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Does any of these factors like stress, anxiety, tension, depression or smoking can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

Does any of these factors like stress, anxiety, tension, depression or smoking can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

Dilated Heart: No. The causes of dilated cardiomyopathy include damage to the heart from a heart attack due to atherosclerotic cardiac disease which affects the heart muscle or vessels to the heart. Other causes include certain infections and drugs such as Cocaine and alcohol. Certain medications can also cause this condition. Anxiety or stress do not cause this. ...Read more

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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What's your opinion on causes depression and anxiety?

What's your opinion on causes depression and anxiety?

Multifactorial: Causes of depression and anxiety can be multifactorial such as : having a positive family history , brain chemistry changes, medical illnesses (i.E thyroid disease), side effects from medications, major life stressors, substance use/abuse and history of abuse/trauma. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause depression?

Not causal: People who are depressed will often experience an increase in anxiety due to their depression. They are related, but i would not say that anxiety, per se, causes depression. Increased stress in your life could, however, lead to both depression and anxiety. ...Read more

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What causes anxiety and depression?

What causes anxiety and depression?

The short answer: Currently, it is believed that they are caused by a combination of genetic predisposition and social, environmental factors and events. Usually a person predisposed to anxiety and depression will have difficulties adjusting to change and will not be emotionally resilient. That means can not recover quickly after a sad or challenging event. Tx: learn how to better cope, with/ without medication. ...Read more

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What can cause anxiety and depression?

What can cause anxiety and depression?

Genes, environment: Perhaps 60-70% of the risk of developing anxiety or depression comes from a person's genetic makeup. Over 10 genes are still being investigated as causative but it is clear no one single gene is at fault but rather a combination of genes. About 30-40% of the risk comes frome stressors in the environment. ...Read more

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Does 5mg of levocetitizine cause anxiety or depression?

Does 5mg of levocetitizine cause anxiety or depression?

Generally no: Antihistamines generally do not cause anxiety or depression. Some of the older antihistamines are often used for anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the leading causes of depression and anxiety in women?

What are the leading causes of depression and anxiety in women?

Multiple: Risk for developing depression & anxiety may involve the combination of multiple genes with environmental and other factors. Family history of depression & anxiety is commonly found with women w/these disorders, but isn't a hard or fast rule. Losing a parent before age 10, hormonal changes throughout life, current losses, medical illnesses, & life & relationship stresses all can contribute. ...Read more

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Does depression cause anxiety or does anxiety cause depression?

Does depression cause anxiety or does anxiety cause depression?

Which came first -: the chicken or the egg?? Depression and anxiety are often co-morbid conditions. Additionally many people have "anxious depressions". One can cause the other to worsen. Take care. ...Read more

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Does dingulair cause anxiety or depression when taken for 2 months?

Singulair (montelukast) can cause: neuropsychiatric events, including anxiety & depression.The FDA requested that prescribing information include a precaution that post- marketing cases of agitation, aggression, anxiety, dream abnormalities, hallucinations, depression, insomnia, irritability, restlessness, & suicidal thinking & behavior have been reported. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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