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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
See Below: If your symptoms are new, contact your primary care doctor to get a full work up to rule out anything medical going on. Good luck!

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
See psychologist. : Your best bet would be to see a psychologist for a formal evaluation and diagnosis.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
No : No, you do not.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I am sorry that you: Are suffering. If you are imminently suicidal please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Schizophrenics: Chronic schizophrenics who have been clinically stabilized & are compliant with their ongoing treatment & have good social support system , do indeed ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience Psychiatry
Learn the tricks: There are certain patterns in how other folks respond to you depending on your mood. It is really helpful to: (1) keep track of your moods, so you kno ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Establishing rapport: With the patient is essential . In addition family involvement can help.
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
History: Symptoms include mania-racing thoughts, increased goal directed activities, impulsive actions like gambling, excessive spending or excessive sex, usin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
To protect life: Bipolar or not, a person who poses a threat to themselves or others is considered in need of hospitalization until stabilized and/or diagnosed as accu ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Abusive: Counseling and setting limits, involve supportive family members.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience Psychiatry
Spectrum Disorder: Asperger's syndrome is classified as a spectrum. In other words the severity of the illness has a broad range. At one end, the individual may be great ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience Psychiatry
SUPPORT: Talk to them and support them encourage exercise and good sleep hygiene as well as healthy eating. If it is more than you can manage as a friend then ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
Dr. Jane Kang answered
20 years experience Psychiatry
NAMI: I would suggest looking up nami (national alliance of mental illness) as they have free support groups for families of those with mental illness. They ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
You may know that: Bipolar disorder manifests in extreme mood swings between depression and mania/hyperactivity. Some folks are more hyper and some more depressed. The ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience Psychiatry
Many steps: First a diagnostic eval is necessary. Sometimes reversible conditions can mimic dementia. Accompany parent to their appt with primary care doc and dis ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Homicidal ideations: aren't common with Schizoffactive disorder. However, one might be paranoid, have delusions or have auditory hallucinations directing harm toward an ot ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Depressive sx's may: Include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings o ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Variability: This varies with the person's commitment to both self-acceptance and need for change -- and willingness for treatment. With individual therapy ; dbt, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Zuber
34 years experience Neurology
Depression in family: Depression is a debilitating disorder not just to the patient but also to the family. the family members need to be supportive and compassionate to th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
A lot: Social impairment/communication difficulties/repetitive and stereotyped behaviors are the core symptoms of autism. A shy person may not look you in t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Severity: If a person is so depressed, he or she becomes suicidal, or so depressed that he or she is not eating or caring for themselves, or so depressed that t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depart: Get them out of your life and move on. You are not a therapist and it can destroy your life.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Difficult: Do not expect any real warmth from the person; if they can still express it, that's good. If one is a family member, make sure the other family member ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
26 years experience Psychiatry
How severe?: It really depends on the severity of the illness. If there is a risk of harm to self or others or if there are any psychotic symptoms then hospitaliza ... Read More
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