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How can I write when I have writers block and a deadline?

How can I write when I have writers block and a deadline?

Try this: Grab a pen, write anything: a shopping list, a to-do list. Then write for a few minutes about the list. "john went to the store for milk and eggs." make up a character. "he ran in to his old girlfriend." add details and write for ten to fifteen minutes. Stop. Go to your writing project. Write an outline (doesn't have to be perfect). Start writing. ...Read more

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I noticed that I can't concentrate and I get very angry if I have to sit through long meetings. What can I do?

I noticed that I can't concentrate and I get very angry if I have to sit through long meetings. What can I do?

See your doctor. : Poor concentration and anger can be symptoms of many things, including depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, or many other possibilities. Best to see your doctor to narrow the diagnosis so that an effective treatment can be implemented. ...Read more

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How can i break my wrist relatively easily? I have a job interview/induction this tuesday and i DO NOT WANT TO GO. Bad social anxiety. Help!

How can i break my wrist relatively easily? I have a job interview/induction this tuesday and i DO NOT WANT TO GO. Bad social anxiety. Help!

Your question?: Breaking your wrist can absolutely not be a recipe for canceling a job interview. Hopefully you wrote that "question" to get some attention, not as a "real" question. Social anxiety is common, be brave & call a local mental health professional ASAP. Or request and pay for a virtual HealthTap mental health consultation. Be safe! Get help! Congrats for your job interview & best wishes :) ...Read more

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I have shoulder pain because I have to read a lot at work. What can I do?

I have shoulder pain because I have to read a lot at work. What can I do?

Ergonomics: Have an occupational specialist eval your set up at work, including chair, keyboard, mouse, monitor level, accessory tools, etc. Make sure all of your work, including reading, is within the ergonomic "box". Also consider physical therapy for exercise recommendations. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can I do with my friends when I have a disability that will not get me too tired?

What can I do with my friends when I have a disability that will not get me too tired?

Be Present...: Without knowing the nature of your "disability"...Simply being with friends/family can be relaxing and restorative. Try to avoid extremely physical activities if you easliy tire; go to a movie, or share a meal, or listen to music...Things of that nature. ...Read more

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I sweat a lot when I get nervous, specifically on my foreh. I have an important job interview in a couple day. How can I prevent myself from sweating.?

I sweat a lot when I get nervous, specifically on my foreh. I have an important job interview in a couple day. How can I prevent myself from sweating.?

Wear a scarf: Two days is too short to behaviorally deal with your sweating as you are already focusing on the sweating before the interview. Wearing a scarf (fashionable one) will absorb the sweat and make you less anxious and obsessed over your forehead sweating. You will focus on the interview better. ...Read more

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How can I focus I have trouble focusing in school and doing my work when i get home homework isnt even a question i just wont do it i try but then i get angry at myself and end up riping things up is there anything that I should try that can help me

How can I focus I have trouble focusing in school and doing my work when i get home homework isnt even a question i just wont do it i try but then i get angry at myself and end up riping things up is there anything that I should try that can help me

Urgent problem: Get seen now. This isn't going to get better by "promoting your self-esteem" or "learning to relax." your life's ruined if this continues. Get with someone who can check you for a learning problem, adult attention-deficit disorder, or some illness (and there are dozens) that's keeping your brain from working (even a sleep disorder / parasomnia can ruin this). ...Read more

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Would a breast reduction help or should I forget about working any more I have scoloisis, ibs, and big boobs back pain all my life i can not sweep a floor without my back killing me , the doctors told me when i was a child that i wouldnt be able to carey

Would a breast reduction help or should I forget about working any more I have scoloisis, ibs, and big boobs back pain all my life  i can not sweep a floor without my back killing me , the doctors told me when i was a child that i wouldnt be able to carey

Maybe: Breast reduction can help upper back and neck pain that is made worse by heavy breasts. It may not affect your sclerosis at all. But physical therapy and exercise can support a arching back and and help the back pain. Good bone health is also i portent and a bone density reading may show signs of bone loss. Age 40 is jot to early to see this. ...Read more

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I believe I am going crazy i also believe I have OCD i see things that i don't want to see i paranoid all the time because i feel a presence near me also when someone moves things in my house its makes me very very angry and i can pinpoint every single th

I believe I am going crazy i also believe I have OCD i see things that i don't want to see i paranoid all the time because i feel a presence near me also when someone moves things in my house its makes me very very angry and i can pinpoint every single th

I : I hope you are seeking help for these problems before they become more worse. People with significant paranoia incidentally have a hard time seeking help or wanting to change but there have been many who do on their own or assisted by trusted others. Changing one's thoughts, and behaviors is a difficult thing to do but often helpful in the long run. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you stop anxiety attacks. I have them often now and I have a hard time in school. What do I do?

How do you stop anxiety attacks. I have them often now and I have a hard time in school. What do I do?

People who have: Panic attacks are ok but often fear dying or some other catastrophic event. The fear of another panic attack becomes the real issue. Some therapists will even prescribe panic attacks to help the person see that they are ok and that the attacks are self-limiting. Please see a psychologist for support. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a difficult time relaxing. How can I learn to calm down and forget about my boss?

I have a difficult time relaxing. How can I learn to calm down and forget about my boss?

Breathing relaxes: One of the simplest methods is to learn to do deep breathing, using your abdominal muscles. You might also want to check out www.Heartmath.Com and their emwave biofeedback program. As you bring your heart rate and breathing into coherence (alignment), you will experience relaxation & a calming of the autonomic nervous system. Stress is a major cause of disease - learning to control it is vital. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I write my question on the last email and I forgot to say that I love horses and I need help And I will be happy if I can play it free. ?

Hi doctor I write my question on the last email and I forgot to say that I love horses and I need help And I will be happy if I can play it free. 
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Odd question: Hello, if the sense of this lies in an earlier email, I'd need to see it to make sense of this question. Without that , anyone who can make any sense of this question, has super human intelligence. Ma'am, if you want a sensible response from us, you must first present us with a sensible question. This question as presented just makes no sense at all. Perhaps you can re-craft it and we'll try again ...Read more

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So I have a question when I workout and go joggin I get the biggest hradache can u maybe tell me why?

So I have a question when I workout and go joggin I get the biggest hradache can u maybe tell me why?

See a neurologist: There is a phenomenon of exercise induced cephalgia- headache- which occurs with increased pressure in the brain from the exercise. See a board certified neurologist for evaluation as well as recommended treatment. ...Read more

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I got asked by a student if i have ADHD, how can i know? my teachers and parents haven't pointed anything out to me..

I got asked by a student if i have ADHD, how can i know? my teachers and parents haven't pointed anything out to me..

Please discuss with: your doctor. There are evaluation symptom scales that they can review with you and then let you know if you have ADD/ADHD or not. ...Read more

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I have hand cramps when I am writing and it enables me to right I am still in schooling so it is very difficult not to write what can I do?!

I have hand cramps when I am writing and it enables me to right I am still in schooling so it is very difficult not to write what can I do?!

See an occupational: Therapist. Some kids & teens have problems with proprioception (sensing where body parts are in relation to each other) & kinesthesia ( sensing where body is in space).When this information doesn't get transmitted to the brain easily, kids grip pens & pencils differently & tightly to get pain fibers to send the message. It works, but it causes cramps. An ot can help you with a solution. ...Read more

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I think that sometimes i take my friends' jokes too seriously and this makes me behave improperly with them and then i hate myself. What can I do?

I think that sometimes i take my friends' jokes too seriously and this makes me behave improperly with them and then i hate myself. What can I do?

Worth Exploring!: It sounds like you've identified an obstacle in your life - one that might interfere with your ability to have truly satisfying, close relationships. I'd suggest exploring this further. Find a psychologist you can connect with ... Someone to help you explore your experience & trace its roots. Some people are better at reading social cues than others and there may be some skills you can boost. ...Read more

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I have an office job so I have to look at a computer for 8 hrs a day. Can you tell me how I can help my neck pain and dizziness. theses related?

Ergonomics: It is very important for people who work for long periods of time on a computer or doing repetitive tasks have an ergonomic work station. Proper alignment is essential for injury prevention. Additionally, intermittent breaks for walking and stretching should be employed. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent it? I am extremely violent when i dream and have someone sleeping next to me. I as diagnosed with ptsd in 2006, but i've been doing these things for as long as i can remember. I want to find a possible way to sleep and still dre

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What can I do to prevent it? I am extremely violent when i dream and have someone sleeping next to me. 

I as diagnosed with ptsd in 2006, but i've been doing these things for as long as i can remember. I want to find a possible way to sleep and still dre

Post : Post traumatic stress disorder can cause people to be acting out their dreams and should be considered. There are medication for nightmares as well therapy modality call emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) that helps with dealing with the flashbacks, reexperiencing of trauma. However there are neurological conditions that can result in violent behaviors in sleep. Rem behavioral disorder (rem- rapid eye movement- a stage of sleep in which a lot of dreaming happens) is a condition in which the individual begins to act out his or her dreams in contrast to normal state when all physical activity during sleep is paralyzed. A neurological evaluation may be necessary to assess for this condition which can respond to treatment with medications. Abnormal sleep patterns may also be parasomnia - abnormal behaviors of sleep without necessarily an abnormal finding in the brain but which can also be addressed with medication. In all cases, this is a good time to see a sleep specialist or a neurologist. You may discuss this with your primary care doctor as well but do get an evaluation. ...Read more

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I Have my exams soon but I can't concentrate at all, I get distracted easily, what to do? I need to read my books but I can't, help me.

I Have my exams soon but I can't concentrate at all, I get distracted easily, what to do? I need to read my books but I can't, help me.

Attention deficit: Multiple reasons may cause distraction and lack of concentration including anxiety, depression, ,lack of sleep and attention deficit. it would be wise to talk with your doctor about all of these factors and share your history. is this the first time you have had issues in school? ...Read more