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Is Derealization and depersonalization a Central Nervous System disorder?

Say There's something mildly wrong with the CNS...or thought patterns of a person and they are always scared and worried.
They now have anxiety and dd disorders as above in the question.
This is all because of childhood trauma....Im trying to get help but i just need to know if these disorders are anyway linked to the Central Nervous System and how?
Thank You Everyone :D

They can be caused by the CNS but not likely.
These are disorders of the mind and aused through emotional problems such as truama or negative thought patterns.
Please get help
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Do I have an arrhythmia, nervous system problem?

Six weeks ago I had a tachy brought on by lack of sleep (50 hrs) and taking in tons of caffeine (1600mg in 12 hrs). I have been to tons of doctors, cardiologists, oncologists and have been through tons of tests. The only thing they have found so far is a slight mitral valve leak. This could not be causing my heart rate to jump from 60-65 at rest to 100-110 as soon as I stand up. My heart races with minimal physical exertion and all they found with all these tests was a slight valve leak? I bought a $50 heart rate monitor and found the 40 to 50 beat jump on my own. I have told every doctor I have seen about this before testing it on my own and none of them has been concerned about it. They are telling me that I am in perfect health and do not have an arrhythmia. Could I have messed up my nervous system? When my heart started beating really fast I thought I was having a heart attack and panicked. I have read that going through trauma like that can cause this. Thoughts?
if you want to know more about this then read my previous questions. thanks.

I personally feel that I now have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, just need to convince my doctors to test me for it.
I cut caffeine, sugar, all stimulants six weeks ago. I know that I am not going to die, the kind doctors already told me that. I just want to know if my sympathetic nervous system is capable of calm,ing down over time or if I permanently damaged it.
After the nasty response from the guy who thinks I am imagining this problem I will clarify this a little. Before six weeks ago I had zero medical problems. I only stayed awake for so long because my job required it and only had so much caffeine to stay awake. I have tried to ignore the symptoms I am having, but guess what, they aren't going away. My doctors have acknowledged my symptoms, they are having a hard time finding the CAUSE. Like I said, my resting HR is 60-65, I stand up and it shoots to 100-110, even light work causes it to be around 120. I had none of these problems before my incident of tachycardia.

You mention that you have seen several doctors and had several tests, but have you been to a Electrophysiologist ? This is a cardiologist who only specializes in diseases and disorders relating to arithmia's.While there may be several causes to your symptoms sometimes the only way to find out difinitavly what may be causing these fluxuations in your heart rate are two tests,one is what they simply call a tilt table test.simply put they strap you down to a table (only so you won't fall) and they monitor your vitals laying completly flat and start to tilt the table both forward and backwards (as if they were tipping you up side down)this is often done when your sypmtoms are caused when you go from sitting to standing.this could be caused also by a sudden drop in blood pressure from standing,the other test is is a Electrophysiology (E.P. Study)
The procedure involves inserting a catheter – a narrow, flexible tube – attached to electricitymonitoring electrodes, into a blood vessel, often through a site in the groin or neck, and winding the catheter wire up into the heart. The journey from entry point to heart muscle is navigated by images created by a fluoroscope, an x-ray-like machine that provides continuous, “live” images of the catheter and heart muscle. Once the catheter reaches the heart, electrodes at its tip gather data and a variety of electrical measurements are made. These data pinpoint the location of the faulty electrical site. During this “electrical mapping,” the cardiac arrhythmia specialist, an electrophysiologist, may instigate, through pacing (the use of tiny electrical impulses), some of the very arrhythmias that are the crux of the problem. The events are safe, given the range of experts and resources close at hand and are necessary to ensure the precise location of the problematic tissue.

Once the damaged site or sites are confirmed, the specialist may administer different medications or electrical impulses to determine their ability to halt the arrhythmia and restore normal heart rhythm. Based on this data, as well as information garnered before the study, sometimes the specialist will proceed to place an implantable cardioverter device (ICD) or a pacemaker or will perform radiofrequency ablation. In any case, the information proves useful for diagnosis and treatment.

Throughout the procedure, the patient is sedated but awake and remains still. Patients rarely report pain, more often describing what they feel as discomfort. Some watch the procedure on monitors and occasionally ask questions. Others sleep. The procedure usually takes about two hours. The patient remains still for four to six hours afterward to ensure the entry point incision begins to heal properly. Once mobile again, patients may feel stiff and achy from lying still for hours.

I have several arythmia disorders that i was born with and have been through these tests litterally over 50 times in my life,and while it may sound scary and painful it isn't ,you will receive sedation and pain medicine.Plus the info they can learn from these procedures in some instances can be life saving.Now i'm not saying you may have something life threatning.it may very well be something as simple as anxiety related but if it is bothersome enough that it scares you as much as it seems to i think i would see one of these doctors just to be on the safe side.  (+ info)

how does the nervous system work with the respiratory system? How do they work together?

Does the respiratory system and the nervous system actually work together?

The nervous system effects every single part of your body. The nervous system consists of every nerve tissue in the body. You have nerve tissue in your fingers to tell you when something is hot or cold, in your stomach to let the brain know to send the impulses that digest food, and in your lungs to tell you when to breathe and how much air to breathe in. There are 3 respiratory centers in the brain that control the respiratory rate.

There are stretch receptors in the lungs that tell the brain that the alveoli are completely expanded and that it is time to stop breathing. Your breathing also controls the acidity of the blood. If the blood gets too acidic, the brain tells you to breathe faster to release carbon dioxide. There are also receptors that tell you when to cough, sneeze, sigh (breathe in deeper), etc.

In addition to all of that, you have smooth muscle (involntary muscle) lining the respiratory tract. The nervous system tells the smooth muscle when to contract and when to dialate in response to various stimulation. There are many, many, many stimuli that cause responses - far too many to go over here.  (+ info)

What do the integumetary and the nervous system have in common?

I am 12, and doing a project on human body matchmaking. It's srtof like, a dateing thing, ex.- the immune system likes to fight because it likes to fight off disease. So it would be perfect going with the integumentary, which is protective because it likes to protect the skin from anything that could hurt. I really cannot find anything that would make the integumentay and the nervous system go together. Or any qualitys that it could have. HELP!! I REALLY WANT A GOOD GRADEEE!

Well, the integumentary system is the essentially the skin, which is the largest organ in the body, since it covers your entire body. The nervous system also covers the entire body, so it too is very large. They have that in common.  (+ info)

What body system does brain tumor affect besides nervous system?

I have this project and I have to write an essay about a disorder. So I choose brain tumor. I know brain tumor affects the nervous system. I need to write what other system does it affect due to brain tumor and the damage of the nervous system? PLEASE HELP ME!!!! THANK YOU!!

It depends on where the tumor is inside the brain, and whether it's benign or malignant. If it's malignant, it will probably cause the whole body to die unless you have it removed, and even then, it's likely to return. There are many different kinds of brain tumors, and I just mentioned two large categories of brain tumors. I would recommend looking at an anatomy drawing of the brain that's labeled with the functions that each part is primarily responsible for. For example, the pre-frontal cortex is responsible for planning, decision-making, maturity, advanced self-control and emotional self-control, learning from your experience, and inhibition of risk-taking. If you damage this section of the brain, you will have problems with one or more of those things.  (+ info)

Is there a relationship between the sympathetic nervous system and extreme sickness?

I'm not exactly sure what the sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system is, but is there any relationship between them and extreme sickness? For example, you eat food that went bad and you feel so sick that you think you're going to die...will either of those nervous systems do anything in response?

The short answer is, yes, the sympathetic nervous system responds to rotten food.

The SNS is geared to mobilize the body's resources under stress, to induce the flight or fight response, and it's contstantly active at the basal level maintaining homeostasis. The sympathetic nerves originate inside the vertebral column toward the middle of the spinal column.

Rotten food sets it off, since the SNS aids in the control of most of our internal organs, including release of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals), dilation of pupils, gut motility and urinary output, digestion, increases renin in kidneys, increases rate and force of heart contraction, releases adrenaline into the blood, and promotes ejaculation in the penis.  (+ info)

What is the influence of music on our nervous system?

I read on a book that music cause a negative effect on nervous system, it will reduce the ability of concentration and memory.
Blood pressure and so on... I want just your idea to confirm it or not?

Depends upon the individual and what kind of music. Classical music seems to help. Some classic rock is also beneficial. Very loud heavy metal, well studies with mice have shown that Rave conditions conbined with amphetamine type drugs can kill.  (+ info)

What career should I choose that involve with musketal and nervous system?

What health care careeer should i choose?
I want to do something that is involved with health problems of the musculoskeletal system and treat the effects of those problems on the nervous system and on general health like arthritis, joints, and ect? I was thinking about chiropractic but they have their different method, so I'm trying to find a different career EXCEPT chiropractic. What should i choose?

There are many different health career options, depending on how ambitious you are and how many years you want to be in school and training. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) is a career in the field of medicine, and requires an M.D. degree. ECT is a treatment used in psychiatry, another career in medicine. There are some neurologists who specialize in spine disorders. There is also physical therapy and occupational therapy, acupuncture, accupressure, and massage therapy.  (+ info)

How does heroin affect the central nervous system?

How does heroin affect the nervous system, like memory, mental health etc. And what is the effect? Thank you!

Heroin Effects
Heroin effects the central nervous system by depressing it. Heroin depresses nerve transmission in sensory pathways of the spinal cord and brain that signal pain. This explains why heroin is such an effective pain killer. Heroin also inhibits brain centers controlling coughing, and breathing.

Heroin is exceedingly addictive, quickly producing tolerance and dependence. Although heroin is even more effective as a painkiller than morphine and codeine, it is so highly addictive that its use is illegal. Methadone is a synthetic opiate that is used to break addiction to heroin (and replace it with addiction to methadone).

Short Term Heroin Effects

Soon after injection (or inhalation), heroin crosses the blood-brain barrier. In the brain, heroin is converted to morphine and binds rapidly to opioid receptors. Abusers typically report feeling a surge of pleasurable sensation, a "rush." The intensity of the rush is a function of how much drug is taken and how rapidly the drug enters the brain and binds to the natural opioid receptors. Heroin is particularly addictive because it enters the brain so rapidly. With heroin, the rush is usually accompanied by a warm flushing of the skin, dry mouth, and a heavy feeling in the extremities, which may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and severe itching.

After the initial effects, abusers usually will be drowsy for several hours. Mental function is clouded by heroin's effect on the central nervous system. Cardiac function slows. Breathing is also severely slowed, sometimes to the point of death. Heroin overdose is a particular risk on the street, where the amount and purity of the drug cannot be accurately known.

* Analgesia (reduced pain)
* Brief euphoria (the "rush" or feeling of well-being)
* Nausea
* Sedation, drowsiness
* Reduced anxiety
* Hypothermia
* Reduced respiration; breathing difficulties
* Reduced coughing
* Death due to overdose - often the exact purity and content of the drug is not known to the user. An overdose can cause respiration problems and coma

Long Term Heroin Effects

One of the most detrimental long-term effects of heroin is addiction itself. Addiction is a characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, and by neurochemical and molecular changes in the brain. Heroin also produces profound degrees of tolerance and physical dependence, which are also powerful motivating factors for compulsive use and abuse. As with abusers of any addictive drug, heroin abusers gradually spend more and more time and energy obtaining and using the drug. Once they are addicted, the heroin abusers' primary purpose in life becomes seeking and using drugs. The drugs literally change their brains.

* Tolerance: more and more drug is needed to produce the euphoria and other effects on behavior.
* Addiction: psychological and physiological need for heroin. People are driven to get more heroin and feel bad if they do not get it. People begin to crave heroin 4 to 6 hours after their last injection.
* Withdrawal: About 8-12 hours after their last heroin dose, addicts' eyes tear, they yawn and feel anxious and irritable. Excessive sweating, fever, stomach and muscle cramps, diarrhea and chills can follow several hours later. These withdrawal symptoms can continue for 1 to 3 days after the last dose and can last 7 to 10 days. In some cases, full recovery can take even longer.

Other Heroin Effects

Medical consequences of chronic heroin abuse include scarred and/or collapsed veins, bacterial infections of the blood vessels and heart valves, abscesses (boils) and other soft-tissue infections, and liver or kidney disease. Lung complications (including various types of pneumonia and tuberculosis) may result from the poor health condition of the abuser as well as from heroin's depressing effects on respiration. Many of the additives in street heroin may include substances that do not readily dissolve and result in clogging the blood vessels that lead to the lungs, liver, kidneys, or brain. This can cause infection or even death of small patches of cells in vital organs. Immune reactions to these or other contaminants can cause arthritis or other rheumatologic problems.

Of course, sharing of injection equipment or fluids can lead to some of the most severe consequences of heroin abuse-infections with hepatitis B and C, HIV, and a host of other blood-borne viruses, which drug abusers can then pass on to their sexual partners and children.

* HIV/AIDS - due to sharing of needles
* Poisoning - from the addition of toxin to the drug
* Hepatitis - liver damage
* Skin infections - from repeated intravenous injections
* Other bacterial and viral infections
* Increase risk of stroke
* Collapsed veins
* Lung infections

Not all of the mechanisms by which heroin and other opiates affect the brain are known. Likewise, the exact brain mechanisms th  (+ info)

what makes our nervous system react when we here a loud noise and it makes us jump?

What is making our body jump. I mean we don't do that voluntarily. What causes ones body to do things involuntary? Don't just say the nervous system please please explain the process that takes place. Thanks for your answers and God Bless All.

When you hear that loud noise that scares you, a signal is sent to your brain. Then that reacts with you abdominal muscles. This lets out adrenaline. When you let out adrenaline, you get a jumping feeling/stomach feeling or a little jittery feeling. That is the answer to you question  (+ info)

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