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Is It Better To Travel Far To Funeral Or Not Attend If Others Understand
Discuss with family: Atending a funeral from out of town is both a personal and family decision. Discuss this with your family to help you make a decision. ...Read more
It depends: This can be difficult for many. Funerals are a time to come together, and remember the person who has died. F you cannot be there, you miss out on this shared interaction -- which usually includes more than the funeral ceremony alone. Lots of time to be with family, for good or bad -- as everyone may not be at their best. Only you can decide what's best for you, and express it to your family. ...Read more
If you no longer go to a MD office and they decide to participate in a health information exchange, how would you know so you could opt out?
Good question: My feeling is that if you have not seen this physician for some time or even just yesterday he/she would be reluctant to give out any of your personal health information without your written approval. ...Read more
Do you as doctors/surgeons explain everything to the patient or if it was terminal would you leave some details out.....Not to cause more stress?
Human conversations: A doctor-patient conversation is a human conversation, and like all human conversations, never is everything all said, and never is everything left out. Humans also never remember everything that was said, but only parts of conversations. Each doctor and each patient has his or her own style in a conversation. Each can ask the other for more details, but should avoid sounding too repetitive. ...Read more
Are americans more or less likely to be accepted abroad if they try to learn/speak the language? I am going for surgery.
Likely: I hope that this is not repetitive, as I have tired to answer this question before. An american that arrives in any foreign location with some knowledge of the local culture and language shows respect and evidence of an effort made. You will not become an expert in a short time. You will likely find that the healthcare providers in the foreign setting will already have excellent english skills. ...Read more
How dangerous is it for loved ones to try to "directly help" a patient with borderline pd? How much is safe to get involved other than the therapist?
When do you know it is time to go into the hospital for a med adjus? Is it that you don't even know if you will give into the urges to kill yourself
Consult psychiatrist: Only time you go to hospital er if you are truly suicidal and need crises intervention before you hurt yourself otherwise you need continuous treatment and follow up by your psychiatrist especially with your history of depression and hallucinations and the meds you are on. ...Read more
Is it acceptable to condescend your kids and and make them feel inferior.. Or is it more about teaching to respect each other rather than control them?
I want to get treatment for plagiocehly in adults where do I go? I'm willing to travel as far as I need to and money is not an issue either?
Plagiocephaly: Plagiocephaly, radiographic evaluation of the skull would reveal unilateral premature fusion of the lambdoid suture in posterior plagiocephaly. Examination would reveal a flattening of one occiput with an apparent bulging of the normal side. In positional plagiocephaly, there is no fusion of the lambdoid suture. Surgery is the definitive treatment in posterior plagiocephaly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a medical doc or others mental professionals required to keep you alive even if you want to die?
Yes: Medical providers generally enter the field of medicine to promote good health and well-being. It is not in our nature or work ethic to cause disease or death. Unless a patient has full mental capacity and can show proof of end of life decisions (polst, dnr etc) we will do everything in our capacity to maintain life and health if ethically appropriate. ...Read more
Where do I learn homosexual sex ed? Of course parents and school are not much help. Is it unethical to see a doctor for that?
Is furniture-walking ok for independent but frail 92 yo? She doesn't call aides to help ambulate. So is it better to have sturdy furniture near or far
Falling: The only issue here is the risk of a fall with hip fracture. If she is steady on her feet, she should be allowed to walk. If a walker, quad cane, or cane would be helpful, it should be considered. Sturdy furniture nearby may help. Avoid loose carpeting. If she is unsteady and not aware enough to know it, she will need constant watching. ...Read more
Bdd is closely related to OCD but you wouldn`t go to a hospital to get diagnosed with that. Where are you supposed to go?
MH Professional: By bdd I am assuming that you are referring to body dysmorphic disorder. A good place to start would be to seek out an evaluation with a qualified mental health professional. There are local societies of psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists. Also, you could seek a referral from your primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My grandma is 85.she is suffering from depression as if she is waiting to die.she doesn't need to eat or talk knowing that she is not sick.what to do?
Elderly & depressed: Good for you to have concern and compassion for your grandma. Just be as kind and supportive to her as possible but set limits if she becomes too demanding. If your grandma has a spiritual philosophy consider inviting a prudent spiritual leader to make pastoral calls if she is open to it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is hypnosis real or fake? If it is real, how is it possible for people to fall in to this spell to become and do things they normally do not do?
It can be very real: People can fake things, but - especially licensed therapeutic hypnosis - is very real and often effective. Things not normally done are not = to things morally offensive. Types of resistance are lower, but not moral/ethical discrimination. The process happens to some degree every day. Being very absorbed in reading, music, fantasy, etc. Is similar. Only the 'guide' of the suggestions is different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have schizophrenia. Is it commonplace to feel someone from the other side is doing things to me?
Harming self but not to suicide. Not willing to think in future or fall into relations or get loved. Mostly sick, is it depression?
Is it possible for ADHD to make someone prone to living in solitude and wanting to avoid human contact?
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