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Can Feeling Guilty Cause Health Problems
Guilt feelings: Absolutely! guilt feelings can not only cause illness, they are often caused by an illness called depression. Guilt feelings result in a great deal of suffering and you would be wise to consult with a psychotherapist. If you are diagnosed with depression, medication may also help in alleviating your suffering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more
Likely: I don't know what you are addicted to, each substance does have unique properties and affect the body in different ways, ex alcohol can affect the liver more than cocaine. But any addiction has adverse effects on the mind, body and spirit. Rehabs don't discriminate based on substance yet people don't enter them well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are many causes of mh problems, including genetics, environmental stress, addictive substances, substance sensitivities, psychological trauma, thought processes, neurologic factors, and more. Discerning the cause in specific instances requires medical and psychological evaluations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get an evaluation: "uptight" can mean many things, but if you mean feeling tense, with difficulties relaxing, irritable..Etc. This can be associated with long term "physical " health problems, so it does not hurt at all to get evaluated and advised on best course of action. There is always help if you seek it. ...Read more
Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: The digestive system is very sensitive to stress in many people. From top to bottom, symptoms can include nausea, lack of appetite, stomach pains, stomach gurgling, diarrhea or constipation. It's best to manage the stress itself; in the meantime you might try over-the-counter digestive aids like pepto-bismol. See a doctor if symptoms are severe or persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There have been experiments done where people are woken up when they start to go into rem or deep sleep which found that sleep deprivation can lead to hallucinations. If you are stressed and not sleeping meet with a psychologist to learn stress management techniques and develop better sleep habits. You may also want to start on some sleep medication consult with your physician. ...Read more
You betcha!: Anxiety may certainly cause gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, unexplained pain or discomfort. Depending on the type of anxiety, it may lead to disruption of the neural tone of the gut lining leading to erosion and inflammation, or cause excessive swallowing of air in cases of panic both leading to discomfor or pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO, just bad info: Masturbation in& of itself won't hurt u, just like stroking ur hair wont. They both produce pleasurable sensations. But certain religious beliefs about it ("it is bad/sinful" because, 4 example, it 'wastes' seed [sperm]) &/or bad information about it ("it will make u sterile, lose ur hair, etc") can make people fear masturbation &/or feel ashamed by it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Feeling tired, loss if appetite and nervousness or anxiety. What can these symptoms be related to?
Many causes: There are many things that could cause these symptoms. Anxiety or depression could be the cause. You may also be dealing with anemia or thyroid disorder. Please see your doctor for an exam and some blood testing. if they do not find a physical cause for your symptoms they may suggest treating you for anxiety or depression. Seeing a counselor could help as well. Feel better soon. ...Read more
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