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Apart from psychotherapy, what treatments are available for anhedonia caused by drug abuse?

Apart from psychotherapy, what treatments are available for anhedonia caused by drug abuse?

Do it til u feel it: Support groups (aa, na), exercise, other healthy activities, eating healthy, sleeping enough, sober fun... Even if you don't feel like it, getting in a routine of healthy activities will help. Acting your way into feeling better and thinking more clearly is far more effective than waiting until you think or feel differently so you can do things differently. ...Read more

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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In what ways are victims of childhood emotional abuse treated?

In what ways are victims of childhood emotional abuse treated?

With help: It is very very hard to recover from any abuse, especially as a child. Please seek professional help and not feel ashamed. ...Read more

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What kinds of mental illnesses can be caused by abuse?

What kinds of mental illnesses can be caused by abuse?

Abuse: If drug abuse, refer to my previous answer. If physical/emotional abuse, it can lead to mood disorders, ptsd, eating disorders, personality disorders, or substance abuse. ...Read more

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What are some of the conditions treated by Alcohol abuse?

What are some of the conditions treated by Alcohol abuse?

Unclear question: Alcohol abuse does not treat any conditions. Alcohol abuse may cause a variety of medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are mental illnesses, disorders caused by excessive thinking?

Can you tell me, are mental illnesses, disorders caused by excessive thinking?

Well people with: Obsessive compulsive disorder can have obsessive thoughts. Individuals with anxiety disorders may ruminate excessively. I would say that excessive thinking is not the root of most mental health disorders. ...Read more

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What are the most fatal health problems are linked to being overweight?

What are the most fatal health problems are linked to being overweight?

Obesity health: Over 20 different medical conditions have been linked to obesity. The yearly cost to the healthcare system is estimated at over $100 billion. The common disorders include hypertension, asthma, reflux, diabetes, arthritis, sleep apnea, hyperlipidemia, depression, and an increase risk of falls. Life threatening conditions include heart disease, certain cancers, and blood clots. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many worldewide deaths per year are caused by kidney failure?

Can you let me know how many worldewide deaths per year are caused by kidney failure?

Death Rates: I gfound your question intriguing. So, i went to the internet and found a really interesting website. I suggest you go there and explore: http://www.Worldlifeexpectancy.Com/cause-of-death/kidney-disease/by-country/. I certainly am! ...Read more

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What are some common health-related issues caused by illicit drug use?

What are some common health-related issues caused by illicit drug use?

Lots: Depending upon the drug of choice one can develop hepatitis, Hep C. overdose, kidney problems, heart arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, tooth loss, cirrhosis, immune disorders, sudden death, abscesses, MRSA, Cytomegalovirus, stroke, seizure, psychosis, chronic depression, serotonin depletion, tolerance, pancreatitis, wasting syndromes, cardiomyopathy, respiratory suppression, withdrawal. ...Read more

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Are tics in adults from ADHD meds permanent? How can they be treated?

Are tics in adults from ADHD meds permanent? How can they be treated?

Tics from meds?: When stimulants used to treat ADD/ADHD trigger tics, they willl resolve when the medications are discontinued. However tics appear in children at an age when ADD is diagnosed. If the tics persist, they are not related to the medication. Effective management can be achieved with Clonidine, Tenex, (guanfacine) Clonazepam and other medications that block the action of brain Dopamine. ...Read more

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How many teenagers committed suicide because of bullying?

How many teenagers committed suicide because of bullying?

Bullying: Too many. The topic of bullying is being discussed at a national level. More work definitely needs to be done. If you or someone you know is being bullied, get help. Speak out. Don't suffer in silence. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some diseases brought by drug abuse?

Could you tell me what are some diseases brought by drug abuse?

Many: Drug or substance abuse can be at the helm of many disease states which can affect your mental, psychological, and physiological systems in your body. The list is long and includes every organ system causing accelerated or preventable damage to your body. ...Read more

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How many teens are depressed?

How many teens are depressed?

About 5%: At least 5%, and possibly more, of the adolescent population deals with significant depression at any one point in time. ...Read more

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How many deaths are caused by heart failure each year?

How many deaths are caused by heart failure each year?

Heart failure: About 5.1 million people in the United States have heart failure.1 One in 9 deaths in 2009 included heart failure as contributing cause.1 About half of people who develop heart failure die within 5 years of diagnosis.1 ...Read more

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Is ADHD caused by environmental factors? Do kids get ADHD because of how or where they live, or certain foods? How can we avoid it? .

No: ADHD is a chemical abnormality involving brain transmitters Dopamine and Nor Epinephrin. Environmental factors can affect a child's ability to focus such as noise in the classroom. Excess sugar and carbohydrates in the diet can affect the ability to focus and attend. There are many psychosocial factors such as abuse can cause inattentiveness. However, these do not cause ADHD. ...Read more

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How many teens are aware that oral sex can cause throat cancer?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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How many teens are aware that oral sex can cause throat cancer?

Obviously Not enough: This topic should be covered as part of sexual education for teenagers. I am treating now a very young patient with hpv+ tonsillar cancer. The incidence of hpv+ head and neck cancer continues to increase and this is not something that can be underestimated. ...Read more

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What are some ways to address sleep disturbances caused by ocd?

What are some ways to address sleep disturbances caused by ocd?

Therapy: Beyond basic sleep hygiene practices, cognitive behavioral therapy (which a good psychotherapist can provide) can help a lot with this. Therapy can address any specific rituals or thought obsessions that come up at night, or which interfere with sleep. Also there are medications that can help both the OCD and sleep. A psychiatrist can evaluate need and prescribe effectively. ...Read more