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Causes Of Inappropriate Emotional Responses
Can emotional trauma cause autoimmune response in your body? My son has CIDP could emotional trauma have disturbed his system?
Only psychiatrists respond please. I'm mentally ill. Suffer from delayed emotional reaction and response. What causes this? And how can I overcome it?
Perimenopause: Too much stress in your life or work can lead to outburst. In your age group, perimenopause and hormonal imbalances can sometimes lead to feeling of despair or 'outbursts'. Either your mental specialist or obgyn can do a preliminary workup. Have in mind also the possibility of mental disorders affecting you. ...Read more
Hormones: Hormones surge in the adolescent. The body is changing rapidly and many times it is just an emotional roller coaster. The teen is not a child and not an adult yet...They don't know what to do with their growing bodies and of course there is chemistry with the opposite sex making it all a big learning experience. They are trying not to need the parents they still need in a big way. ...Read more
That depends: I don't know the answer to that question. However there are some people who don't reacte much one way or the other. It doesn't mean that there is something wrong- it is just their personality. ...Read more
I am struggling with emotional issues caused by my husband. We are recently seperatated, how do I start making decisions that are best for myself?
Seek counseling: When you've been in a relationship for a while and are not used to making decisions for yourself, you may need a little encouragement. Consider obtaining counseling or therapy to help you improve your self-esteem and areas of your life where you would like to gain more independence. ...Read more
Breakdown?: I'm not sure what you picture when saying "emotional breakdowns." depersonalization disorder involves persistent or recurrent experiences of feeling detached from one's own mental processes or body. There is significant distress in social, occupational, and other areas of functioning. People with this disorder more often complain of feeling "numb" than of being emotionally over-reactive. ...Read more
See PCP in Person!: Diagnosis is serious detective work. 2 do it well docs need 2 have as much background info & evidence in favor and against a particular diagnosis. There r many brain & body conditions that could underlie violent outbursts, so it could be harmful 2even list any possibilities. The risks r too great: this person could end up harming her/himself or others. The first step is 2see pcp 4 physical exam. ...Read more
Several: It is a key feature of intermittent explosive disorder. However, other emotional disorders can lead to mood instability which might end up with violent episodes. Is the person in touch with reality? It not look towards psychotic disorders. Possibly a mood disorder in a manic episode which can manifest in irritability and impulsivity. Look for substance and alcohol abuse too. Get help! ...Read more
I have a 15 months nephew. He seems so angry these days and very emotional (crying and shouting) what can we do? And is there any physilogical cause?
Tantrums?: The only way to see if there's a medical cause is to see his doctor. He may be having tantrums. Often, kids act out to get attention, even negative attention;withdrawing attention from the misbehavior (i.e., timeouts) & giving positive attention for good behavior helps. Distracting your child when you see misbehavior start can head it off, too. Ensure he doesn't get overtired or famished. ...Read more
Not exactly.: Some individuals will experience transient depression or mood changes as part of their migraine premonitory symptoms—however it is not thought that migraines cause psychiatirc conditions. Rather it is believed that a common biology related to shared genetic susceptibility leads to the increased comorbidity (depression and migraine tend to co-occur). ...Read more
Often emotional: Numbness starts following a loss or trauma, processing this experience in therapy should help overcome the numbness. If this has been a lifelong numbness it may take longer in therapy to discover the reasons for it. Either way find a good therapist and start learning how to express your feelings. ...Read more
Mixed results: There's a group of vulnerable individuals who do become depressed and suicidal on accutane. http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/21903028 this is from psychiatric research. However, some dermatological research suggests that depressed people with acne become less depressed after successful treatment with accutane. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/21815780 obsessive doubting got worse, tho'. ...Read more
Can porn cause emotional bunting/inability to love a partner/empathy reduction/difficulty to be romantic?
Yes: Pornography has shown to have adverse psychological effects when watched in excess. Reduced ability to love a real person is another symptom as no one can live up to the ideal on the screen. However, these issues are treatable with psychotherapy and seeking out a therapist who is experienced in this area is generally recommended. Watching as little pornography as possible also should help. ...Read more
Varied...: Emotional disturbance in anyone can be caused by a variety of factors including situational, biological/hormonal, etc. Consultation with the teen's physician, teachers, and/or a counselor can help determine what might be underlying the symptoms. ...Read more
Emotional trauma: Is the primary cause of ptsd. Fear and horror are much more relevant than physical injury. The threat of injury or death is just as harmful as actual injury (obviously actual death would eliminate ptsd). Also, emotional trauma can cause many things besides ptsd, such as depression and other forms of anxiety. All effects of emotional trauma can benefit from psychotherapy. ...Read more
No: Individuals with adhd may have a problem with impulsivity which may be mistaken for emotional immaturity. Being unable to understand directions may make a person seem immature. Being overwhelmed by environmental stimuli may make a person seem immature. Accompanying adhd may be a slow speed of mental processing, making following conversations in a group difficult and making responses delayed. ...Read more
Stress & illness: Definitely. Emotional stress produces hundreds of changes in your body. If stress occurs too often or stays too long, those changes can push body systems beyond normal range and cause dysfunction. Chronic stress exhausts the body and decreases immune functions making you more vulnerable to many illnesses. ...Read more
Adolescence: Biological factors such as genetic, psychological such as self image, and social such as bullying. ...Read more
Always possible: With mass emotional problems the adrenal glands can secrete large amounts of cortisone which can have the effect of suppressing the immune system. With exposure to a carecinogen you may then be more suseptible to developing a tumor. ...Read more
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