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Doctor insights on: Inappropriate Emotional Responses

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What mental disorder is characterized by lack of emotion or inappropriate emotional response?

What mental disorder is characterized by lack of emotion or inappropriate emotional response?

Several d/o: Personality disorders/ depression / psychotic disorders / drug and etoh disorders all have a potential component of flattened or inappropriate emotional response. ...Read more

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How does an opioid reduce the perception of pain as well as the emotional response to pain? what's the emotional response? what's it do?

How does an opioid reduce the perception of pain as well as the emotional response to pain? what's the emotional response? what's it do?

Three receptors: opioid acts on three types of receptors -my, kappa and delta distributed throughout the body in various organs in various densities which are responsible for global and varied effect of these drugs. The most profound analgesic effect is through mu receptor in central nervous system. ...Read more

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Is depression a mental illness or an appropriate emotional response to a psychologically intolerable situation?

Wow...: Many in the field are uncomfortable with the way society (and the pharmaceutical industry) has come to define emotional suffering in medical terms, as "illness." it may be a completely understandable ; appropriate response. In some cases, it may make sense to think in terms of illness. It depends. Either way, most people with depressive symptoms can benefit from psychotherapy ; self-understanding. ...Read more

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Only psychiatrists respond please.I'm mentally ill.Suffer from delayed emotional reaction and response.What causes this? And how can I overcome it?

Only psychiatrists respond please.I'm mentally ill.Suffer from delayed emotional reaction and response.What causes this? And how can I overcome it?

Depends.: I am not sure whether you are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder which is a delayed reaction to a life and death type of event. If this is so, you need help through psychotherapy or medication or a combination. ...Read more

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I feel like I have asthma only when under emotional stress or when i step out into hot weather, can this be asthma or some other stress response?

I feel like I have asthma only when under emotional stress or when i step out into hot weather, can this be asthma or some other stress response?

It is possible: You need to get checked by your doctor to rule out anxiety disorder and other causes. Stress, change in weather, allergies colds, viral illness are some triggers of asthma. Need more info to make a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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Only psychiatrist respond please.Mentally ill.It's not PTSD. Sufferin from delayed emotional response an reaction related 2 recent non traumatic thing?

Only psychiatrist respond please.Mentally ill.It's not PTSD. Sufferin from delayed emotional response an reaction related 2 recent non traumatic thing?

Therapy?: Not sure what the question is here. This indicates Mental illness w diagnosis of PTSD and use of Paxil (paroxetine). The question is: Are you in therapy? Even though most recent reactions are not due to recent trauma - that can still be addressed in therapy. Take care. ...Read more

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What is emotional disorder?

What is emotional disorder?

Depression/anxiety: Emotional disorders are things like depression and anxiety. People with these disorders tend to have problems feeling good and may need help with either medication or counseling to feel happiness in joy in life. ...Read more

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I eat when i'm emotional. What can I do?

I eat when i'm emotional. What can I do?

Stress Eating: Many people use food to deal with stress, but it does not help with stress, and in fact, may actually cause you weight and health problems. This is usually a learned behavior. Talk with a counselor about finding other methods of stress coping that do not cause harm to your body. Finding other options will very helpful and possibly wiser solutions to your stressors and emotions. ...Read more