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Doctor insights on: Natural Course Of Dizziness Disorder

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Can lack of quality sleep cause worsening of anxiety symptoms the next day in a person with gad & panic disorder?

Can lack of quality sleep cause worsening of  anxiety symptoms the next day in a person with gad & panic disorder?

Absolutely!: Protecting your normal sleeping pattern is very important if you have depression and/or anxiety. Your brain relies on adequate high-quality sleep to function normally. Lack of such sleep can worsen symptoms of generalized anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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What kind of disorder causes drop foot, loss of balance, twitching, tremors, dizziness and can be completely cured by taking a benzodiazepine?

What kind of disorder causes drop foot, loss of balance, twitching, tremors, dizziness and can be completely cured by taking a benzodiazepine?

An anxiety disorder: Plus or minus conversion disorder can give you all the above symptoms--and I have seen several people with such presentations. You may want to treat with a good psychiatrist who can provide long-term treatment without resorting to benzodiazepines, though. There are significant problems with benzodiazepines, especially if one uses them long-term. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there any relation of general anxiety disorder with thinning of hair ?

Is there any relation of general anxiety disorder with thinning of hair ?

Hair Loss: Anxiety and hair loss have a complex relationship. But anxiety can, in some cases, cause hair loss to occur, and in other cases it can make hair loss itself more difficult to control. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early onset dementia? What is the progression of the disease? Can it cause apathy and short term memory issues? Unreality?

What are the symptoms of early onset dementia? What is the progression of the disease? Can it cause apathy and short term memory issues? Unreality?

Early onset dementia: Early signs of dementia include forgetting recently learned information, changes in the ability to solve problems and work with numbers, trouble finishing tasks, trouble with spatial relationships, misplacing things, becoming withdrawn, changes in personality, and poor judgement. Dementia can cause apathy and short term memory issues. The progression depends on the cause of the dementia. ...Read more

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Loss of the sense of smell often precedes the major symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, right?

Loss of the sense of smell often precedes the major symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, right?

See below: It is not a major symptom, but it represents the earliest signs and symptoms of alzheimer's. Loss of smell can be also related to chronic sinusitis and agingl. So please have a geriatrcian to have a full assessment. ...Read more

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Medically,which are root causes of nervousness and depression?is it imbalance of nuro-transmiters??if yesthenwhy?

Medically,which are root causes of nervousness and depression?is it imbalance of nuro-transmiters??if yesthenwhy?

Yes: Neurotransmitter imbalance is a main cause for anxiety and depression. Other causes can vary from thyroid to adrenal problems, MTHFR and genetic pre-dispositions, to diet and lifestyle including food sensitivities (such as gluten). Nutrient deficiencies are also a factor. ...Read more

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In the eyes of a psychiatrist, are "psychic powers" just another symptom of psychosis?

In the eyes of a psychiatrist, are "psychic powers" just another symptom of psychosis?

Not necessarily: It depends on many things in your history and other symptoms you might be experiencing. Some illnesses do result in a person believing s/he has superhuman powers. But it's also possible to be clairvoyant, etc and have no diagnosable psychiatric illness. Considering the person's culture and how well s/he is functioning in other life areas would be important in better understanding this. ...Read more

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21 y/o Caucasian male with frequent episodes of vertigo. Spinning, loss of balance, ringing in ears.Brain MRI was completely normal. What causes this?

21 y/o Caucasian male with frequent episodes of vertigo. Spinning, loss of balance, ringing in ears.Brain MRI was completely normal. What causes this?

VESTIBULAR: (INNER EAR balance mechanism may be the problem and this is measurable with certain audiology/balance testing! You need a referral to an ENT (Ear Nose Throat) Specialist with an interest in vestibular disorders. Specialized diagnostic equipment is necessary! (University Teaching Hospital) Hope this helps DrZ ...Read more

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Whether heomopathic treatment set right the imbalance of neurochemicals of serotonin and dopamine depression?

Whether heomopathic treatment set right the imbalance of neurochemicals of serotonin and dopamine depression?

No studies: There are no studies that i know of which document serotonin or Dopamine levels during homeopathic treatment. The 2 paradigms of health and illness are very different. Other issue is that no one has proven that neurochemical imbalance directly causes depression, either. It would be an interesting study, but you'd need many well trained homeopaths, & patients willing to have lp's with treatment. ...Read more

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What are the differences in the symptoms of panic disorder vs. Anxiety disorder?

What are the differences in the symptoms of panic disorder vs. Anxiety disorder?

Triggers: Anxiety has a range of symptoms from neverousness to immobilizaiton. Panic is always set of full blast and has some underlying determinant. ...Read more

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What works in taking care of a mind that is full of death, feelings of depression and despair?

What works in taking care of a mind that is full of death, feelings of depression and despair?

You don't need to : Suffer this pain. Depression is a treatable disorder. Start w med eval. It may uncover medical issues that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit/ day. Try tai chi, yoga or qi gong. Get immediate help for thoughts of suicide. ...Read more

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What are the key features of situational vertigo?

What are the key features of situational vertigo?

Benign parox vertigo: Situational vertigo, also known as positional vertigo or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, is a fairly mild form of vertigo characterized by periodic bouts of dizziness. Though troublesome, it can be treated effectively. ...Read more

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I experience extreme depression at certain times of day, have a history of self injury, milder form of eating disorder. Is this a sig of mental illnes?

I experience extreme depression at certain times of day, have a history of self injury, milder form of eating disorder. Is this a sig of mental illnes?

You know answer: You have described yourself as having a long history of problems with mood and behavior that have caused and are causing you to function much less well than you would like. Impossible to say what, exactly, is going on with just this informatoin, but you definitely deserve the chance to find out by seeking professional help. ...Read more

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Is a symptom of paranoia the strong and uncontroled reaction of different situations.

Is a symptom of paranoia the strong and uncontroled reaction of different situations.

Over-reactions to: situations are not necessarily a manifestation of paranoia although they can be. The main issue is suspiciousness and reading into things motivations that are not there. Over-reactions are more likely related to "emotional intelligence" issues. Please see the work of Daniel Goleman. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the illness associated with long bouts of daydreaming ?

What is the illness associated with long bouts of daydreaming ?

Complicated: There are many theories about whether this represents an abnormality. Suggest you see a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist and discuss this at some length. Hope this works out well. ...Read more

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Are there any conditions opposite of bipolar (where mood rarely fluctuates)? If so, what are the full set of symptoms?

Are there any conditions opposite of bipolar (where mood rarely fluctuates)? If so, what are the full set of symptoms?

Flat Affect?: Flat affect: the absence or near absence of emotional response to a situation that normally elicits emotion. It is observed in schizophrenia and some depressive disorders. There can be many reasons a person does not exhibit normal mood fluctuations. Anyone exhibiting flat affect should be seen by a licensed therapist to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have many of the symptoms of clinical depression. I've accepted my depression as a part of life. How could medical treatment help me?

I have  many of the symptoms of clinical depression. I've accepted my depression as a part of life. How could medical treatment help me?

Depression: If depression is what you have, there are many effective treatments including psychotherapies and medications. Also there are lifestyle changes: consistent aerobic exercise; healthy diet (veggies, fruits, lean proteins, healthy fats, etc -- no processed foods!); connecting with others; spiritual practice; etc. Help is available with your doctor if you'd like it. Evaluation 1st, though. ...Read more

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