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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?
What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more
My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?
Wrong Forum: I am sorry but this is a forum for answering health questions not legal questions. ...Read more
Apart from adolf hitler and radovan karadzic what other genocidal war criminals are into quackery?
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Misinformed?: Meds are not the answer for PTSD. Education, redefining experience, learning new coping skills. This is how those of us who suffer get better. Gaining insight and experience in safe ways either in groups or with a good therapist is the better approach. Meds are for other conditions. ...Read more
What might b good way 2 approach spouse addiction 2 internet(OBSESSED w news&posting on political msg boards)w/o making him defensive&angry?PLZ HELP!
Alanon? Therapy?: Many discover that there is little we can do to change others. It is hard enough to change ourselves! You can find possible support at an Alanon meeting or from a psychotherapist. Then, you might find the voice to use to invite spouse to help you with your problem. I know this sounds backward. It's not. Best wishes. ...Read more
4yrs anxiety.Gp suspects ocd&bipolar.Returning to therapy w/a new psychologist.Very anxious about dealing with these issues&seeing someone new? Help?
New start: I agree with dr. Cohen, it is very important that you get on the right medication if you have ocd and bipolar. It is normal to be anxious about starting with someone new, especially if you have tried with someone who missed your diagnosis in the past. If you do get on the right medication you have a much better chance of dealing with these issues and having a better life. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really, but...: Check this out: this is the link to the Maharashtra Medical Counsel, which I bet is responsible for keeping track of licensed providers. They might be able to point you in the right direction. Let us know if this works for you so we can use it in the future. Maybe our psych specialists have connections too. Will try to pass your request along. http://www.maharashtramedicalcouncil.in/ContactUs.aspx ...Read more
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Expert witnesses: I had not heard of DR. Samenow until I read your question last night & decided to read up on him. I still don't know that I have a good handle on the answer. But I can say that often behavioral health providers who act as expert witnesses whether it be for the defense or the prosecution, can become known for stance on issues like capacity/ lack of capacity etc. When the behavioral health provider- ...Read more
Legal in all States: Marinol is a prescription medicine and thus you cannot get it legally anywhere in the us without a prescription from a licenced physician/nurse. Physicians physicians and nurses (often under supervision of physicians) in all states can issue prescription for this medicine when appropriate. Consult your doc if you have questions/concerns. Good luck. ...Read more
I read mental health occupational therapists in Canada can now perform psychotherapy. Is this a recently new trend?
Not really new: Occupational therapists have always dealt with the consequences of chronic disease, and have provided counseling to numerous patients. Suppose we could call some of this "psychotherapy". But historically, not only psychiatrists and psychologists, but also clergy and social workers and speech therapists have provided psych support. ...Read more
Call Insurance plan: And ask who is covered in your plan in that area who specializes in treating adhd patients. The local medical society may also be able to help. There are also public organizations in most areas, if insurance is a problem, who provide no cost care for indigent or low income families.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Party game: Hey, introverts like parties too! they just don't participate in the same way as extraverts do. Perhaps what you're concerned about is anxiety. If so, here's a quick tip: you can't feel anxious unless you're thinking about yourself. So, think of your focus or attention as a hot potato. As long as you keep it on someone else you won't get burned. ...Read more
Read about a LPR5 gene mutation family in science magazine,does new drug LP33401 increase bone width too or juz BMD in the mice experiment?
Interesting question: When I searched for lp40331, I found it to be the part no. for a John Deere T-shirt. The leprosy susceptibility genetic loci are fascinating, however. Armauer Hanson discovered Mycobacterium leprae in Bergen, Norway in 1873. Genetic susceptibility to leprosy was long suspected by epidemiologists, and now confirmed, explaining why many family or tribe members are resistant. See OMIM.org %609888 ...Read more