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How Common Is It For Somebody Sad To Get Suicidal Tendencies
Not common: Thoughts of suicide are not uncommon in seriously depressed persons, but mere sadness should not lead to thoughts of self harm. Thinking of ending one's own life is a serious psychiatric symptom that requires immediate treatment. Please see your doctor and ask to see a mental health professional or f you are seriously considering suicide call 911 or go to your nearest eric. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar frequency: You don't catch bipolar disorder like a cold or cancer. You are born with a biologic predisposition and this might manifest at a certain age or be triggered by stress or drug use (incl antidepressants). Stats are 1% of general population but can be as high as 10-30% of individuals who have bipolar parents. Severity can vary greatly and early treatment can be very effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding disorders: Because of the wide variety of causes, the exact incidence of bleeding disorders in the United States is not known. Von willebrand’s disease is the most common bleeding disorder in the United States, affecting approximately 1% to 2% of the population. Haemophilia a and b are rare conditions with a combined incidence of about 1:10 000 of the population. There are other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very: Since 'behavior' defines all that we do, any problem related to our actions can be considered a 'behavioral problem.' the term is generally used to refer to repeated behaviors, even when the negative consequences make it clear that the behavior causes anger or stress in others, or reduces the freedom of the patient. It depends on who sets the rules - a strict parent may see more 'problems!'. ...Read more
Depends: The incidence of alzheimer's disease depends on a person's age and to some extent family history. 10% of people over 65, and >45% of people over 85 have ad. If there is late onset ad in the family (onset >65) the risk to children is only a few percent. If there is early onset ad (onset < 60) the risk can be up to 50%. The early onset type of ad is much, much less common overall. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tough task: Amongst the most difficult in terms of denial are people with type i bipolar and paraonid individuals. The grandiose sense from the euphoria tends to make one feel there is nothing wrong and it is just other people's problems. Medication noncompliance is common. The right approach is not the same for anyone, educaton help some, intervention others, and some will listen 2 a professional. ...Read more
It depends: Depression is not an automatic response for all people who lose hair, but is a loss. Response depends upon one's feelings about having hair, & how losing it affects sense of self. What does hair represent to the person, and does s/he still feel like a loveable & whole person even with less of it? Is the hair loss in the course of aging -- or cancer treatment, with fears about illness & death? ...Read more
Yes, good point: Many ed folk don't hate themselves or intend to have this happen.. Many psychological symptoms develop from mistaken efforts to do something good. Few want to harm themselves at the beginning of a problem. You might have wanted to avoid getting fat but got into bad patterns or habits which were even worse. It's a common tale and why we all need help sometimes. Find some, ok. ...Read more
Learn the tricks: There are certain patterns in how other folks respond to you depending on your mood. It is really helpful to: (1) keep track of your moods, so you know what the other person might be thinking and (2) learn about those patterns so that you know how to respond when your partner feels you are totally caught up in your own activities (mania) or suddenly incredibly inaccessible (depression). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Someone I know will never see a psychiatrist for a bipolar disorder though the adult makes everyone's life miserable. How to get her to cooperate?
Mental Illness: Be gentle but firm and keep yourself as healthy as possible no matter what the other person does. Please look into the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). They outreach to family and friends. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Trait is more common: The thalassemia trait is a fairly common finding in certain ethnic groups (those of mediterranean, african, and some asian descents). The trait is generally a mild condition the contributes to a mild form of anemia that generally does not cause any problems. If both genes are affected, a child will have thalassemia which causes a much more significant type of anemia. That condition is more rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression and death: Absolutely. People who are severely depressed are at a higher mortality rate. Indirectly, through physical illness or lack of attention to health factors; or directly, e.g. Suicide or neglect of basic needs for survival. Pay attention to experiences of prolonged sadness or unresolved grief and consult a mental health professional. Depression is a very treatable condition. ...Read more
Common: Almost 1/3 of people have symptoms above 3000 meters (9800 feet) some seem more sensitive at lower altitude. Going up faster, (also sleeping high at night, perhaps not being fit, not using preventative medicine) all increase risk. Altitude illness is first reversible by reversing direction and going back downhill. If ignored--deaths do occur. Take it seriously and learn about symptoms. ...Read more
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