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Example Of Ptsd
ALWAYS MISERABLE: Several varieties of depression, some of genetic origin, some due to bipolar types, manic-depressive variations, situational reactions to tragedies, etc. Usually in my experience, when the depressed patient becomes restless and agitated, that seems when the risk of suicide becomes the most intense, and death does become a major threat. My psych colleagues can help immensely. ...Read more
No! It's bad anxiety: Ocd patient often say things like "i am crazy for washing my hands a thousand times a day." but this is not psychosis. This is a compulsive behavior due to anxious, obsessive thoughts. Ocd symptoms often make no sense to others. They can be excessive and irrational. But their origin is still anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Grief vs depression: Grief and extreme sadness are a normal reaction to the loss of a parent. Depression may also be triggered by this type of loss. I would recommend seeing a therapist to help work through the grief and determine if there is depression present independent of the grief. If there is difficulty functioning in daily life past a month it may be depression on top of the grief. Therapy helps both. ...Read more
Can the trauma of verbal and emotional abuse from a bipolar spouse cause the "healthy" partner to develop mental illness such as depression or anxiety?
Mental Health: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
What symptoms are different in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? Is one a disease of the brain, other disorder?
Both brain disease: Both of these illnesses are "brain diseases, " and both have psychotic symptoms such as delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, thought disorder, etc. Schizoaffective patients also have mood dysregulation, but pure schizophrenics don't. Treatment for schizophrenia may be antipsychotics alone; schizoaffective people also need mood stabilizing agents. They may deal with mania & depression, + psychosis. ...Read more
Depends : The classic symptoms go from a deep depression to high highs where the person might spend money foolishly or lavishly, not sleep, talk loud and fast , and might be anxious or paranoid. Not all people have classic symptoms so it is important for a professional to diagnose the disorder ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Great Question: Ptsd falls under the class of anxiety disorders. It is interesting that you asked if it is a behavioral disorder. I treat primarily complex ptsd. My combat ptsd patients have hyper-responsive fight or flight reactions. Irritability, high levels of anger & aggression can be very problematic. Ptsd is a destroyer of marriages & families. Road rage & violence when dissociated are major issues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Might the hyperexcitability of brain in epilepsy be related to the hyperactivity of people with asperger's?
In absence of memory of the original traumatic event, how would the ptsd person discover the initial event?
EMDR: Sometimes certain therapy techniques over the years have been used. Jean-martin-charcot used hypnosis. S. Freud later on continued this work only to find it not very effective. However it did open the door for the birth of psychoanalysis. Today a technique called emdr [eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.] has gotten some notoriety. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Avoidant: Personality disorder is a pervasive lifelong pattern of feelings of inadequacy, sensitivity to rejection, etc.. It’s highly doubtful that APD or other personality disorders, would be a result of childhood trauma. Trauma can make one susceptible to mood and anxiety disorders, most commonly. Regardless, seeing a therapist and a psychiatrist is the best recommendation given your history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social skills: To simplify the pateint is retaught social skills in the social skills training. ...Read more
There are physical differences in the brain of a schizophrenic. Are physical differences also present w/ a phycopath? Or a narcissist?
Nothing remarkable: The current state of the art in psychiatry involves research on brain structure and function, but unfortunately, we are not yet to the point of being able to make a definitive diagnosis based on differences in the brain. For that reason, psychiatric disorders are considered "functional" problems, as opposed to "organic" problems-for which differences can be measured in some ways. ...Read more
Inflammation: Some research suggests inflammation as a possible cost for depression and anxiety.possibilities ranging from infections, such as the flu, to diets high in sugar and trans fats, to bullying and loneliness and legal hidden ingredient in most of our foods. My experience has been they are associated with high winds, pollen and ozone. ...Read more