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How Can I Help My Girlfriend Realize Her Family Is Emotionally Abusive To Her
Emancipate: The fact that you asked says that if/when you are economically self-sufficient, cut the ties. Despite what they have told you, you are an adult and you are not responsible for their happiness. If you can pretend to love them, it may make things bearable for a time, but ultimately for your own sake, you will need to find some other community -- church, military, work, club. Be strong. ...Read more
There is so : Little help that can be provided in 400 characters or less. The only thing i can really do is to encourage you to accept help. Find a therapist, counselor or psychologist in your area for talking treatment. If there is sexual or physical abuse that should be reported to the police. ...Read more
Health issues,chronic stress 7+yrs (financial/family/legal - abusive ex) ongoing.V resilient in past,suddenly overwhelmed. Prx propranolol. What now?
Mental health: Sounds like you are having a difficult time. Propranolol is used for anxiety, especially for stage fright, but it sounds like you may need to consider counseling and discussing with your doctor a different type of medication like an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). You are not a "weak" person for asking for help or for using a medication to help you through this. ...Read more
My aunt is acting paranoid, aggressive, verbally abusive to family members, drs don't know why, she has cancer & is on morphine. She is on morphine drip, but now she is acting very strange, paranoid, aggressive, verbally abusive, screaming at family membe
You : You have described a complex situation. I am sorry to hear about your auntâ€™s health. There are a number of possible reasons for this behavior. Possible side effects from morphine can include paranoia, hallucinations, agitation, confusion, mood swings, restlessness, difficulty with thinking and delerium. Delerium is sudden confusion and rapid changes in brain function. You described that she is confused. Confusion can be related to electrolyte disturbances, to severe depression, medications, malignancies effecting the brain, insufficient oxygen, infections and failure of various organs (just to mention some causes). It is doubtful that her cancer caused her to become schizophrenic. It can be difficult in a very ill patient who may have delerium, especially if she is older, to determine what the exact cause is. ...Read more
Can early childhood sexual abusive lead to schizoaffective disorder bipolar type? With no family history of schizophrenia?
Can happen..: If it has been so severe and chronic that a usual sequence would be ptsd first, then psychotic features from initial flashback. Eventually the personality becomes so fragile it detaches from reality. Add to this genetic vulnerabilities that are not apparent to people in the family. Many reasons abuse in families can make it difficult to get all the data. Environment and genes are key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Parents divorce after 32yr lost home had 4 21yr & bad dreams from family memories &old house dad was abusive have panic attacks wen near house PTSD?
Yes: All of the necessary conditions are there for PTSD and there is effective treatment available for you. Please see a counselor to start on the road to recovery from these awful experiences. You deserve to feel better. ...Read more
What can you do about the ignorance of family members who abuse and criticize you b/c they don't believe that your disease exists?
Join a support group: Isolation is never a good situation and sometimes you must seek out a community of similarly affected patients to understand how to deal with this.You don't mention the issue but your doc may have a lead on a local group or you can look to the web for one.Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I been deal with verbal abuse from my family for a long time. I'm just wondering what are the affects of verbal abuse? What can you do to make it stop
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