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We are not sure: Lucid dreaming is the conscious awareness of dreaming during rem sleep. There is no well documented evidence of bad effects of lucid dreaming. However, it may be because there is not a lot of people doing that type of research. Some medications that can prevent rem sleep, are not associated with observable ill-effects. That being said, we are learning that rem is very important for memory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing fatigue, nervousness, hopelessness, irrational fear or phobia, restless (tossing and turning) sleep, paranoid behavior, emotiona...
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as symptoms you describe is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?
Not sure why: You fall asleep at 6 pm because you get up at 304 am. You would benefit form seeing your doc and or a sleep specialist. You may have food allergies. I would also consult an acupuncturist. You are clearly imbalanced and they offer a whole other dimension of care that is very helpful. ...Read more
I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficulty staying asleep, difficulty ...
Sleep hygiene.: Turn off TV 2 hrs before bedtime. Keep a sleep journal, Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Meditation, prayer, massage therapy, aroma therapy and progressive relaxation. I would refer you to the book, "The Relaxation Response " by Herbert Benson, M.D. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficult to wake, difficulty falling ...
Coping with Stress: Hi Nasha, I hear that you are struggling with sleep and you believe this is due to psychological stress. I have a few questions to ask you to better assess how to support you. First, how are you coping with the stress you are experiencing? How are you managing it? Second, what is the nature of the psychological stress you are experiencing? Last, How many hours of sleep are you averaging daily? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing memory problems (quality: difficulty remember distant past events, difficulty remembering recent events) , delusions, fatigue, difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficult to wake,
See a Dr for eval!: Depending on so many things, this could be a set of reactions to things going very wrong that you can learn to change (in serious psychotherapy w/ hard work) or a situation that needs that plus medication, even a hospital stay. Have an eval ASAP by a really skilled pro. The difference matters! Don't wait - it's easier to resolve ASAP. There is help - find it. Best. ...Read more
3yo girl: extreme anxiety, violent temper tantrums, scary smart, obsessive OCD type behaviors, night terrors. Should I have her checked out?
Start by giving her: pediatrician a list of specific behaviors, e.g., screaming, hitting, biting, lining up toys, insistence. on routine, + onset, duration, immediate precipitants & consequences for each behavior to guide referral to a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to assess for Autistic Spectrum Disorder or child psychiatrist for mental illness vs. ASD. Also get a (neuro)psychological evaluation & therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dream-Y, remember-N: While unconscious, your brainwave activity continues, and the unconscious remains active. It is not the same as a stage 4 rem sleep, where during the course of a night, you may go through the whole cycles every 90-120 minutes. The dream you are most likely to remember is the one closest to morning awakening. As long as one remain unconscious, there can be no 'conscious' memory-:). ...Read more
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I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.
Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...Read more
Technically...OK?: Agents used (e.g., bezodiazepines) produce the following effects: reduced anxiety, skeletal muscle relaxation and amnesia (antegrade). They allow for a relaxed, memory-free surgical experience while preserving wakefulness and one's ability to respond verbally to prompts. They enhance the affinity of specific "receptors" in the nervous system to respond to an inhibitory neurotransmitter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer