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Can you reach a point of calmness and apathy towards chaos?

Can you reach a point of calmness and apathy towards chaos?

Sure: It's called "not giving a sh.. Anymore. Been there, done that. Is it wromg , bad or good? It depends how it affects you an those that you should care about... ...Read more

Apathy (Definition)

This is the patient who presents with an inability to care about him/herself, or much of ...Read more


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I suffer from bipolar can cause mania lost control of the self with the words of strange words and lack of sleep and the desire to commit suicide?

I suffer from bipolar can cause mania lost control of the self with the words of strange words and lack of sleep and the desire to commit suicide?

Yes: Yes, bipolar disorder can do all those things. Thoughts can run so fast they're hard or impossible to follow. People can go without sleep for many days/nights. If you're thinking about suicide, please contact your physician . . . Or call suicide hotline @ 1-800-784-2433. This condition needs treatment so you can feel better! ...Read more

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How can someone rise above the social anxiety and go out and socialize with the rest of the world?

How can someone rise above the social anxiety and go out and socialize with the rest of the world?

Therapy / Medicine: Some individuals have a very high level of dysfunction due to social phobia - they may refuse to leave the home due to fears of being potentially approached and put in a situation in which they could be embarrassed or questioned. Yes, exposure to the situation helps - but, if dysfunction is severe, you may want to suggest psychiatric consultation besides therapy/counseling. Medicines can help. ...Read more

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Intense feelings of loneliness, depression and abandoned in life. Can you offer some strategies for getting through each day ?

Intense feelings of loneliness, depression and abandoned in life. Can you offer some strategies for getting through each day ?

Are you in therapy?: If not, would very strongly encourage that. Frankly, you will remain depressed, lonely & feeling abandoned unless you make some changes. When was the last time you had a comprehensive physical examination? This can help to assess for underlying medical problems & will allow for medication treatment if indicated. Read & follow guidance of david burn's "the feeling good book.". ...Read more

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Suffering from depression or extreme sadness and unable to accept eating as normal, however feeling more distance to everyone and wanting to be alone?

Suffering from depression or extreme sadness and unable to accept eating as normal, however feeling more distance to everyone and wanting to be alone?

Depression: Please see your physician. Depression is highly treatable and you need an adjustment in medications and it may also be helpful to get some therapy. ...Read more

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What's a good way to handle feelings of sadness and loneliness during the day?

What's a good way to handle feelings of sadness and loneliness during the day?

Sadness & loneliness: Are signs that something needs to change. Seek psychological/psychiatric evaluation & counseling to guide your change of daily habits, self-concept, relationships, etc. Eliminate as much negative from your life as possible. Develop positive self-regard, attitudes, and outlook. Allow yourself to enjoy life & fill your life with enjoyable people & activities. Enjoy the challenge! ...Read more

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Why is it recommended to share with parents about feeling down? I can predict their cookie cutter response and lack of comprehension.

Why is it recommended to share with parents about feeling down? I can predict their cookie cutter response and lack of comprehension.

Support: Everyone feels down sometimes, and I know that when you share this, you get the usual polite responses, but having a large support network is important in overcoming sadness. Also, should you start to show signs of being suicidal, it is important other people know, so they can get you help. If you do start having suicidal thoughts, seek help immediately! Hope this helps, and good luck! ...Read more

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Can depression cause partial unconsciousness where you lose a bit of your mind, your personality changes and you do things without being aware of it ?

Can depression cause partial unconsciousness where you lose a bit of your mind, your personality changes and you do things without being aware of it ?

Maybe: Depression can be very severe and cause problems with memory. But first it is important to make sure there is not something wrong physically! There physical conditions that can cause alterations in thinking, some are fairly easy to correct and some are harder to fix, but the key is to find out if that's the issue, so you don't get worse! See your GP and get a full physical. No drugs, alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of delusional thinking and how can a person get to that state of mind in a stressful work environment. ?

What are the symptoms of delusional thinking and how can a person get to that state of mind in a stressful work environment. ?

Delusional thinking: Delusions are fixed false beliefs that are held despite contradictory evidence. Examples include feeling that others mean you harm, are excluding you from interactions, do not like you, etc. Or, you can feel convinced you have a life-threatening illness despite extensive negative diagnostic testing. Sleep deprivation & high stress can cause vulnerable people to over-react with anger and suspicion. ...Read more

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Can ADD to get much worse during menopause? My inability to stay focused and complete tasks is creating work issues and personal frustration.

Can ADD to get much worse during menopause? My inability to stay focused and complete tasks is creating work issues and personal frustration.

No.: Menopause , could bring on depression due to hormonal changes especially those with family history of depression, used to be referred to as Involutional Melancholia, can make you more forgetful, easily frustrated, irritable and very sensitive to real or perceived criticism. ADD is not outgrown ,contrary to popular beliefs and it can just add to your post-menopausal problems. Get help. ...Read more

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Can a person develop a phobia over certain public. Speaking situations to the point of shaky dizzy or mind goes blank. Is lorazapam the right med?

Can a person develop a phobia over certain public. Speaking situations to the point of  shaky dizzy or mind goes blank. Is lorazapam the right med?

Need an evaluation: A phobia is an anxiety disorder, and it's an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. It's usually caused by a traumatic or overwhelming event. A person then becomes overly fearful of other events like it. It would be worth having a consultation with a psychiatrist one time to find out if it is a phobia or something else, and to get a recommendation for the right medication. ...Read more

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Duress if i became to act out of character because of taunting and pyschological manipulation and threats of intimidation can this cause temporary insanity due to stress and being constantly taunted , baited and ridiculed

Duress if i became to act out of character because of taunting and pyschological manipulation and threats of intimidation can this cause temporary insanity due to stress and being constantly taunted , baited and ridiculed

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose if you had temporary insantiy. However, being taunted, intimidated or ridiculed could certainly push someone's emotional buttons. It could lead to feeling hurt, scared, angry... With that said, behavior is not the same as emotion. Behavior may be how someone reacts to emotion. It would be unusual for someone not to have some degree of control over their behavior. With strong stressors, a person may have a strong reaction. ...Read more

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Does ADHD give you a deeper way of thinking but a slower performance in explaining your thoughts?

Does ADHD give you a deeper way of thinking but a slower performance in explaining your thoughts?

Deeper thinking?: Patients with adhd are normally impulsive and inatentive.Thier working memory and processing speed and working memory at times affected;none of these factors contribute to deeper thimking....Of couse explain that to albert einstein, walt disney, and others that have been suspected of having this diagnosis.In other words is it likely, not really, possible yes. ...Read more

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Can you please lay out the leading causes of depression and anxiety in women today?

Can you please lay out the  leading causes of depression and anxiety in women today?

Multiple causes: There are multiple causes of depression and anxiety. Some of the main causes are : hormonal changes (i.e. Pms, pregnancy, menopause), stress (i.e.Work, taking care of the children and home), genetics, poor diet and neurochemistry imbalance in the brain. Some medications can also cause depression such as certain types of birth control. ...Read more

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How to overcome low self esteem issues because of penis size? I avoid relationships due to this and starting to get lonely and slightly depressed.

How to overcome low self esteem issues because of penis size? I avoid relationships due to this and starting to get lonely and slightly depressed.

Penis: Between 5 and 6 inches is average, and what the media (yes, including porn) tries to sell you is the idea of having to be hung like a horse to satisfy a woman. Guess what? Some women find such massive equipment painful, which is NOT what sex is about. It's not the size of the waves, it the motion in the ocean that makes it satisfying. ...Read more

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