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Could I ask my doctor about depersonalization?

Could I ask my doctor about depersonalization?

Yes: Discussing concerns with your doctor is always an excellent idea. Your doctor will be able to refer you to a trusted psychologist or psychiatrist if he/she believes further assessment is needed. ...Read more

Depersonalization (Definition)

A problematic and recurrent experience of feeling detached from one's mental processes or body. The experience might give a person a sense of being in a dream or being an outside observer of one's life. This experience ...Read more


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Should I tell my doctor about my depression?

Should I tell my doctor about my depression?

Of course. How: can your doctor help, otherwise? Depression and anxiety are very common symptoms seen in general practitioner's office across the country. GP's Rx more antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication than psychiatrists. Depression can be a symptom of another physical illness, such as thyroid disease or other metabolic disorders. Tell your doc everything. ...Read more

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How could i appoarch my doctor about depression?

How could i appoarch my doctor about depression?

Depression: Tell your doctor about your mood, energy level, concentration, memory, self esteem, motivation levels, sex drive, sleep ; appetite. Crying spells, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness are pertinent as well as your capacity to feel joy. Let your doctor know immediately if you have suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should consult my parents about my ocd?

Please tell me if I should consult my parents about my ocd?

I don't know you: But they do and have for a long time and chances are that they already have an inkling of york ocd. If you have a therapist or psychiatrist discuss with them the ramifications of discussing this with your parents and what your concerns are. Here is a book you may wish to have them read:obsessive compulsive disorder: a survival guide for family and friends roy c. ...Read more

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Should I call my doctor about my anosmia symptoms?

Should I call my doctor about my anosmia symptoms?

Yes: If it comes from a head cold, let the congestion settle. But if you're not smelling again in six weeks or if no congestion preceded the loss of smell, then you should see a doctor to rule out the possibility of a tumor causing loss of smell. ...Read more

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What questions can I ask my doctor about the abortion I had done?

What questions can I ask my doctor about the abortion I had done?

Anything: Hopefully your relationship with your doctor is strong enough where you feel comfortable asking anything and everything. If your doctor doesn't know the answer, i'm sure he or she will still find ways to help you get your answers. ...Read more

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What questions should I ask when I talk to a doctor about presbyopia?

What questions should I ask when I  talk to a doctor about presbyopia?

Best correction: There are many approaches to the visual changes due to presbyopia. Your ophthalmologist can recommend eyeglasses, contact lenses and occasional refractive surgery to improve this condition. Simply give the doctor the opening by asking what means to help it are available. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should tell my school counselor about my 'nightmares'?

Please tell me if I should tell my school counselor about my 'nightmares'?

At age 30?: If you're truly age 30, having a "school counselor" is not usual. In case this age is incorrect -- yes you should tell about your nightmares so you can receive help. If actually age 30, you can tell a psychologist or psychiatrist and receive help also. Nightmares can result from multiple causes, and it takes some discussion to clarify what's happening with you. Best wishes, . ...Read more

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Can you please talk to me about this autoscopic hallucination I had?

Can you please talk to me about this autoscopic hallucination I had?

Epilepsy?: autoscopic hallucinations occur when someone sees their own body outside of their own, their own perspective. this can occasionally occur with mental illness, but it is also a seizure phenomenom, or epilepsy. To advise your further, I would need more info on your experiences and what tests you had done with results. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could phone my gp about my ear?

Can you tell me if i could phone my gp about my ear?

Yes: Most offices will have the answering service working over the weekend. Alternatively, you may wait until tomorrow and call the office if nothing major going on with your ear. ...Read more

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When must I talk to my doctor about my dermatitis symptoms?

When must I talk to my doctor about my dermatitis symptoms?

Sooner than later: The sooner you bring it up, then sooner you can figure out what is causing it and how to treat it or resolve it. The longer you wait, the more difficult it is to cure/resolve/treat. ...Read more

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Doctor scared my daughter about having congenital hypothyroidism. What would you say?

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Doctor scared my daughter about having congenital hypothyroidism. What would you say?

Life long treatment: Approximately, 1 in 3000 newborn babies is found to have a very low level of thyroid hormone. This is generally due to either complete absence or poor development of thyroid gland. Once diagnosed and treatment (hormone replacement) started early in newborn period, normal life is expected in most of the affected individuals. ...Read more

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What should I talk to my doctor about if I am having twins?

What should I talk to my doctor about if I am having twins?

Being Prepared: Twins and other multiple pregnancies can be harder on you and your body. Depending on the type of twins you are carrying your risks may be higher or lower. You need to discuss mode of delivery, timing of delivery and any other concerns you may have. It's also important to make arrangments with work as well as with family and friends in case you have any complications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i told my mum about my hallucinations (hearing things / seeing things) continued?

Can you tell me if i told my mum about my hallucinations (hearing things / seeing things) continued?

If you are a minor: it is very important to let your parents know about your hallucinations. Your parents can help to arrange a medical evaluation/ psychiatric evaluation to explore the reasons for these symptoms. This will lead to a treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more

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Do you think I should see a doctor about my anxiety?

Do you think I should see a doctor about my anxiety?

If it interferes,yes: If it is interfering with the quality of your life, you should see a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Should i be telling my main doctor about my mental issue?

Should i be telling my main doctor about my mental issue?

Yes: Mental, physical, and spritual problems all affect each other. Your primary doc may not be able to fix or treat your mental disorder, but he should know about it. ...Read more

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Could I ask my doctor about depersonalization?

Yes: Discussing concerns with your doctor is always an excellent idea. Your doctor will be able to refer you to a trusted psychologist or psychiatrist if he/she believes further assessment is needed. ...Read more

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Do people see doctors for depersonalization and depression?

Do people see doctors for depersonalization and depression?

Yes: See a psychiatrist for a full diagnostic work up. This is treatable. ...Read more

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How can a doctor tell if depersonalization is anxiety related?

How can a doctor tell if depersonalization is anxiety related?

Assessment: Hi. Depersonalization disorder is thought to be largely caused by severe traumatic lifetime events including childhood abuse, accidents, war, torture, panic attacks and bad drug experiences. A doctor would need do a complete assessment and get a history to help with any depersonalization. It would certainly make sense that anxiety would be part of it. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Need doctor advice. Where do I go for mental problems like depersonalization disorder?

No treatment center: There is no approved medical treatment for pure personalization disorder. Psychotherapy can help you deal with it, but i would insist that your therapist and you both read" overcoming depersonalization disorder." there are other similar books at amazon. Best wishes for brighter days and a safe re-entry. ( I am sure you understand my point of reference.). ...Read more

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My doctor told me to take olanzapine but the only thing I have is anx and depersonalization what could it be for ?

My doctor told me to take olanzapine but the only thing I have is anx and depersonalization what could it be for ?

Ask your doctor: Please ask your doctor about your medications and reasons for particular choices. S/he knows your case much better than we can here. Olanzapine is generally used for psychotic symptoms & agitation, which can happen in ptsd & other conditions. Some may also use it off-label to augment antidepressant effect, help with resistant sleep disorder, etc. But for sure, ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Ways to feel better with depersonalization? Going to the doctors but appointment is 2 weeks away. Anything i can do to help it?

You could do: things that can ground your mind such as music, art, things that can be focused on .., anything that you may find fun and can keep you attention. The key is to be focus and grounded. ...Read more

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Doctor pappas for 3yrs. I had symptoms of depersonalization but my therapist insisted i just didn't feel grounded. Was she right ?

Doctor pappas for 3yrs. I  had symptoms of depersonalization  but  my therapist insisted i just didn't feel grounded. Was she right ?

Confusing situation: It's hard for one person to tell another what the other person feels, even if the first person is a therapist or psychiatrist. You're the authority on the raw experience you're having, no one else. The defensive process of "depersonalization" could result in not feeling "grounded;" but you'd have to ask the therapist what she means by it, and why this differs from what you already conveyed. ...Read more

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I feel very off, like nothing looks real, I think it's depersonalization. My primary and mental health doc says it's from labyrinthitis and won't give me ssris. I feel like I'm dying. What can I do?

I feel very off, like nothing looks real, I think it's depersonalization. My primary and mental health doc says it's from labyrinthitis and won't give me ssris. I feel like I'm dying. What can I do?

Nutrition is: An additional route you can take. Stick with your docs and add a food allergy lab panel. Great Plains lab in KS has a good one. How pis the quality of your lifestyle, diet and exercise? Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Doctors, can a liver problem or abnormal blood chemistry cause ptsd, depersonalization disorder, anxiety, uncomfortable fogginess, pressure? I'm 18

Doctors, can a liver problem or abnormal blood chemistry cause ptsd, depersonalization disorder, anxiety, uncomfortable fogginess, pressure? I'm 18

A SEARCH: Unclear about what is actually wrong. We all want to know why something is wrong and we guess. I don't know weather your worry is a liver or blood problem or an emotional problem or both. Please go to your dr and share the worries with someone who can sort them out. You mean well, but you'll do better with help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on levetiracetam for my epilepsy and experiencing depersonalization, my mom will phone the doctor how do I deal with it in the mean time?

It will be ok: When your mother speaks to your doctor you'll be able to get info on what to expect and do. This is a common side effect, so they'll have ideas and will reassure you that you're not in danger. Hopefully, you'll be given another medicine instead and will not have bad side effects. Try to be patient as you search. You and your Mom did the right thing! It's ok. Take care. ...Read more

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Waiting to hear back from doc about meds but can depersonalization, anger, and lack of memory/confusion stem from anxiety? I got mad and depersonalized now I have frequent urination?

Waiting to hear back from doc about meds but can depersonalization, anger, and lack of memory/confusion stem from anxiety? I got mad and depersonalized now I have frequent urination?

Yes: Anxiety can worsen to the point that can have panic attacks leading to depersonalization. May lead to problems with focus/concentration. Over activation of sympathetic system can lead to freq urination. May be good to also get tested for UTI/prostatitis if worsens (rule out superimposed UTI and check prostrate). Consider doing yogic practice of "Alternate Nostril Breathing" to allay anxiety. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between derealizatuon and depersonalisation?

Detachment: is common to both conditions. In the former, one feels that he is an outside observer of his surroundings--things look unreal, foggy, dreamlike. In the latter the observer feels the same way, only the focus is on his own internal experiences like mental processes, feelings/thoughts, imagery, physical numbing. etc. These two are a bit confusing... ...Read more

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Doctors are symptoms of depersonalisation common in bi polar one and schizoaffectiive disorder ?

Doctors are symptoms of depersonalisation  common in bi polar one and schizoaffectiive disorder ?

Yes, it can happen: Depersonalization is the sense that things around you aren't real, or that you're observing yourself from outside your body. It can happen in high anxiety/panic, intoxication, some medical conditions, and can be triggered by stress or trauma. It can also happen schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, depression, and bipolar d/o, but isn't particularly diagnostic of any of these conditions. ...Read more

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Could depersonalization lead to schizophrenia?

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Could depersonalization lead to schizophrenia?

Not likely: If you are experiencing depersonalization, there are many other more likely diagnoses. Schizophrenia will not be my top guess. ...Read more

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I have borderline personality disorder and depersonalization. Could this cause depersonalization and borderline personality disorder?

I have borderline personality disorder and depersonalization. Could this cause depersonalization and borderline personality disorder?

BPD causes depersona: The symptom of depersonalization (a sensation of being unreal) is one of the common symptoms in people who have borderline personality disorder. The depersonalization is a result of having bpd. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could depersonalization lead to schizophrenia?

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Not likely: For someone who is 45 years old, chances are low that you will develop schizophrenia at that age. If you are experiencing depersonalization, there are many other more likely diagnoses. Schizophrenia will not be my top guess. ...Read more

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Could hypoglycemia cause depersonalization/feeling deam like? Non-Diabetic, no other symptoms.

Could hypoglycemia cause depersonalization/feeling deam like? Non-Diabetic, no other symptoms.

Yes: hypoglycemia is a situation in which the blood sugar drops to a suboptimal level to sustain metabolism. The brain is one of the organs whose function solely depends on blood sugar. Hence you will be disoriented confused or hallucinate with hypoglycemia. The body has an inbuilt mechanism to combat this in a health individual.
Set-up a consult to find out why you have hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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My movements feel fake , as if I'm not actually moving. Feeling lost in the middle of tasks/conversations. Could it be Depersonalization?

Get evaluation: While your symptoms could be signs of depersonalization, they could also be signs of many other things. Start by explaining your experience to your primary care doctor and see where that leads you. Remember that depersonalization is a symptom, not a disorder in itself. Getting a more comprehensive picture of why you are feeling this way will help you to better understand what is going on. ...Read more