Depression causes in brain

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Avatar f tn my eyes would follow the lines of words but my brain couldn't process them. I've taken to keeping a diary with everything in and have a board in the kitchen to write messages/jobs/important things...these things have helped on a practical level but time and meds and therapy have slowly (oh so slowly) got me to a better place. Gradually my thinking and focussing and memory has improved...
Avatar n tn Often the medication takes a long time to kick in and that is what causes the time delay in having the depression. So not sure why you are asking. Do you have problems and now need to see a specialist? Or do you think you need to see one? What are your levels of TSH etc, do you know?
Avatar f tn There is (in my mind anyway) depression which is caused due to a chemical imbalance in the brain. Then there is reactionary depression - ie, depression caused as a reaction to a trauma/bad experience. I think unhappiness is a form of depression in itself - Just my thoughts ..
Avatar f tn Hello, In answers to various questions I have been asked. First of all I am a 50s something female. This forum has me listed as a male and I have no idea why. I did initally start writing answers to questions with my first response. It ended up being too long. I saved it in word and went back after I did respond and just closed the document with 29 typed pages so far.
Avatar n tn Relieving those symptoms supposedly allos us to think more clearly, identify the problems causing depression and fix those problems which in turn fixes the depression. That's the theory. Some of us have long term treatment resistant depression and even though we know what started it etc just cannot change it and how we think and react to life. For such people, including myself, a negative event is devastating and causes relapses from being OK.
Avatar f tn Hi, The causes of basal ganglia damage are stroke as well as radiation . Radiation causes calcification of the basal ganglia and stroke causes damage to them .
233622 tn?1279338505 Just having a chronic illness like MS can cause depression. MS and depression can go hand in hand. I was on anti-depressants most of my life, due to what I think was a bad marriage. I finally went off of them when I got divorced 4 years ago. Just a month ago, I began to get depressed again and started back on a low dose of an anti-depressant. I finally feel "normal" again. I am also following it up with the counseling.
Avatar f tn I ask because what I consider getting emotional for me would be different than what I think of as depression. In fact in many patients, depression can outwardly appear to be the opposite of getting emotional, as in flat affect, a lack of emotional expressiveness. I concur with the wait and see approach unless it is severe and disabling, which is not what you've described. As you say, it could be a result of dealing with your recent dx. I really struggled with my own dx, as most do.
Avatar n tn Kubra, I can understand your frustration with suffering from recurrent episodes of depression over the past 20 years. Depression may be caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitters ("brain chemicals") such as serotonin and norepinephrine. Life difficulties, medical disorders (such as thyroid disease, vitamin deficiency, and AIDS), and medications (such as steroids and some antihypertensive medications) may also trigger or worsen depression.
Avatar f tn Im not sure if these deficiencies could be causing me to feel the dizziness which in turn triggers my anxiety but I can't stop worrying about the brain tumor. My doctor and therapist said that I probably dont have a brain tumor but probably doesnt mean anything... The dizziness don't last all day, they come and go.. I just can't seem to shake this worry of a brain tumor.
Avatar f tn I was hoping someone might have some insight into possible causes of a brain lesion. MRI (with contrast) was done and the radiology report states; "Right frontal lobe 0.6x0.9x0.9cm T1 low signal T2 high signal peripherally enhancing lesion involving the white matter adjacent to the right middle frontal gyrus. The enhancement characteristics are suggestive of an incomplete ring. Associated adjacent T2/FLAIR hyperintensity.
Avatar n tn Is it the product of a chain of events originating with changes in the liver? Do the little buggers get into and directly affect the brain? Nothing is certain. Interferon definitely has depression as one of it's side-effects.
Avatar m tn Is the loss of pleasure activity in the brain due to depression less than, equal to, or greater than the overall (combined) activity gained by the brain regions in the limbic system that make you depressed/control depressive emotions (like the amygdala and the hypothalamus) and the brain regions that attempt to gain back pleasure?
1120060 tn?1321578677 Everytime I try to talk my way out of a depression or an anger spell I have a full force match going on in my brain!!! I am getting SO very exhausted and don't know what to do. I have dealt with depression in the past but I made sure I was "strong enough" and got through the tough times. I mean, as an African American, that's my family's culture, we handle our business and don't complain. We hustle to survive and we sure don't resort to medical help.
Avatar m tn Anyway, this isnt a psychiatric board, so lets get back to parasites. Im talking about the kind of parasite that grows in your brain, and causes Neurocysticercosis.
Avatar m tn there is an online researcher video that says prednisone destroys neurons in the hippocampus and shouldn't be given to stroke victims I'm already having brain damage, fog from sleep apnea and 73% O2 at night so I don't know if klonopin and prednisone helps or actually causes brain damage
Avatar n tn When I got clinical depression some years ago, my gastro said it was due to an imbalance of chemicals in my brain. I had no reason to be depressed as there were no real stress factors in my life. He prescribed anti-depressants, and within a week I felt the "black fog" in my brain lift. I can't remember the name of the drug as it was many years ago. I have never had depression since.
Avatar n tn A few years ago I decided to stop taking them, because I was feeling fine and didn't have any problems with depression that I needed medication for. But last spring I had what I can only describe as a mental break down. It was like something in me just switched, I went from being fine to crying all the time, feeling hopeless, worthless, not eating. There were no real triggers, no stressful event.
1297538 tn?1278549702 Hi Guys, Seems like I've been hit really hard with depression especially in the morning lately. This wednesday will be 2 weeks since I started my treatment and needless to say... it has be a roller-coaster for me. I have felt SO horrible and like I am literally loosing my mind. Before I was dx with Lyme one of the many doctors I saw prescribed me Zoloft for the Anxiety/Depression that I have been experiencing lately. Mind you I have NEVER had any of these problems in my life until I became ill.
885961 tn?1249583403 I do go to church and ready my bible and listen to teaching tapes as much as I can to fill my mind with good things. I just don't understand what causes the brain (mind) to run in patterns of fear and grab these thoughts it won't let go of. They are thoughts that scare me and I know are not real but when I'm feeling very down it is hard to stop them. I know that getting enough sleep has helped me and being around people or just having someone to talk to about all this.
1491755 tn?1333204962 I am sorry that you are having Depression problems. I know that Depression can be a severe and debilitating problem. It is good that you have sought treatment. I had Depression prior to treatment, as do many with HCV. I was on ADs already prior to treatment and stayed on ADs during treatment and for about 4 months afterwards. I am off the ADs and doing fine. No Depression. So I am not someone who became depressed after treatment. But I did want to respond to your question/post.
Avatar n tn Regarding the neurotransmitter levels, I remain a skeptic in the sense that so many chemical reactions go on in so many different places in the brain with all of these neurotransmitters, all of which are effected in some measure by all of the medications you have been on, and are on, that I personally would not worry about the meaning of your dopamine level in the blood. Again, have you also had some good psychotherapy to go along with the medication..both together is better than either alone.
883075 tn?1284603308 i feel like its a little hard to breathe,i actually feel like my brain lost some oxygen and thats what causes it all,and i have alot of stomach related problems,well,i wasnt diagnosed with anything about it,but i have those intense stomache aches ,and chest problems.
1015372 tn?1253077611 One of the symptoms of Hep-B is fatigue. Whether ADD is connected to Hep-B or not, you may want to contact a doctor and ensure Hep-B is monitored or treated.
Avatar m tn Ever since I could remember I was considered forgetful and flighty. Now that my depression and anxiety (severe depression usually causes some level of anxiety) are treated with meds and therapy my functioning is much higher. I have completely turned around my work situation and am turning around my social situations as well. Notice your function went down after you went off your meds. My doctor says the goal of depression treatment is complete remission. e.g.
Avatar m tn Causes of chronic depression Sadness, depression, chronic depression. Do you know difference between them? Sadness is a natural and temporary feeling. It does not last long, but it can result in depression. Depression is our response to traumatic events; it can last from 6 to 9 months and should be treated. And what about chronic depression? What about symptoms of chronic depression? If depression lasts longer than nine months, it is chronic depression.
Avatar f tn The various causes of brain lesions on an MRI are brain aneurysm, brain arteriovenous malformation, brain tumor, hydrocephalus, stroke, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury. A strong degree of suspicion needs to be kept for multiple sclerosis. . Multiple sclerosis is a chronic demyelinating neurological disorder where the disease phase is characterized by active phase and remissions. It has multiple symptoms and signs and is a diagnosis of exclusion.
5864500 tn?1380893197 Sometimes it's the very obvious things that people overlook, thinking that they just haven't found a med to work, when meanwhile, (in example) they drink alcohol every day, which of course exacerbates depression terribly. It's always important to assess not only your treatment regimen and your professionals, but also any role you may play. I wish you the very best...please update us when you can. We're here for you!
Avatar m tn I have the same symptoms... but without changes in months. I suffer from brain fog daily. It starts in 30 minutes after waking up, in the afternoon it calms down a bit and dissapear after a short sleep (15-20min). I was going thru this the last 2 years, doctors dont know what to do, whats the matter...