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James, uk, 37, Epilepsy, anxiety, memory recall issues, muscular skeletal disorders. Queary, can static electricity cloth cause issues wi epilepsy?
Not Enough Current!: Yes..if you are a flea.But to get from your skin through your skull past the cerebrospinal fluid deep into your brain would take a lot more than a little static spark.Of course then there's the topic of 'human spontaneous combustion.'but I'll leave you and Google for that.Now, static can screw-up other things,like electrical circuits, and some fine machinery,or the Hindenburg or a gas tank(BOOM!) ...Read more
Is medical marijuana useful to calm PTSD or anxiety in patients with seizure disorder who can't be on typical anxiety medications?
Can't say: Unfortunately, very little reliable, peer reviewed research has been done regarding the safety and efficacy of marijuana for anything, despite the long list list of conditions for which it has allegedly been helpful. My own guess it that it is not likely to be helpful, since it clouds thinking, and is difficult to dose properly, resulting in an under or overdose. Stick with more proven therapies ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doctors, can a liver problem or abnormal blood chemistry cause ptsd, depersonalization disorder, anxiety, uncomfortable fogginess, pressure? I'm 18
A SEARCH: Unclear about what is actually wrong. We all want to know why something is wrong and we guess. I don't know weather your worry is a liver or blood problem or an emotional problem or both. Please go to your dr and share the worries with someone who can sort them out. You mean well, but you'll do better with help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Geriatric epilepsy unknown etiology patient on TEGRETOL . Short memory loss and signs of poor brain circulation(MRI), drugs advised?Cavinton ?
Cerebral blood flow: Carbamazepine is a good agent for seizures, but can be associated with cognitive side effects. If the issue is with blood flow in brain, additional details need to be provided. As for Vinpocetine (Cavinton) there is anecdotal evidence of improvement of blood flow, but there is less experience with that drug in regulated markets (eg US FDA) to comment on usage. ...Read more
See below: They may become a danger to themselves or others. They should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Can a person(female, 26) suffering from Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy(by birth) be given general anesthesia?
YES: This should be discussed with treating anesthesiologist. ...Read more
Can't answer: There are several possibilities, but your question does not provide enough information to even guess at an answer. If you're seriously concerned seek a consultation with a neurologist or a neuropsychologist. ...Read more
Husband=parksinson's (discharged from icu) & wife=obsessive compulsive disorder with dysthymia.Is it safe to keep the patient under her supervision?
Her character: Having dysthymia or obsessive compulsive disorder does not mean that a person is "crazy" or that they are not capable or responsible. Would look at her personal qualities (rather than focusing on the mental health diagnoses) to assess how capable she is at handling the job. ...Read more
If person has greif ie;after trauma is often dignosed with major depression, when greif is inevitable but depression is mental disorder, please explain?
Grief after death : Brain biology differences cause depression and so does environmental stressors/ life factors (death, divorce, job change, legal problems, family disputes). A feeling is called a disorder when it impairs your functioning and affects you daily, your work and relationships. Help thru medicine or psychotherapy helps both kinds. Grief after death is normal, not an ongoing disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Geriatric issues: It sounds like these issues are best approached by a geriatric psychologist, and a geriatric psychiatrist. Which is to say, you're looking for a psychologist and a psychiatrist both of whom specialize in geriatric issues, like the ones that you have described. State psychology and psychiatric organizations can help you find the best practitioners for these issues. ...Read more
What are psychological or cognitive conditions that may go along with temporal lobe epilepsy? Can tle affect executive functioning, being impulsive?
Geschwind's syndrome: Classical personality interictal changes, include lack of sexual interest, hyper-religiousity or multiple conversions, excessive writing or drawing, obsessional activities, labile emotional shifts such as mania, depression, guilt, anger, hostility, emotional intensity. Even the bible describes these sorts of personalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can fear of abandonment be manifested as a key symptom in other mental illness besides borderline personality disorder?
Fear of abandonment: is not unique to Borderline Personality Disorder which includes a pattern of unstable intense relationships, distorted self-image, extreme emotions and impulsiveness. It may occur in otherwise healthy individuals or in individuals who are anxious and/or depressed. Develop emotional self-reliance, positive self-esteem, self-confidence and realistic relationships. Therapy can help. Best regards. ...Read more
Elderly male with dementia. What are causes of hand tremors? Tremors may prove to be a problem when eating with a spoon. Myoclonic jerks related?
Yes.: Generalized anxiety disorder refers to a persistent pattern of worrying about a variety of real or imagined possible bad events that can occur to the point that it interferes with day-to-day functioning. It is quite common, often runs in families, and can be surprisingly debilitating. It also it quite responsive to various treatments, both talk therapies and medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acute porphyria: Muscle weakness can be a symptom can comes with exacerbation of acute intermittent porphyria. Fine motor skill difficulties alone is unlikely to be the result of acute porphyria. See your PCP for any concerns about fine motor skills. Here is info on acute intermittent porphyria. http://www.porphyriafoundation.com/about-porphyria/types-of-porphyria/AIP ...Read more
Can traumatic childhood dentist experiences result in lifelong dental phobias? Best ways to manage the dental phobia w/out sedation or medication?
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