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Why are mental illnesses considered as brain diseases?

Why are mental illnesses considered as brain diseases?

Mental illness: Historically mental diseases were thought to be manifestations of psychological imbalance. Over the last 30+ years it has become clear that the underlying cause of most mental disorders is related to chemical imbalances in the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Chirag Patel
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Brain Diseases (Definition)

Brain diseases include many different areas and etiologies, but generically this refers to disorders of the brain tissue. They can be grouped into six categories, each of which requires a different treatment: tumors, traumatic in nature, neurodegenerative (such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's), ...Read more


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Is a mental illness also considered a brain disease?

Is a mental illness also  considered a brain disease?

Depends...: In the past mental illness were thought to be originated by our emotions, magical forces, etc. Nowadays scientific research has been able to identify the biological brain mechanisms that are associated with many mental disorders. So based on this perspective, mental disorders could be considered brain disorders, because their association with underlying faulty or disorganized brain mechanisms. ...Read more

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Is a mental illness also a brain disease? Is that for all mental illnesses?

Is a mental illness also a brain disease?  Is that for all mental illnesses?

Brain and mental ill: As the years go by, those who work with the brain (neurologists) and psychiatrists have recognized they have a great deal in common. You can consider mental illness to be a brain disorder. ...Read more

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Hi what brain diseases can cause mental conditions? I feel like i can't think properly at times and at other times I am unable to read anything mental

Hi what brain diseases can cause mental conditions?  I feel like i can't think properly at times and at other times I am unable to read anything mental

SPECIFIC ITEMS: There are numerous diseases of the brain, but I am not certain that you possess any of them, and may in fact need help in the psychiatric realm. Granted you could have a migraine issue or even temporal lobe epilepsy, but suggest you get a thorough evaluation by your primary doc first and exclude thyroid problems, anemias, and nutritional deficiencies. Also, best to fully avoid recreational drugs. ...Read more

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Is there any degenerative brain diseases caused by liver disease?

Is there any degenerative brain diseases caused by liver disease?

Yes: Chronic poorly controlled liver disease can lead to a condition of brain injury called hepatocerebral degneration. This is not to be confused with the delirum that is seen with liver failure and is reversible ( hepatic encephalopathy). Hepatocerebral degeneration is a less reversible problem seen after years of advanced liver disease and has features like parkinson's disease, . ...Read more

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Is tv addiction considered a brain disease?

Is tv addiction considered a  brain disease?

That depends on: Who you ask. It is not a listed addiction in the diagnostic and statistcs manual of mental illnesses. Having said that, it can share a lot of the same symptoms as recognized addictions. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a degenerative brain disease?

How to know if I have a degenerative brain disease?

Symptom collection: People with degenerative brain disease, like Alzheimers disease, have progressive symptoms that affect multiple neurological functions for several months or longer. All of the neurodegenerative illnesses are like this. It distinguishes them from other types of illnesses, like stroke, MS, etc. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a degenerative brain disease or something?

How to know if I have a degenerative brain disease or something?

Neurologist: It is unusual for someone that is 36 to have degenerative brain disease. However, in general, neurologist are good at evaluating and making the diagnosis. They can do this by history-ie. Are there indications of cognitive dysfunction? They can also do this by using detailed MRI scans of the brain to look for areas of abnormality or degeneration. ...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