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I Have Intermittent Explosive Disorder What Should I Do
Get treatment: If you've diagnosed yourself in this way, please see a psychiatrist to be sure it's accurate. If a psychiatrist or psychotherapist has already evaluated you and given you this diagnosis, please work with them on the treatment approach they suggest. Psychotherapy can be helpful, along with possible medications also. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation: I would start with an evaluation by a psychologist or psychiatrist. There are also people who specialize in eating disorder assessment and treatment and would be able to determine the severity, complexity, depth of any existing condition. It is not shameful nor does it mean that you are weak to seek treatment. ...Read more
First, follow : Guidance of your internist/ gastroenterologist. Second, live a life style that helps reduce anxiety/ stress. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, >. ...Read more
Calm yourself.: Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more
Neuro evaluation: Epilepsy is the clinical condition of a tendency for seizures. Seizures are difficult to define and may need a detailed eeg exam. Movement disorders are very complex. A good neurologist should be able to distinguish with careful history, examination, and appropriate studies. ...Read more
Eating Disorder: Encourage him or her to get professional help. Offer to go to a first appointment with him or her if desired for support. ...Read more
See below: Relaxation, deep breathing (you can google instructions). You can also keep a diary of the events that cause the anxiety (what happened, the thoughts you had, where did it feel in your body. Ask for help, if you feel you can't control your symptoms --a counselor who specializes in cognitive behavior therapy. Consider meds, if needed. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I don't know: Without a full evaluation, it's impossible for us to diagnose you from healthtap. Your best information would come from personally consulting with a psychiatrist or psychologist skilled in treating people with eating disorders. That way you'll be able to provide your full history and ask all the questions you want. Much better discussion that way. :-) best wishes. ...Read more
I have schizoaffective d/o (depressive type) as a dx. I think i may be having mild manic episodes lately though? How do I know if I am having mania?
Mania: One of the hallmark features of mania is decreased need for sleep usually with expansive mood, euphoria, or grandiosity and impulsivity such as excessive spending, sexual indiscretion, or other risky behavior. Irritability and/or aggressive behavior may also be a part of mania. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have some symptoms of borderline personality disorder. How do I know for sure if I have it and how do I treat my symptoms?
Borderline: Is a personality disorder characterized by severe mood fluctuations, chaotic unstable interpersonal relationships, disturbed identity & self-image, chronic feelings of emptiness, impulsivity, chronic recurrent suicidal behaviors, transient paranoea or dissociation, & inability to control anger. Treatment is Dialectical Behavior Therapy & medications. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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