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TIA caused by stress ?

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Last week(9/21/10) my husband had a some medical issues that put him in the hospital for a couple of days. The dr. said he'd had a T.I.A. Every test the hospital ran (MRI,MRA,CAT-scan,x-rays,etc...)came out normal and showed no blockages. The dr. also said it was caused by stress. How is this possible?


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replied September 30th, 2010
Stroke Answer A16415
Hi, Welcome to the forum and I am really glad to help you out.

A TIA is a transient ischemic attack in which there’s a transient neurological deficit in the form of weakness of one of the limbs, sensory disturbances or some cognitive abnormality like unable to identify the people known to one or a transient loss of voice.

These symptoms last less than 24 hrs and in majority it lasts less than 1 hour.

However, such symptoms can also be manifestations of an underlying psychiatric problem like depression or stress. In such a case, it is called a psychosomatic disorder.

Hence, your doctor may not be wrong in mentioning the same. Please do consult a psychiatrist/clinical psychologist to unearth any underlying psychiatric illness which your husband might be suffering from.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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