Patient discussion about afferent

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Q. where do depression comes from?

A1from the deep and dark corners of the soul... depression today is considered an mental illness with fatalities. the causes usually a tragedy or misshapes in life that makes you fill worthless and can even lead to suicidal thoughts. it's a curable condition our days.
A2depresion comes from a number of things, i.e. loss of employment,loss of a loved one,etc,if you feel down in the dumps, then you probably are suffering from a sort of depression,and can find support from this site,we are all here for support and comfort.

Q. where do depression comes from?

ADepression is very common, and at least 16% of the population is said to experience an episode of depression at least once in their life. It is known that genetic predisposition has a lot to do with developing depression and other psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, but the exact gene is unknown and some triggers may influence a person to have a depressive episode even if there is no one in their family who is suffering from it (for instance- stress, work and needing to deal with trauma or distress).

Q. How come it’s possible?

my child with autism is undergoing different therapies for many years……recently I got the information that he may have got autism by maternal antibodies ……how come it’s possible?
AThere are many triggering reasons for autism like metabolic, genetic, and environmental. Now it can also get triggered by maternal antibodies. The maternal antibodies which crosses the placenta, can affect the brain tissue of the fetus which can adversely affect the baby`s brain development & cause autism.

Q. how come when i have terrible headaces that i see spots

the spots are yellow orange and red.
A1Migraines can begin when blood vessels in the brain contract and expand inappropriately. This may start in the occipital lobe (the visual center of the brain), in the back of the brain, as arteries spasm. The reduced flow of blood from the occipital lobe triggers the "aura" (the spots) that some individuals who have migraines experience because the visual cortex is in the occipital area.
A2A migraine headache is often described as throbbing and usually felt on only one side of your head, but may be felt on both. A migraine may make you feel lightheaded or dizzy and/or make your stomach upset. You may see spots or be sensitive to light, sounds and smells. If you get migraines, chances are one of your parents or other family members also have had this problem. Not all headaches require medical attention. Some result from missed meals or occasional muscle tension and are easily remedied. But some types of headache are signals of more serious disorders, and call for prompt medical care. Sensitivity to light is a standard symptom of the two most prevalent types of migraine headache: classic and common. The major difference between the two types is the appearance of neurological symptoms 10 to 30 minutes before a classic migraine headache.
Hope this helps.

Q. When it comes to stress and confrontation, any suggestions on how to deal with that.

all i can do is cry and withdraw. I've found that this doesn't solve a thing or resolve any issue that may be at hand. I am unable to cope with these situations. I would love some ideas to try and deal with life and to allow my life to continue when it comes to things like this.
A1I heard from members of our group that just just discussing your daily feelings makes you them feel better. This is very useful to people. Please tell us more and share with us. There are so many people that care here.
A2are you being monitored by a doctor and staying on medication? therapy is also a really good way to learn how to cope with situations that you don't know how to handle.

Try using this system to identify your core bleief, and to help you work through it.

Q. How come it’s so hard to loose weight? It’s easy to gain…

Every time me or any one I know start’s a diet it always ends up gaining more weight than before…go down 6, than go up 7…is there a way to stay?
A1I think that the key to weight loss is not so much as dieting but taking control over what and how much you eat. I eat at least six times a day, thats four meals and two snacks. The protions that i eat however are not that big. I mostly just eat until I'm full or just satisfied. I really dont excercise either except for walking and I have lost 55 pounds over about a 3 or 4 month period. I LOVE food and the few diets that i did try didnt work, either because I was still hungry or I just didnt stick to them long enough to see results. I don't know if this works for everyone, but it worked for me. I think this worked because eating six meals a day kept my metabolism running almost constantly, so i ended up burning more calories than i took in. This may not take the weight off fast, but it can help you lose weight and keep it off. Hope this helps.
A2Usually people don’t loose weight properly and our body needs a while to get use to our new weight. It’ll take a year…it’s hard I know but I lost 12 lb. and never gained them again. But I took a balanced diet and it took me almost a year to loose it all and a year to hold my self. But it was worth it! All you have to do is to do a well balanced diet, know it’ll take a long time and understand it’s not you –it’s hormones in your body that makes you want to eat. Good luck!!
A3:) , it’s actually a very good question! It’s not obvious that it’ll be hard to stay in the same weight after loosing a few pounds. Our fat tissue sends out a hormone that is called Leptin. This hormone signals our body that we have enough fat and we don’t need more. It works but sometime we overload it and our body get use to it. And when we loose weight-less Leptin is secreted and our body feels that he is in starvation mode and makes your metabolism slower.

Q. can an after-birth depression come back?

My last pregnancy was a very long time ago.Back then I suffered from an after birth depression that stayed with me for about a year and a half. nowadays I feel more or less the same as then. Wondering if it's the same one coming back from a different triger.
A1it could have started as postpartum depression (after-birth) but now u would most likely be dealing with more general depression, which of course will have many similarities but the amount of time you described would not most likely be related to the birth. its important to understand that postpartum depression is generally caused by a flux in hormones following the birth of your child and that even differences throughout the month could trigger depression. but there are many factors involved, such as stress, relationships, sometimes even weather that can add up to cause all sorts of depression. its good that you're noticing these changes tho... self awareness is a huge first step. and if would see a professional and be able to describe to her how and what you're feeling then she would be able to help u much more than just some random person who needs to be told how they feel
A2i think you should get treatment or at least a proper diagnose. depression can be lethal. going to see a good help can be the most important thing you'll do. and as you mentioned- you have little kids, it might affect them also.
tell me what have you decided.
A3I have treated it the last time. I don't know if it's the same. some similarities but different in the basic every-day feeling. I really want to avoid going to see someone weekly this time. what do you say?
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