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Is there such a thing as a chronic nightmare disorder?

Is there such a thing as a chronic nightmare disorder?

PTSD?: Some people may have a chronic prsd , and night mares r usually part of the symptoms. There r medication that can help. ...Read more

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Nightmares (Definition)

Also known as "dream anxiety disorder," this is a condition characterized by frequent nightmares. The nightmares, which often portray the individual in a situation that jeopardizes his or her life or personal safety, occur during the ...Read more


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Is there such a thing as a pathological liar?

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Is there such a thing as a pathological liar?

Pathological liar: Also called pseudologia fantastica, is habitual or compulsive lying act which occurs over years, occuring in 1:1, 000 & onset around age 16. It is not delusional, since the stories told have some element of truth in them, and when confronted, the liar admits they are false. The motive for lying is internal, and the lies tend to present the person favorably such as bravery. Tx is psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as chronic nosebleeds?

Is there such a thing as chronic nosebleeds?

Chronic Nosebleeds: A chronically bleeding nose equals a chronically irritated nose, as seen with dry membranes, nose picking, and allergies. Also patients on blood thinners are at risk. Try saline nasal sprays to prevent. If they persist, go see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a "brain attack"?

Is there such a thing as a "brain attack"?

Stroke: A brain attack is the same thing as a stroke. In fact, it describes what's happening far better than the term "stroke". ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as chronic bv?

Is there a such thing as chronic bv?

Yes: Bv and other vaginal infections are a sign that the vaginal pH is off. When the pH becomes more basic, other bacteria that cause BV and yeast can grow and take over. Avoid douching, high chlorine environments, etc. I recommend probiotics for this--especially around the time of periods. Natren (gy-na-tren) is great! http://www.Drfinke.Com/2011/08/11/bacteria-and-your-body-its-a-good-thing/. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as pure depression?

Is there such a thing as pure depression?

Not likely: One might classify a depression as "typical". If "pure" means typical, even then it's hard to imagine any two depressions being alike. Depression comes in many guises making it difficult at tims to even spot the fact that there is depression lurking there. The conclusion is, if one does see something that approaches text book depression, it's only one kind in a hundred other depressions. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as night terrors in adults? If so, is there a treatment?

Is there such a thing as night terrors in adults? If so, is there a treatment?

It can happen: Sleep terrors are period of awakenings described by others as intense. Patients usually yell, scream, look frightened and are unable to be consoled. Almost all cases happen in young children. If you can recall these events they are less likely sleep terrors and probably something else. What that is requires a good assessment and maybe a sleep study if it is causing problems. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as severe menopause?

Is there such a thing as severe menopause?

Not exactly: The symptoms of menopause or peri menopause can be mild, moderate or severe. But menopause itself - absence of periods due to cessation of ovarian function - does not have varying degrees of severity. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as pain memory?

Is there such a thing as pain memory?

Yes: "phantom pain" for example is common in people who have amputations, where their brain makes them feel their foot is really aching, etc...Despite having had it amputated. It is the brain remembering the foot being their and thus a type of "memory pain.". ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a psychologist just for babies?

Is there such thing as a psychologist just for babies?

Babies and mommies: A friend/colleague of mine (dr. Milentijevic) did her post doc training in parent-infant therapy at columbia university in new york city, couple decades ago... Half her clientèle is under 2y/o with their mommies (&daddies in some cases) working on attachment/parenting issues. Very important work! ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as adolescent psychology?

Is there such a thing as adolescent psychology?

There sure is!: Some psychologists specialize in studying child and adolescent behavior. Some also specialize in treating children and adolescents who are struggling for one reason or another. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a lymphedema specialist?

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Is there such a thing as a lymphedema specialist?

Yes: There are few lymphedema specialists around as dr. Clark said, but they do exist--usually at university hospital centers. Otherwise, the job gets done by phlebologists, vascular medicine specialists, vascular surgeons, and some internists. What is probably at least as important as the doctor you see is getting hooked into a lymphedema clinic and a good lymphedema therapist. ...Read more

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Is there really such thing as a "visual migraine"? And is it indicative of a problem requiring further care?

Is there really such thing as a "visual migraine"? And is it indicative of a problem requiring further care?

Migraine variant: Visual or ocular symptoms are very common in migraine. These visuals illusions may involve lights, colors, jagged lines, distortions of space and time, etc. Good ophthalmology evaluation would be appropriate. If normal, ño other evaluations are necessary. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as a math deficiency?

Is there a such thing as a math deficiency?

Yes. Dyscalculia = : Specific Learning Disability with Impairment in Mathematics. Lack of understanding of quantity impairs learning to count in pre-school, comparing numbers in KG & linking written or spoken numbers to quantity in school. IQ is avg. to above avg.; problems with time, measurement & spatial reasoning often co-exist. 3-6% of the population has dyscalculia; 25% of people with dyscalculia have ADHD. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as like a pmdd premenstrual symptom?

Is there such a thing as like a pmdd premenstrual symptom?

Yes: Pmdd is a cluster of symptoms that are experienced routinely at the end of each menstrual cycle. Symptoms can mimic depression, anxiety disorder or severe irritability. The symptoms resolve as each new cycle begins. Some of the ssri's (zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) prozac) are fda approved for the treatment of pmdd. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing called a laughing stroke?

Is there a such thing called a laughing stroke?

Emotional dyscontrol: A stroke can result in changes in emotional expression, and some pts have inappropriate outbursts of laughter or crying. A new product, neudexta, can help modulate or control this problem. ...Read more

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If there is "clinical depression", is there such a thing as "non-clinical depression"?

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If there is "clinical depression", is there such a thing as "non-clinical depression"?

Depression: Classification is based on severity of symptoms, duration, & how such interferes with daily functioning, from milder forms such as grief reaction, to dysthymic disorder, to major depression, to psychotic or bipolar depression. ...Read more

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Can there be such a thing as hereditary depression?

Can there be such a thing as hereditary depression?

Yes: The way we clinical psychologists and psychiatrists think about depression is that some have more of a " genetic vulnerability" to become clinically depressed than others. Having this vulnerability does not mean the person will certainly become depressed but what depends is the amount of stress in that person's life combined with the level of their vulnerability. ...Read more