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Can you tell me about some psychosomatic symptoms?

Can you tell me about some psychosomatic symptoms?

See below...: Somatization=tendency to experience psychological distress in the form of physical symptoms. Some psychosomatic symptoms that i see quite a bit in my practice include: high blood pressure, nausea, fatigue, lethargy, failure to thrive, headaches, back pain, neck pain, diarrhea, constipation, chest pain, shortness of breath, insomnia, abdominal pain, numbness, impotence, weight loss, no appetite... ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Psychosomatic (Definition)

"psychosomatic" refers to conditions which involve both body and mind, or when physical symptoms are exacerbated or caused by mental or emotional disturbances. Psychosomatic medicine is a branch of psychiatry devoted to medical science, education, and healthcare for people with comorbid psychiatric ...Read more


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Can you please tell me about depression symptoms in men?

Aggression : Depression in men is manifested mostly as an anger problem. Men are less likely to show more "typical" signs of depression such as sadness and crying episodes. Men instead of expressing a depressed mood, they may seem more irritable and aggressive. For these reasons, many men -- as well as doctors and other health care providers- may fail to recognize the problem as depression. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about aspergers symptoms?

Can you tell me about aspergers symptoms?

A lot to say: Asperger syndrome is no longer in the diagnostic manual and is considered part of the spectrum of autism. In the past it was a diagnosis that described high functioning individuals with relative weaknesses in social and motor pragmatics, a social "tone deafness". Other characteristics include a deep interest in and knowledge about a topic, great intellectual talent, clumsy motor skills. http://www.asperger-syndrome.me.uk/people.htm ...Read more

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Can you tell me about fatigue from your antidepressant?

Can you tell me about fatigue from your antidepressant?

Maybe related Dose: Varies with dosage and antidepressant. Fatigue may occur with most, and least amount necessary is the goal of the MD ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some signs that someone might have depression?

Please tell me what are some signs that someone might have depression?

Depressive sx's may: Include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are symptoms of a mental disorder?

Can you tell me what are symptoms of a mental disorder?

Many: Mental disorders are many. They ccover a whole medical specialty and several sub specialities. .the severity and the impact on daily functioning varies.be more specific and we will try to answer more specifically ...Read more

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Could you tell me any anxiety relief please?

Could you tell me any anxiety relief please?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me extreme symptoms of alcoholism?

Can you please tell me extreme symptoms of alcoholism?

Many symptoms: Inability to stop drinking despite negative effects in most areas of life would indicate severe alcoholism. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about feeling anxiety?

Can you tell me about feeling anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders & back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration & easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy rhinitis experience?

Can you tell me about pregnancy rhinitis experience?

Hormones: Hormone-related rhinitis is common during pregnancy as well as menstruation. Treating new onset rhinitis in pregnancy is dependent on symptom severity and timing as there are several options. In general, symptoms typically worsen around the start of second trimester and remit about 2 weeks after delivery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about fibromyalgia?

Can you tell me about fibromyalgia?

Yes: Fibromyalgia Overview Fibromyalgia syndrome affects the muscles and soft tissue. Symptoms include chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender points or trigger points, which can be relieved through medications, lifestyle changes and stress management. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about arachnoid cyst and can you tell me your experience?

Can you tell me more about arachnoid cyst and can you tell me your experience?

Usually asymptomatic: Arachnoid cysts are usually asymptomatic and are found incidentally on imaging studies. However, if they are very large and are showing displacement of the brain or if a patient has bled into them, then neurosurgery may be done to decompress the cysts and decrease the pressure on the surrounding brain. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what are some symptoms that your heart might be weak????

Can you please tell me what are some symptoms that your heart might be weak????

Define "weak".: Not sure what u mean by "weak". However, generally heart problems r characterized by symptoms such as tiredness / fatigue (doing usual activities), shortness of breath, trouble breathing when laying flat, swelling in ankles / legs, chest pain / pressure / discomfort, palpitations (feeling heart beat in ur chest), irregular heart rhythm (if u know how to take a pulse), feeling faint/vision greyout. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drugs that cause parkinsonism?

Can you tell me about drugs that cause parkinsonism?

Very complex: In a nutshell, initially might use dopamine agonists, and Azilect, (rasagiline) and later L-DOPA, with carbidopa and entacapone, and even later have combinations of some of these. A non-drug approach via DBS unit could be rather valuable, if necessitated. ...Read more

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Could you give me some advice about depression please?

Could you give me some advice about depression please?

Depression: Depression is a mood disorder that is usually accompanied by a negative self voice that continually demeans the person in question. You may want to read my recent book, "changing your inner voice: a journey through depression to truth and love" featured on the soundmindz.Org web site. Best. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about 'vastilitic neuropathy'?

Can you tell me about 'vastilitic neuropathy'?

Unhelpful term: But, implies decreased blood flow can cause a neuropathy. In fact, diabetic neuropathy is often secondary to the vasa nervorum supplying the nerves, and can reverse this by increasing local nitrite effects, using biologically active B vitamins. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many women out there truly suffer from anxiety?

Can you let me know how many women out there truly suffer from anxiety?

Anxiety: Depends on type of anxiety, but on average, 2.5-3% population have it, with women 2x more than men. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could educate people about tourette syndrome?

Can you tell me how I could educate people about tourette syndrome?

Compare to Seizures: One way to explain tourette's to folks you are around and interact with is to "compare" it to another neurologic disorder like seizure disorder. Make the analogy that you have movements that are beyond your control, they are involuntary, "like a seizure" Here is a good web link to share... http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.htm ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are OCD symptoms?

Could you tell me what are OCD symptoms?

OCD Symptoms: The symptoms of ocd include obsessions , which are persistent, repeated, and unwanted thoughts and ideas, and compulsions, which are repetitive behaviors in order to eliminate whatever discomfort the obsessions cause. These symptoms can fluctuate throughout your lifetime and are usually worse when you're stressed. ...Read more