are proving to be quite complex. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain that is usually caused by trauma, typically a blow to the head or a violent shaking of ...Read more