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What brain hormones cause unhappiness and hopelessness?

What brain hormones cause unhappiness and hopelessness?

Several: Depletion of any of these hormones, or a combination of several. This is why the first drug tried may not work. They are serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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What causes unhappiness and hopelessness? Just low serotonin? What foods increase serotonin?

What causes unhappiness and hopelessness? Just low serotonin? What foods increase serotonin?

Medical vs psycholog: There are both mind and body causes of unhappiness and hopelessness. Low serotonin, hypothyroidism, and other medical conditions can impact mood. Psychologically things like loss, significant change (positive or negative) or other factors can impact mood in a negative way. ...Read more

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I have fibroids & cyst, will have surgery next week. Can hormones cause the right side of face to hurt & my brain to be strange?

I have fibroids & cyst, will have surgery next week. Can hormones cause the right side of face to hurt & my brain to be strange?

Not likely: Hormones are blamed for a lot of things, but it would be difficult to link your symptoms to hormonal imbalance. Fibroids and cysts will not necessarily upset your hormone balance. But there is much that we do not yet know. ...Read more

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Can a hormonal side effect of sobriety from alcohol & opiates cause amenorrhea? Can the stress from getting sober make my brain stop sending hormones?

Can a hormonal side effect of sobriety from alcohol & opiates cause amenorrhea? Can the stress from getting sober make my brain stop sending hormones?

Possible: Severe stress can affect your pituitary leading to amenorrhea. If the amenorrhea continues for a long period of time, see your doctor to make sure it isn't something else. Make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Any rarer causes 4 breathlessness/chest pressure when tired/sleepy? Basic tests OK (echo, spiro, CXR, TSH, CBC, sugar). Hormonal? autoimmune? brain?

Any rarer causes 4 breathlessness/chest pressure when tired/sleepy? Basic tests OK (echo, spiro, CXR, TSH, CBC, sugar). Hormonal? autoimmune? brain?

Muscle disorder?: Since these tests didn't show evidence for lung or cardiovascular disease and your symptoms occur only when you are tired, one needs to rule out a muscle disorder such as myasthenia gravis, certain kinds of mitochrondrial abnormalities and etc. Your best bet would be going some place like an university medical center or the Mayo Clinic. ...Read more

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Could my depression, sadness and anxiety all be a cause of not working and having something to put y mind too?

Could my depression, sadness and anxiety all be a cause of not working and having something to put y mind too?

Depression ; anxiety: Untreated depression and anxiety can indeed become severe enough to interfere with work. Your family physician can get you started towards a proper evaluation. Consulting with a psychiatrist may be best for your treatment though. You may also want to avoid alcohol, since that can worsen both depression and anxiety. Be well. ...Read more

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I can't feel or process other people happiness or sadness in mind as i used to be. My emotions for other and myself has become flat i guess.Causes?

I can't feel or process other people happiness or sadness in mind as i used to be. My emotions for other and myself has become flat i guess.Causes?

Psych eval: You are a bit old for this to be schizophrenia, but it's not impossible that some brain function is going wrong. Seek a good psych eval and perhaps neuro psych too. Also find a good psychotherapist to evaluate your emotional patterns for cognitive/behavioral issues. ...Read more

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Sadness, hopelessness, interest loss in people and activities, loneliness, crying, self-hurting on anger blackouts. & more, am i having a depression?

Sadness, hopelessness, interest loss in people and activities, loneliness, crying, self-hurting on anger blackouts. & more, am i having a depression?

Sounds likely: You could have a medical problem that is causing these symptoms, but you've just listed some of the major symptoms of depression. See your doctor and make sure you are physically healthy. Talk about depression and possible treatment options. Treatment will depend on how severe your symptoms are, how long they have been going on, and several other factors. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sadness (Definition)

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods. Clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for an extended period of time. ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more