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Difficulty Solving Problems (Definition)

Often there are references made when doing psychological or neuropsychological evaluations of abilities of problem-solving difficulties. This can refer to a variety of things such as problems in deductive or inductive reasoning, problems with flexible thinking in problem solving, difficulties with practical reasoning, problems with using abstraction or intelligence ...Read more


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Im lightheaded been for a week now, sleep alot, not dizzy, trouble concentrating, unable to focus, and unable to drive cause of the lightheadness?

Im lightheaded been for a week now, sleep alot, not dizzy, trouble concentrating, unable to focus,  and unable to drive cause of the lightheadness?

See a doctor: This is a concerning constellation of symptoms. You mentioned you have hypothyroidism, so it may simply be that your thyroid hormone levels are low, but i still would recommend seeing your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I am constantly not sleeping well and have brain fog, memory loss, short temper, can't concentrate, and lethargic. What do you suggest to help?

I am constantly not sleeping well and have brain fog, memory loss, short temper, can't concentrate, and lethargic. What do you suggest to help?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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I am studying at college and i always have problems staying focused and have very poor memory, which seems to have deteriorated since i left school.

I am studying at college and i always have problems staying focused and have very poor memory, which seems to have deteriorated since i left school.

Poor focus deteriora: If the onset was present before 7 years of age, then it is possibly adhd, but with your indication that the deterioration is more recent, your memory needs to be evaluated, and see your doctor. A common cause of slight memory loss, and poor focus with onset in your 20's is possibly depression or anxiety also. ...Read more

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I am feeling nauseous and dizzy and have been having trouble sleeping and digesting food properly. My energy level is really low all the time.

I am feeling nauseous and dizzy and have been having trouble sleeping and digesting food properly. My energy level is really low all the time.

Need an exam: I would like to give you some advice but the symptoms you describe can be do to many different causes. Without knowing your medical history and being able to ask you questions it's not possible to give you meaningful advice. If your symptoms continue please see your physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty breathing (quality: slow or irregular) and feeling very strange after taking co codamol ?

I am experiencing  difficulty breathing (quality: slow or irregular)  and feeling very strange after taking co codamol
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Ambulance time?: Co-codamol contains a narcotic, an opiate. If a person takes a narcotic and then complains of difficulty breathing, urgent evaluation is needed. The details are important, so talking with his prescribing doctor may determine whether or not his breathing issue has anything to do with the narcotic. Of course, if the doctor is not available at the moment, it is likely time for the ambulance and E.R. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble processing information. Also having trouble sleeping at night. And i can't be sociable. I'm faint sometimes. And don't show emotion?

I'm having trouble processing information. Also having trouble sleeping at night. And i can't be sociable. I'm faint sometimes. And don't show emotion?

It sounds like : You're worried that you may have ASD 1 (formerly asperger syndrome) or depression. Please ask your parents to take you to your pediatrician to talk about your symptom timeline ; severity; i.e., the impact on your daily functioning. Your doctor can then refer you to the appropriate specialist for evaluation ; treatment. Don't worry, act! take care of yourself. ...Read more

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I am having a hard time concentrating and focusing. It seems to be getting worse. Now I am making careless mistakes all day. Im only 33. Whats up?

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I am having a hard time concentrating and focusing.  It seems to be getting worse.  Now I am making careless mistakes all day.  Im only 33. Whats up?

Focus: Need to be evaluated by a psychiatrist to rule out attention deficit, mood disorders, anxiety, & order workup to rule out any physical factors causing such symptoms. ...Read more

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10 years I have had problems with being tired all the time and getting lightheaded and dizzy and I will get tunnel vision and trouble breathing?

 10 years I have had problems with being tired all the time and getting lightheaded and dizzy and I will get tunnel vision and trouble breathing?

Dizzy: It is important to make sure you aren't anemic by doing a blood test of your hemoglobin, as well as making sure you are otherwise healthy. A cardiac and respiratory exam by a doctor is important, and a chest xray, ecg and other bloodwork is likely needed. ...Read more

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37 years male, awfully tired, struggling to get off bed, trouble breathing feeling not getting enough air, low heart rate, leg pains. Blood clots?

37 years male, awfully tired, struggling to get off bed, trouble breathing feeling not getting enough air, low heart rate, leg pains. Blood clots?

Call ambulance!: If you are short of breath and struggling to move you need to call an ambulance right away! Do you want anything worse to happen? No! Call ambulance! ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and i'm having trouble breathing/getting enough oxygen. Is this normal? I there anything I can do?

I'm pregnant and i'm having trouble breathing/getting enough oxygen.  Is this normal?  I there anything I can do?

Sustained shortness of breath requires medical attantion: In normal pregnancy, accumulation of co2 stimulates the over-sensitive respiratory center in medulla oblogata resulting in episodic feeling of shortness of breath. Sustained sob however, may be related to a pathology in lungs, heart, or brain. ...Read more

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Recently, in tests, and school exams, I am having trouble thinking and remembering and I am very anxious.I have ocd-add.What is the problem?Any solution?

Recently, in tests, and school exams, I am having trouble thinking and remembering and I am very anxious.I have ocd-add.What is the problem?Any solution?

PERFORMANCE ANXIETY: It sounds like you are having performance anxiety. The best treatment for this is low dose Inderal (propranolol) as long as you are not asthmatic or diabetic.) it calms down the Adrenalin rush that you get before a test so that you can focus. It knocks out the jitters very well. It is used a lot for musicians who have performance anxiety prior to a concert. Ask your psychiatrist about it. It is non-addictive. ...Read more

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What to do if I am not getting enough sleep and am exhausted and struggling to concentrate.?

What to do if I am not getting enough sleep and am exhausted and struggling to concentrate.?

Aim for enough hours: ; use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading or warm bath. ...Read more

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I am a medical student my exams are starting and I am extremely anxious and restless. Im not being able to concentrate and feeling homesick.Pls help?

I am a medical student my exams are starting and I am extremely anxious and restless. Im not being able to concentrate and feeling homesick.Pls help?

R U the 1 Cranking?: Picturing this scene: college student in a dorm trying to study. But it gets harder & harder 2 concentrate when s/he hears her/his dorm-mate's music being cranked up higher & higher. In ur case, maybe ur own anxiety is doing the cranking. You may believe it nearly impossible to imagine that ur brain can take charge. But like u can learn 2 calm a toddler having tantrum, u can learn 2 calm ur mind. ...Read more

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CanGERD be dangerous? On PPI. Currently having trouble breathing/swallowing while I sleep even propped up. I can deal if I know I'm not in real danger

CanGERD be dangerous? On PPI. Currently having trouble breathing/swallowing while I sleep even propped up. I can deal if I know I'm not in real danger

GERD: GERD is not life threatening but can lead to esophageal damage, stricture or malignancy, cough, aspiration,wheezing or hoarseness. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate, treat and advise you. When sleeping make sure that your chest is higher than your abdomen to minimize nocturnal symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause trouble concentrating and memory loss? Drug and alcohol free my whole life . It's getting progressively worse. I have near-syncope

What  can cause trouble concentrating and memory loss? Drug and alcohol free my whole life . It's getting progressively worse. I have near-syncope

Important question: There are many possible causes. You may have a medical or neurological problem. Please see a primary care doctor who can do a good evaluation and guide your treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more