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Can Insomnia Lead To Hallucinations If Not Treated Adquately
Not usually: Anxiety is not known 2 lead 2 psychosis. Fear of "losing ur mind" or "going crazy" may b part of anxiety itself. B aware that marijuana intake may induce very high level of anxiety leading 2 paranoid ideation & depersonalization. There r many options 2 treat anxiety without medications: therapy, biofeedback, mindfullness, relaxation techniques. See ur gp, ask 4 a therapist referral. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can psychological trauma become worse if not dealt with correctly? By that i mean, can symptoms get worse and can more mental illness develop?
Yes: If the trauma is really significant it can stay with you over time. It may lead to avoidance of certain situations, ^ anxiety, problems w sleep, ^ arousal. Some people may develop a condition called post traumatic stress disorder. It is best to accept professional help if you are struggling with past trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly unlikely: I've never heard of this happening. We all have trillions of bacteria living in our small and large intestines. SIBO is a condition of more bacteria than normal in the small intestines. Sepsis occurs when bacteria are in the bloodstream. It's rare for intestinal bacteria to enter the blood unless there's a perforation of the GI tract. Untreated SIBO shouldn't increase sepsis risk. See comment: ...Read more
Managed, but ...: Depression is best thought of as a chronic illness with recurrent episodes that are separated by periods of remission. For many, a depressive episode will go into remission on it's own, but will take 9-24 months to do so. Treatment of depression helps shorten episodes and lengthen periods of remission. Depression may not recur if the diagnosis was adjustment disorder. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Come again?: Your question is really WAY out there. I can't recall ever being asked that. I think some years ago there were studies that SUGGESTED that SSRIs MAY inhibit a metabolic pathway that THEORETICALLY could increase the risk, but they were on cell cultures, not on humans or even animals. Bupropion IS contraindicated to treat people WITH brain cancer. Maybe you heard that and got it backwards? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends what you mean by Depression. Depression is a symptom and a description of one's mood. There are Depressive Disorders, like Major Depressive Disorder and there are others as well. A person with. Major Depression may have a decline in functioning at home or at work, a change in their weight and in severe cases, may even become suicidal. An evaluation is first, then a treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can thorazine (chlorpromazine) be used for anxiety and and have anxiolytic properties if it induces akithesia which can lead lead to anxiety?
Dose dependent: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) wouldn't usually be my first choice for treating anxiety, though its use for that makes sense to me if used in low doses, since it dose have anxiolytic properties and is non-addicting. At low doses of thorazine, akathisia (restlessness) is less common than with Haldol (haloperidol) and several other medicines that tend to cause akathisia. ...Read more
There is no "cure": for addiction. With ongoing therapy and counseling one can "control" their addiction and not use. Support groups like AA or NA or for whatever addiction you may have are a good place to receive nonjudgmental help. A sponsor will give added support and help. If presented the opportunity to use you may be tempted that is where the sponsor may be a big help. I hope this is of some help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a herniated c5-6 disc, how common is this, how can it be treated, and can it become fatal if not treated properly?
Common: Neck and low back disc problems are very common. See them almost daily. Very treatable with many options. Usually start with physical therapy. Epidural steroid injections in the neck are often used if surgery does not appear necessary, especially if pain or numbness go down an arm. Not fatal. Usually a broken neck is the only fatal injury to be concerned with, not a herniated disc. ...Read more
It depends: There is much variability in the type of mood disorder (bipolar i vs major depressive disorder vs dysthymia, etc) as well as the severity of these disorders. Some people may have only one serious depressive episode in their lifetimes; others have them repeatedly and need ongoing treatment. Also, our social connections can either help us become more resilient, or can pull us back into illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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