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Characteristics Associated With Teens With High And Low Self Esteem
Would 330 ng/dl of total testosterone be low enough to have trouble thinking clearly plus other problems with mind for example low self esteem?
Good Question: Your T level is below the average range for age 18 which is ~600-800 ng/dl. The problem we currently have is that clinical research hasn’t yet determined threshold levels for when symptoms of low T begin appearing, compounded by the problem that there likely is great variation among individuals. I would recommend eval. by an endocrinologist and a discussion whether a trial of TRT is reasonable ?? ...Read more
Random brain pain associated with bad memory/event. Low self esteem. History of mental illness on mother's side. Causes?
Evaluation: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression/bipolar/self-esteem means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for testosterone to cause significantly increased mood (elevated well-being, and feelings of mild euphoria)?
Yes!: If you're taking supplemental testosterone, the answer would be "yes." but you should be cautioned (no, make that a severe warning), that as (i am assuming), an otherwise healthy 18 yo with a normal baseline "t" level, by supplementing with any androgen at a critical time in your growth and body development may be doing yourself harm, and may become "dependent" (to maintain your "t"). Don't do it! ...Read more
Power: Can you be more specific as to what it is you want to know, or how it relates to you or someone else you're concerned about? Having too much power, in what sense? Over whom? The diagnoses for this symptom can run the gamut of severity. ...Read more
Great question: Yes: There is no doubt that the incidence of mood disorders is higher among certain classes of creative individuals, poets in particular. Yet the association to general intelligence is weak, and the presence of a mood disorder does not predict high iq. Kay redfield jamison is head of mood disorders at johns hopkins, bipolar herself, a brilliant writer and psychologist. See her "touched with fire". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm 20. I'm suffering with low self esteem and dependent personality disorder. What are my options?
Self Esteem: Consider joining a long term group therapy in your area, begin with the therapist individually and then when you feel comfortable transition to the group. This strategy can be very helpful to boost self esteem and create more independence. You can read about my clients who have done so in changing your inner voice featured on the soundmindz.Org website. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does high levels of MCH and seg while low levels of lymph and mono indicate especially for patients with ra?
Narcissism: The hallmark of a narcissist is an immense ego, grandiosity, and self-importance, as well as being entitled, and a tendency to use and objectify others as well as thinking of people in all-good or all-bad terms instead of shades of gray. The core of a narcissist is profound insecurity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extreme people pleasing and/or extremely afraid of upsetting others is associated with which personality disorder/s ?
Have any other patients with fibromyalgia memtioned about memory and concentration problems and difficulty breathing and poor balance?
Fibromyalgia ; Mood: Research has found a link between fibromyalgia and depression. It sounds like you are experiencing symptoms of depression (difficulty remembering and concentrating). I recommend consulting with your doctor treating your fibromyalgia regarding your memory and concentration problems; as well as your difficulty breathing and poor balance which is probably related to your anxiety about fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recently dx with ADHD combined type (mostly Inattention with some impulsivity) along with generalized anxiety. These are Comorbid. What meds do you think would be most beneficial?
Testing: The challenge with comorbid attention deficit and generalized anxiety disorder is whether there is more than meets the eye. Without a thorough neuropsychological exam including attention, achievement, ability, memory, perception, behavior and a computerized internet based actuarial assessment personality test like the MMPI-A/2 its hard to know what medications to use. Other conditions can exist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is protein supplement suitable to deal with bone deterioration for people with high blood pressure issue in environment of Pakistan taken with xrcise?
By bone deterioratio: -n, do you mean osteoporosis? If so a protein sup. is not the answer. You need 2 see an internist who deals with this, or an endocrinologist. Many factors make up a treatment plan. Fm. Hx, T score, fracture Hx., calcium intake, and comobities, smoking, alcohol intake, steroid exposure and so on. There is no easy fix for this. Weight bearing exercise is important, as simple as walking. ...Read more
Perhaps: If you mean emotional or psychological disorders, yes. People often binge-eat or crave foods with a lot of sugar, salt, or fat when they are depressed or anxious. If you mean learning disabilities, there is no special correlation with eating poorly except for lack of nutritional knowledge and/or poor judgment or impulse control. ...Read more
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