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How can you tell if someone is a binge drinker?

How can you tell if someone is a binge drinker?

If they...: ...Have trouble stopping once they start drinking, that's a pretty good clue. Doing something while drunk that you either regret or forgot is also indicative. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Tosca
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Binge Drinking (Definition)

This is the patient who can go for long periods of time without touching a drop of alcohol, but will suddenly go through mass quantities of it in a ...Read more


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How can you tell if someone is a hypochondriac?

How can you tell if someone is a hypochondriac?

Formal diagnosis: The diagnosis is a formal one, made by a mental health professional like psychiatrist or psychologist. Hypochondriasis is a disorder where the person is fearful of and obsessed with having a serious illness, despite appropriate medical examinations and doctors' reassurances to the contrary. People with this type of anxiety over-focus on body sensations and become very frightened by them. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone is faking a headache?

How can you tell if someone is faking a headache?

Malingering: Malingering is intentional deceptive behavior. There is an external/secondary gain present as the main motivation for the behavior. To tell if the headache is fake-a noticable difference between the level of distress/disability claimed by the individual compared to information obtained "objectively" through observation/task performance ability over a specific time period. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a loved one is an alcoholic?

How can I tell if a loved one is an alcoholic?

Daily drinking: If a person feels a need to drink daily, that is a signal that there is a problem. The cage questioneer can also help. Do they feel a need to cut down on their drinking? Are they annoyed when you say they drink too much? Do they ever feel guilty about their drinking? Have they used an eye opener drink in the morning? Answering yes to one or more of these may indicate a problem. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone has a problem with alcohol?

How can you tell if someone has a problem with alcohol?

Many ways: If your drinking has caused legal, physical, social, emotional or other problems, then it has become a problem for you. Use cage. Have you felt a need to cut down, have you been angry when others say you drink to much, have you felt guilty about drinking, or needed an eye opener drink in the morning? Answering yes to one or more many indicate a problem. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone is anorexic?

How can you tell if someone is anorexic?

Call NEDA, Ask Q's: Speak w/someone re ur specific concerns @nat'l assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders (neda) helpline: (630) 577-1330. 4 educat'l info re eating disorders: neda website (http://bit.Ly/16crmyh) & website of eating disorders info network (http://myedin.Org). Signs include: poor body image; probs enjoying food; eating/exercise habits; trouble expressing emotions; moodiness; self-harm. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if alcoholism is a disease?

Can you tell me if alcoholism is a disease?

Yes it is ...: Just like diabetes and many other conditions, a person can develop alcoholism either because it runs in their family, or because they are exposed to other people, situations or environments that lead them to develop unhealthy behaviors. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could you know for sure someone is a cocaine addict?

Can you tell me how could you know for sure someone is a cocaine addict?

You can't: Unless you know the criteria for addiction and the individual was honest with you. Addiction involves using more of the drug than intended more often than intended, giving up important obligations because of drug, using at times when it is dangerous, craving the drug, unable to cut down/stop the drug, spending excessive time getting/using and physical dependency. A professional needs to make dx. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your friend is anorexic?

How can you tell if your friend is anorexic?

Worry about fat: Anorexia or eating disorder is a very complex disoder which is being still researched , and more is being learnt in this decade, unipolar depression which is associated which is anorexia and is very hard to treat, vs bipolar disorder which is associated disorder which is associated with binging and purging and is completely different kind kind of eating different eating disorder.Orexin is the. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone is schizophrenic?

How can you tell if someone is schizophrenic?

Dr diagnoses: Schizophrenia has positive (+), negative (-) & cognitive sxs. A person with + sxs loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. - sxs: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of every day functions; losing motivation; inability to carry out plans & isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding what is going on. Dr diangoses. ...Read more

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How can I tell if an elderly person is dehydrated?

How can I tell if an elderly person is dehydrated?

Turgor: You can check the volume status of elderly individual with skin turgor. The best site to check skin turgor on an elderly person is the skin on the clavicle or "collar bone". Checking skin turgor is done by slightly pinching and raising the skin and observing how quickly the skin returns. The slower it returns, the more dehydrated the patient is. And even better way, check urine output and color. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how rare is it to be cutter, anorexic or bulimic?

Can you tell me how rare is it to be cutter, anorexic or bulimic?

Cutting: Rate for Anorexia in the population is 0.4% for females. For bulimia it is 1-1.5%. Less is known about men. Accurate numbers on persons who cut in non-suicidal ways is difficult to ascertain since few seek medical help. In my clinical experience over the last few years I am seeing more adolescent and young adult males for cutting than I have seen in 20+ years. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a child is diabetic?

How can you tell if a child is diabetic?

Screening tests: Most will have glucose evident on a simple screening urinalysis. This can be confirmed by a blood test.Most children who become diabetic do so abruptly with rapid weight loss, ravenous thirst & hunger & eventual decreased alertness. ...Read more

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How do you tell if your mom has a binge eating disorder?

How do you tell if your mom has a binge eating disorder?

Your mom is human: The same way you would tell if anyone has binge eating disorder---do they binge? If so, assume she is humiliated and ashamed of her behavior and act gently, accordingly. ...Read more

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How can a person tell if they have alcohol poisoning?

How can a person tell if they have alcohol poisoning?

Serious condition: That could lead to death. Excessive drinking will effect your breathing, heart rate and blood pressure that is consider medical emergency. Major treatment is observation for airway deficiency and potential choking. Prevention is a key. Drink in moderation. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone is addicted to pain medication?

How can you tell if someone is addicted to pain medication?

Addiction: They use meds when they do not have pain, they take at times more than they should, they take meds by the clock and either on or before the hour. They lose control over themselves. They take the meds without realizing any harm. ...Read more

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How much does someone have to drink to be a chronic alcoholic?

How much does someone have to drink to be a chronic alcoholic?

No exact amount: Not just about amount, granted many alcohols have high tolerence and can drink significant amounts of alcohol, amount that could kill someone without that tolerence. Its more about what kind of behaviors someone has with alcohol, strong obsession, strong craving, using despite negative consequences, affects relationships, causes conflict with others. Uses to relieve negative feelings. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone fakes a heart attack?

How can you tell if someone fakes a heart attack?

Negative troponins: Serial negative serum troponin 4hrs+ after event and every 6 hrs. X 4 times. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone is seriously overdosing from an opiate?

How can you tell if someone is seriously overdosing from an opiate?

If you are: worried then confront this individual about your concerns and maybe enter a voluntary detox program. Honesty is very helpful, however be read for a backlash. Many people that are lost in their addiction will be very angry and resentful towards this honesty. If needed, ask their family for help. Lastly, you can even call the authorities if they pose a risk to society or themselves. ...Read more

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How could i tell if someone is bipolar?

How could i tell if someone is bipolar?

Need an evaluation: Bipolar affective disorder is characterized by extreme changes in mood, either depressed or manic, which persist over time and cause impairment in living day to day life. ...Read more

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