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16 Possible Causes for Chronic Anxiety, Photopsia

  • Migraine

    Photopsia, fortification spectra, and the slow propagation of a scintillating scotoma across the visual field are typical diagnostic features of the visual aura of migraine[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] pain, stress, and anxiety.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She reported continuous bright and colorful lights, palinopsia, floaters, nyctalopsia, and photopsia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Whiplash Injury

    […] headaches are added, also severe pain on the nape, tinnitus or ear buzzing, sensitivity to loud noises, vertigo, unsteadiness sensation, blurred vision, myodesopsias or photopsias[vertigo-dizziness.com] According to both hypotheses, patients reporting chronic whiplash are expected to have more neck pain, headache and symptoms of anxiety and depression than the general population[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Failure to properly educate and treat patients with whiplash can lead to chronic psychosocial symptoms including depression and anxiety . What is whiplash?[medicinenet.com]

  • Exfoliation Syndrome

    It causes severe, progressive inflammation of both the choroid and retina and symptoms include blurred vision, photopsia, and loss of color vision.[healthcare.utah.edu] , anxiety and premature death.[health.nytimes.com] Personal Health Photo Credit Gracia Lam Insomnia Can Kill You Chronic insomnia is linked to an increased risk of developing hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, heart attack, depression[health.nytimes.com]

  • Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome

    It causes severe, progressive inflammation of both the choroid and retina and symptoms include blurred vision, photopsia, and loss of color vision.[healthcare.utah.edu] , anxiety and premature death.[health.nytimes.com] Personal Health Photo Credit Gracia Lam Insomnia Can Kill You Chronic insomnia is linked to an increased risk of developing hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, heart attack, depression[health.nytimes.com]

  • Abdominal Epilepsy

    Anticonvulsants, surgical resection of oligoastrocytoma Seizure free Garcia-Herrero D. et al. 3 14 F Colicky periumbilical pain Headache, pallor, dizziness, multicolored photopsia[ijponline.biomedcentral.com] The article describes two cases studies in which abdominal surgeries led to breathing dysfunction and ultimately chronic, serious illnesses.[peperperspective.com] How abdominal surgery can have serious, long-term effect on changing breathing patterns and contributing to the development of chronic illness.[peperperspective.com]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    […] by eye movements, within the first two weeks of symptom onset. [10, 11, 12, 13, 14] Patients may also report intermittent flashes of light in the affected eye, known as photopsias[emedicine.com] Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, General Health Questionnaire, demographic and health details were collected.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Anxiety: may require psychologically based treatment or medication such as antidepressants or very short-term benzodiazepines.[patient.info]

  • Ophthalmoplegic Migraine

    […] or anxiety) Life style or life events 19.[slideshare.net] The chronic tension-type headache is generally the result of -- not necessarily the cause of -- either anxiety or depression.[it.answers.yahoo.com] Such conditions include sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and allergic rhinitis.[everydayhealth.com]

  • Vision Disorder

    Important associated symptoms include eye redness, photophobia, floaters, sensation of lightning-like flashes of light (photopsias), and pain at rest or with eye movement.[merckmanuals.com] Chronic Dizziness, Headache and Anxiety Improved By Treatment of Vertical Heterophoria: A Retrospective Analysis.[vestibular.org] Prozac: A Novel Approach to the Amelioration of Anxiety with Prismatic-Lens Treatment of Vertical Heterophoria.[vestibular.org]

  • Asteroid Hyalosis

    A 52-year-old female was referred for evaluation of floaters, photopsias, and blurry vision in the right eye.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Many of this latter cohort of patients also have anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorders, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and/or chronic pain.[eyeworld.org] If you have the onset of new eye floaters, with or without flashes or photopsias, make an appointment with your ophthalmologist or optometrist as soon as possible.[emedicinehealth.com]

  • Myoclonic Jerking

    […] corneal epithelium defect, intraocular pressure increased, optic nerve cup/ disc ratio increased, corneal oedema, conjunctivitis, meibomianitis, diplopia, glare, photophobia, photopsia[mymemory.translated.net] […] rolling tremor of the hand) May decrease with voluntary activity (e.g. raising arm) and increase with mental activity (e.g. asking patient to do math) and increase with anxiety[stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu] […] usually starts in one hand then spreads to other limbs Drugs: antipsychotic agents, metoclopramide, prochloperazine Encephalitis (HIV/AIDS, neurosyphilis, PML, toxoplasmosis) Chronic[stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu]

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