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Has anyone read the happiness trap by dr russ harris and would it help for bi-polar?

Has anyone read the happiness trap by dr russ harris and would it help for bi-polar?

ACT Therapy: Acceptance and commitment therapy is the model he uses and is helpful for anyone who has emotions! I find this model very helpful and emphasizes the importance of action toward values which give ones life meaning. There are a lot of books out there on "act" therapy that use different language but the principals are all the same. Contextualpsychology. Org has more info! ...Read more

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My son got dx yesterday of salter harris type III in his thumb. However he has no pain at the site. Possible its an old injury or is this normal?

My son got dx yesterday of salter harris type III in his thumb. However he has no pain at the site. Possible its an old injury or is this normal?

Radiologic diagnosis: With no clinical correlation, however what was the reason to get the study done in the first place, or was it an incidental finding? It is not normal to have this type of fracture, please consult his doctor for further management, which may be just observation, or the need to get a specialist input, best wishes ...Read more

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Can salter harris fractures damage muscles?

Can salter harris fractures damage muscles?

Not likely: Salter Harris is a classification of pediatric fractures, the fracture itself usually does not injure the muscle but the associated trauma may cause damage to the muscle ...Read more

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Could salter harris fractures damage muscles?

Could salter harris fractures damage muscles?

Yes any Fx can do so: But the muscles tissue heals rapidly and rarely with any long term problems. The SH fx's in the hands/fingers, toes/feet. Or wrists or ankles, mostly do not have many muscles around them, except rather small ones; and when they are damaged they do heal rapidly. ...Read more

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Benjamin had a virus and inflamed tonsils and glands. These seem to have settled, but he still has enlarged tonsils. However, he still feels sick.?

Benjamin had a virus and inflamed tonsils and glands. These seem to have settled, but he still has enlarged tonsils. However, he still feels sick.?

Infection: If he still feels sick, have him checked by his doctor, he may have a bacterial infection. Tonsils can stay enlarged for awhile after any infection, but if he doesn't feel well, take him to his doctor. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old daughter has a salter harris type 2 finger fracture by the base of finger/hand. (pinky finger) & she keeps losing circulation. Why?

My 10 yr old daughter has a salter harris type 2 finger fracture by the base of finger/hand. (pinky finger) & she keeps losing circulation. Why?

Splinted?: Is your daughter's fracture been splinted? How do u know she's losing circulation to the finger? If u feel she is call your ors (or whoever is on call for him) right away and explain situation or go to the er. Check w/ surgeon before loosening the splint bandage. This is something that needs examination quickly. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for 1st time on spice and it was a horrid trip.?

Can you give me suggestions for 1st time on spice and it was a horrid trip.?

Don't use: I would not use again. Spice is horrible for the brain and body. The effects can range from psychosis, high blood pressure, agitation, heart attacks and death. Spice can cause brain damage resulting in hallucinations even after stopping the drug. ...Read more

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I have been gettin horrid thoughts an been quite nasty to my husband last night I slapped him?

I have been gettin horrid thoughts an been quite nasty to my husband last night I slapped him?

Feel out of control?: Thoughts like you are having are terribly uncomfortable. Perhaps you wonder if you would carry these beyond a slap - not to imply that a slap is ok. Whenever you are having thoughts about harming someone - including yourself, it's time to get some professional help. Talk to your doctor. They can evaluate you/refer for counseling. Do not hesitate to call 911 if things are moving out of control! ...Read more

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How often could I take cialisis whithout harmin myself?

How often could I take cialisis whithout harmin myself?

5mg daily: You can take Cialis daily if you use the 5mg dose. Otherwise take the higher doses as needed but not daily and no more than once a day. ...Read more

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I have horrid stretch marks everywhere and I'm only 16. Please help?

I have horrid stretch marks everywhere and I'm only 16. Please help?

Confused?: Your profile says you are 44. It is much more common for teenagers to get stretch marks. The layer of skin called the dermis looses elastin and collagen when there is a rapid accumulation of fat in the breasts, upper arms, thighs, abdomen, due to hormones. Weight gain, pregnancy, or other stressors on the skin where you accumulate fat. The dermis tears and it causes discoloration to the skin. ...Read more

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Please contact my office there is a check from a pt addressed to you for Harry Hines location.

Please contact my office there is a check from a pt addressed to you for Harry Hines location.

HealthTap Basic: You posted this on HealthTap Basic which is a medical education site. Were you trying to reach a provider on HealthTap Concierge?? ...Read more

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What to do if I do not know if I'm being sexually harassed by my guy friends that I live with?

What to do if I do not know if I'm being sexually harassed by my guy friends that I live with?

Pow Wow time: I would have a serious talk with them and let them know that it bothers you. If they are willing to work on the behaviors that is great. If it is upsetting you and they aren't willing to address it - then finding new roommates is an option. ...Read more

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How do I get kid brother to leave me alone? He puts cameras in my room and harasses my boyfriends.

How do I get kid brother to leave me alone? He puts cameras in my room and harasses my boyfriends.

Not okay: You should remind him to not do things to you that he wouldn't want done to him. You should voice your concerns to your parents to help you out. ...Read more

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Got operated for harnia in Dec 2013. Now occurring again within an year. What are the complications involved? Can dis be operated again within year?

Got operated for harnia in Dec 2013. Now occurring again within an year. What are the complications involved? Can dis be operated again within year?

Hernia: Any time you get multiple surgeries in the same area, the risk increases for scar tissue and weakening of the muscles, etc. Hernia repairs have come a long way though, and you will need to discuss with your doctor about different options that may include mesh, etc. That may strengthen the area more so than in the past. It can certainly be corrected again within the year. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My age is 21.My beard is vry hard. I m NT able 2 use trimmer so I alwys hve 2 shave nd even aftr shaving I don't get clean shave. Suggest tips 2 soften it?

My age is 21.My beard is vry hard. I m NT able 2 use trimmer so I alwys hve 2 shave nd even aftr shaving I don't get clean shave. Suggest tips 2 soften it?

Shaving Tips.: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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I have harnia is there any way to remove without surgery?

I have harnia is there any way to remove without surgery?

No: Surgery is currently the only way to fix a hernia. You can try using things like an abdominal binder or hernia belt to try to avoid it getting larger or strangulated. Most hernia's can be fixed laparoscopically as an outpatient surgery with a relatively short recovery time. ...Read more

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How could I deal with anxiety after being sexually harassed?

How could I deal with anxiety after being sexually harassed?

If it occurred in: The workplace - was it already addressed using the organizations' venues for this? Have you been able to share with other's about your experience? If you have residual anxiety, would encourage you to consider working with a therapist who can help you recover your confidence ; to reduce your anxiety. Take care. ...Read more

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My hair's color is going to white? Any way to stop them to change white color?

My hair's color is going to white? Any way to stop them to change white color?

Nutrient deficiency: Nutrient deficiencies like biotin and other b vits can lead to premature aging/graying as can built up environmental toxins and heavy metals. Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator to find a functional medicine doctor near you to help evaluate with specialized testing for nutritional deficiencies like metametrix organix profile and help you correct them. ...Read more

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I've got horrid bad breath that is ruining my social life. What can be done about it?

I've got horrid bad breath that is ruining my social life. What can be done about it?

Many things..: But you first need to determine the cause. Is it dental, diet, gastrointestinal, sinus in nature? You need to first have a dentist examine your teeth and gums for any cavities and periodontal disease. After those items are addressed, you can see a gastroenterologist in regards to acid reflux and your diet. Hope this info helps get your social life back on track... ...Read more

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What can I do about a mentally ill neighbor who annoys and harasses me when I walk by?

What can I do about a mentally ill neighbor who annoys and harasses me when I walk by?

Police: File a report with the police. The mentally ill are usually closely monitored, and the police will appreciate having the information. They depend on neighbors. Hopefully this will go to a mental health court, and you will be doing a favor to yourself, to the law, and to your unfortunate neighbor. I would not wish mental illness on anyone. ...Read more

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My ex bf constantly harasses me wanting me back. He follows me or I'm just paranoid. I wish I wasn't here. How can I deal with this?

My ex bf constantly harasses me wanting me back. He follows me or I'm just paranoid. I wish I wasn't here. How can I deal with this?

Harasses?: When harassment reaches a certain point, you may need help from legal authorities in the form of restraining orders. If you question whether you are "paranoid" I suggest talking it over with a psychologist or psychiatrist to see. If wishing you weren't here means you wish you were dead, see someone asap, even in an er. If your bf has beaten you, see er and police immediately. Help is available. ...Read more

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I have been having horrid dreams, waking up convinced things are going to happen, I've thought about cutting myself, Would an ER help?

Possibly: If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself now- yes go to the ER. If is a general issue, but not emergent call your regualr MD tomorrow and tell them that is is urgent. You need to be evaluated ASAP to get the help that you need. If you are not sure- go to the ER. ...Read more

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About 3 years ago I was sexually harassed by a loved one. I still have nightmares about him every few weeks-months. Will they ever go away?

About 3 years ago I was sexually harassed by a loved one. I still have nightmares about him every few weeks-months. Will they ever go away?

Get help!: What a horrible experience for you! As with any extremely bad/traumatic experiences (or good experiences for that matter), we are affected. In this case the effects are mostly negative and can be long-lasting. However, there is great treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Plus there are other issues since it involved a loved one. Please talk to a qualified therapist, treatment does help ...Read more

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I am being harassed in my medical records.. ..The secret insurance ones. Is there a way to correct the info? Why is this not covered by hippaa?

I am being harassed in my medical records.. ..The secret insurance ones. Is there a way to correct the info? Why is this not covered by hippaa?

Secret Med Records: I am not sure what you mean by "harassed." is there an error in the records? Are you trying to get life insurance and there is a diagnosis that is denying you coverage? If so, then go to the doctor who made the error and ask them to help. In ga we have an insurance commissioner who can help get things done. See if your state has this office. There are no "secret" records. Hope this helps. ...Read more