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Dr. Justin ORourke
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Personality Changes (Definition)

Personality change is a symptom in which a person's personality (the sum of his traits, emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns) has altered. Temporary changes can be due to fatigue, hormonal changes, drug abuse, medication side effects, etc ...Read more


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Does your personality change with pernicious anemia?

Does your personality change with pernicious anemia?

It can: Pernicious anemia (a severe type of vitamin B12 deficiency) can cause memory problems, irritability, and dementia. Dementia goes beyond having memory problems, and can include difficulties with understanding, reasoning, handling multi-step tasks, and can be accompanied by personality changes. Symptoms generally improve with treatment. ...Read more

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Total abdominal hysterectomy - does your personality change afterwards?

Total abdominal hysterectomy - does your personality change afterwards?

Ovaries removed?: Hysterectomy is removal of the uterus. If the ovaries and tubes are also removed abdominally, it is called a tahbso (total abdominal hysterectomy bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy). Some women report mood changes after removal of the ovaries especially if they do not receive hormones replacement. ...Read more

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Can depression cause partial unconsciousness where you lose a bit of your mind, your personality changes and you do things without being aware of it ?

Can depression cause partial unconsciousness where you lose a bit of your mind, your personality changes and you do things without being aware of it ?

Maybe: Depression can be very severe and cause problems with memory. But first it is important to make sure there is not something wrong physically! There physical conditions that can cause alterations in thinking, some are fairly easy to correct and some are harder to fix, but the key is to find out if that's the issue, so you don't get worse! See your GP and get a full physical. No drugs, alcohol. ...Read more

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Could anti-depressants change your personality?

Could anti-depressants change your personality?

Not really.: Personality consists of traits that are very deeply rooted and are part of what makes unique as an individual. ...Read more

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Can using advair discus change your personality or erase your memory?

Can using advair discus change your personality or erase your memory?

No: The Advair Diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) is a cool-looking gadget, and works well when used properly. However, it does not erase one's memory nor even alter personalities... A good medicine but no magical powers. ...Read more

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What are 4 reasons addiction to drugs and alcohol can change your personality?

What are 4 reasons addiction to drugs and alcohol can change your personality?

1 reason for change.: Homework assignment? Will discuss 1 reason. When a person develops more & more of a singular focus, it excludes other things from their life. They may not have time for family or friends. They may miss work or church, family outings etc., because they are either using, trying to get the subtance to abuse or recovering from substance use. This means that other people & things loss importance. ...Read more

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Could high dosages if birth control pills eventually change your personality, permanently?

Could high dosages if birth control pills eventually change your personality, permanently?

Unlikely: Although we do not know exactly what the pills' effects are on the brain, I do not suspect that the dose or the hormone would ever be enough to completely and permanently affect one's personality. ...Read more

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What does the symptom of personality change mean?

What does the symptom of personality change mean?

It means ....: Ones personality has undergone a significant change. Examples include becoming easily frustrated, impulsive, angry at the drop of a hat, silly, dull, unmotivated or reclusive. Usually as the result of some brain insult ( stroke, head injury, toxic exposure, infection, or metabolic disorder. Some events and psychiatric conditions can produce a personality change. Drug and alcohol use can too. ...Read more