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I must ask is changes in mood a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia or fatal familila insomnia?

I must ask is changes in mood a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia or fatal familila insomnia?

Mood is irrelevant: For diagnosis of this disorder. If you are pre-occupied with this diagnosis, the more relevant question is why? What psychological benefit does a possible diagnosis of fatal insomnia give to you? Some patients secretly wish that they have a rare disorder so that they can attract attention and become special or famous. Even when provided evidence to the contrary, they have a hard time accepting. ...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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Does having ADHD cause any depression symptoms in pregnancy?

Does having ADHD cause any depression symptoms in pregnancy?

Causative?: I have never heard that adhd causes a pregnant woman to be depressed. Depression can however be associated with adhd (but doesn't have to be). ...Read more

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What symptoms occur first in a paranoid schizophrenic patient?

What symptoms occur first in a paranoid schizophrenic patient?

Difficult to say: It is unlikely to find a common symptom that presents first in paranoid schizophrenia. Problems socially or different perceptions of the world may exist long before true paranoia, hallucination, or delusion. Since the disorder is usually diagnosed in the late teens for men and early 20's for women, odd or unusual, even bizarre thinking may be present before the full disorder is identified. ...Read more

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Is insomnia a common symptom of early pregnancy? (5-6 weeks)

Is insomnia a common symptom of early pregnancy? (5-6 weeks)

Relatively common.: Hello and thanks for being on Health Tap. Insomnia is a relatively common problem during first trimester of pregnancy, especially for women who have never been pregnant. This is a complex problem related to Progresterone levels changes, discomfort with body changes, nausea and urinary frequency. Greetings. ...Read more

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What causes depression in pregnancy?

What causes depression in pregnancy?

Many reasons: The hormone Progesterone is probably a major reason. However other factors could be involved such as past history of depression, stress at work or home, concerns about money, etc. ...Read more

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Is extreme paranoia a symptom of bipolar 1?

Is extreme paranoia a symptom of bipolar 1?

It can be: Lithium and Lamictal are great meds for Bipolar I. Renal function, and thyroid needs to be closely monitored if you are to stay on the Lithium. Use of atypical antipsychotics comes into play if things like paranoia interfere with quality of life. Sometimes meds need to be adjusted or changed as symptoms evolve over time. Sodium levels should be checked on occasion if you have confusion on Lamictal ...Read more

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Is morning headache symptom of PMS or may be in v early pregnancy?

Is morning headache symptom of PMS or may be in v early pregnancy?

May be seen w either: Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive ; anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, nausea, ^ urinary frequency, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting ; palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems w acne or hives. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of post partum depression in a firsttime mother?

What are the symptoms of post partum depression in a firsttime mother?

Many: Feeling down, loss of appetite inabilty to sleep and many others. If concerned get evauluated because early treatment is essentuial. ...Read more

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I wonder if stomach illness is a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

I wonder if stomach illness is a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

No: You have asked about sporadic fatal insomnia many, many times now -- and several of us have suggested that you consult a neurologist and sleep medicine physician if you are concerned about having this illness despite multiple reassurances that it's highly unlikely. We want you to have any evaluations you need, and so i suggest the same as my colleagues have. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can lack of quality sleep cause worsening of anxiety symptoms the next day in a person with gad & panic disorder?

Can lack of quality sleep cause worsening of  anxiety symptoms the next day in a person with gad & panic disorder?

Absolutely!: Protecting your normal sleeping pattern is very important if you have depression and/or anxiety. Your brain relies on adequate high-quality sleep to function normally. Lack of such sleep can worsen symptoms of generalized anxiety. ...Read more

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But anxiety is a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia that i know?

But anxiety is a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia that i know?

Health Anxiety: Health anxiety can make people fear having serious physical illnesses when these are not actually present. Such people worry a lot about physical sensations, and misinterpret them to mean scary things. They persist in asking about particular rare diagnoses despite repeated reassurance of not having them. Family physicians and psychiatrists can work together well to help such people find relief. ...Read more

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What's the best drug for generalized anxity disorder in pregnant lady??

What's the best drug for generalized anxity disorder in pregnant lady??

?Best: It's easier to answer which to avoid: Paxil. Other SSRI's would be a discussion of risk and benefit with your doctor. See: https://womensmentalhealth.org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/ and: http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/appi.ajp.2012.1111172 ...Read more

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Describe please symptoms in early weeks of pregnancy?

Describe please symptoms in early weeks of pregnancy?

Positive pregnancy?: At 3 weeks you can likely get a positive pregnancy test. The hormone beta HCG is increasing (this is the basis for a pregnancy test). It can cause problems with nausea, vomiting. You may develop nipple tenderness. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of postpartum depression in a new mom?

What are symptoms of postpartum depression in a new mom?

See below: Post-partum depression (PPD) may appear as baby blues with sx: crying, mood swings, anxiety, sadness, trouble sleeping, irritability. These sx don't resolve after several weeks, become more intense, may impair functioning, also feelings of guilt, shame, inadequacy, lost of enjoyment of life, thoughts of self-harm or other harm might appear. Ppd needs to be treated for the sake of mother and baby. ...Read more

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Is conception, headaches feeling depressed a big sign of pregnancy?

Is conception, headaches feeling depressed a big sign of pregnancy?

Not usually: Those symptoms are not commonly associated with pregnancy. If you think you are pregnant, check a test. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be diagnosed with PTSD, paranoia schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and anxiety at the same time? I am experiencing symptoms of all.

Is it possible to be diagnosed with PTSD, paranoia schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and anxiety at the same time? I am experiencing symptoms of all.

Multiple diagnoses: It is possible to see 10 different docs and describe the same symptoms and get 10 different diagnoses. But a mature experienced therapist, a trauma expert, would be able to sort through it all. This is critical because otherwise you could end up on too many different drugs and never get better. Many severe trauma experiences can result in symptoms that mimic the other dx, even including hallucina ...Read more

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Are anxiety attacks a sign of pregnancy?

Pregnancy and anxiet: Not necessarily but may contribute to feelings about being pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Douglas Lawson
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Depression In Pregnancy (Definition)

Depression does exist during pregnancy and after. When it occurs after birth it is called post-partum depression or blues. There are different intensity categories from mild to severe. Severe post-partum depression can include suicidal ideation and a desire to separate or/and a lack of desire to ...Read more