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Schizophrenia Brain Vs Normal Brain
A few: A brain attack or stroke maybe from lack of blood flow(ischemic) or a bleed(either clot/embolism or aneurysm) in the brain(intraparenchemal). Both results in death of brain tissue. Other sources of hemorrhage can be in the surrounding tissues such as subdural(around the brain) or subarachnoid(around brain or spinal cord). ...Read more
Merely technical: Looking directly at base of brain and pituitary requires slightly different cuts and angles, as the focus is directed to a small area of brain, but the software and pictures are handled in a similar fashion. In ms, we tend to use specialized approaches, such as flair or double inversion recovery to see the white matter spots better. Not needed for pituitary views, usually. ...Read more
Pathology type: Brain tumor is a generic term that includes benign, low grade and malignant brain tumors. Brain cancer refers to the malignant category. When one speaks of a brain cancer, this may be a primary (originating from the brain tissue) or metastatic (originating from cancer outside of the brain). Treatment depends on the type of cancer. ...Read more
Yes: http://www.journalofpsychiatricresearch.com/article/S0022-3956(04)00069-X/abstract?cc=y= Check out this link. Although as a rule schizophrenics are typically mentally slower. However, there is a subset that have high intellect. ...Read more
No: The x ray radiation in a CT has no measurable or known effect on neural tissues. 1) dose is way too low and 2) nerves are relatively radioresistant since the cells don't reproduce very fast, if at all. There is a theoretical risk of cataracts and cancer years later, but this is incredibly small esp. for a single scan and controversial anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The differential is: Between primary glial tumors and extra-cns metastasis. There are also meningioma, pituitary and pineal tunors that are extra-glial. But none are regular. Glial tumors are graded from low to hi grade with survival decreasing as grade rise from i-iv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could brain MRI scans an accurate evidence for typical mental illness such as dementia, schizophrenia?
Brain imaging scans: Are an impressive tool to help us identify certain anatomical lesions in the brain and can help us identify certain diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, tumors, large strokes, and subdural hematoma's. Some of those conditions can cause dementia. Most of the time an MRI or cat scan is used to rule out underlying reversible causes of dementia. A scan such as a pet scan can be a more sens tool. ...Read more
Sometimes: Damage to the hippocampus may show up on MRI, especially if it is the reason the MRI is done- so that the hippocampus is examined in detail. Keep in mind though that extensive damage is ordinarily needed to show up on the MRI, and small disruptions may not show up. So there can be a damage and a normal MRI, unfortunately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location: Frontal lobe: Movement, intelligence, reasoning, behavior, memory, personality, planning, decision making, judgment, initiative, inhibition, mood Temporal lobe: Speech, behavior, memory, hearing, vision, emotions .Parietal lobe: Intelligence, reasoning, telling right from left, language, sensation, reading.Depends on location of tumor. Rapidly growing tumors cause more symptoms than slow growing ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HD brain changes: At first, no differences are visible. Differences develop over years. In Huntingtons disease, the brain tends to become smaller in volume and mass. Particular areas are affected more than others. These include the caudate, putamen and in general, basal ganglia structures. Here is a link to some images: https://prezi.com/tcmr-qyjgob2/huntingtons-disease/ ...Read more
Brain MRI 62 year old female "expected major vascular flow voids are identified" , what does this mean; does this affect brain function?
Normal...jargon: Medical reports often have phrases such as "expected flow voids" that indicate to the physicians caring for patients that an expected finding is present. What "flow voids" implies is that the visible arteries are patent. This is a normal finding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can brain damage in older veteran cause delusions and hallucinations/ what parts of brain are affected?
Dementia: Frontal lobe cause blunting. Parietal lobe cause auditory hallucinations. Temporal lobe cause disturbed emotions. Occipital lobe cause visual hallucinations. ...Read more
How does dopamine and serotonin (chemically) reduce fear/anxiety in de brain? prefrontal cortex or amygdala? Or which parts of brain is involved?
Neurotransmitters: Medicines like Zoloft/Lexapro are serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Wellbutrin (bupropion) inhibits the uptake of norepinephrine and dopamine. Whether it is anxiety, irritability, anger, short fuse, or depression; these medicines regulate neurotransmitters in the brain to improve symptoms of insomnia, guilty feelings, poor concentration, fatigue, appetite disturbance, and lack of drive/interests. ...Read more
Brain Disease - Yes: We know that the symptoms of schizophrenia occur because of malfunctions in the brain. While the cause is unknown, the symptoms of schizophrenia has been thought to be a function of excess Dopamine new theories are beginning to emerge as to possible causes and as to the malfunctions of the brain leading to the symptoms of schizophrenia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headaches somewhat frequently. MRI brain normal. Go for MRA Brain or MR Spectroscopy of the brain? or MRI other parts? I get free MRI/MRA services.
MRA for h/a: MRA would show even small aneurysms, so if you are concerned it may add some additional information about the vessels, including small or stenotic vessels and the carotids. Also consider thyroid, diabetes, musculoskeletal strain ,eyestrain from computer, allergies,sinusitis, food intolerances ( MSG is classic), mitral valve prolapse,hydrocephalus should have been seen on MRI,and migraines. ...Read more
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