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

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)

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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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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Been depressed for around a month. Lack of sleep and barely eat. Drank heavily. I've noticed that my strabismus is worst than it has been in 14 years. My left eye also feel heavy and burn a little. I'm worried. Could this be related to my depression?

Been depressed for around a month. Lack of sleep and barely eat. Drank heavily. I've noticed that my strabismus is worst than it has been in 14 years. My left eye also feel heavy and burn a little. I'm worried. Could this be related to my depression?

Depression: Our mental state certainly impacts our physical health. Poor eating and heavy drinking makes everything worse. You need to get your depression treated and make lifestyle changes. Please see your doctor and then a mental health professional or a prudent spiritual leader if none is available. You can do it. Peace and good health. Taking action helps lift depression. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and depression cause blurry eyes that get worse as the day progreses and weird perception of time today morning feels like 2 days ago.

Can  anxiety and depression cause blurry eyes that get worse as the day progreses and weird perception of time today morning feels like 2 days ago.

I would see PCP : It may be related but unusual symptoms for depression and anxiety. I would first rule out other possible causes with a thorough physical from your primary care physician. ...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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Can lack of estrogen in a woman cause depression?

Can lack of estrogen in a woman cause depression?

Dep.: Hormonal changes in susceptible women can affect moods. ...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

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Can depression cause memory loss and lack of concentration?

Can depression cause memory loss and lack of concentration?

It can: Yes, these can both be symptoms of depression. If you are not getting professional mental health care- please consider this beneficial option. ...Read more

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Can lack of vitamin B12 cause depression?

Can lack of vitamin B12 cause depression?

Yes, but: It is rare that B12 deficiency will cause only depression, and nothing else. There is a long list of symptoms that go with B12 deficiency (anemia, fatigue, bleeding gum, for example). But, it is certainly possible. So the best thing to do is to get blood level of B12 checked. Read more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000574.Htm. ...Read more

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What's the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression?

What's the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression?

Timing: In adhd, concentration problems are all the time in multiple situations. In depression, concentration problems occur only during episodes of depression. Remember, depression is episodic and adhd is all the time. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression differ?

Can you please tell me how lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression differ?

Concentration: A whole constellation of symptoms are associated with adhd (suggest that you goggle this). Although medication can improve focus it will not cure the underlying adhd. Poor concentration is a sx of stress &/or depression. When the depression is adequately treated, the concentration problems will likely resolve. ...Read more

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I think they are symptoms of depression. Lack of energy, sleep alot. Can anything else cause that?

I think they are symptoms of depression. Lack of energy, sleep alot. Can anything else cause that?

A ton of things: Can cause excessive sleeping and lack of energy. First see your family doctor to rule out medical causes such as hypothyroid, viral infections, etc. If medically cleared, your family doc may be able to refer you to a psychiatrist in your area. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and that caused by depression?

What is the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and that caused by depression?

History: The concentration problems of add have been present to some degree throughout one's life. Depression is usually episodic. If it is associated with diminished concentration, that will clear up when the depression does. ...Read more

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Is the lack of attention from parents a definite cause of depression in children, or is that not important?

Is the lack of attention from parents a definite cause of depression in children, or is that not important?

It may: Be a cause of reactive depression; however, some depressions have a more physiological basis and appear to be inherited. In the 2nd type, children may have grown up in homes with loving attentive parents but contracted depression from heredity (perhaps a grandparent suffered from depression). Also the degree of inattention can vary from occasional to severe lack of attention. ...Read more

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