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I have a lot of ptsd/anxiety issues and I have asperger's syndrome. I need a colonoscopy. Is that something that can be done in the or and under general anesthesia?

I have a lot of ptsd/anxiety issues and I have asperger's syndrome. I need a colonoscopy. Is that something that can be done in the or and under general anesthesia?

Talk with drs: Have a pre procedural visit with your doctor explaining your conditions. All medical procedures presume healthy mental status and mood. If you are at all unsure or uncertain, most doctors will make time to talk with you in detail about the procedure or collaborate with other doctors (psychologists and psychiatrists) to make the procedure clear and less anxiety provoking to the patient. ...Read more

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Do I have ptsd?

Do I have ptsd?

I don't know: Dear annnnn, we don't know your history - so we can't even hazard a guess. Ptsd occurs after a life threatening or horrific trauma & has sxs of reliving, avoidance and hyperarousal. ...Read more

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How serious is PTSD?

How serious is PTSD?

High co-morbidity: About 8 million adults have PTSD in a given year. Considering the high co-morbidity with other problems including sleep disturbance, substance abuse, anger, self-harm and suicide, as well as increased risk for physical health problems, including chronic pain, the answer is YES. PTSD can exert devastating consequences on affected individuals/families. Fortunately, effective treatments are available ...Read more

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What is complex ptsd?

What is complex ptsd?

Complex PTSD is: a term offered to identify individuals with PTSD who have experienced prolonged and severs trauma which can impact a person's self-concept and the ways they adapt to stress. Dr. Herman at Harvard suggests this distinction and likelihood of special treatment considerations. Best regards. ...Read more

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How can ptsd be treated?

With compassion: Emdr for simple ptsd. Cognitive processing therapy is the gold standard. Group therapy for people with similar types of trauma. Psychotropic medications. Psychoeducation is vital. Family therapy is often important. ...Read more

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What medications are used for ptsd?

Another medicine: Another medicine is Minipress (prazosin) which can be used for ptsd nightmares. It works by crossing the blood brain barrier & blocking norepinephrine ( a chemical like adrenalin) acting in the brain. Prazosin was first used for ptsd in 1995. Trauma nightmares are true-life situations, extremely realistic, and they are accompanied by an adrenaline storm which does not happen with bad dreams. ...Read more

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What to do if that i might have ptsd?

Evaluate, then treat: Hi Graham, First, as suggested, get an evaluation and referral to a competent trauma specialist. In addition, this website lists some useful self help tools: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/treatment/cope/. Here you'll find links to apps and suggestions for lifestyle changes, the importance of support, mindfulness practice, and techniques to counter negative thinking.Hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of ptsd?

What are the signs or symptoms of ptsd?

Intrusive memory,anx: Symptoms of ptsd grouped in thre types 1intrusive memory, like flash backs, or reliving traumatic events, upsetting dreams about the same 2incresed anxiety and hyperarousal, like numbing and irritability, guilt, self destructive behaviour like drugs and drinking, insomnia, frightened, hallucination 3avoidance and numbing, not enjoying activities you enjoyed before, loss memry, diffulty in close relationships. ...Read more

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Would like an opinion on if I may have ptsd?

Not enough for me to: You need to tell me more. What are your symptoms? What were you exposed to? I can answer better with that information. ...Read more

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How could I tell if I have ptsd from my deployment to iraq in 2010?

How could I tell if I have ptsd from my deployment to iraq in 2010?

Screening exam: You've likely had a couple post deplent exams already if you are out the va can help--startle reactions psychic numbing nightmares increased irritability avoidance of things that bring up memories etc depression may accompany the ptsd--don't self medicate or withdraw from your loved ones at home--seek professional help. Thank you for your service and welcome home! ...Read more

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