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Does depression stem from brain anatomy or brain chemistry?1Anew2012-10-26 12:34:03
I'm working on a story about a recent study in which scientists explored why some people who suffer from major depression can not get rid of your symptoms loose , falling into despair without cause and over again . These researchers think they know why . Recently found evidence suggesting that depression is strongly influenced by a basic pattern of genetic inheritance that alters the structure of the makeup of the brain.
Brain fog, crackling in ear, anxiety/depression, what could this be?0Thoughts to pain as injury2012-11-03 17:33:02
I'm an 18-year-old female who's been suffering from a variety of neurological symptoms for years now. They've seemed to have worsened over the years, but now they're definitely more severe, to the point where i'm pretty much handicapped. I've been having constant brain fog, (which has effected my personality and intelligence, I used to be so sharp and smart and now I find it difficult to even type this) lightheadedness, memory loss, depression/anxiety, crackling sounds in one ear, constant pressure and a burning sensation on the right side of my head above my ear, vertigo, loss of balance, delusions, sharp pains in my ribs, indigestion, diarrhea, etc. I've been to multiple doctors and have had many tests, yet I feel like I haven't been properly diagnosed. I've had a CT Scan about 6 years ago once the symptoms began which came out normal, an EEG about 4 years ago (results were normal), saw an ENT who told me my vision/hearing/movement was off on the right side of my body and basically all he suggested was to eliminate salt and alcohol from my diet, or to take water pills which I haven't tried because i'm already very thin and can't afford to lose any more weight. I've also gotten my bloodwork done about 2 years ago which showed I had a Vitamin D deficiency, which i've been trying to take care of, but I don't believe that's what's causing it. It's also affected me a great deal psychologically, i've been to about 3 mental hospitals over the years and have tried just about every antidepressant out there which hasn't helped. I was once on Strattera for ADHD which helped some but I didn't continue taking it because I couldn't afford it. Other than that I've been putting off visiting the doctor again just because I know anxiety is a huge factor, it's going to be another long process of going to specialists/more tests, and also because i'm not able to see my regular physician until after the holidays. About 2 weeks ago I made the stupid decision to smoke spice with a friend which I had a terrible reaction to, and it's made my symptoms even worse. I've been having episodes at work recently where I lose my balance and almost pass out, which has really convinced me to take action. Should I visit the hospital? What would be the best decision? Thanks, Brianna
Why is it that sometimes I my brain doesn't feel anything and vacant? When depression isn't around?0Lory2012-10-12 06:02:16
Why sometimes my head does not feel anything ? Well , if I do not get it, try opening your eyes all you can and put much effort into it . Not that there thoughts ? MedlinePlus I'm always switching between different states , depressed , vacant or , sometimes , very happy . MedlinePlus I feel a little strange about me when I'm depressed, it's because I feel like my brain is numb. You know , like you , is not there if I'm not depressed. Also, sometimes when I'm manic may be vacant . It's the feeling of a " vacancy " the head of a symptom of depression ? I had it for 6 months and I think I 'm recovering . But I want to see a doctor , however , do not want the way my depression is " layers " with numbness or vacantness . It is as if there is "air" in my head . I'm hyperactive , do not misunderstand me . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus When I feel numb , I do not know why sometimes I'm different . I was looking at a guy and I suddenly felt " hatred " toward her . It's not "hate " as in I want to hit someone , but hate that comes from someone looking down . What the hell is wrong with me ?
Are unruptured brain anuerysms pretty similar to anxiety/depression symptoms?1shank2012-11-02 20:38:02
Peripheral vision deficits MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Thinking or processing problems MedlinePlus speech Complications MedlinePlus Perceptual Problems Sudden changes in behavior from MedlinePlus Loss of balance and coordination MedlinePlus Decreased concentration MedlinePlus Short-term memory difficulty MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Fatigue MedlinePlus cuase I'm worried I have some of these symptoms of anxiety and depression symptoms listed that's my handle unruptured anuerysm : (
Does cognitive psychology needs the brain or not?2Ashvin2012-10-20 22:36:03
any experiments that have tried it ?
Why does my brain feel like it's vibrating?1Keybria2012-10-13 10:52:03
I have a degree in psychology , and that stumps even me . Occasionally will experience what it feels like my brain vibrant. On the occasions when this happens , I think most of the vibration brain activity occurs in the area of the cerebellum . It feels like a torrent through my brain. No sick or have vision changes , but I feel like my head is moved downward or upward ( addresses only ) . I also feel a change in both of my ears when this happens ( as a pressure change ) , but I'm not moving . It causes tension right behind my temples . It makes my jaw clenching also closed . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I know it sounds crazy , but I'm very worried and would like some information on what might be happening. Not a pleasant experience . I often heart palpitations along with this. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I tried to give all the descriptive information I could to help find a possible answer for me . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Thank you !
Does the brain filter substances from the body?1NeedHelpPlz2012-10-09 08:48:02
Before going to call me an idiot , waiting . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I was having a conversation one day with a man she sometimes found through my work . He observed that the brain " like the filters in the kidneys and liver do. Not many people know this, but it does. " MedlinePlus Now , I have had many top-level biology , psychology , physiology , neurology and classes , and I do not remember hearing or reading anything about that - but this man has a master's degree and is highly regarded in this area as a person very smart , so I did not want to dismiss what he said as complete bull . But at the same time , that does not sound right to me. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Can anyone confirm or deny this ... and if you can confirm , could you explain in some detail ?
What are some good books about psychology and the brain?0vamshi2012-11-05 09:25:03
I'm almost 16, but reading a few levels above my age . I want to major in psychology when I go to college and I hope to become a neurologist , so I'm looking for books (which I will be able to understand ) to learn the basic facts about the brain and mental disorders can get fascinating people . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Also, I do not want books about our culture / technology is ruining our brains today . : PThanks !
Any book recommendations on the study of the brain?6Belle2017-08-13 22:16:38
Lately I've been interested in learning more about the brain , for example , memory , cognitive psychology , mental relations , etc MedlinePlus MedlinePlus all I can recommend is interesting , not only textbooks, something like "What the Bleep Do We Know " MedlinePlus MedlinePlus thank you! Andrew
Professional boxer brain damage?1Aletha2012-10-20 11:08:57
I'm taking a psychology class as part of my college program and I'm writing an article about brain damage . MedlinePlus How to know if a professional boxer had brain damage ? MedlinePlus Thank you all.
So I want to get a Master's in Nutrition and how it affects the brain?2Milkey 2012-10-25 15:19:02
To which I can go to school so I can do that ? I've been looking and only found one . What I do as psychologists and nutritionists . Should I get a Degree in Psychology after I'm done with my degree in nutrition ?
Is God real or is he just part of your brain and conscience?4Sammyg2012-10-26 12:33:03
I have studied psychology for years and my aunt is a psychiatrist, we always have this discussion, so I decided to ask this question in YA and see what everyone thinks. I love to hear from other psychologists and psychiatrists out there. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Anyway I believe God is just an invention of the human mind, and that is why. The human brain rarely relays thoughts like "you are going to fail, you are a loser, you're going to die today, you are worthless .... etc" (I know of two people who think so, but it's very rare that the average Joe goes around thinking like 24/7) MedlinePlus The reason behind this is a mechanism in the human brain, its sole purpose is to prevent the body from becoming too depressed. So in a way it tricks the brain into thinking that everything will be fine just to not have a panic attack or go into shock daily without any reason. I was in deadly situations, while serving in the army, but I always felt superior and always felt I was going to get out alive. I was scared to death, but that mechanism in my brain prevented me from having a panic attack or a heart attack. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus So now lets get to God, God is not different from what I described above. No one has seen him, went with him, he recorded it, seeing Jesus, Jesus spoke on the phone ... etc. Which brings us any logical person to believe that God is only in your mind. And it is in 'his' mind, then obviously he is their mechanism or way to deal with stress. MedlinePlus Just as I thought I would really war is the same way that we truly believe that God is real. But it was also possible that I could have died despite what I thought and possible also that God is false despite what you believe MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Until there is verifiable soundcheck that God exists, then it is safe to say that only exists in the mind of an individual. MedlinePlus I ran this by my aunt and she asked me why I was doing psychology in college instead of medical school studying to be a psychiatrist .... lol. I simply told him that I do not believe in medication administration and is easier just to talk to people and give them their logic behind. MedlinePlus Of course, there are always people around who believe that Satan is up and I'm going to hell, that's who really may need some medication because there's nothing I can do for them if they came to the stage life and that humans deserve to burn for all eternity

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