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Is it possible for sunglasses to cause depression, due to lack of sunlight to the eyes?

No: The sunlight/depression link has little to do with your eyes. Your skin absorbs the light, and in some cases prevents depression. I think even blind people benefit from sunlight in this regard. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more


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Can lack of sunlight by wearing sunglasses lead to depression?

Can lack of sunlight by wearing sunglasses lead to depression?

No: Lack of sunlight during the winter is known as seasonal affective disorder. Wearing sunglasses should not cause this problem, which is triggered by lack of exposure to sunny weather, not from shading the eyes. ...Read more

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How can a minimize depression and anxiety during the winter without medication? Very sensitive to the cold and lack of sunlight. Panic attacks often.

How can a minimize depression and anxiety during the winter without medication? Very sensitive to the cold and lack of sunlight. Panic attacks often.

Winter depression: A couple of options are taking extra vitamin d, and light therapy. If your vitamin d level is less than 50, it can predispose to depression. Talk with your doctor about taking 5000iu/day during winter. Or, get a lightbox that produces 10000 lux for most efficiency. Talk with doctor about gradually working up to 30 min sessions 3x/week, when you first wake up. Sit 3 feet away. Increase exercise. ...Read more

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Can the eye change its shape over time? While i was 17 my eyes were round, now (22 yrs old) its almond-shaped. Does depression cause that change too?

Can the eye change its shape over time? While i was 17 my eyes were round, now (22 yrs old) its almond-shaped. Does depression cause that change too?

Normal: It's the skin around the eyes that changes over time making the eye shape look more oval as we age. Depression by itself doesn't change it, but sometimes thyroid problems can make the eyes look different, and can cause depression also, make sure your thyroid has been checked. ...Read more

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Can depression amd axiety cause muscle twitching in legs calves eyes lids and loss of weight without trying?

Can depression amd axiety cause muscle twitching in legs calves eyes lids and loss of weight without trying?

Definitely, yes: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. See your PCP for evaluation and referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Can health anxiety/depression (severe) cause vision/hearing problems, headaches, muscle weakness at the same time? eyes/ears are constant for weeks.

Can health anxiety/depression (severe)  cause vision/hearing problems, headaches, muscle weakness at the same time? eyes/ears are constant for weeks.

Yes: Depression and anxiety are both linked to somatic symptoms, such as pain, fatigue, weakness, headaches, etc. There are multiple ways to target these symptoms. Talking with your doctor, a counselor or psychologist will give you the best start at identifying changes that need to be made to help relieve these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have what my dr has said is stress induced seizures. I feel like im out in spacre and then my head shakes, hands curl and my eyes blink uncontroably.. I have agoraphobia and a lot of other problems with anxiety and depression. Can stress cause seizures.

I have what my dr has said is stress induced seizures. I feel like im out in spacre and then my head shakes, hands curl and my eyes blink uncontroably.. I have agoraphobia and a lot of other problems with anxiety and depression. Can stress cause seizures.

Things to consider:: Has the appropriate testing done to confirm the type of seizures you are having. Stress can indirectly affects seizure activity or onset by making you forget to take your medicine, increase your cortisol level which can affect the activity of seizures, cause you to have negative emotions which alters the limbic system in your brain. The limbic system is a common place for seizures to begin. ...Read more

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What can cause areflexia, dark urine, fatigue, rash on scalp, mild depression, slight yellowing of eyes with normal TSH and normal bilirubin and iron?

What can cause areflexia, dark urine, fatigue, rash on scalp, mild depression, slight yellowing of eyes with normal TSH and normal bilirubin and iron?

Liver issues: Please make an appointment with your physician for evaluation of liver function and screening for hepatitis and and an ultrasound to rule out liver and gallbladder disease.. Serious symptoms which require examination and testing. ...Read more

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Does a lack of estrogen in women cause depression?

Does a lack of estrogen in women cause depression?

Yes: Estrogen boosts serotonin and can raise endorphins which will help your mood. With lower levels of estrogen, one can develop symptoms of depression. ...Read more