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I have intermittent explosive disorder. What should I do?

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 more

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What should I do if I have severe anxiety?

What should I do if I have severe anxiety?

Anxiety: You should ask your doctor for a referral to a mental health specialist after any medical issues are ruled out. Anxiety if often produced by misperceptions of interactions and situations. Best. ...Read more

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I'm worried I have an eating disorder, what should I do

I'm worried I have an eating disorder, what should I do

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

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I have acute constipation. What should I do?

I have acute constipation. What should I do?

Constipation: Drink two liters of water over the next hour and then add psyllium fiber followed by more water. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain, and I have an eating disorder. What should I do?

I am experiencing chest pain, and I have an eating disorder. What should I do?

Evaluate chest: Chest pain may not be due to eating disorder- maybe heart, rhythm, lung, or esophagus problem. Should get checked out. ...Read more

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I have extreme etemphobia. What should I do?

Emetophobia ?: Emetophobia ? If you suffer from a chronic, intense fear of vomiting, you may benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy with a psychologist. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am suffering from irritable bowl syndrome?

What should I do if I am suffering from irritable bowl syndrome?

Gastroenterologist: The symptoms of ibs, chron's, and ulcerative colitis overlap. You need to see an expert who can narrow this down for you. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have IBS and anxiety?

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

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Do I have an eating disorder i just lack control. What should I do?

Do I have an eating disorder i just lack control. What should I do?

Eating Disorder: It is not clear from your comment whether you have an eating disorder or not, consult a mental health professional who specializes in treating eating disorders to get a proper diagnosis and also receive the help you may need. Best. ...Read more

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I have really severe panic attacks what should I do now?

I have really severe panic attacks what should I do now?

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

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What should I do when I have chronic diarrhea at work?

What should I do when I have chronic diarrhea at work?

Get evaluated: Get evaluated to find out why you have it. After getting tested, it may be possible to use anti-diarrhea drugs. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have epilepsy or movement disorder?

How do I know if I have epilepsy or movement disorder?

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

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What should I do if i know my roomate has an eating disorder?

What should I do if i know my roomate has an eating disorder?

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

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I think I have schizoid personality disorder. What symptoms should I have?

I think I have schizoid personality disorder.  What symptoms should I have?

Read NIH fact sheet: Nih fact sheet: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001918/ this is a personality disorder with several specific criteria that need time (several visits) to be clarified with your treating psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do myself if I have an anxiety disorder?

What can I do myself if I have an anxiety disorder?

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 more

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Am i anorexic or do I have any type of eating disorder? What should I do?

Am i anorexic or do I have any type of eating disorder? What should I do?

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

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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 more

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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?

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 more

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