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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

GAD: It becomes chronic, with avoidance leading to more anticipatory anxiety leading to more physical symptoms. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause psychosis and can it be treated without medications?

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 more

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Can psychological trauma become worse if not dealt with correctly? By that i mean, can symptoms get worse and can more mental illness develop?

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 more

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If sibo is not treated, can it lead to sepsis?

If sibo is not treated, can it lead to sepsis?

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

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Can depression be fully cured or it can be just managed with medicines, therapy etc?

Can depression be fully cured or it can be just managed with medicines, therapy etc?

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

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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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What can colitis lead to if not treated?

What can colitis lead to if not treated?

Many things: True active crohn's colitis or ulcerative colitis, untreated, can lead to marked abdominal pain, fever, serious infections, weight loss, bleeding, anemia, malnutrition, etc. ...Read more

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Can the drug versed be fatal if you have sleep apnea?

Can the drug versed be fatal if you have sleep apnea?

Shouldn't be: Any drug can be fatal in rare situations, but versed can be used quite safely, even if you have sleep apnea. Be sure your surgeon and anesthesiologist know of your apnea condition so you can be properly, and safely managed. ...Read more

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How severe do fevers have to be to cause hallucinations?

How severe do fevers have to be to cause hallucinations?

Delerium: The brain is not used to high temperatures, and hence stops working correctly. A common symptom of delirium is intense visual and tactile hallucinations. ...Read more

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How long can you live with lung disease that can not be diagnosed or treated?

How long can you live with lung disease that can not be diagnosed or treated?

Depends: Lung disease is a very general term, varying from asthma to cancer and may not always be considered detrimental. Many people live their entire lives with minor lung conditions while others may die quickly from more severe ones. ...Read more

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Can you have extreme fatigue that is too bad to be caused by depression alone?

Can you have extreme fatigue that is too bad to be caused by depression alone?

Is possible: While depression itself can cause fatigue, so can other medical illnesses. Hypothyroidism can mimic depression and cause fatigue as well. See your doctor to rule out any underlying illness. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants cause brain tumors? If so how can it be prevented?

Can antidepressants cause brain tumors? If so how can it be prevented?

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 more

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What can happen to you if depression is not treated?

What can happen to you if depression is not treated?

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 more

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How can thorazine (chlorpromazine) be used for anxiety and and have anxiolytic properties if it induces akithesia which can lead lead to anxiety?

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

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Can psychological addiction be cured? If so, how? Or will the need to use be there forever?

Can psychological addiction be cured? If so, how? Or will the need to use be there forever?

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 more

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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?

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

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Can a mood disorder can be completely cured or we have to manage it for entire life?

Can a mood disorder can be completely cured or we have to manage it for entire life?

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 more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more