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8 yr history depression. Is my monotonous flat voice answering phones making my family business lose business?
It certainly could : I hope you are receiving good treatment from a psychologist and psychiatrist and that your depression will remit. Your flat voice could well make customers not interested in your business, and they may mistake this with a lack of courtesy and certainly a lack of enthusiasm for the business. I wish you well. Maybe you can get someone else to be receptionist while you heal? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was dx'd w fibromyalgia.Have bipolar,ptsd,ocd,social phobia,agoraphobia 2.How 2 make my family&bf understand&believe my pain?Any book recommendations?
Google: For this type of information, you can google a physician's name. You will find various sites where patients write such "reviews." not every physician will have reviews written, and those written may be of variable reliability. If a physician is involved on healthtap, you can read his/her various pages for more info. Sometimes patients write notes that are viewable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not impossible: Wpw can be associated with a risk of sudden death in some patients so a blanket answer is inappropriate. For an individual with WPW an evaluation by a cardiologist or electrophysiologic cardiologist may indicate either high or lower risk. An ablation procedure to remove the WPW may minimize the risk of sport if there is a great drive to participate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi. 8 dr & hospitals diagnosed my ex w/ bpd. We r now in court over child custody. She brought a dr letter that was misdiagnosed. Whats your opinion?
Impossible to say: Sorry for your complex problems but the site is not designed to second guess a psychiatric label based on no information. ...Read more
I'm 42. I lived in dallas, tx until I was 40 when we moved to oahu. My major depression has kicked into overdrive. Please help ! i'm scared of life.?
Treatment can help: It is not uncommon for depression to get worse when major life changes occur (like moving from tx to hawaii).Consider calling mental health of america hawai'i m-f, 9am-4pm to describe your situation so they can help you find help(808-521-1546) hawai'i has a 24/7 help line that is staffed by caring & knowledgeable folks(808-832-3100).If you are in a really dark & dangerous place please call 911. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rule of Three's: Attending a mental health group therapy causes stress and anxiety. I encourage my patients to use my "rule of three's". 1) you will be anxious the first time you attend the group. 2) by the second visit your anxiety lessens as you become familiar with the process. 3) by the third visit you will have acquired enough experience and knowledge to decide if such therapy might be helpful. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Ask urologist. : These specialists actually refer patients commonly for sex therapy. ...Read more
Referrals in San Francisco to assess achilles tendon injured running 50K mountain ultra-marathon this weekend.
Yes: The flu vaccine is especially important for asthmatics, since they may become more ill when they have the flu. Flu viruses invade the lining of the lung and airways leading to mucus production and constriction. If your child has moderate to severe egg allergies your physician may not administer the flu shot to him. An allergy referral in that case may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Shootings on nearby campus yesterday, tornado on cousin's campus today. How do I prepare my teen for disasters?
25yo stay home, no friends. Anxious panic disorder. Feel way behind in life social skills life skills, hard to be alone. Had this as a child :( aspie?
Not necessarily: I am a neurologist and to my knowledge your description of things is not sufficient to diagnose Asperger syndrome though certainly some features may be present. Other things should also be looked at and ruled out. I would be happy to help direct you in this regard. Write me-www.healthtap.com/DR-Saghafi ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3yo girl: extreme anxiety, violent temper tantrums, scary smart, obsessive OCD type behaviors, night terrors. Should I have her checked out?
Start by giving her: pediatrician a list of specific behaviors, e.g., screaming, hitting, biting, lining up toys, insistence. on routine, + onset, duration, immediate precipitants & consequences for each behavior to guide referral to a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to assess for Autistic Spectrum Disorder or child psychiatrist for mental illness vs. ASD. Also get a (neuro)psychological evaluation & therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hi, Quick question, my psychologist thinks I have Bipolar tendencies but psychiatrist says it's psychosocial, am I allowed a second opinion?
How can I cope with depression? I was recently denied admissions at dartmouth college and my dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon faded away.
Depressed?: I can understand how disappointing it can be to not make every goal you set for yourself. But, at 18 there is absolutely no reason to think you will not be an orthopedic surgeon someday. It took me years to work my way through school. There was no assistance and i did not get into every program i hoped for. But, try and try again, study harder and harder and doors do open. Keep the faith up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?
What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more