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Is being nervous about your healthy conscienctious or hydrochondiac?

Is being nervous about your healthy conscienctious or hydrochondiac?

Health anxiety: The answer depends on the extent of the anxiety and how many times you find yourself visiting the doctor, staying up at night or not being able to enjoy yourself. If concern turns into healthy activity such as good diet, regular exercise and regular sleep and does not interfere with your mood, its ok. If you think you always have cancer or are always dealing with a significant illness, not ok. ...Read more

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What is seriously affected neurologically if we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, not talking about depression, something more serious

What is seriously affected neurologically if we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, not talking about depression, something more serious

Psychiatric help: If you feel you are losing control, you need to see a psychiatrist asap. This approaches what a psychopath may feel. I urge you to seek immediate attention. ...Read more

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Healthy living: can being a germaphobe be even more unhealthy than not being one? Disregarding physocological, mental, and social aspects, can the lack of antibodies be worse for you if a sickness is caught?

Healthy living: can being a germaphobe be even more unhealthy than not being one? Disregarding physocological, mental, and social aspects, can the lack of antibodies be worse for you if a sickness is caught?

Hotly debated.: No one knows the right answer. Too broad a question and evidence on both sides of fence. Since this is still hotly debated, the evidence must not be overwhelming either way. Growing up reasonably seems to have been good enough for most of us. For specific diseases one should be immunized. Avoid placing yourself at obvious risk from highly morbid and mortal disease. Don't sweat small stuff. ...Read more

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I know that doctors are not totally in agreement as to whether obesity is a disease. What about whether obesity is psychological or physical?

Excellent question!!: Obesity is a condition that may result from another illness but it almost always will lead to "secondary" illnesses such as hypertension, type ii diabetes, degenerative joint disease, reflux, sleep apnea, heart disease, etc. The primary cause of obesity in america today is a combination of poor diet management and too little physical exercise. Psychology plays a huge role, which is great for tx! ...Read more

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Is meridia a good drug for anxiety and weight loss I am 26 and 458 pounds and suffer from panic attacks an this is what's asking about being prescribed but is it safe

Is meridia a good drug for anxiety and weight loss I am 26 and  458 pounds and suffer from panic attacks an this is what's asking about being prescribed but is it safe

Meridia: Meiridia is a centrally acting appetitie suppressant that inhibits reuptake of dopamine, seratonin and norepinephrine in the brain. Can have side effects like SSRI med and raise BP. Conversation with weigh loss specialist may help.

https://www.thedocstu.com/blog/wellness-consultant ...Read more

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How strong is the link between being rem sleep disorder and developing Parkinson's/Lewy body dementia? Is this something to be very worried about?

How strong is the link between being rem sleep disorder and developing Parkinson's/Lewy body dementia? Is this something to be very worried about?

Association: There is an association between the two, but causation is another matter. However, it is clear that anyone with these should be followed by a neurologist who might be able to treat both, as well as any other neurologic issues that may arise. ...Read more

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If a person thinks constantly that others are talking about her, and is very affected by what other people think of her - is this normal?

If a person thinks constantly that others are talking about her, and is very affected by what other people think of her - is this normal?

Probably not...: We all have our suspicions and some may have good reasons to be so...However, excessive thoughts about this to the point of making you ill is not normal. Consult with your doc, especially a psychiatrist, who may help you sort things out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to dream about your mum dying, whilst being in labour?

Is it unhealthy to dream about your mum dying, whilst being in labour?

Context: You are 16 - but are you asking if it is unhealthy to think about your mother dying while you are in labor? Is your mother pregnant & you are worried that she will die in labor? Or do you just have thoughts about your mother dying in this manner? Do you wish your mother would die? Is this an upsetting thought to you? Is it an obsessional thought? There isn't enough info for me to figure it out. ...Read more

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What do you call a disease which you were born with that is not pathological b/c you unconsciously compensated for it with your lifestyle?

What do you call a disease which you were born with that is not pathological b/c you unconsciously compensated for it with your lifestyle?

Congenital: Congenital- refers to a disease that a person is born with. This can be due to genetics such as sickle cell anemia, malformation during pregnancy such a hole in one's heart or exposure such as fetal alchol syndrome. Some congenital diseases are obvious at birth others become more apparent later in life such as severe high cholesterol/lipids causing early heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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If I request not to be weighed (or at least not have the weight shared with me), is there a reason this could not be fulfilled if my visit is unrelated, and I'm not overweight, but am recovering from disordered eating and therapy for body dysmorphia?

If I request not to be weighed (or at least not have the weight shared with me), is there a reason this could not be fulfilled if my visit is unrelated, and I'm not overweight, but am recovering from disordered eating and therapy for body dysmorphia?

Medical privacy: In the US, you can refuse any medical procedure, including weight: they may not weigh you if you refuse. Or you can request to not be told the result, but there is always risk someone might forget and say the result out loud. However, if you refuse to accept an advised test or procedure (e.g. if your weight is needed for proper drug dose), they can legally refuse to care for you. ...Read more

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Evaluation after being comatose: who is best to do so to reveal inability to speak, & being non mobile...The person was a genius and perfectly healthy?

Evaluation after being comatose: who is best to do so to reveal inability to speak, & being non mobile...The person was a genius and perfectly healthy?

Recovery from a coma: This is a complicated question. It really depends on what caused the coma and how this person's health was during and after the coma. A neurologist is a good person to start with in order to best understand what issues are causing this person's continued health problems. I hope this answer helps.Co. ...Read more

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Mental tarjer is overly come mind is not in and study.My thinking is real or imagery i can't understand?

Mental tarjer is overly come mind is not in and study.My thinking is real or imagery i can't understand?

Crisis line call: If you believe that your mind is playing this kind of tricks on you, you should phone a crisis line and be evaluated by a physician right away. Medical illness needs to be ruled in or out, and if this is one of the brain diseases that causes mental symptoms like this, your life will be far better if you have the courage to tell someone now. Be strong & you will be in my thoughts. ...Read more

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Is negatively thinking about things like death and what life means a symptom of depression? My thinking has no answers so would a therapist be useless

Is negatively thinking about things like death and what life means a symptom of depression? My thinking has no answers so would a therapist be useless

NOT useless: A therapist would be USEFUL to you if you're frequently thinking of death. Yes, this could be symptoms of depression. Please talk to your parents, a therapist, your doctor, a school counselor, a pastor, etc. Help is available. ...Read more

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What is your thought about a 15 year old using creatine? Is it unhealthy and damage major organs?

What is your thought about a 15 year old using creatine? Is it unhealthy and damage major organs?

Caution: Nutritional supplements for muscle development can be dangerous if the kidneys are overloaded with too much protein. Most people can achieve adequate results by dietary modification, without the extra expense and risk. ...Read more

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Is it a disorder if you are absolutely unable to love anyone; your parents and your possible partner? If so, what kind of a disorder?

Is it a disorder if you are absolutely unable to love anyone; your parents and your possible partner? If so, what kind of a disorder?

Asberger's (?): You could have a variant of Asberger's in which intimate human feelings are diminished or absent. Most have focused brains with the likelihood of signficant accomplishments so it is not a horrible thing. ...Read more

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How does the psychiatrist actually feel when patient isn't responding well to 3 antidepressants? Worried about being a headache patient, a hard case.

How does the psychiatrist actually feel when  patient isn't responding well to 3 antidepressants? Worried about being a headache patient, a hard case.

Not your fault: the psychiatrist may feel frustrated - but not at you. The fear I always get when a patient had failed multiple medicines - correction: when the medicines failed the patient - is that I hope the patient doesn't just say "forget it" and stop trying med options. May I also strongly suggest concurrent treatment with counseling? ...Read more

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Would an eating disorder cause a girl not to date a guy or be nervous about relationships?

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Would an eating disorder cause a girl not to date a guy or be nervous about relationships?

Eating DO: Sure, same as in anxiety leading to social avoidance and withdrawal due to low esteem and fear of rejection. ...Read more