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Does amitriptyline cause personality change and daytime effects?

Does amitriptyline cause personality change and daytime effects?

Tricyclics: Can get a variety of side effects from this class of medication. Fatigue, lethargy are a few. If these symptoms started after the medication, surely let your doctor know, as the timing of the symptoms are important in knowing if they are due to the medication or some other process that would need evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Justin ORourke
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Personality Changes (Definition)

Personality change is a symptom in which a person's personality (the sum of his traits, emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns) has altered. Temporary changes can be due to fatigue, hormonal changes, drug abuse, medication side effects, etc ...Read more


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What does the symptom of personality change mean?

What does the symptom of personality change mean?

It means ....: Ones personality has undergone a significant change. Examples include becoming easily frustrated, impulsive, angry at the drop of a hat, silly, dull, unmotivated or reclusive. Usually as the result of some brain insult ( stroke, head injury, toxic exposure, infection, or metabolic disorder. Some events and psychiatric conditions can produce a personality change. Drug and alcohol use can too. ...Read more

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Can personality change based on the time of day or week?

Can personality change based on the time of day or week?

Personality change?: Generally, personality characteristics tend to be stable. However, there are certain disorders where symptoms may vacillate during a given day. These symptoms might appear to be changes in personality. Some examples of this include diurnal variation seen in major depression, rapid mood fluctuations seen in rapid cycling bipolar d/o and sundowners syndrome exhibited in dementia. ...Read more

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Can a personality change be caused by the medicines given in the treatment of lung sarcoidosis?

Can a personality change be caused by the medicines given in the treatment of lung sarcoidosis?

Yes: This would be fairly common with significant steroid doses but the changes are mild for most patients. The other meds don't tend to affect personality. ...Read more

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Anti rejection drugs from heart transplant, can this cause personality change?

Anti rejection drugs from heart transplant, can this cause personality change?

Not impossible: Talk with your physicians to let them know the details and perhaps they can make changes that will help. Absolutely do not change your dose or medication without doctor's advice. Promise? Be well! ...Read more

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What does the symptom of personality change mean?

It means ....: Ones personality has undergone a significant change. Examples include becoming easily frustrated, impulsive, angry at the drop of a hat, silly, dull, unmotivated or reclusive. Usually as the result of some brain insult ( stroke, head injury, toxic exposure, infection, or metabolic disorder. Some events and psychiatric conditions can produce a personality change. Drug and alcohol use can too. ...Read more

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What causes such a behaviour/personality change ?

What causes such a behaviour/personality change ?

Many things: Drugs and alcohol are the most likely culprits. Mental illness like depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia are the next likely group. Lastly, brain tumors or seizures are rarely the cause. Head injuries are also a cause. ...Read more

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Can personality change based on the time of day or week?

Personality change?: Generally, personality characteristics tend to be stable. However, there are certain disorders where symptoms may vacillate during a given day. These symptoms might appear to be changes in personality. Some examples of this include diurnal variation seen in major depression, rapid mood fluctuations seen in rapid cycling bipolar d/o and sundowners syndrome exhibited in dementia. ...Read more