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695 Possible Causes for Anxiety, Bilateral Ankle Clonus, Hyperreflexia, Muscular Atrophy, Myoclonic Jerking

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Anxiety and depression were evaluated using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patients were a 54-year-old man with progressive muscular atrophy who underwent removal of internal fixators in the arm and leg, and a 66-year-old woman with amyotrophic[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] remains normal Physical exam neck ptosis (neck drop) due to neck extensor weakness manual muscle testing elicits muscle cramping upper motor neuron (UMN) signs spasticity hyperreflexia[orthobullets.com] BACKGROUND: Informal caregivers of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA) face stressful demands due to severe impairments[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Excluding lower motor neuron FA and FL cases, progressive muscular atrophy comprised 4% of the sample and had a prognosis similar to typical limb onset ALS.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Dementia

    Hoffman sign and ankle clonus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The researchers noted that the subjects had self-reported various levels of anxiety, which may or may not meet the clinical diagnostic threshold of a psychiatric anxiety disorder[news.usc.edu] Community prevalence of anxiety in patients with dementia is nearly 20%.6 Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), one of the most frequently diagnosed anxiety disorders in later[web.archive.org] anxiety disorder (GAD), characterized by persistent worry and associated physical symptoms lasting 6 months or longer, is the most common of the pervasive anxiety disorders[web.archive.org] Clinical examination revealed several elements of a frontal lobe dysfunction including apathy with motor impersistence, presence of primitive reflexes, generalized hyperreflexia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Muscular Atrophy
  • Huntington's Disease

    Nevertheless, “worrying,” which could be part of a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), is often reported in Huntington’s disease patients, although it is mostly limited to[doi.org] A candidate gene for X-linked spinal muscular atrophy.[dx.doi.org] Abnormal movements appear; they include chorea, myoclonic jerks, and pseudo-tics (one cause of tourettism).[merckmanuals.com] Thus, the HD mutation involves an unstable DNA segment, similar to those described in fragile X syndrome, spino-bulbar muscular atrophy, and myotonic dystrophy, acting in[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] worries about Huntington’s disease. 36 Since no studies were found that systematically investigate the prevalences of different anxiety disorders, this should be an important[doi.org]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    We aimed to investigate the relationships among MS, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Anxiety None of the studies reported the incidence of anxiety disorders, while 41 reported the prevalence of diagnosed anxiety disorders (13, 31.7%), symptoms of anxiety ([dx.doi.org] Anxiety measured on the Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7 item (GAD-7) 3.[dx.doi.org] CONCLUSIONS: A high prevalence of depression and anxiety, and a higher rate of suicidal ideation were identified in MS patients compared to the general population.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The sole study comparing specific anxiety disorders found that any anxiety disorder was more statistically significantly common in the general population, but obsessive compulsive[dx.doi.org]

    Missing: Myoclonic Jerking
  • Tay-Sachs Disease

    There were significantly more students accepting a carrier test and anxiety was lower when a cheekbrush test was offered compared with when a blood test was offered.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] atrophy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] At 3 to 6 months decreased eye contact. twitchy eyes (myoclonic jerks). difficulty focusing on objects. excessive startling by sharp but not necessarily loud noises.[radiopaedia.org] Examination of reflexes shows hyperreflexia.[patient.info] At 3-6 months of age motor weakness, myoclonic jerks and an exaggerated startle reaction are usually the presenting features followed by developmental retardation and regression[genedx.com]

  • Central Nervous System Disorder

    Anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders occur fairly often in adults with ADHD. Anxiety disorders may cause overwhelming worry, nervousness and other symptoms.[mayoclinic.com] atrophy Degenerative nerve diseases can be serious or life-threatening.[medlineplus.gov] […] difficulty with bladder control mild emotional disturbances Late in the disease course: mental symptoms: apathy, dementia, depression, mania, inattention. motor symptoms: hyperreflexia[quizlet.com] […] absorption and distribution Dysmyelination Connective tissue problems Abnormalities of intracranial vessels Occipital horn syndrome Mild allelic variant of Menkes Mild cerebral atrophy[ajcn.nutrition.org] […] disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, pain management, sleep disorders, ADD/ADHD, neuropathic pain, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, addiction, and anxiety[parexel.com]

  • Degenerative Disorder

    disorder an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that[vocabulary.com] D’Amico A, Mercuri E, Tiziano FD, Bertini E (2011) Spinal muscular atrophy.[doi.org] Initial signs include: delayed development, myoclonic jerks, and/or seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There are also medications that are effective for treating mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, which commonly occur in people with dementia.[memory.ucsf.edu] atrophy Degenerative nerve diseases can be serious or life-threatening.[web.archive.org]

  • Chronic Kidney Insufficiency

    2019 January 29, 2019 Precision medicine in rheumatology: Enormous opportunity exists January 29, 2019 Sharon Worcester Sharon Worcester January 29, 2019 January 28, 2019 Anxiety[jcomjournal.com]

    Missing: Muscular Atrophy
  • Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

    Features thought to support this diagnosis included psychiatric symptoms (anxiety and depression), visual hallucinations and a visual field defect.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The most common subtypes include Heidenhain, myoclonic or diffuse cerebral, dyskinetic with or without muscular atrophy, thalamic, cerebellar or ataxic, and panencephalopathic[doi.org] During the patient's hospital course, his clinical condition deteriorated with myoclonic jerks, fevers and severe encephalopathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A neurological examination revealed mild word-finding difficulty, constructive disturbance, hyperreflexia in her jaw and lower limbs, and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] For example, psychological symptoms of CJD, such as anxiety and depression , can be treated with sedatives and antidepressants , and muscle jerks or tremors can be treated[nhs.uk]

  • Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

    CBD Oil- This is a controversial issue but we wanted to see if it would even be an option for Brody to help manage pain/inflammation/anxiety/etc.[youcaring.com] The objectives of this study were to determine the effects that routine daily home air-stacking maneuvers have on pulmonary function in patients with spinal muscular atrophy[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] All patients suffered from convulsions, and two presented with myoclonic jerks. The head circumference developed normally with only one exception.[doi.org] Paradoxically, some patients have limb spasticity and hyperreflexia with pyramidal signs. No cerebellar signs are present.[disorders.eyes.arizona.edu] atrophy, forms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and Marfan syndrome (see these terms).[orpha.net]

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