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Can a traumatic experience push someone with potential psychopathic tendencies into full blown psychopathy?
PTSD.: Post-traumatic stress disorder is a strong impetus for mental illness, both in those predisposed to such and in those who are not. In the context you mentioned, intense psychological counseling and perhaps medications may be helpful for someone so suffering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe panic attacks,had rape counseling, flashbacks, can't seem to calm down, am all jacked up, thinking of checking into hospital again or what else?
Sounds like you are: in a lot of pain. See that you take Cymbalta and Ativan and have some form of behavior therapy. I am not sure how intense your treatment is. There are things that you can do prior to making decision to be an inpatient. First off- have you been treated with cognitive processing therapy? It is excellent for treating post traumatic symptoms. Sometimes adding in Buspar (buspirone) with an antidepressant can be > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms include: rage, can't seem to coalesce thoughts, looses words, head feels full, eyes feel bulgy and bloodshot, suden increased intrst in sex?
Mood disorder: Might be worth taking an online screening questionnaire to see if there's a particular type of mood disorder that you may be dealing with. It might explain the irritability, trouble focusing, and heightened sexual interest. Not sure if the eye symptoms would be explainable on that basis, but rage especially might contribute. ...Read more
I'm hearing voices, seeing things, random and irrational thinking. What sudden event could cause someone to just mentally break?
Psychotic episode: There is not actually a particular event that can precipitate a psychotic break. Would strongly suggest your going to see a mental health professional for further evaluation which will look at family history of mental illness, onset of symptoms, possible medical illnesses, medications/drugs/alcohol. ...Read more
Can PGAD persistent genital arousal disorder cause groin & pelvic pain & feelings of something sharpe &pressure & feelings similar to hernias? Help!!!
Very rare: Persistent genital arousal disorder is extremely rare. All other causes should be ruled out before a doctor determines you have this rare and until recently unknown disorder. Because it is so rare it is hard to explain what variations of symptoms one confirmed case might have over another. ...Read more
What sort of disorder could cause someone to lie, steal from Family, gamble a lot, spend recklessly, smoke excessively, be moody and selfish? Thanks
Uncle in 10 weeks, lost 28 pounds, paranoid someone's following him, stares in space, slow to think. What could this be? no mental history,
Curious as to what would cause: brain fog, hand tremor, eye twitch, joint pain, acid reflux, lightly bleeding gums, anxiety and impending doom?
Too many symptoms: A symptom diary is helpful in such cases. One can write down the symptoms that happen each day, along with the activities that day, the foods eaten (including drinks), and medications taken. Write on a big calendar. Include whether or not the medications help the symptoms. Then a doctor can START with the most bothersome symptoms, as multiple symptoms usually means several visits to the doctor. ...Read more
Dizziness, fatigue, heavy sweating, hallucinations (very strong, she clearly sees and hears rats), disorientation. Might be from stress, or reduxcut?
Dizziness, fatigue, heavy sweating, hallucinations: Who is "she", what is her age, for how long. any other medication/s Nervous system effects such as insomnia (20%), dry mouth (13%), somnolence (7%), dizziness (5.5%), depression (5%), vertigo (3%), emotional lability (3%), abnormal dreams (2%), abnormal thinking (2%), nervousness, anxiety, increased libido, hypertonia and paresthesia are common. Less common effects include tremor, amnesia, euphoria, decreased libido, incoordination, neuralgia, speech disorder, ataxia, hyperkinesia, sleep disorder, abnormal gait, agitation, confusion, depersonalization, diplopia, hostility, hypokinesia, and peripheral neuritis. In addition, controversial reports support that neurotoxicity, which has been questionably evident in animal studies, may be relevant to humans. ...Read more
Impending doom: Can be a symptom of ocd. It feels like something bad is happening but we don't know what. Head pain/pressure is one type of headache. Please tell your doc about all of this. I see that you are getting behavior therapy. Perhaps your therapist can teach you some stress management techniques and explore the possibility of ocd. Peace and good health. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on your values but i think that the most important thing is keeping contact with your family and friends, tell them that you loved them even if you cannot recognize them anymore. ...Read more
Pretty much like all: That being said, there are some distinctions. People with dementia need calm, patient, balanced assistance with good attention to their communication of needs. Avoid abrupt, sharp interactions - clear & firm is fine but no confrontations, challenges or arguing. Offer your interpretations & seek agreement, then go on. Give simple, congruent positive feedback as much as possible. Follow their lead! ...Read more
Please tell me, could we remedy pedal edema by doing without drinking water, i.E., dehydrating ourselves?
No: That would just cause more issues....Get a more detailed answer ›
ER STAT: If the trauma was significant [adult assumption] and there was nothing found in er or if no er was visited, now's the time to go or go back as this is a new complaint. ...Read more
Rare Sudden Vertigo Syncope Violent clear bowel movement Rapid hot flashes Clammy skin Familial Neurologist care Possibilities? What to do at onset?
Can stomach metaplasia cause a reduction of gastritis symptoms? If so, patient feels better about health, when cancer risk actually *increased*...
47y/o, quitting smoking by tapering down. L side by tongue close 2 tonsil, feels like stuck food. 0 swelling,0 visual abnormality,0 fever. on/off.
I'd rather deal with the issues of my depression, anorexia, ptsd, self-harm & suicidal ideation myself than involve professionals, is this possible?
You deserve help: I want to say this gently- if you were able to control and correct these symptoms, my guess is that you would have already done so by now. If what you have done to date hasn't worked, i encourage you to be open to accepting professional assistance. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers