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Talking To People In Your Head
Is there a type of disorder where you make up characters in your head and talk to them as if they're standing right in front of you?
Disorder?: The good news is that you know you make the characters up. This can be from many things. Are you lonely, bored, feel misunderstood? You could be giving yourself company. Another idea is these characters could be parts of yourself your are talking with. Is there any history of mental illness in your family? A good therapist is a good idea to help you with this since it bothers you. ...Read more
Mutism: The brain conducts all body actions and it will still be there despite losing the function to talk. Despite being mute, a person can communicate by moving the lips, using sign language and respond by writing or drawing. ...Read more
If the person find it hard to speak or interact freely especially in lectures or when speaking to high-class people and he is normal when dealing with his family is this what they called social phobia?
Social anxiety : Social anxiety disorder (sad), also known as social phobia, is a common disorder characterized by excessive fears of scrutiny, embarrassment and humiliation in social or performance situations, leading to significant distress or impairment in functioning. The disorder has two subtypes: generalized and nongeneralized sad. In generalized sad, distressing fears are experienced in most social situat. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Desensitization.: Work yourself up to it slowly. Look up desensitization for conquering phobias like this. For example, start by speaking to yourself in a mirror. Then to one friend. Then to a small group of friends. Then to a small group of strangers. Then to a larger group of strangers. And so on. ...Read more
Be well prepared: Public speaking is a skill like any other. The best "ritual" is to be so well prepared that you are confident in your ability. Be able to talk from a few cue words. Do not read your talk. Practice giving your talk in front of a small group of people. Be prepared for some in the audience to be rude (talk on cell phone, talk to each other, get up and leave). Be prepared fora variety of questions! ...Read more
What can the problem be when you get woozy in your car and you have to shake your head to concentrate?
Get Into Research: There has been some research into what happens to the brain during mystical experiences. The modalities of study can include functional mri, pet, evoked potentials, & quantitative eeg just to name a few. The web-page, clinicaltrials.Gov contains all of the current research protocols. You may find a trial to participate in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In your belief do you think that Tourette's can affect brain meningiomas due to the jerking of my head, neck and etc. curious if makes tumors worse?
How to deal with excessive sweating in both armpit and hands when you meet new people, interview, talking to strangers.
Botox: If you have idiopathic hyperhidrosis, there are treatment options available although for armpit and hands, Botox injections will take care of the problem for approx 6 months or more. There are hyperhidrosis specialists around the country who do this daily in their practice. Look for one near you. Good luck. ...Read more
What are some ways to calm yourself from being nervous before (ex. Presenting in front of class or talking to/meeting people)?
Practice: I would suggest practicing in front of the mirror. Also ask family members and friends to listed to you make the presentation. There are also classes available in public speaking. ...Read more
Is it normal to talk to yourself, in your head and out loud? To have a conversation to yourself as if your talking to someone else but your not?
When doing exposure therapy for my social anxiety will talking on the phone help lower my anxiety when talking to people in person?
Exposure Therapy: Exposure therapy is supposed to work by putting you in a situation where you are exposed to the thing that makes you anxious without the real threat. Social anxiety is pretty complicated. To answer your question, it depends what part of social interactions make you anxious. Assuming you have a therapist, ask about what's going on. If you don't, look into it. Don't try to treat yourself. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i talk to myself in the mirror as if i'm talking to someone/an audience is this weird?
Stress: Not necessarily, perhaps you are imagining an audience that you would like to be speaking in front of and are practicing or possibly you are fantasizing being in a social situation. Best. ...Read more
What the difference in diagnosis if you hear voices outside of your head or from alien inside your head who inserts thoughts and shows you bad things 2 do?
Hallucinations from: Outside of your head are usually schizophrenic in nature. Hearing a voice inside your head can be either schizophrenic or dissociative in nature. One of the main differences between schizophrenia and a dissociative voice is that schizophrenic voices talk at you or about you where as in a dissociative disorder it is possible to carry a dialogue with the internal voice or voices. Schizophrenic voices do not typically show you anything. Dissociative voices however are capable of causing you to have visions that are consistent with the topic they are discussing.Also, in dissociative disorders there is amnesia. If you have significan periods of amnesia, you need to discuss this with your treating psychiatrist and request an evaluationfor a dissociative disorder. If you have a childhood history of sexual abuse, the diagnosis of a dissociative disorder becomes more likely. Best wishes. ...Read more
Extremely common: This is very normal, takes practice as you get less stressed over subsequent episodes. If severe, consider a mental health specialist for other techniques. ...Read more
What happens to your nerve in your neck when you you have neck compression? Are you supposed to have numbness in your hand ? Which fingers are involve
What are the healthiest ways to vent when people/family hurt your feelings?As apposed to verbally lashing at them or feeling aggressive towards them.
Discuss: Your feelings. Open up. Try to see their side. Give them a hug. Most of the time it reflects poor adjustment to different type of stressors. ...Read more
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