Doctor insights on:
Coping With Hurricanes And Typhoons
Hurricane do/ do not:
Your Life and Health is PRECIOUS!
• Have emergency supplies of food, water, medications, first aid kit, self-charging torch Radio
• Have full gas tank of the vehicles
• Keep Important documents in a safe place and take copies with you
• Evacuate when told by officials
• Ignore Warnings
• Be impulsive to go outside to check
• Deny the Reality of severity
• Brag about your coping skills ...Read more
Dont drive on Ice: You can loose complete control when driving on ice - it has happened to me a couple of times. With snow best to have all wheel vehicle, but if snow a foot high need 4-wheel vehicle. Driving in winter storms is not for the faint of heart, I will not do it unless in an emergency. Time to call in sick. . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stay hydrated!: A good list of DOs: DO stay hydrated, stay in the shade, wear light colored clothing, avoid strenuous exercise in the heat, if exercising -do so during the cooler times of the day or in an AC room. Slow down. Seek places with AC (malls, libraries etc) if you don't have it at home and be prepared for power outages! Lower shades on windows. Take cool baths & give your pets have plenty of water too ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Prevention: Wear clothes in layers and limit the time spent in the cold. A nuclear catastrophe is not imminent. The world is not going to end from radiation, heat waves, tornadoes, typhoons, lightening, floods, earthquakes, cold wave or any thing else like that. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intense feelings of loneliness, depression and abandoned in life. Can you offer some strategies for getting through each day ?
Are you in therapy?: If not, would very strongly encourage that. Frankly, you will remain depressed, lonely & feeling abandoned unless you make some changes. When was the last time you had a comprehensive physical examination? This can help to assess for underlying medical problems & will allow for medication treatment if indicated. Read & follow guidance of david burn's "the feeling good book.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Remember Humanity: As difficult as it is to live with a recognized illness or disability, the invisible ones (like vision loss, mental illness, etc.) pose the additional challenge of being dismissed by able-bodied folks as minimal. Do not "become" your disability, but rather, seek to find meaning in the ways that you still can heal others, and in so doing, you heal yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needing some good advice. Having fibro, OCD from pts, social phobia and anxiety, how do I cope with work beeing HS teacher and hyper sensible person?
Severe Anxiety, Depression Toppled With Difficulties Talking To Anyone/Lashing Out.. Happiest When In Toilet, Spend Hours There Hiding From All?
See below: I think it would be good to see a mental health provider to have an evaluaton of your symptoms. I am wondering if you have family or friends you can talk to. Perhaps a therapist can help you explore reasons why you isolate yourself. Sometimes painful interactions w/ others or social anxiety can cause you to withdraw into a safe place. You should alos have an eval by a primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Want to plan family, suffer from anxiety and hypochondria. Are OBs open 2 Q&A about worries and plans for these added hurdles in addition to therapy?
Planning Family: Each person / physician is different. As a physician it is my job to help educate patients. However, it is important to work with your anxiety & hypochondria before becoming pregnant. I have seen a few patients w hypochondriasis who called incessantly with the same questions & concerns. Often attempts to reduce their angst & anxiety were fruitless. When somatic concerns & anxiety take over - it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cope with Disaster: It is not uncommon to experience mental and physical fatigue as well as feelings of stress, anxiety, fearfulness and even low mood after exposure to any traumatic event. Do stay connected with others for support. If these feelings persist or prevent you from getting back to activities of daily living, seek support, guidance and assistance from a mental health or medical professional. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cause of unknown depression ? Distancing from social events and from opportunities to get new friendship and socializing with existing ones.
Social withdrawal: Hard to say with so little information. There can be many reasons why a person pulls back from social events and socializing. Everything is relative to what is typical and healthy for you vs now. Consider seeing a mental health professional to understand why you're withdrawing or isolating from others. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do occupational therapists in mental health do? They get involved with counseling or educating patients?
Teach living skills: Occupational therapists assist patients to improve their ability to function in life by focusing on improvement of activities and instrumental activities of daily living. They assess motor and cognitive abilities and assist people w/ disabilities in grooming, bathing, dressing themselves, & functioning in a work place. They counsel, help clients problem solve & teach the use of adaptive equipment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer