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Doctor insights on: Lack Of Facial Expression

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Lack Of Facial Expression (Overview)

Lack of facial expression is a clinical finding in which a person does not display normal expressions of emotions in their face. This can occur due to nerve damage or due to mental illnesses such as depression or schizophrenia.


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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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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
7 doctors shared insights

Lack Of Facial Expression (Overview)

Lack of facial expression is a clinical finding in which a person does not display normal expressions of emotions in their face. This can occur due to nerve damage or due to mental illnesses such as depression or schizophrenia.


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Can leukemia morph from chronic to acute due to lack of treatment?

Can leukemia morph from chronic to acute due to lack of treatment?

Yes it can: The best answer depends on the type of leukemia, but certainly if it is not treated any of them can get worse and go into acute phase. Even with treatment, some leukemias will tend to go into an acute phase. I recommend talking with the primary care physician or oncologist to get individualized answers, as this is almost always a serious, serious problem. ...Read more

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My mother is 74 and has had breast cancer before. She is currently battling breast, lung, and bone cancer. Surprisingly she is doing quite well and is at the end of her chemo treatments. Her biggest challenge is her lack of energy. She's always on the

My mother is 74 and has had breast cancer before.  She is currently battling breast, lung, and bone cancer.  Surprisingly she is doing quite well and is at the end of her chemo treatments. Her biggest challenge is her lack of energy.  She's always on the

Cancer rehab: I commend your mother's courage. Her breast cancer metastasized (spread) to other organs so her function is compromised. Cancer fatigue is recognized as a condition cancer centers address during treatment. Physical activity as tolerated-walking, gentle yoga, chair aerobics helps. Consult a rehab doctor. S/he will work with physical, occupational, mental health therapists to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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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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Is there such thing as muscle implant or rebuilding, specifically for the face that lack muscles capable in creating facial expressions?

Is there such thing as muscle implant or rebuilding, specifically for the face that lack muscles capable in creating facial expressions?

Face transplant: Sadly, our methods of transplanting individual muscles are primitive at best. There are too many muscles involved in expression to expect transplanting a few to create anything resembling normal expression. ...Read more

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Lack of many emotions/expression? What causes it?

Lack of many emotions/expression? What causes it?

Lack of emotions: Depression is one cause of disconnection from emotions. Also the numbing phase of ptsd is another. Some people with dissociative disorders experience a lack of emotions. Some psychotic people are disconnected from emotions as well. Please consider seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist about your concerns. ...Read more