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What Brain Hormones Cause Unhappiness And Hopelessness
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
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
I have fibroids & cyst, will have surgery next week. Can hormones cause the right side of face to hurt & my brain to be strange?
Can a hormonal side effect of sobriety from alcohol & opiates cause amenorrhea? Can the stress from getting sober make my brain stop sending hormones?
What can cause brain fog/light sensitivity/digestive issues. All blood work was normal. Ct scan normal, and hormones normal.
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
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
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?
What treatment is best for me? I'm constantly feeling hopelessness and sadness, most of the time feeling some kind of pain in heart (not physical pain). Due to this I've no concentration in work and neither I'm getting interest in work. I'm not finding ha
Major Depression: Get help as soon as possible. Do not wait. Call PCP or Psychiatrist ASAP ...Read more
For months now I've been feeling overwhelmed with Anger, Sadness & hopelessness and aches n pains. Lately I feel helpless and NO interest in ANYTHING?
Severity: Get a psychiatric evaluation to determine severity of symptoms of what bothers you. Medications may be warranted. Also find a reputable psychotherapist to help you figure out what depression means to you, and how to better deal with it. Optimally medication and therapy together works best. ...Read more
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
What might be a reason for waking up in the morning with a feeling of dread, sadness, and hopelessness? Feelings usually go away in minutes.
Leftovers from dream: Dreams are mostly forgotten before we awake, but may cause residual emotions if unpleasant. Nightmares don't always wake us, but cause definite physiologic changes for a time afterwards. I don't know for sure, but I think that some of the emotions experienced during bad dreams may linger. Dreams are a way of processing our waking experiences If you wake often feeling like this-worth seeing a doc. ...Read more
I am experiencing hallucinations, paranoid delusions, panic attack, hopelessness, sadness, slow thinking, difficulty thinking, difficulty focusing, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered), difficult
YES: Research shows that sustained severe depression can cause changes in the brain circuitry, making it more difficult to activate the areas of the brain related to creativity, and problem solving, while making"difficult to shut off" areas related to negative thoughts. Also negative/sad thoughts influence the production of the brain chemicals that balance our emotions creating a "snowball" effect. ...Read more
I have feelings of sadness I can't get out of for about a half hour once or twice a month is this a sign of depression or just hormone related?
Feeling blue can be normal especially in response to situations such as overwork, family or financial stress. Many women have emotional moments near their menstrual cycle
If these feelings become more frequent or if you have thoughts of harming yourself or others then you should seek am appointment with your doctor. ...Read more
~ I have chronic sadness~ absolutly no energy~ I don't want to leave my house ~i get anxiety around people~ I h I have tried cymbalta~ efexor~ hormone therapy nothing has worked so far
There are many: Tiredness is controlled by multiple brain chemicals. Some chemicals make us more awake (like adrenaline) others cause us to be sleepy. A delicate balance allows us to be awake during the day and sleep at night. So no, there is not 1 fatigue chemical but there are numerous chemicals. ...Read more
Can you tell me about neuroendocrinology q! how come we can't make an inference of what hormones in the blood is in the brain?
Blood brain barrier: The blood brain barrier are cells that regulate what gets into the CNS. For example, insulin levels fluctuate widely in blood, based on food, but CNS insulin fluctuates much less. Also, many hormones act locally in brain. For example, serotonin, dopamine etc are high at the nerve synapse, but most is then taken up and plasma levels are very low. ...Read more
Read on: Google neurobiology of love and read the works of professor zeki, of the university college london! ...Read more
On Monday I'm getting a brain scan here at n Italy they believe I have a hormonal problem due to my hypofisis gland acting up is it possible?
Yes: Yes it is possible, So please get your scan ...Read more
What is brain peptides? Are they different with brain proteins? Hormones produced by the brain are mostly peptide or protein? How about dopamine?
Peptide vs protein: A peptide is make of a few amino aicd building blocks but a protein is made of hundreds to thousands of amini acids. When a protein is degraded, it breaks up into smaller peptides. Dopamine is not a peptide since it is a modified single amino acid. Hormones from the brain are peptides but some such as acth come from a larger precurose protein. Great questions. ...Read more
Grwth hormone generates growth of new cells and tissue (fact), even brain tissue. So, can long term use also help redvlop a 1sided atrophied testicle?
Not at all: There is no approval commercially that I am aware of for the use of growth hormone for any length of time to help redevelop atrophy of any tissue, organ, or side of the body. There is certainly a lot of hype of using it for such thing and sports athletes have been the primary reason why such bad information gets to the public but there is no medical basis nor approval to use it as such. ...Read more
What area of the brain has the greatest effect on visceral functions (e.g. heart rate and hormone production)?
Please go online to Yahoo Images or something similar and look for images of the Pituitary Gland. There is usually a small comment with the images.
Fell free to contact me again if there are things on the web you don't fully understand.
You can of course also discuss these items with your doctor. ...Read more
What specific Autoimmune diseases attack brain cells and neurons causing a dramatic effect to neurotransmitters, hormones and the function of the brain
Lupus: Systemic Lupus can attack everywhere and lead to the things u asked about. Other considerations are vasculitis syndromes as there is an autoimmune attack on and in blood vessels which can affect neurons indirectly. Myasthenia Gravis also affect the neuromuscular system and affects one of the main neurotransmitter, AcetylCholine. Rheumotologist is specialist to see for autoimmune disorders ...Read more
I have Parkinson's & my pcp is testing for diabetes incipidus? Is this going to affect my Parkinson's if I have to take another brain hormone?
No: Should have no effect but could significantly help your excessive urination. ...Read more
What would next step ttc be if we have been trying for 4 years. I have already done hormone check, scan of brain for gland, ultrasound, post coital test all fine except husband sperm little bit low?
See a specialist: If you have been trying to conceive for more than a year without success, it is time to see a specialist in fertility medicine, also know as reproductive endocrinology. You don't mention testing for tubal patency and blocked tubes can cause infertility. The specialist can review all your test results thus far and let you know what your treatment options are. Hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
My MRI showed brain volume loss, I am 59 y/o with an abnormal EEG, I also had elevated ace inhibitor hormones.
Question?: Not sure what you are asking. Please resubmit if you have a specific query. ...Read more
Extreme lack of motivation (not depression). Chemical imbalance in brain, hormones, or psychological problem?
Several Possibilitie: Alcohol cause chemical brain imbalance and is a depressant. Certain medications and recreational drugs (marijuana) and depression can result in lack of motivation. Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain. Hormones can certainly do it, as well. Get a check up with pcp and ask for referral for a psychological evaluation. That is the best way to get answers of this type. Good luck. ...Read more
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 ...Read more