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Stress Induced Hallucinations
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Only if the patient: Already has a seizure disorder. If some has post-traumatic epilepsy, idiopathic epilepsy, etc, then emotional stress can lower the seizure threshold. If someone has no neurologic reason for seizures, and has never had a seizure, then emotional stress will not cause them. They may cause something called a pseudo-seizure, but these are not true neurologic seizures. ...Read more
No: There is no causation of physical disorder by the DP/DR symptoms that seem to have become very popular lately. They are, if anything, possible to experience if you have a seizure disorder that makes it difficult to hold constant attention to your environment. They are experience qualities. Don't worry about harm they can do to your brain. ...Read more
Agree w Dr Jacobson: Stress can be related to constipation which can be related to hemorrhoids. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation or yoga. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by itself: Our current understanding is that bipolar disorder (type 1 or 2) is essentially inbred, i.e., not caused by life stress or emotional trauma. But various stresses can trigger an episode in someone prone to it. These stresses can include drugs (stimulants, antidepressants), sleep deprivation, severe interpersonal stress, traumatic situations like combat, and so on. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Both?: Symptoms of anxiety attacks can be cause by alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Usually, shakiness from a panic attack will get better in a short while, whereas tremors from alcohol withdrawal may get worse until a person may actually have a withdrawal seizure. Panic attacks do not cause seizures. A seizure is a medical emergency as a person could stop breathing and die. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am not sure: If it can cause premature labor, but it is probably not good for a prenant woman to be stressed to the degree of having panic attacks. If you are nervous, call a psychologist and learn some relaxation techniques in addition to discussing the issues that are leading to your stress. It is better for both you and your baby. Take care of yourself and let us know how you are doing. ...Read more
Can extreme stress, anxiety and depression cause distorted perceptions, illusions and visual hallucinations?
Can happen: Ptsd can result from witnessing or being victim of a natural disaster, especially if the emotional trauma is overwhelming and therefore hard to integrate into everyday experience. Ptsd doesn't always happen, though: two people can have the same traumatic experience and only one gets ptsd. The causes of ptsd are not completely understood, & are likely some mixture of genes and experience. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Being taken over by anither consciousness increasingly often, also suffer paranoia, adhd, depression, chronic insomnia, ptsd and extreme stress...
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
Concussion Psychosis: No. The symptoms of post traumatic injury can appear to be like a psychosis but only for a short period of time. Brain injury does not cause psychosis. I have seen psychosis diagnosed in people after head injury but this was just that the psychosis had been unmasked by the injury. It existed before the injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hm, No, but...: Chronic Sympathetic Discharge has been associated with the development of left ventricular hyperplasia and other anxiety related heart issues. Panic Attacks per se are usually harmless, result from adrenergic stimulus, and are time limited, unless a heart is already weakened. The most dangerous part of a panic attack is the fear of having one, which can result in severe disability. See your Doc. ...Read more
Stress & illness: Definitely. Emotional stress produces hundreds of changes in your body. If stress occurs too often or stays too long, those changes can push body systems beyond normal range and cause dysfunction. Chronic stress exhausts the body and decreases immune functions making you more vulnerable to many illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Memory is a very: Tricky thing. The simple answer is no. But something called pseudo dementia can happen in older patients who become very depressed. We now feel this is a sign of dementia to come. And, in other psychiatric disorders, patients frequently do not remember acute symptoms, or disordered behaviors. So, memory is a tricky thing. ...Read more
?????: Pharmacologically induced coma may be used to treat seizures, i.e. Uncontrolled seizures, i.e. Status epilepticus. The idea is that stopping all brain activity beyond what is metabolically essential to maintain neuronal viability will cause the culprit neurons to stop firing abnormally when the drug is stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It all depends: Feeling stressed out maybe causing lack of quality sleep. In that case you are likely to feel irritible, have lack of focus, and low energy. I am not sure exactly what you mean by mild halucination but all the issues I just described may lead you in that direction. It is best to consult with your provider or offer more details for what you are experiencing. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I'm seeing faces and mild hallucinations every where. Worse when I worry more about it. Under high stress and anxiety. Can stress cause this?
More than stress?: True visual hallucinations usually comes about when there is more than just stress or anxiety. It more often comes about when the brain is impacted by something such as drugs, alcohol and some times by severe depression. Sometimes during high anxiety the mind may play some tricks and distort some reality. In any case you should speak with a doctor if you are having any type of halluciination ...Read more
Maybe it can: It has not been scientifically proven that stress causes cancer. Some viruses cause cancers, so it is possible that stress alters the way the body fights off or deals with viruses, and could make one more susceptible to developing cancers. Stress can alter the function of the immune system, perhaps making it harder for the immune system to detect and destroy mutant cells before they reproduce. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress/habits=yes: Stress is known to increase acidity in the stomach but heartburn is mechanical. If the site where your swallow tube enters the stomach does not fully close, stomach acid will push up & cause heartburn when the stomach churns/squeezes food. Laying down after a feed adds pressure to the backwash. Consuming caffeine or nicotine keeps the site open. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did drinking coffee before exam help in solving the questions in exam or induce stress that affect concentration during exam ?
Go right to ED.: If you’re having hallucinations during an anxiety attack, then they are way above and beyond the norm. When this happens, you need to be seen in an emergency department right away for an evaluation. They’d be able to call a psychiatrist to see you to figure this all out. If you’re in between attacks, you should go to see a psychiatrist for an in-office consultation for management options. ...Read more
Are there any treatments for terminal viral illnesses that induce hallucinations/other psychological effects? Answer please!
I have been under a lot of stress lately and my period is late. How can I relax to induce my period?
Irregular cycles: Some months you ovulate and some months you don't....that's when your period is irregular. Do your best. You have no control over your hormones. ...Read more
Yes: Stress has many effects upon the body. I don't know if it applies to you, but people who have seizure-like events which are not epilepsy, but due to various stresses and life events, have a very high incidence of prior abuse, sadly. Often it's a combination of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. ...Read more
Can I b induce ...im 33 wks prego...with hyperemesis gravidarum....im.stressing out with this condition...
Unlikely: Few physicians would induce a patient at 33 weeks for hyperemesis gravidarum. While the nausea and vomiting can certainly be a debilitating problem there are means of treatment - the ultimate solution may be delivery, 39 weeks should be the goal for the end of your pregnancy. 37 weeks would likely be the minimal gestational age to consider elective delivery depending on the status of the baby. ...Read more
Could I have an anxiety disorder and unnoticed stress that manifests itself with voices and hallucinations rather than the diagnoses of bipolar?
Need competent eval: One way that it would be possible to have an anxiety disorder with psychosis would be for your anxiety disorder to be rooted in temporal lobe epilepsy. Given the fact that you have auditory and visual hallucinations, this would be a possibility. One other possibility would be a dissociative disorder that has not been diagnosed. It is of course possible to have both of the above. Dissociative disorders particularly commonly present with bipolar symptoms that remit when the underlying trauma has been dealt with appropriately. Best wishes. Please see a very competent psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dizziness, fatigue, heavy sweating, hallucinations (very strong, she clearly sees and hears rats), disorientation. Might be from stress, or reduxcut?
Dizziness, fatigue, heavy sweating, hallucinations: Who is "she", what is her age, for how long. any other medication/s Nervous system effects such as insomnia (20%), dry mouth (13%), somnolence (7%), dizziness (5.5%), depression (5%), vertigo (3%), emotional lability (3%), abnormal dreams (2%), abnormal thinking (2%), nervousness, anxiety, increased libido, hypertonia and paresthesia are common. Less common effects include tremor, amnesia, euphoria, decreased libido, incoordination, neuralgia, speech disorder, ataxia, hyperkinesia, sleep disorder, abnormal gait, agitation, confusion, depersonalization, diplopia, hostility, hypokinesia, and peripheral neuritis. In addition, controversial reports support that neurotoxicity, which has been questionably evident in animal studies, may be relevant to humans. ...Read more
Stress ischemia: Under the conditions of physical or emotional stress the more rapid heart rate and higher blood pressure can produce myocardial ischemia. It is treated with nitrates and beta blockers to try and reorder supply and demand. Stress induced peripheral ischemia is treated with peripheral vasodilator medications. ...Read more
I believe I have excercise induced stress syndrome, how can I resolve this issue without undergoing surgery. Pain is not that extreme currently.
Do you mean:: Exercise induced compartment syndrome? Referred to as exertional compartment syndrome-eic is a tough diagnosis to make ; you are best served by seeing a specialist as medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints) must be sorted out among other causes. Measurement of intracompartmental pressures pre and post exercise can be useful but hard to interpret. Surgery is not the only option--. ...Read more
I heard stress increase arrhytmia risk.Does stress-induced arrhytmia resolve on its own after stress has been successfully managed or is it permanent?
Resolves: Usually the increased arrhythmia risk is due to factors like increased adrenaline, which can increases your heart rate. Some people also consume more caffeinated products when stressed, which also increases arrhythmia risk. Once stress level returns to normal everything else should follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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