Neurology Expert Forum
Neurological Symptoms of Anxiety/Depression
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Neurological Symptoms of Anxiety/Depression


  Hi
  I'm 30 with a lot of anxiety and depression.  My question is, what neurological symptoms (if any) can anxiety and depression produce?  I ask this question because since I became depressed 1.5 months ago I started to develop a series of symptoms.  I wake up with a general body ache like if I did not sleep at all.  I feel weakness in my arms and legs.  Pain in muscles and joints.  Sometimes fatigue.
  Thank you for your answer.
  JP
===========================================================================
Dear JP:
Anxiety and depression can cause a wide range of neurological symptoms. These include migrating numbness, tingling, sense of weakness, fatigue, tremor, memory problems, problems concentrating, problems with sleep, perceived speech difficulty, dizziness, blurred vision, sensation of near-fainting, ringing in th ears, dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, neck and back pains, headaches, bodyaches and myalgias, urinary symptoms, impotence, lack of balance, etc.
It is the job of the neurologist to seperate such complaints from similar symptoms resulting from serious neurological disease. Also, one needs to be aware that depression may at times result from neurological disease (such as Parkinson's disease), and that both depression and neurological symptoms may result from a medical problem (such as thyroid disease or vitamin deficiency)
I hope this answers your question.




Related Discussions
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank