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Defination Of Alcoholism
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why don't some dr.S recommend cannabis? Is it a lack of understanding of the plant? A lack of understanding of the cannabinoid system? Or lack of care
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers