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Doctor insights on: Pathophysiology Of Depression

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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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What are the causes of death from bipolar depression?

What are the causes of death from bipolar depression?

Suicide is one : The risk of suicide is high in bipolar depression due to highly impulsive behaviors. Not to mention other results of self destructive behaviors. Drug use and so on. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of bipolar depression?

What're the symptoms of bipolar depression?

Variable: Bipolar depression is like unipolar depression, but more likely to include hypersomnia than insomnia. People with bipolar also can have mixed episodes which include symptoms of both mania and depression usually with pronounced irritability. ...Read more

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Describe the pathophysiology of adult respiratory distress syndrome?

Describe the pathophysiology of adult respiratory distress syndrome?

Prematurity: Leads to immature lunga with inadequate surfactant, a detergent that helps keep alveoli open. High o2 concentrations can cause retrolentil fibroplasoia leading to blindness. ...Read more

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Comorbidity of fibromyalgia and depression?

Comorbidity of fibromyalgia and depression?

Highly Associated: To my mind, the explanation is that chronic pain of the musculoskeletal system worsens as the fibromyalgia sufferer lays on the sleep surface. Ground forces of the sleep surface stress painful joints, ligaments, tendons, & muscles. Neurologists well know that interrupted and unrefreshing sleep leads to daytime fatigue and depression. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of major depression recurrence?

What are the symptoms of major depression recurrence?

Major Dep.: Symptoms are; depressed mood, can't experience pleasure, worthless/guilt/hopeless/hopeless thoughts with self-hatred, withdrawal, poor concentration & memory, poor sex drive, thoughts of death, poor memory, physical complaints, changes in energy/appetite/sleep. Children become irritable, clinging, demanding. Severe cases can show psychotic symptoms such as delusions/hallucinations. ...Read more

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What describes the pathophysiology of adult respiratory distress syndrome?

What describes the pathophysiology of adult respiratory distress syndrome?

Death of...: ...Cells that produce surfactant in the lungs. Surfactant keeps the alveolar walls from sticking together, and so keeps lungs open for breathing. Once these cells die, alveoli collapse. ...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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Which kind of depression is thought of death?

Which kind of depression is thought of death?

ALWAYS MISERABLE: Several varieties of depression, some of genetic origin, some due to bipolar types, manic-depressive variations, situational reactions to tragedies, etc. Usually in my experience, when the depressed patient becomes restless and agitated, that seems when the risk of suicide becomes the most intense, and death does become a major threat. My psych colleagues can help immensely. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of unipolar depression?

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What are the symptoms of unipolar depression?

Depression: Depressed mood, lack of interest, excessive guilt, sleep disturbance, appetite issues, poor attention span and concentration, lack of energy and suicidal thinking. If you have most of these symptoms for more than two to four weeks, you should talk to some one. ...Read more

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Signs of depression?

Perpetual sadness: Period of intense sadness, regular crying, apathy, decrease in energy and appetite, poor sleep, decreased motivation and enjoyment of activities, poor self care, isolation and withdrawal, hopelessness, thoughts of suicide. These thoughts, behaviors and feelings are typically not associated with things that would make one sad (loss) but are often independent of life's circumstances. ...Read more

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Signs of depression?

Signs of depression?

Persistent low mood: Sad and low mood which persists for weeks accompanied by changes in sleep and appetite, decrease interest in previously pleasurable activities, decrease motivation, concentration and interest life are commonly seen in depression. Hopelessness and suicidal ideation may be signs of worsening depression and needs immediate help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar and depression disorder?

What are the symptoms of bipolar and depression disorder?

Bipolar: Dr. Fowler described major depressive d/o for you. Bipolar d/o includes episodes of both depression and mania/hypomania. Mania means times of increased energy, less need for sleep, feeling of racing thoughts & speech, increased impulsive behavior, sometimes poor judgment, elated or euphoric mood which can progress to irritable; can become psychotic with delusions and hallucinations too. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of major depression?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of major depression?

Help is possible: Symptoms of depression include sad mood and loss of interest in usually pleasurable things for greater than 2 weeks. Also there are changes in sleep (too much or not enough); energy (slowed down or agitated); and appetite (could have little appetite w/weight loss, or eating too much w/weight gain). Difficulty concentrating ; making decisions. Frequent thoughts of death ; suicide. It's treatable. ...Read more

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Whats the treatment of psychotic depression?

Whats the treatment of psychotic depression?

See below: Combination of antipsychotics to help with psychotic symptoms and antidepressants to help with depressive symptoms. You need to talk to your psychiatrist about the medications that fit you best based on your general health, other meds you're taking, etc. Psychotherapy will also help to establish circumstance that trigger depression and help develop management plan for future episodes. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of mitochondrial disorder?

What are the major symptoms of mitochondrial disorder?

Chronic fatigue: Mitochondria are the "engines" of the cell. They develop the energy that enables each of your 70 to 100 trilion cells to function. The symptoms are many, depending on how many mitochondria in each cell are genetically affected. ...Read more

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What are the signs of chronic depression?

What are the signs of chronic depression?

Long-Term Symptoms: You might be referring to dysthymic disorder, which is a type of chronic depression. Symptoms include a 2 year history of chronically depressed or negative mood, along wiht frequent hopelessness, pessimism, and irritability. There may be disturbances of sleep or appetite. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of manic depression?

What are the symptoms of manic depression?

Mood Swings: Manic depression is now called bipolar disorder. It is possible to only have a manic (or mixed) episode and still fulfill the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder. Symptoms of mania include rapid speech, racing thoughts, insomnia, impulsive behaviors and mood elevation. There are other symptoms which are best evaluated by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bipolar disorder.?

Describe the features of bipolar disorder.?

Depression & mania: Formerly "manic depression, " bipolar disorder includes periods of major depression, & other periods of mania or hypomania. Although there is a "mixed" type where these periods overlap, most bipolar disorder has long & separate times of either low or high mood, making it different than short-term "mood swings". Meds usually treat bipolar well. For lots of good info, see: http://tinyurl.Com/c2qry8. ...Read more

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