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Way some people domineering others people ?

Insecure: Some people have no other role model except that of a domineering personality, but many have insecurities they are trying to hide by controlling their environment. ...Read more

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Why do some dog breeds induce more allergies in people than do other dog breeds?

Why do some dog breeds induce more allergies in people than do other dog breeds?

All the same: Good question and many people ask me this. As far as the antigen that causes allergy goes all dogs are the same as remarkable as that may seem. This allergen is especially found in dog saliva and can spread from there. Dogs that salivate , lick or shed more are perhaps more likely to disperse the allergen. ...Read more

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Why do some people with mental illnesses hurt animals?

Why do some people with mental illnesses hurt animals?

Mental Illness: Someone who is mentally ill does not process information as others do. Their behavior is not always logical or predictable. ...Read more

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Why do some people sabotage their own interpersonal relationships?

Why do some people sabotage their own interpersonal relationships?

See below: We learn to relate from our caregivers, then the circle expands to friends, etc. Even if you see that something is not working in your relationship, you might try to fix the problem with the things that are available to you or you're most familiar with, leading to problems yet again. You might want to consider family/couples therapy to help you id the impeding issues and how to work through them. ...Read more

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Do some people need anti depressants their whole lives?

Do some people need anti depressants their whole lives?

Yes: Just as some people need glasses their entire lives to see things in focus, some people need certain neurochemicals replenished that are missing or diminished their entire lives with the assistance of antidepressant drugs. Adjunctive to medications, regular exercise also helps improve mood. ...Read more

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Why do some mental patients kill themselves when confronted with loss and other mental patients kill other people?

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Why do some mental patients kill themselves when confronted with loss and other mental patients kill other people?

Different illnesses: It's near impossible to specifically answer your general question aside from following: all "mental" patients are not the same b/c not all "mental" conditions/diseases are the same. In fact, they're all very different. Depression is what makes someone kill him/herself while paranoid psychosis can lead one to kill others. ...Read more

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Why do lots of people think people with autism aren't toilet trained?

Why do lots of people think people with autism aren't toilet trained?

Developmental Issues: People with autistic symptoms, especially people who are more severly affected, may display a variety of developmental delays, including difficulties with control of bodily functions. That might be why some people automatically assume all people with autism will have this difficulty. Of course, this is a variable problem, and is not seen in every person with autism. ...Read more

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Way some individuals let other individuals to dominating them lives?

Way some individuals let other individuals to dominating them lives?

Well: There are all sorts of personality types. Some people like bullying others and some people are passive and prefer to avoid controversy. However you must come to the realization that you need to be the master of your life. Take control and guide yourself. Don't let others control you. Only you can do this so take your life back ...Read more

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What makes people hurt animals?

What makes people hurt animals?

Varied reasons: Deliberately harming animals can sometimes be found in individuals who have an antisocial personality disorder. It may provide these individuals with a perverse sense of pleasure. Some times people take out frustration or anger on their pets, because they feel unsafe taking it out on people. ...Read more

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Are bi-polar people dangerous to their spouses and children?

Are bi-polar people dangerous to their spouses and children?

If not treated: Bipolar disorder can go into periods of remission. If the disease is active and the person is having symptoms, then untreated disease can lead to significant problems. The patient can be so depressed they can hurt themselves, and during manic periods people can put themselves into dangerous situations because of the feelings they are indestructible and can conquer all. This can pose great danger! ...Read more

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When ticks bite people, do they actually plant eggs in peoples' skin?

When ticks bite people, do they actually plant eggs in peoples' skin?

No eggs from ticks: Ticks take a blood meal (yes, that is gross, but true!). They do not lay eggs under the skin as some other insects and mites do. They transmit disease by passing it to the animals (us) on whom they feed. ...Read more

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How come people who live in warm climates are happier than people who don't?

How come people who live in warm climates are happier than people who don't?

Said who?: Happiness is difficult to measure, but i suspect you are mistaken. People who live in cold climates such as the finns, swedish, russians, nepalese, swiss, and many others might disagree. ...Read more

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Do many people hoard drugs as they approach 65?

Do many people hoard drugs as they approach 65?

And beyond: Unfortunately older americans do hoard their meds for numerous reasons. This is dangerous andmay be one of the top reasons for emergency room drug related admissions in the elderly. Poor vision, memory deterioration, etc is a major culprit. ...Read more

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Are there actually jobs made for people who are anti social and have social phobia?

Are there actually jobs made for people who are anti social and have social phobia?

Social phobia, work: Antisocial and social phobia (social anxiety) could be two different things. If someone is suffering from debilitating psychological/emotional problems, he or she can go to their state division of rehabilitation services. These agencies are mandated to help diagnose problems, and if a person is a candidate for services, to do or find job training that helps someone be able to find a job. ...Read more

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Are anti psychotics helpful in people with autism?

Are anti psychotics helpful in people with autism?

They can be at times: Risperdal which is an antipsychotic is one of the only drugs currently with fda approval for use in patients with autism, including children. It is used for aggressive behavior, whether it be towards others or self injurious as well as for mood swings. It can be effective but is not without side effects such as weight gain and uncontrollable muscle movements. Others are used but are off label. ...Read more

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Are people who live their lives as "loners", secluded, more likely to get acne?

Are people who live their lives as "loners", secluded, more likely to get acne?

No: The nerd / geek who keeps to himself and has acne is a familiar stereotype. A loner or someone focused on academics may be less likely to care about acne, or bad acne may make a person withdraw, or someone in an abusive home may become isolated from others and not be allowed the medical attention their acne needs. Perhaps this is the link. ...Read more

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Why do some people automatically feel intimidated or fear other people who are taller and stronger looking than them? How can people overcome this?

Why do some people automatically feel intimidated or fear other people who are taller and stronger looking than them? How can people overcome this?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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