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Is being hungry a lot purely a psychological thing?

Rule out: One would always want to rule out physiological causes before assuming something is "purely a psychological thing." ...Read more

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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Increased Appetite (Definition)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than ...Read more


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Is it a sign of emotional disturbance when a person cheats to win?

Is it a sign of emotional disturbance when a person cheats to win?

It may be: Sometimes a person may be emotionally disturbed when they cheat, but more likely there is an underlying problem with a person's ethical and moral compass. Each person has a code of ethics he or she lives by. Honesty and integrity is highly valued by most individuals, but not all. There are a few individuals who hold self-interest above other values. This person may become sociopath. ...Read more

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Is it a psychological disorder to be a fussy eater?

Is it a psychological disorder to be a fussy eater?

Depends how fussy.: Fussy eating taken to an extreme can be part of a psychological disorder which can include anorexia nervosa, obsessive- compulsive disorder, phobic behaviors and even various forms of psychosis. On the other hand people have preferences for various foods which are in the range of normal behavior and are not a part of any psychological disorder. ...Read more

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I was wondering is addiction really that or is it moreso a lack of self discipline?

I was wondering is addiction really that or is it moreso a lack of self discipline?

Addiction = disease: It looks ; often feels like voluntary behavior, but addiction is a disease. See the video, "pleasure unwoven, " from www.Instituteforaddictionstudy.Com or watch segments on youtube. Hard for many to believe it's a disease because you do not look ill until you are nearly dead. It's like having a parasite living in your head that takes over sometimes ; impersonates you, speaks to you in yr own voice. ...Read more

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Is being angry for a month over a trivial thing part of bipolar?

Is being angry for a month over a trivial thing part of bipolar?

Not diagnostic: Many reasons exist for prolonged anger, not the least of which is what the event meant to you. It is neither diagnostic of bipolar disorder nor an indication that you are not a normal human being . ...Read more

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Reverse pedophile is not always from sexual abuse as a child. This is a personal fact. What is it called if it is just a natural attraction.?

Reverse pedophile is not always from sexual abuse as a child. This is a personal fact. What is it called if it is just a natural attraction.?

It depends: It depends on how young the person is -- if not yet adult, sexual relations with an adult (especially much older) would be seen legally as statutory rape. If the person is of legal adult age and attracted to older partners, that could be natural variation. However, age spread greater than 10 years may lead to lifestyle challenges as the older person ages sooner than the younger one does. ...Read more

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Is being bored a good reason to quit a job?

Is being bored a good reason to quit a job?

Job anxiety: You need to make sure your boredom is not a part of the way you typically feel and would be present in any job you have. Talk with a close friend about this tendency and ask for truthful feedback. Best. ...Read more

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I am aware that Munchausen's is a type of factitious disorder. Is hypochondria one as well, even though it's the fear of being ill?

I am aware that Munchausen's is a type of factitious disorder. Is hypochondria one as well, even though it's the fear of being ill?

In DSM 5: people who might have been diagnosed with hypochondria in the past might fall under one of two disorders - Somatic Symptom Disorder or Illness Anxiety Disorder. These diagnoses are not considered factitious disorders. ...Read more

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Besides being a character trait, is there any mental disorder that could be related to being an extreeeemely sore loser yet not having a big ego?

Besides being a character trait, is there any mental disorder that could be related to being an extreeeemely sore loser yet not having a big ego?

Passive aggressive: behavior may be what you're describing. Society teaches many of us to repress anger so we're reluctant to speak up when we feel offended. Like a chemical reaction, this always produces resentment, holding it in but expressing anger indirectly, often unaware of it. A sore loser views losing as a big deal but is it? Learning to speak up & to work thru defeat are good therapy topics. :) ...Read more

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Fear of gaining weight is it always a sign of being fashionable?

Fear of gaining weight is it always a sign of being fashionable?

No. Anorexia!: Anorexia and bulimia are constructs of an image unreal for most females, yet this is what the media portray. A healthy diet and exercise are more important to keep an ideal weight. ...Read more

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Is it psychologically okay to get sad and shed a tear suddenly just because of a very small issue everyday?

Is it psychologically okay to get sad and shed a tear suddenly just because of a very small issue everyday?

Certainly: Women can become more emotional as their hormone levels fluctuate throughout the month. As long as you are not sad or down most days, can enjoy some things in your life, do not have problems with sleep and appetite and no thoughts of hurting yourself, then you can just chalk it up to a soft heart and hormones! Sometimes I cry at AT&T commercials. ...Read more

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Is alcohol and a cocaine stimulant a understandable excuse of a one night stand cheating incident? Or is it because the person actually wanted to.

Is alcohol and a cocaine stimulant a understandable excuse of a one night stand cheating incident? Or is it because the person actually wanted to.

Al Anon: That question is probably the very definition of why someone should attend the twelve step program for friends and families of addicts known as al-anon. The question this doctor is prompted to ask is why would you be in a relationship with someone who is an addict who would put his and your health at risk even if he was impaired on alcohol and cocaine? I recommend al-anon. ...Read more

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What is candida and why is it being said that it effects a lot of americans is this a fear mongering add campaign on youtube?

What is candida and why is it being said that it effects a lot of americans is this a fear mongering add campaign on youtube?

Candida: Candida is a type of fungus that people normally have on their body as normal flora. It causes vaginal yeast infections and thrush among other things. It usually doesn't cause people any major trouble unless they have a problem with their immune system or have been on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have a subconscious eating disorder?

Is it possible that I have a subconscious eating disorder?

YOu could have: An eating disorder and be unaware of your dyfunctional behaviors. Is that what you are asking? If not, please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Is there really a thing like a two-headed baby?

Is there really a thing like a two-headed baby?

Yes: Dramatic forms of conjoined twins have been known to occur since records were kept. One such twinning (girls) has had a recent TV show in the US on one of the learning channels showing their problems adapting in adolescence. ...Read more

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Is it true or a myth that eating a lot of meat as a child makes your breasts bigger due to animal chemicals?

Is it true or a myth that eating a lot of meat as a child makes your breasts bigger due to animal chemicals?

Maybe: There is no doubt that girls are reaching menarche earlier and it is believed that it isdue to hormones given to animals to fatten them for market. Our society is riddled with this kind of artificiality based on financial gain. Like the campaign slogan of clinton---- "it's the economy, stupid". ...Read more

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Is oppositional defiance disorder real or is it just a sign of a lack of discipline at home?

Is oppositional defiance disorder real or is it just a sign of a lack of discipline at home?

Real: Oppositional defiance disorder (odd) is a difficult to manage behavior disorder which has a biologic cause. Severe discipline or lax discipline may worsen the behavior; you may need some advanced parenting skills to manage the behavior . The majority of children with odd also have adhd. Your doctor can recommend a behavior specialist to help you develop a workable behavior plan. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as being too emotional?

No...but...: It's good that you are aware of your emotions, emotions are a great thing. However emotional decisions are often not the best long term decisions. Poor emotional coping can lead to you feeling overwhelmed and flooded, and can stop you from acting in your own or others best interest. If you have problems coping with your emotions, or find yourself flooded a lot, seek the advice of a counselor. ...Read more

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