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Dr. Jason Berman
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Isolation (Overview)

Isolation is a clinical finding in which a person spends most of his time by himself, either by his own choosing or due to his life circumstances.


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Can social isolation and having only to communicate online cause problems?

Can social isolation and having only to communicate online cause problems?

Great question: We're still dealing with the impact of the many new forms or communication--written, spoken, and visual. There's nothing wrong with social isolation, per se: some are more comfortable alone than with others, esp. Large crowds. So, from one perspective, if it works for you and you're an adult, great. Unanswered is whether it deprives kids of needed skills.If they sit next to each other texting. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Berman
156 doctors shared insights

Isolation (Overview)

Isolation is a clinical finding in which a person spends most of his time by himself, either by his own choosing or due to his life circumstances.


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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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How do you treat depression and isolation from friends?

How do you treat depression and isolation from friends?

Depends: How to treat depression is based on what is the cause/source of depression. Is something happening in your environment that is causing your depression or is it genetic. Isolation from friends or isolation/withdrawal from people is a symptom of depression. Seek an experienced therapist to help you problem solve if you continue to have trouble. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary vein isolation successful in treating paromxal atrillfibrillation ?

Complicated: The answer to this is complicated. In electrophysiologists who are well trained catheter ablation to create pulmonary vein isolation is reasonably successful if that is the focus of your af. There are procedural risks (cardiac damage, arrhythmia, stroke, pulmonary vein stenosis and others) and the success is not always permanent (af can come back even if there was initial success.). ...Read more

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Is there treatment for a rotator cup tear?

Is there treatment for a rotator cup tear?

Therapy vs repair: Not all rotator cuff tears are treated the same. Factors such as age of patient, age of the tear, size of tear, location of the tear, and most importantly the symptoms of the patient all help determine the best course of treatment. A trial of nonoperative management with therapy and perhaps an injection is the usual 1st line of treatment. Surgery may be indicated if nonoperative treatment fails. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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A tablet m B9 is a new form from what I have taken is this still a generic of wellbrutron?

A tablet  m B9 is a new form from what I have taken is this still a generic of wellbrutron?

300 mg: I agree with dr pappas that it is always best to check with the pharmacist dispensing the medication. The numbering however would be consistent with a 300 mg Bupropion Hydrochloride generic of wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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How can you prevent someone from fainting?

How can you prevent someone from fainting?

Get their attention!: Speak directly, loud and clear, placing yourself in front of them, demand that they look into your eyes! have them breathe slow and deep while looking at you. You may have to demonstrate this for them; it may help to have a hand or two on their shoulders. The object is to get them grounded in the present moment. One way is to have them mimic exactly what you are doing. Try to keep their eyes open! ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get over social isolation?

Can i tell me how i can get over social isolation?

Try to reach beyond: Your comfort zone. Set some simple goals, i.e., to smile and say something at a social gathering to one new person. Practice before hand some possible things to say. Join a social group that does some activity you like, ie, hiking or volleyball. Meet with a therapist to develop some goals and practice. Good luck ; let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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Can social isolation increase my risk for certain diseases?

Can social isolation increase my risk for certain diseases?

If it makes you sad.: It depends on the effects of the social isolation on your emotions. There is some evidence that low levels of positive emotion (or high levels of negative emotions) can affect your immune system, which could increase your risk of infections. So, if the social isolation is associated with negative emotions (e.g., depression, anger, anxiety) it could make you more susceptible to illness. ...Read more

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What is, isolation precautions ?

It means caution: To people that are going in a hospital room (especially doctors, nurses, physical therapists, etc), because the patient might have something that the health care provider can catch, or more likely, that can be transmitted to another patient. ...Read more

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How can I cope with this isolation/loneliness?

Reach out: Don't stay alone/isolated. Find a therapist that you trust and can work through the obstacles to making positive, healthy connections with people. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of reverse isolation?

Reverse isolation: Reverse isolation may be used to protect someone who is immunocompromised. The patient is usually in a room by themself. People who enter the room will usually need to scrub their hands and wear protective gear. Normally food that is not from the hospital and plants can not be brought into that room. ...Read more

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Tried to Solder some cables, but burnt a bit of isolation. How toxic is it? (I did it in a closed room)

Insulation burning: Just stay in a ventilated space and you should be ok. How long were you exposed? Hopefully you did not exposure yourself too long. It is hard to quantify how much is too much .hope you feel better! ...Read more

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I suffer isolation even if i've got an intense need to be left alone, sometimes i feel myself really sad and incomplete. How could i fight this?

Depression: Depression is a medical condition. Recognizing you have this condition is the first step. You should try to find a therapist trained in cognitive behavior therapy http://nacbt.Org/searchfortherapists.Aspx. Another resource is dr. Andrew weil's new book "spontaneous happiness"http://www.Spontaneoushappiness.Com/sh/ecs/main/home_ns.Html exercise, diet, and good nutrition are the first steps. ...Read more