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Dad acquiring mental problem? Suddenly disengaged in family, talking to himself, acting strange, freaking out randomly and oversensitive. Worried!
Psychiatrist: If either your family or your father himself think that there is a problem with his behavior, I feel that it's imperative that you look into the problem by calling your physician or a physchiatrist. The latter is best qualified to evaluate and treat him. Approach your father in a diplomatic and nonconfrontational way, and let him know that you're concerned about him so he'll have some insight. ...Read more
15 yo Asian male watching school shooter info and unusual pornography on internet often. Wrote about shooting up school. Very bright, not psychotic. ?
PSYCHOSIS?: He needs mental evaluation before anything happens. Kids with abnormal thinking might be depressed and needs rx. ...Read more
Age 36 female forgeting things, spelling words, names, people and objects, moments of confustion, comes and goes MS test normal, getting worse?
Cognitive issues: Your description focuses on worsening intellectual function, which can be due to many causes at age 36. Consider medication rxtns, vitamin deficiencies, (thiamine or b-12), low thyroid, occult infections (hiv, syphilis), contact with toxins (even carbon monoxide exposure in home or car). Perhaps there are psychological issues, or unusual complications of migraine or epilepsy. Doubt ms. ...Read more
I think homosexuals are more artistic than straight people. All of my gay friends have at least one artistic skill.Any statistic or study about this?
Possibly: Some think that male homosexuals have an alteration in their brain wiring which increases artistic and creative abilities. This may also contribute to their sexual proclivities in the first place. However, the artistic community is more receptive of homosexuality and it in part may just be that gays gravitate to these fields due to a more comfortable working environment. ...Read more
My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?
I AM AB-. My father is o positive, mom ?, 6 siblings and look nothing like them. Both parents 5'1 & 5'2 height, I am 5'11 female and taller than all
Happens sometimes: A father, mother, and one or more kids make up a family. In many families, there are a variety of genetic relationships between the kids and each of the parents, and also among the kids. The blood types don't define a family, but do show the genetic relationships in most but not in all cases. If a person has her birth certificate and family pictures going back to babyhood, then that's her family. ...Read more
8mo's trouble finding words forgetting what Saying, Paused speech. Boss & cust. notice. drneuropsych said avg score, delayed response. Where go answrs?
False Beliefs: I am sorry to have to be very frank with you but your assumption is incorrect and dangerous. 36 million humans have died of AIDS on the world in the past thirty years. Homosexuals only make up a part of this tragic figure. The other fallacy is that most people with access to good health care no longer get AIDS but have complete and effective suppression of the HIV virus and thus are not sick. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mom died of glioblastoma. Read abt new study @ Baylor re possible familial/genetic link to GBM. Should I worry? Always thought GBM happened at random.
Glioblastoma: I recommend that you not worry, just be vigilant of any changes in symptoms and always let your Drs know about your family hx. There is nothing you can do to prevent this form of brain cancer anyway. Just live a healthy lifestyle and have your regular check ups. Hope this gives you comfort ...Read more
Not only did I not: Learn about female genital mutilation in school but it was never mentioned in medical school, internship or residency. I received hundreds of hours in training in child sexual abuse - and it was never brought up there either. Kind of amazing considering that 140 million females (as young as a day old) have had their genitals mutilated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are some docs, incl here, so negative about unsedated colonoscopy? Mine was a wonderful learning experience w/no side effects!
Stress!: When patients are in pain, it causes significant stress on the patient and also your doctor. No doctor likes to see their patients in pain. Pain can cause heart attacks.... Also it may cause your doctor not to make maneuvers that he would have otherwise done because of not wanting to induce more pain! it takes two to tango! your doctor is a major element here too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
<1 min dizzy spells, random, (bp, cbc, hydrated, orthostat-pressures, ears) all good. Seen ent, neuro, internst & psych no ideas from them. Help?
I am 62, single, schiz, ptsd, history of mutism and catatonia. 6 wks no speech at all, only notes. Just moved to VT. Few acquaints. Help?
I would consider: finding a psychiatrist for a meds check, and then maybe a County or even private sponsored outpatient mental health group for socialization. I'd look for one like a day treatment that offered activities and provided transportation to and from events. Look to United Way if they exist in your region, or the mental health services in your city for places to check out. ...Read more
Yes: Treatable conditions. Ocd should be controlled. Psychotherapy and psychiatric evaluation will likely help a lot. Boredom is difficult to define, but certainly finding and engaging in productive and positive activities will get you more focused on important life goals instead. Good luck. ...Read more
4 y old had vasovagal attack pediatric ask for CBC ECG EEG urine k na ca li every thing was normal except li <0.3 & ionized ca 4.2 he ask psych.Advi?
Syncope?: When you say "vasovagal attack" i assume that you mean syncope (fainting). Vasovagal syncope is not typical in four years olds, and more typically presents after the onset of puberty. There are many causes of syncope potentially, some serious like heart disease or seizures, and some not so serious like breath-holding spells. The most important step is to rule out serious causes of syncope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Odd question on medical and moral problem involving teen sex--why don't parents control it better?
??: That's up to the parents and their relationship to child. ...Read more