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Is lack of conscience one of the symptoms of Asperger syndrome?

Is lack of conscience one of the symptoms of Asperger syndrome?

It is not: Aspies don't understand other people or why their odd behavior often provokes such bad reactions. By contrast, a sociopath is indifferent to the feelings of others and may get pleasure from making others unhappy. Aspies are educable and often grateful -- a treated aspie looks back with regret ; is often eager to do good for others. You can't reach a sociopath. ...Read more

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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

Alcohol and any other form of dependence can be thought of as a need to drink, not to feel good, but rather, in an effort ...Read more


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What is the medical term for the mental problems of codependency/adult child of alcoholic/para-alcoholic?

What is the medical term for the mental problems of codependency/adult child of alcoholic/para-alcoholic?

There isn't one: Since each person may experience a situation differently, many outcomes are possible. If pathology is there, it might be diagnosed differently. "codependent" is a common term, but it isn't a medical one. Depression and anxiety are frequent in people with such backgrounds. Sometimes they can also end up with compulsive personality features. Many other possibilities also. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse?

What is the medical definition of alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse?

Addiction: Alcohol can be robustly abused by someone but as long as the person is not addicted to it, and doesn't miss it after putting it down, the diagnosis is alcohol abuse. If, however, the person feels either physically or psychologically addicted/dependent on it and either cannot go a day without it, or binge drinks uncontrollably the diagnosis is alcohol dependence. ...Read more

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Is lack of motivation common sign of depression?

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Is lack of motivation common sign of depression?

Not just depression: Depression can cause lack of motivation, but there are many other possibilities. Lack of motivation is also a common sign of many other happenings. This is because motivation is a complex and fragile thing. It is subject to a long list of both internal and external forces. Values, belief, as well as previous life experiences all play significant roles. ...Read more

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What is the importance of the symptoms of alcoholism?

What is the importance of the symptoms of alcoholism?

Alcoholism: Is a deadly disease, so the importance of recognizing the symptoms as early as possible is to be able to avoid the negative consequences of the illness by getting treatment as soon as can be. Treatment is life saving! ...Read more

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Loss of the sense of smell often precedes the major symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, right?

Loss of the sense of smell often precedes the major symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, right?

See below: It is not a major symptom, but it represents the earliest signs and symptoms of alzheimer's. Loss of smell can be also related to chronic sinusitis and agingl. So please have a geriatrcian to have a full assessment. ...Read more

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The first stage of alcoholism is characterized by what symptoms?

The first stage of alcoholism is characterized by what symptoms?

Overconsumption: You can find information on usual stages of alcoholism at this website. http://alcoholselfhelpnews.wordpress.com/2008/05/24/5-stages-of-alcoholism/ in general a person is consuming more alcohol regularly and appears to function despite that. ...Read more

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Is lack of energy a symptom of withdrawal?

Is lack of energy a symptom of withdrawal?

Possibly: It would depend somewhat on the particular substance from which the person is withdrawing. Lack of energy is a common symptom of withdrawal from a variety of different drugs of abuse, especially from stimulant type drugs, medications, or substances. ...Read more

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What's the probability of inheritance of diabetes?

What's the probability of inheritance of diabetes?

Depends: Check the presence of diabetes in the family: siblings, parents and grandparents as well as cousing aunt and uncle. Consider also the weight and level of physical activity. Those are all factor that interplay and genetic predisposition is a well know fact but genetic testing is not standard at this time. ...Read more

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What is the defination of diabetic?

What is the defination of diabetic?

Diabetic: Diabetic is a term describing patients with abnormal blood sugar metabolism, most commonly high blood sugar, from either a complete lack of Insulin production, or an abnormal response to Insulin produced. Diabetics suffer complications over time due to the abnormal sugar levels. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of mental impairment?

What is the medical definition of mental impairment?

Free dictionary says: Please let us know) mental impairment n (law) law (in england, according to the mental health act 1983) a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind, which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning and is associated with abnormally aggressive or seriously irresponsible conduct mentally impaired adj. ...Read more

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What are the main psychological effects of alcoholism?

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What are the main psychological effects of alcoholism?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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Is alcohol a primary cause of anomic aphasia?

Is alcohol a primary cause of anomic aphasia?

Not usually: Alcohol addiction and withdrawal can lead to wernicke's aphasia which is usually characterized by lack of comprehension and fabulations. ...Read more

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Does the risk of postnatal depression increase with a history of depression?

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Does the risk of postnatal depression increase with a history of depression?

Hx of Dep.: Very possible, especially with history of repeated bouts of depression. ...Read more

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Other than alcoholism what causes cirrhosis of the liver?

Many other things: World-wide, hepatitis B is the most common cause, and in the US hepatitis C is now the most common. Primary biliary cirrhosis, autoimmune hepatitis, Wilson's disease and alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency are other causes of cirrhosis which are somewhat more rare, and in some cases, no cause can be found (cryptogenic cirrhosis). Many can be treated, and now some can be prevented with medication. ...Read more

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Which mental health problems are the result of alcoholism?

Which mental health problems are the result of alcoholism?

Alcoholism: Alcoholism is frequently accompanied by depression, insomnia, suicidality, and anxiety. Sometimes another mental health disorder precedes the alcohol abuse. Social phobia can be a frequent problem in alcoholics; bipolar illness as well. In mania, sometimes an alcoholic in recovery will start drinking again, or abuse drugs too. Dual diagnosis programs are needed to help these people effectively. ...Read more

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What are the other causes of peripheral neuropathy if there is no history or diagnosis of diabetes or alcohol abuse?

What are the other causes of peripheral neuropathy if there is no history or diagnosis of diabetes or alcohol abuse?

Many: Many causes of peripheral neuropathy: peter dyck wrote a 2-volume textbook (2992 pages). Common causes: diabetes, thyroid conditions, others hormonal conditions, toxins (alcohol, insecticides, chemotherapy, lead, arsenic, agent orange, others), rheumatoid, lupus, vitamin deficiencies, copd, peripheral vascular conditions, & infections/immune conditions. In 30% of people, no cause can be found. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

An addiction to alcohol or mental illness and compulsive behavior ...Read more