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Doctor insights on: How Do I Allocate Time For Relaxation In This Stressful World

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How do I allocate time for relaxation in this stressful world?

How do I allocate time for relaxation in this stressful world?

Meditation made easy: Find a quiet place where you can be undisturbed for 5-20 minutes. Close your eyes and take slow deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. "hyper-focus" on listening to the sounds of your breaths, visualizing the air molecules entering and leaving your lungs. Practice this daily (or more frequently if necessary) for improving mental clarity and decreasing stress. ...Read more

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When I try to work, watch news, connect to the real world I feel stressed and anxious. Is this a problem?

When I try to work, watch news, connect to the real world I feel stressed and anxious. Is this a problem?

Anxiety Disorders: affect about 1 in 5 people (source: National Institute of Mental Health), so you are in good company! There are varying degrees of anxiety, and several treatment options to help you overcome this. I would talk to your Dr about your symptoms and treatment options.Try turning off the news, and try some of these anxiety relieving strategies: https://www.adaa.org/tips-manage-anxiety-and-stress ...Read more

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What's a good resouce for my medical doctors to learn of the effects of early trauma on adults? I get tired of trying to teach at times.

What's a good resouce for my medical doctors to learn of the effects of early trauma on adults?  I get tired of trying to teach at times.

Why are you teaching: Are you a patient or trauma education specialist ? Why are you teaching trauma to your medical doctors. If your doctor wants to practice trauma , will under go special training for it , you are there to seek help not to teach them. Take your medications regularly . Good luck. ...Read more

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I student studying medicine .. Just 3 years to be G.P This years we practice in hospitals and I meet a lot of patients .. So how can protect myself.

I student studying medicine ..
Just 3 years to be G.P

This years we practice in hospitals and I meet a lot of patients ..
So how can protect myself.

Universal precaution: They should be providing lots of education on universal precautions in your medical training. Wash hands with soap and water, wear gloves when examining patients, put on mask/eye protection/gown if splash of blood or bodily fluids is likely, follow any "isolation" rules for patient, and discard all waste/needles appropriately. Have fun. ...Read more

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How can I handle going through an insecure time in life?

How can I handle going through an insecure time in life?

Gather facts: Talking with someone may help. Lay it out. Learn as much as you can about your difficult situation. What is the worst that can happen? Life is seldom fair and often brutal. Relationships come and go. For a meaningful and reasonably happy life, you need only fairly good health, some marketable skills, and basic diplomacy & caring for others. Take initiative and explore all your options. Cheers. ...Read more

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I don't know how to study.Was a bright student, now college dropout, thinking of suicide, don't believe in my methods of studying, whome to visit for cure.

I don't know how to study.Was a bright student, now college dropout, thinking of suicide, don't believe in my methods of studying, whome to visit for cure.

Learning specialist: Dr. Heidi's advice is good. There are specific techniques that you need to master to be successful at studying in college. If you don't pick these up along the way, you'll get into a cycle of academic failure, declining self esteem, the wrong kinds of thoughts and moods, and eventually failure. If the depression has roots elsewhere, these must be addressed as well. ...Read more

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When is the right time to ask for help when you selfharm like cutting I am in thearpy had some life changing events went back to a coping skill i know?

When is the right time to ask for help when you selfharm like cutting I am in thearpy had some life changing events went back to a coping skill i know?

Now.: When particularly stressed or challenged it is common to default back to an old coping mechanism. In this case, cutting is being used to cope. It is time to get back on the horse and ride now. Get help now to get back onto the track of using healthier ways to cope. Recovery is 1 step forward & 2 steps back. ...Read more

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"compassionate care" is overrated. I don't know about the rest of the country, but in la/oc, health care is a business. Accordingly, i expect good outcome/output/advises given to me that's patient centered more than anything. I hear "compassionate" by t

"compassionate care" is overrated. I don't know about the rest of the country, but in la/oc, health care is a business. Accordingly, i expect good outcome/output/advises given to me that's patient centered more than anything. 

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I : I hear you. For me, the best is a doctor who is extremely knowledgable, proficient and who listens and cares. If i needed general surgery, i would go for a doctor with exceptional surgical skills even if he or she didn't have much personality, over a nice surgeon with so - so skills. If i was going to see a therapist, i might want someone competent who appeared to really listen and care over the behavioral health provider who mostly had book knowledge going for them. With medical skills being equal, i think the average patient wants a provider who is compassionate too. You should not have to give up on medical skills/ knowledge/ communication skills and patient- centered care to get compassion. And vice versa. In other words, one should not be exclusive of the other. By the way, compassion in medicine does not need to equate to "mr. Roger's neighborhood". Compassion can also be expressed by candor and being tough. ...Read more

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What is the best way to die daily i fight to step in front of cars or just drink a whole bolttle and die. I fight this and i feel that i m loosing. Done ; aa, na, in-patient, out-patient, religiouse and non, tried to change my enviornmet, friends, lyfes

What is the best way to die daily 
i fight to step in front of cars or just drink a whole bolttle and die. I fight this and i feel that i m loosing.  Done ; aa, na, in-patient, out-patient, religiouse and non, tried to change my enviornmet, friends, lyfes

Please : Please don't give up hope. Stepping in front of a car or drinking yourself to death is not the answer. It is clear that you care, because you are inquiring about ways to kill yourself that would keep your life insurance intact. I suspect that people who care about you, would rather have you around then the money from a life insurance policy. You have a lot on your plate. It sounds like you have chronic pain, drug and alcohol additions and urges to hurt or kill others which you take out on yourself. You do need help. You sound as though you are depleted and at the end of your rope. You wrote into this column because at least part of you wants help. I recommend that you go to the nearest er and just be completely honest about where your head is at. If you can't get to an er, you can call 911. You took the first step by writing in. The second step is to get face to face help from a professional (even if you have tried it before). Please get help. ...Read more

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I really get confused when trying to remember things (dates, events, what happens in social life) however i remeber things much better in my studies ?

I really get confused when trying to remember things (dates, events, what happens in social life) however i remeber things much better in my studies  ?

Focus, interest: You memory differences may stem from how much attention, focus and interest you have between personal and school projects. Try and convince yourself that each demand similar attention. ...Read more

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Which one is best if I have sudden IBS attack: to stay home for a long time or to keep me busy at working, walking outside ?

Which one is best if I have sudden IBS attack: to stay home for a long time or to keep me busy at working, walking outside ?

Rest: I would rest and do what is best to calm your nerves to get back to your baseline mentation. Wish you the best in your healing process. ...Read more

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Where can I find information about fitness and exercise in early retirees?

Where can I find information about fitness and exercise in early retirees?

6 fitness mistakes: ...To avoid: 1) focusing on just one aspect of wellness; 2) not cleaning up your diet first; 3) going too fast at the onset; 4) skipping out on warming up, cooling down, and stretching; 5) not being accountable (commit to making fitness your habit); 6) acting on bad advice--seek out the guidance of experts. Now, move from intention to results! reference: newwavefitness.Com. ...Read more

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In severe emotional,physical pain anxiety PTSD counseling is a temporary fix, hard to function home work so much panic in me I don't know what to do ?

In severe emotional,physical pain anxiety PTSD counseling is a temporary fix, hard to function home  work so much panic in me I don't know what to do ?

PTSD: The fact that you are repeatedly asking this question with slight variations tells me that you are really in a lot of pain. In addition to previous recommendations that I provided - would encourage you to consider acupuncture. There are many highly skilled acupuncturists in Canada. The Seven Internal and Seven External Dragons can promote healing with PTSD without retraumatizing the patient. > ...Read more

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I cry, don't study all day due to lack of confidence in my methods of studing, afraid that psychiatrist might say its not his job to teach how to study;(?

I cry, don't study all day due to lack of confidence in my methods of studing, afraid that psychiatrist might say its not his job to teach how to study;(?

CBT: If you are looking to work on specific skill sets, you want want to work with a doctoral level clinical psychologist. Cbt may be beneficial. Treating the underlying depression is also essential. ...Read more

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I spend more time interacting with the computer and online than I do in real life. Is this ok?

Computers: If you are not happy in life, then I would say that it is not OK. The fact that you are asking this question suggests maybe you want more out of life... is that true? One of my favorite quotes is from a movie called Into the Wild, where the main character wrote "Happiness is only real when it is shared." I believe that... ...Read more

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Which sleeping pill cause death.....if we take more in a single time.....i am not going to suicide.....i want answer for my school project.....please?

Which sleeping pill cause death.....if we take more in a single time.....i am not going to suicide.....i want  answer for my school project.....please?

See answer: Please don't ask this doctor for advice or info on how to self-harm for any reason. We are here on HealthTap to help heal. ...Read more

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Tai-chi helpful?I want to built mental stability for combat n also to use adrenaline in my advantage. How much time a day and how many days.Routine?

Tai-chi helpful?I want to built mental stability for combat n also to use adrenaline in my advantage. How much time a day and how many days.Routine?

Tai-chi may: Help improve mental and physical dexterity, but probably won't help with potential combat. Also, there is no way to "use" Adrenalin - it's a natural response of your body. Contact a tai-chi instructor for more information. ...Read more