Doctor Q&A for Dr. Elizabeth Howell

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
41 years experience Psychiatry
Don't do it at home: Alcohol withdrawal can be very dangerous, with seizures, confusion, heart problems and loss of contact with reality as possible problems. See a docto ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
41 years experience Psychiatry
Therapy, DBT: Psychotherapy can help to decrease self-harming. Especially dbt can help with self-harming and feeling emotionally overwhelmed (which can precede sel ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
41 years experience Psychiatry
Medication, therapy: See a physician, preferably a psychiatrist, who can help you with medication to treat this and prevent recurrence of full-blown depression and anxiety ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
41 years experience Psychiatry
Check thyroid etc: You need a physical exam and some lab work to determine if you have a thyroid, heart, or other problem causing these symptoms. Don't delay!
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: The mind is very powerful and can generate many emotional and physical feelings--including symptoms of illnesses you don't have. Anxiety is a prime t ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
41 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep disorder?: It could be a sleep disorder or a psychiatric illness. See a psychiatrist first, to help with medications for nightmares and hallucinations. If indi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
41 years experience Psychiatry
Therapy, medication: Start with therapy, the sooner the better. Look for a dbt (dialectical behavioral therapy) group; dbt was developed to help people with borderline pe ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
41 years experience Psychiatry
Therapy, medication: First start with psychotherapy that focuses on your overthinking. Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help with depression and obsessive thinking. Also ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
41 years experience Psychiatry
See a psychiatrist: If nightmares are interfering with your sleep to this extent, you need to be evaluated by a psychiatrist and/or sleep specialist. There are medicatio ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
41 years experience Psychiatry
Unknown: After an medication-induced mood disorder, it's uncertain whether you will need medications indefinitely. Make sure to stay on the medications until ... Read More
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