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My husband suffers from bipolar disorder, and I have recently found myself becoming increasingly depressed. It almost feels as though his condition is contagious. Is it possible that my husband’s mental illness has influenced the emergence of my depression? The way you phrased your question exactly explains why the answer is no. If you had asked, "can someone being bipolar make me sad or depressed?" the answer would be obviously yes. Mood is reactive to events around it--you get sad when bad things happen, and depressed when really bad things happen. But here, "depression" is used as a specific disease that has nothing to do with sadness. This can be compared to phantom limb pain, which has nothing to do with actual painful stimuli being applied to your (missing) limb. Depression is a chemical imbalance that is outside of your control. The possibility of your husband's symptoms inducing similar symptoms in you would...
Alternative Names Walking pneumonia; Chlamydophila pneumoniae; Community-acquired pneumonia - atypical Symptoms Pneumonia due to mycoplasma and chlamydophila bacteria is usually mild. Pneumonia due to Legionella pneumophila gets worse during the first 4 - 6 days, and then improves over 4 - 5 days. Even though symptoms will improve, it may take a while for them to go away completely. The most common symptoms of pneumonia are: Chills Cough (with Legionella pneumonia, you may cough up bloody mucus) Fever, which may be mild or high Shortness of breath (may only occur when you climb stairs) Other symptoms include: Chest pain that gets worse when you breathe deeply or cough Confusion, especially in older people or those with Legionella pneumonia Headache Loss of appetite, low energy, and fatigue Muscle aches and joint stiffness Sweating and clammy skin Less common symptoms include: Diarrhea (especially with Legionella pneumonia) Ear pain (with mycoplasma pneumonia) Eye pain or soreness (with mycoplasma pneumon...
Pneumonia - hydrocarbon
Those with mild symptoms may need to be seen by doctors in an emergency room, but may not require a hospital stay.
Persons with moderate and severe symptoms are normally admitted to the hospital, occasionally to an intensive care unit (ICU).
Hospital treatment may include:
Most children who drink or inhale hydrocarbon products and develop chemical pneumonitis recover fully following treatment. Highly toxic hydrocarbons may lead to rapid respiratory failure and death.
Secondary bacterial infections
Calling your health care provider
If you know or suspect that your child has swallowed or inhaled a hydrocarbon product, take them to the emergency room immediately. DO NOT use ipecac to induce vomiting.
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