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Doctor insights on: Do I Need Medication For My Emotional Changes From Dealing With My Disability

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more


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Can a change in thyroid medication cause severe emotional differences?

Can a change in thyroid medication cause severe emotional differences?

Sure: Especially if you are now taking too much. Talk to an endocrinologist to find out how much and what type of thyroid replacement you are and should be taking. ...Read more

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Been super emotional since taking this medication, should I stop?

Let the prescribing: physician know about your side effects right away. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my friend who is dealing with emotional trauma?

Listen: Listen to your friend if s/he wants to talk. Do not force discussion of "what happened" but allow your partner to determine timing and pacing of this. Do not expect your partner to be aware of your needs at all times (and occasionally, at any time). Encourage your friend to seek professional help. This could be essential for healing and recovery. ...Read more

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How can one increase his/her emotional stability? What medications?What foods?Excersice, meditation? What else? Any studien on this that you recommend?

How can one increase his/her emotional stability? What medications?What foods?Excersice, meditation? What else? Any studien on this that you recommend?

Abdominal breathing: Studies have shown that meditation can have positive effects on your autonomic nervous system, your immune system and your hormonal systems, thus rebalancing your overall metabolism. Proper abdominal breathing techniques are paramount in achieving the relaxation response. You do not need to be a master. Find someone who can teach you this and then practice it consistently. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to cure emotional stress involved with a disability?

What are some natural ways to cure emotional stress involved with a disability?

Change the view: A close friend of mine recently lost his 38 y/o wife. In asking how he was coping, he explained to me how he has "changed his view" of things and looks at his loss as an "opportunity." his tragic loss is now an opportunity; and opportunity to be closer to his kids, an opportunity to be a better father, even an opportunity to redecorate his house. Change how we look at things, make opportunities. ...Read more

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How often do "anti-psychotic" medications make the person much more "emotional"?

How often do "anti-psychotic" medications make the person much more "emotional"?

Not often: They tend to do the opposite: restrict excessive range of emotions. Hence, they are often used to stabilize moods and inhibit aggression. ...Read more

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I need some help dealing with emotional abuse. Help?

I need some help dealing with emotional abuse. Help?

Find a therapist: And work on all the emotional abuse you were exposed to. Make sure trauma is an area they specialize in. Ask about emdr since it can help sipped up the process, but be ready to work in therapy for a considerable amount of time. ...Read more

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I have emotional disturbances of a sexual kind about loved ones? Is there medication or therapy?

I have emotional disturbances of a sexual kind about loved ones?  Is there medication or therapy?

Get an Evaluation : I recommend complete physical and psychological evaluations to determine the source of the problem and best course of treatment. There may be other associated problems that must be treated, as well. For treatment, go to a specialist. Sometimes these problems can be difficult to treat and sometimes they are easily resolved. Don't delay treatment. Make sure your dr.S talk to each other. ...Read more