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Shootings on nearby campus yesterday, tornado on cousin's campus today. How do I prepare my teen for disasters?
Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?
My mom has mood swings, anger, forgets, misplaces things, rude, hateful, paleness in her face, she's 60, getting worse wont see doc. What's wrong?
Difficult situation: This is a really challenging situation. Does your mother drink alcohol? These symptoms are commonly seen with intoxication, etc. Who's prescribing the anxiety medicine you mention in "clinical findings"? You could contact that doctor and share your concerns. S/he might be able to help your mom more directly than we can on healthtap. Dementia and many other illness could show up this way too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not related: Depression & suicide have nothing to do with education & intelligence. Many uneducated people commit suicide. Many highly educated people commit suicide. It is usually problems in one's personal and/or occupational life that causes stress & people often have difficulties coping, resolving, or mitigating this stress leading to depression. Suicide is just the most extreme adverse reaction to it. ...Read more
Lawyers have the Martindale-Hubell directory; MDs have Castle Connolly for ratings. Dentists have nothing? Please provide me a resource?
Try This: Try this: https://www.zocdoc.com/ Enter Dentist and zip code and go to town... ...Read more
Overheard resident say "flk" and attending say my child needs to see pediatric geneticist. What was that about?
I just wanted Dr dariush to know GREAT news ...I got a neurology specialist appt for ...SEPT 26TH!!! HUGGED MY GP and asst isn't that awesome news?
Awesome news: as you put it. We at HT are very happy for you. I respect the fact that it takes a while to get an appt, especially w/a specialist. Continue to be joyful as best you can in all life circumstances, or at least courageous. Peace and good health! ...Read more
I have moderate cerebral palsy, I would love a second opinion.
Need local dr caring helpful listens understands accepts caresource. Very athletic can't run anymore inpain pt and accupunture was no help canton ohio?
My 16 yo son received an invitation to national academy of future physicians conference in dc. Anyone know if this is legit?
I am not sure: Googling the national academy of future physicians, yielded a lot of self promotion articles. I would suggest looking at health careers programs that are connected to established universities and colleges. The best places to check would be the "sponsoring agencies" listed on their website. Perhaps another healthtap physician will have a more complete answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
M south indian.I agree to the point -if science can't explain something, putting 'god' there hardly helps.But why can't science give life to a dead?
Provability: Science attempts to answer questions that can theoretically be proven (and sometimes actually proven). Religion relies on faith - things that can not be proven by any conceivable experiment. Life is a delicate balance of millions of chemicals and billions of cells. When sufficient numbers are destroyed, life ends. So far this is irreversible, but in theory life could be created with enough info. ...Read more
Please, who may help me with my systemic mastocytosis? Was discovered 22years ago in mayo clinic. - jacksonville, fl. Thanks!
Consult: Would consult with an allergist, gastroenterologist and hematologist. ...Read more
Wife going thru menopause, very depressed, effecting our marriage, tried everything from drs to specialists, naturopaths & meditation, any suggestions?
Cognitive therapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy and/or couples therapy may be a helpful intervention here. While menopause may have seemed like where it started, this could be a correlated or coincidental event. Keeping your own head above water by maintaining your own mental and physical health is another way you can help, or at least prevent things from getting worse. Hang in there and seek some additional help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suspect I have depression. Family won't believe me. School counselor has not replied. Grades failing/ faltering. 2 wks left. How approach someone?
Is it normal to have mid life crisis symptoms nowadays? I kinda recall jerry lee lewis' song middle aged crazy
Yes: Yes people still can have mid-life crises. ...Read more
Hello doctor,im a ,medical student from moscow. i am extremely depressed until whatever materials i read, i cant convey them to others. ?
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more