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Can flatulence cause demented people to be shunned in memory facilities?

Can flatulence cause demented people to be shunned in memory facilities?

Passing Gas: My guess is that most professionals working in a facility understand that a patient with dementia also may have difficulty with their bodily funcitons. However, other patients in the facility may not be as understanding. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Can meditation cause adverse reactions to those who are mentally ill; scizophrenic etc...?

Can meditation cause adverse reactions to those who are mentally ill; scizophrenic etc...?

Must be careful: The same sorts of meditations do not work for everyone. People with serious mental illness, especially those with psychosis, require more structure and guidance in this sort of work. Learn how to meditate, no matter what your reasons or conditions, from someone experienced. ...Read more

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"disruptive vocalizations" apples to dementia/alzheimer's pts, but also seems to be similar to si/sy found in older patients- signs of agitation?

"disruptive vocalizations" apples to dementia/alzheimer's pts, but also seems to be similar to si/sy found in older patients- signs of agitation?

Sort of: Some believe they are general signs of agitation, but mainly they are considered to be a feature of many types of dementia in the elderly (as you correctly observed). One interesting study (published in am j occup ther. 1994 oct;48(10):883-9) showed that classical music and favorite music significantly decreased the number of vocalizations in two of the three subjects (p < .05). ...Read more

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What cause a 17 yr. To be in "perpetual dream state", severe memory and cognitive impairment, exacerbated bipolar, react different to meds, all overnite?

What cause a 17 yr. To be in "perpetual dream state", severe memory and cognitive impairment, exacerbated bipolar, react different to meds, all overnite?

Bipolar disorder can: Have sudden shifts and comorbidities, but what you are describing sounds more like possibly a medication side effect. I don't know what you are taking, but if you are on Depakote you need an ammonia level, if you are on lithium you need a lithium level, if you are on an antipsychotic you need a. Blood sugar level, and if you are doing street drugs or drinking you must immediatelystop. I recommend you go to the er now and get checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why can people who always need to be in control develop poor mental health?

Why can people who always need to be in control develop poor mental health?

Anxiety: Usually, those who try to control everything are rigid thinkers who are driven largely by anxiety and obsessional thinking. This takes an incredible amount of mental energy, and is exhausting as well as having a highly negative impact on those around them. It's not fun having to deal with a control freak. ...Read more

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How are people treated in mental health facilities if they are stubborn and have dementia?

How are people treated in mental health facilities if they are stubborn and have dementia?

Dementia - stubborn: Hopefully, such individuals are still treated with dignity and respect. Once people can no longer positively contribute to their own well being, medications and the creation of a supportive environment become important. ...Read more

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"people who survive alcohol poisoning with brain damage are the ones who survived due to intensive care and remained in a coma for day or more" true?

"people who survive alcohol poisoning with brain damage are the ones who survived due to intensive care and remained in a coma for day or more"  true?

Alcohol poisoning: Intensive care treatment in this case is quite important, remaining in a coma for a day or more likely not good as the sooner you come out of a coma the better. ...Read more

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I'm in training to be ambidextrous, can this cause some neurological/psychological damage to your brain?

I'm in training to be ambidextrous, can this cause some neurological/psychological damage to your brain?

Cerebrum: Becoming ambidextrous does not cause issues or damage to the brain at your age. It can be a problem in a child learning motor skills in infancy and early childhood when it is forced on them. If you are fifty i would not be concerned. ...Read more

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Phobia leads someone to believe that among our ancestors, those who feared animals, darkeness, and heights would likely live long enough to reproduce?

Phobia leads someone to believe that among our ancestors, those who feared animals, darkeness, and heights would likely live long enough to reproduce?

Irrational fear: A phobia is an irrational fear--we know what we fear is probably not dangerous. Behavioral psychologists view them as learned and treatment is to desensitize or unlearn them. An atavistic trait is something we inherit that can keep us from danger but is not necessary in today's world. This could be a fear of bugs, snakes, heights, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Bipolar what causes bipolar in people? Can it be because of some dramatic experience in the past like being raped by family members?

Bipolar what causes bipolar in people? Can it be because of some dramatic experience in the past like being raped by family members?

I : I agree with dr. Bunt's comments. If there is a predisposition for bipolar disorder, traumatic events may provoke the full expression of the disorder. The impact of trauma can be accumulative. I hope you have sought out help. ...Read more

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What are some impacts that autism can cause in a person's daily life?

What are some impacts that autism can cause in a person's daily life?

Many, many: Think of how you'd behave if you thought everyone knows what you know, feels the way you feel, & wants to do what you want to do. You couldn't lie, but you couldn't know why people go away sometimes when you're just stating a fact, why they say no when you tell them what to do or why they tell you to do something you don't want to do. If you think in pictures, language is a second language. ...Read more

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Are pcp's only trained to treat really old serious sick people or can they treat young people who are functioning suboptimally due to health reasons?

Interests vary: Since older folks comprise a very high percentage of the "sick" adult population, docs get a lot more exposure to them in their training than they do to younger, healthier folks. Some pcp's seem to gravitate more towards the issues of young adults than others. ...Read more

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Can anxiety medication be good for restlessness in certain people who can't stay still?

Can anxiety medication be good for restlessness in certain people who can't stay still?

Anxiety medication: Anxiety medications work for symptoms such as restlessness, tremors, sweating, agitation, etc. , as long as such symptoms are not indicative of another underlying pathology, such as adhd or organic causes such as high BP or high thyroid function. In these cases, treat the underlying cause, not just the symptom. ...Read more

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People can be born unable to smell?

People can be born   unable to smell?

Possibly, however...: Most issues that cause loss of smell/taste can often be traced back to either trauma/injury to the olfactory(smell) fibers, nasal/sinus disease (like polyps), a previous viral infection and a number of other less frequent causes. You should seek the evaluation of an ENT which may necessitate nasal endoscopy, cat scanning of the sinuses, possible brain MRI and possible smell identification testing. ...Read more

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Can insomnia be so severe that people become desperate and use diprivan?

Can insomnia be so severe that people become desperate and use diprivan?

Insomnia can be...: ...Severe. However, Propofol is an intravenously administered drug used primarily in general anesthesia, and therefore, has to be administered by an anesthesiologist. It is not used for sleep (even off-label) for more reasons that i can explain in 400 words. For starters, it would have to be administered through an iv, something a patient obviously couldn't do him or herself. ...Read more

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Can music help people who are in comas?

Can music help people who are in comas?

Possibly: It certainly can't hurt, particularly if it is a type of music that person liked. ...Read more

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