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How can someone tell me about trichotillomania?

How can someone tell me about trichotillomania?

Ask an Expert: There are therapists who have additional training in treating this disorder. It's imperative that you find someone who knows what it is and how to treat it. It is a manageable disorder with proper treatment! ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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Trichotillomania (Definition)

A condition in which one experiences the compulsive urge to pull out one's own hair, leading to distress & impairment in daily functioning. It is chronic ...Read more


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Can somebody tell me about schizophrenia?

Can somebody tell me about schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a: Mental illness and common symptoms included hearing voices, seeing things, delusions, smells, paranoia, etc. There are various subtypes and degrees. Some people do very well with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. It often manifests in late teens, early adult years. It is not multiple personality even though the media often portrays it as such. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Can someone tell me how to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Get help: There is not a simple solution to overcoming ocd. Find a therapist who specializes in ocd and start working on overcoming the symptoms. You may want to consult with a psychiatrist about medication if the ocd is severe. Behavioral techniques can be helpful in combination with insight oriented work. Good luck, but it will take time, don't be discouraged. ...Read more

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How can I tell someone about my depression?

How can I tell someone about my depression?

For what purpose?: If you want help to deal with your depression be candid. If it is your doctor about your mood, energy level, concentration, memory, self esteem, motivation levels, sex drive, sleep ; appetite. Crying spells, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness are pertinent as well as your capacity to feel joy. Let your doctor know immediately if you have suicidal thoughts.The bottom line is that depression. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure my hypochondria?

Can you tell me how to cure my hypochondria?

Hypochondria: When you are anxious or worried about something being wrong in your body, you are likely anxious about something else that you are not yet aware of. Perhaps beginning psychotherapy would be beneficial and help you get to the root of what is really troubling you. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could approach someone about my selfharm?

Can you tell me how i could approach someone about my selfharm?

Carefully: I'm hopeful that the reason you want to is to find support and help. Whomever you choose, I'd try to include these ideas: I trust and value you. I have a problem that I want to deal with and I'd like help with. I hope this will not be too frightening or be a burden. I'd like YOU to know that I admire you for asking. I hope you do well and feel that you can. Best wishes as you do! ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to help my suicidal friend?

Can someone tell me how to help my suicidal friend?

Thoughts of Suicide: If your friend is having imminent thoughts about killing his or herself, s/he should be seen at the nearest emergency room now. You can drive your friend or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. If not having acute thoughts of suicide: encourage your. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about dyspraxia?

What can you tell me about dyspraxia?

At what age & what : type ? Developmental Coordination Disorder impacts planning & execution of age-appropriate motor tasks. There can be difficulty performing single- or multi-step tasks, pronouncing words or recognizing spatial relationships, often + other neurodevelopmental disorders. Occupational & Physical Therapists evaluate & treat. See http://ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyspraxia/what-is-dyspraxia ...Read more

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Can you tell me about purging/anorexics/bulimia?

Can you tell me about purging/anorexics/bulimia?

Symptoms overlap: Anorexia requires that a person be significantly underweight. Often bulimics are normal weight, or even overweight. Both anorexia and bulimia may involve binging and purging, so this does not differentiate the two. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about leukodystrophies?

What can you tell me about  leukodystrophies?

Leukodystrophy: Metachromatic leukodystrophy (mld) is a genetic disorder that affects nerves, muscles, other organs, and behavior. It slowly gets worse over time. Mld is usually caused by the lack of an important enzyme called arylsulfatase a. Because this enzyme is missing, chemicals called sulfatides build up in and damage the nervous system, kidneys, gallbladder, and other organs. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell my parents I'm depressed?

Can you tell me how to tell my parents I'm depressed?

Communication: Tell your parents about your mood, energy level, concentration, memory, self esteem, motivation levels, sex drive, sleep & appetite. Crying spells, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness are pertinent as well as your capacity to feel joy. Let your parents know immediately if you have suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tourettes?

Can you tell me about tourettes?

Tourette Syndrome is: a neurological disorder characted by repetitive, stereotypic, involuntary motor movements & sounds called motor & vocal tics that have lasted at least a year without more than a 2-month period without tics. It is often associated with ADHD & OCD. It usually starts in childhood & is 3-4 times more common in boys than girls. Tics may peak before puberty & abate in adolescence or young adulthood. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me about trypanosomiasis?

Can someone tell me about trypanosomiasis?

Trypanosomiasis: West African trypanosomiasis (Gambian sleeping sickness) is caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense & approximately 12,000 new cases are reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) each year. Approximately 1,000 new cases of East African Trypanosomiasis (caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense) are reported to the WHO annually. People w Trypanosoma Brucei infection may develop a chancre in ...Read more

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What can you tell me about virotherapy?

What can you tell me about virotherapy?

Tell me more/backgro: It would be nice to know your background health issue? what is it that bothers you that you asked this question. Virotherapy is not an established treatment for any medical condition yet. It is experimental, mostly being tested to find its usefulness(if any) in the treatment of advanced Cancers where there is no conventional therapy option available. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can stop bullying?

Can you tell me how i can stop bullying?

Helpful article: This gives article a lot of good advice on bullying. http://kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/bullying/bullies.html ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell parents about adhd?

Just go for it!: You just have to go for it on some levels. Your parents may be open to the idea or may not, but that is who they are. If it is accurate that you are ADHD, then testing will show and treatment will give GREAT relief. Note that ADHD in NOT over diagnosed in the USA, it is under diagnosed according to the literature and adults and women with ADHD are hugely under-diagnosed. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about stigmatism?

What can you tell me about stigmatism?

Astigmatism: Astigmatism is an eyeglass term for an eye with an oval curvature instead of being perfectly round. It is very common, and easily corrected with a reverse oval either in eyeglasses or contact lenses. It commonly changes very gradually over many years and rarely is severe enough to lower the vision. Your ophthalmologist can measure it and determine the proper correction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can stop bullying people?

Can you tell me how i can stop bullying people?

Bullying: This may not be something you can stop on your own, as it can result from a wide variety of causes. You might try considering the other person's feelings before doing your usual behavior. But the drivers for this are likely unconscious, and you'll need help to become aware enough to change your behavior. Psychologists and psychiatrists who do psychotherapy can help you with this. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to stop my sugar addiction?

Can someone tell me how to stop my sugar addiction?

Not ONE answer: America and much of the western world (and increasingly the developing world) are in the middle of an obesity epidemic, and sugar "addiction" is just one part of that. Sometimes, overeating represents underlying psychological/emotional issues, and a mental health professional can help. There are many ways to diet and to make better food choices. Talk to your doctor, and consider seeing dietician. ...Read more