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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Stress On Personality Types

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I am stressed out and my hands tend to sweat when going for an interview or even when typing this, it's always embarrassing me, tell my why?

I am stressed out and my hands tend to sweat when going for an interview or even when typing this, it's always embarrassing me, tell my why?

Different people: experience stress and anxiety in different ways. Sweaty palms is a common way that some people's body's react 2 stress. Everyone gets nervous when going for job interviews. It would be advisable 2 learn some relaxation techniques 2 help U prepare for job interviews and reduce the stress U R feeling so that U can make the best impression possible. U could even learn some via a HealthTap Concierge ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Is it better to use a touch-screen tablet (e.G. Ipad) than a keyboard (e.G. Macbook) for reducing stress/pain in my fingers after typing a long time?

Is it better to use a touch-screen tablet (e.G. Ipad) than a keyboard (e.G. Macbook) for reducing stress/pain in my fingers after typing a long time?

Not necessarily: If you have having pain from the typing, and you are using the ipad's virtual keyboard to type, it would leave you with the same rsi issues. ...Read more

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Recently my hands have been shaking when I'm writing or when im typing , I have been stressed lately so I dont know if that could be the reason .

Recently my hands have been shaking when I'm writing or when im typing , I have been stressed lately so I dont know if that could be the reason .

Tricky: without an exam, I can only give general information therea re a lot of reasons for hand shaking and a simple exam can figure out which are possibly there in your case. The pace of the shaking, whther writing improves it a bit and if it is in both hands are some of the main points. ...Read more

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Diagnosis of wrist pain with normal CT scan, increase with exercise, stress and typing .

Diagnosis of wrist pain with normal CT scan, increase with exercise, stress and typing .

MRI Much Better: Mri shows the tendons and ligaments much better than ct, as well as bone edema/bruising that ct cannot. Ct is best for suspected fracture after significant trauma. ...Read more

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Hi, was wondering if u have borderline personality if u r under major stress if u can have schizophrenic type thoughts? Thanks

Hi, was wondering if u have borderline personality if u r under major stress if u can have schizophrenic type thoughts? Thanks

Yes: You are insightful to realize this. Major stress can have major impact on all people, but the fragility of a personality like Borderline makes it even worse. The word originally related to the border between neurotic and psychotic styles of living. I hope a good specialist therapist is involved to help recover the better state of adjustment and more major stress can be avoided. Best! ...Read more

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Personality change lately in my wife - work stress?

Personality change lately in my wife - work stress?

Work Stress: Yes, this is certainly possible. Read the articles on stress and performance on the soundmindz.Org website for advice and ongoing support. The stress of work can have pervasive effects, a mental health professional could help your wife regain her balance. Best. ...Read more

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Have stress personally & professionally. People avoid me & medical eval shows I have personality disorder. Had counseling for yrs but doesn't help. ?

Have stress personally & professionally. People avoid me & medical eval shows I have personality disorder. Had counseling for yrs but doesn't help. ?

See a psychiatrist: Psychologists are helpful but if counseling alone is not sufficient, you need to see a psychiatrist who may be able to prescribe medication to help your condition. ...Read more

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Can stress and depression affect the baby's development & personality inside the womb and when he grows up?

Can stress and depression affect the baby's development & personality inside the womb and when he grows up?

Interesting question: How a baby develops is determined not just by genetic blueprint, but also environment inside the womb -- and outside it later. Pre-term birth and low birth weight are the most often seen results of maternal stress in pregnancy. In stressed moms (esp in 1st trimester), placentas make more corticotropin-releasing hormone that regulates length of pregnancy & fetal maturation. Relaxation needed. ...Read more

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I have post traumatic stress disorder, if i try acid will it set me into a flashback? I also have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder as well. Reasons why I should not try acid?

I have post traumatic stress disorder, if i try acid will it set me into a flashback? I also have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder as well.

Reasons why I should not try acid?

Why ask for trouble?: I am puzzled by your question --- why would you want to use a drug that might bring on flashbacks or other symptoms. Some people have good acid experiences but you would just be asking for trouble by taking a drug that commonly produces flashbacks and other symptoms. ...Read more

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What types of foods are best for mitigating stress?

What types of foods are best for mitigating stress?

Whole ones: Whole foods -- that you can recognize when you see them, and that are not processed and hidden in packages. Lots of veggies, fruits, whole grains, chicken, fish, grass-fed beef, organic dairy if your system tolerates it. Eliminate as much extra sugar and chemicals from your diet as you can. Cut back on, or even eliminate, caffeine. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet. ...Read more

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Which type of massage should I get to relieve stress pains?

Which type of massage should I get to relieve stress pains?

Neuromuscular: Neuromuscular therapy can be extremely helpful for muscle trigger points caused by stress. Heat/ice for 15 minutes can be a good temporary quick fix. Regular cardiovascular activity can prevent recurrences. Trigger point injections performed by a physiatrist can help with the persistent knots. ...Read more

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My back tightens up every time i bend or put any type of stress on it. Please help?

My back tightens up every time i bend or put any type of stress on it. Please help?

Pain and this forum: This is not the appropriate forum for your question. You need to be seen, evaluated and the cause of your problem diagnosed and then a treatment plan created. You need to be seen in person by a medical expert. ...Read more

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What types of exercises are okay for stress fractures?

What types of exercises are okay for stress fractures?

Non-weight bearing: Stress fracture are considered overuse injuries. In order to heal they need rest. This does not mean you have to stop everything. You do have to stop activities that aggravate the area involved. Most of the time you can find some substitute activity. The key is that you feel no discomfort while performing the activity (note: i said "discomfort", not "pain"). E.G: swim instead of run. ...Read more

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I want to know is it possible that stress can cause type 2 diabetes?

I want to know is it possible that stress can cause type 2 diabetes?

Stress: Excess stress can aggravate diabetes but not cause it. Other factors come into play, such as heredity, diet, activity level & lifestyle. ...Read more

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Can stress accelerates the development of type 2 diabetes for 23y guy ?

Can stress accelerates the development of type 2 diabetes for 23y guy ?

Yes it can: Stress can disturb your sleep, and create too much cortisol in your system. If on top of this you overeat (especially processed junk foods) you can gain weight and become Insulin resistant. This paves the road to type ii diabetes. Best to get a handle on your stresses -- and build resilience with exercise, consistent rest, and healthy eating. ...Read more

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Can panic attacks just happen? Or is one usually under some type of stress?

Can panic attacks just happen? Or is one usually under some type of stress?

Panic attack: They are usually a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental stressors. Stress increases the start or recurrence of any psychiatric illness. The amygdala thru its connections with the brain stem usually causes symptoms of panic attacks. You can do meditation, carry a brown paper bag, when you have a panic attack, breathe into the bag for a few seconds, rule out medical and psych caus. ...Read more

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Can stress accelerates the development of type 2 diabetes for a 23 old male ?

Can stress accelerates the development of type 2 diabetes for a 23 old male ?

Limited: Stress isn't good for any bodily process and is a mild form of Insulin resistance. However, advancing age, family history and obesity are much larger factors. ...Read more