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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

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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Could bipolar disorder change your appetite?

Could bipolar disorder change your appetite?

Yes - Treatment Also: Yes, people with bipolar disorder can have shifts in their appetite that can lead to either weight loss or weight gain. At the same time, medicines that are used to treat bipolar disorder can also affect appetite, so this needs to be monitored as well. ...Read more

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Does alcohol abuse change your peronality

Does alcohol abuse change your peronality

IT CAN: Certainly while intoxicated you lose inhibitions and can have a "personality change". Also long term effects of alcohol on mood and physical condition. If you question your alcohol use, then you clearly have an alcohol problem get help there is so much that you can do like aa, medications, detox, therapy, and treatment for depression or anxiety that may underlie the abuse. ...Read more

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How would peer pressure change a person's personality and behaviour?

How would peer pressure change a person's personality and behaviour?

Multiple factors:: Stress, tension, anxiety, bullying, depession, drugs: need I say more: choose your friends wisely and ALWAYS COMMUNICATE ...Read more

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Does your personality change with pernicious anemia?

Does your personality change with pernicious anemia?

Potentially: Per: https://pernicious-anaemia-society.org/symptoms/, Pernicious Anemia can present with the following behavioral changes: “Irritability/Frustration/Impatience, Sudden Mood Swings, Depression, Loss of Libido, Sleep Disturbance &
Confusion/Dementia.”
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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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How to change my introvert behaviour?

Get Counselling: Some researchers believe that being an Introvert is an inherited condition that has to be understood ,accepted, and develop coping skills to live adaptively with it; Consider reading the book "Quiet", it lots of good information about this subject; ...Read more

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Can antidepressant medication alter your personality?

No: No . The medication will usually be given to treat a depressive condition, sometimes anxiety , ptsd or obsessive compulsive symptoms. Personality is related to a person's psychological make up . When there are problems related to personality , psychotherapy is usually the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Dramatically changing his personality! how do I stop his addiction which is dramatically changing his personality?

Dramatically changing his personality! how do I stop his addiction which is dramatically changing his personality?

Changing others: I agree with dr. Fowler here -- it is not possible for you to "stop his addiction" if he does not see this as a problem. However, you can take good care of yourself by attending a 12-step program for friends & family of addicted people, and encourage him to attend a 12-step program. Sometimes planned interventions can be helpful -- you need a professional moderator & a plan for immediate care. ...Read more

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Bipolar disorder: does change of environment affect the behavior of a person?

Bipolar disorder: does change of environment affect the behavior of a person?

Possibly: People with bipolar disorder may be more sensitive to change. However, the actual episodes of depression or mania are not necessarily triggered by anything. It is always best to get appropriate treatment to maintain a more stable lifestyle. ...Read more

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Do your genes determine your personality?

Do your genes determine your personality?

Nature and nurture: Like most things, both genetic susceptibility and environmental influences together effect a number of human traits, including personality. ...Read more

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Can having babies permanently alter your hormones? To a degree of noticeable negative change in personality?

Can having babies permanently alter your hormones? To a degree of noticeable negative change in personality?

Not really: "maternity blues" which is post delivery depression happens at times, but treatable, at any rate if you are suffering, please seek professional help and counseling, good luck ...Read more

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Can you change your eye dominance?

Can you change your eye dominance?

Constant Training: People who lose sight in their dominant eye will eventually accommodate and their brains adjust dominance as if by default. If you patch your dominant eye for so long or look at the one eyepiece microscope with your nondominant eye for a long time, you can at least achieve co-dominance and later prefer to use the. ...Read more

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Could ADHD medications change your brain chemistry?

Could ADHD medications change your brain chemistry?

Yes: That is the point. They increase Dopamine in the synapses in particular parts of the brain, helping to make the synapses work better. In adult who took medicine, those changes can remain in effect without the medication. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy regimen lead to a change of behavior and personality by affecting your brain ?

Can chemotherapy regimen lead to a change of behavior and personality by affecting your brain ?

Absolutely!: There is a diagnosis called "chemobrain". It's a real change in memory, concentration, and cognitive ability as a result of chemotherapy. No one really understands the causes, but it's likely due to the toxic effects of chemotherapy on nervous system tissue. It usually improves with time. Don't let anyone tell you it doesn't exist. It does, it's just hard to measure! ...Read more

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Can psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalytical psychotherapy permanently change the personality of a person?

Can psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalytical psychotherapy permanently change the personality of a person?

Yes, hard to prove: It is certainly the aim of these psychotherapies to change fundamental personality traits (for the better of course). Countless case reports attest to success in doing so. But strong scientific proof would require careful, repeated personality assessment for large numbers of patients over many years — "permanently" is a long time — something that is very hard and expensive to study. ...Read more

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Woud you please discuss the characteristics of borderline personality disorder?

Woud you please discuss the characteristics of borderline personality disorder?

Borderline PD: It's a b cluster personality disorder (dramatic, emotional or erratic). Individuals show marked impulsivity and instability of - mood, interpersonal relationships, and self image. Often seen in young adults, it can be very dangerous as fluctuations of feelings toward others & self are extreme & intense. Life is often very difficult for the person & everyone around them. Love/hate - on/off - yes/no. ...Read more

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How fluid is personality? I.E. Can someone change his or her personality?

How fluid is personality? I.E. Can someone change his or her personality?

Generally not: Mostly personality remains the same throughout life. While personality is generally stable, there are intensive treatment approaches that can help with personality disorders. Dbt can help with borderline pd. Fixed role therapy can be used to shake up certain personality constructs. ...Read more