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How can chatting or skyping keep my mind sharp?

How can chatting or skyping keep my mind sharp?

Can it?: I guess that any time you engage in language, it is beneficial, but it is truncated and lazy, and keeps you from engaging with the person right in front of your nose. See the july 16 issue of newsweek in regard to "icrazy....Panic depression and psychosis, how connection addiction is rewiring our brains". ...Read more

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What sensory experiences help keep your mind sharp?

What sensory experiences help keep your mind sharp?

Paradox: The mind is kept sharp not so much by sensory experiences per se, as by imagination that reproduces sensory experiences. For example: you are hiking in the mountains, absorbing the wonderful scenery. The physical exercise itself greatly helps your brain. Upon returning to your cabin, reproduce the entire hike--sights, sounds, smells, the sequence of events. ...Read more

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Can learning a new foreign language help keep my mind sharp?

Can learning a new foreign language help keep my mind sharp?

Absolutely.: In addition to good sleep, aerobic exercise and healthy diet, doing things that challenge the brain like crossword puzzles, riddles, and learning a new language will keep your mind sharp! ...Read more

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Can volunteer work help keep a senior mind sharp?

Can volunteer work help keep a senior mind sharp?

Yes.: Volunteer work at any age is great. Other things that can keep a senior mind sharp: exercise, eating healthy and mental stimulation - things like crossword puzzles, learning a new language, puzzles and brainteasers. ...Read more

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I feel I grasp things less quickly than I used to. I also feel I get distracted faster than I used to. How can I sharpen my mind?

I feel I grasp things less quickly than I used to. I also feel I get distracted faster than I used to. How can I sharpen my mind?

Anxious??: You may have a lot on your mind--slow down and try to focus on one thing at a time. Do some cross-word puzzles--that should help too. ...Read more

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How can I obtain a sharper mind? Is it possible to become a genius in a short time? What are some specific things I can do to become smarter?

How can I obtain a sharper mind? Is it possible to become a genius in a short time? What are some specific things I can do to become smarter?

Seriously?: Sorry, but your mind is like your body: you're stuck with the body and brain you were born with. You can't become a genius, in a short time or a long time, unless you were born a genius. However, like your body, your brain will improve with training. You can train your brain to use what you have. Not by bogus supplements or quack brain games, but by FORMAL EDUCATION & active & well-chosen reading. ...Read more

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Are vauge images in your mind while not closing your eyes to see it like u can't see anything else sharply a hallucination?

Are vauge images in your mind while not closing your eyes to see it like u can't see anything else sharply a hallucination?

Mental Health: Hi

this is a great forum, but for mental health nothing beats talking to a specialist in person. It is hard to diagnose or offer advice online.

But, this may just be normal. It does not sound like hallucinations to me. There are some great mental health specialists here in the seattle area. ...Read more

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For years I keep getting a sharp pain in the left side of my head. Any ideas on what could be the problem?

For years I keep getting a sharp pain in the left side of my head. Any ideas on what could be the problem?

Head pain: Without more history and an examination it is impossible to diagnose you. What makes the pain better? Worse? How often? Always the same spot?

I would suggest making an appointment with a neurologist or headache specialist. ...Read more

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Keep on getting sharp tension pains in my head, feels like I wanna constantly rub my head, hurts when I press it?

Keep on getting sharp tension pains in my head, feels like I wanna constantly rub my head, hurts when I press it?

See a doctor: This might be a simple tension headache however if you feel pain on rubbing your head this could be something more sinister such as temporal arteritis which is inflammation of the arteries in the temporal regions of the head. If you have any associated blurred vision or other worrying symptoms such as vomiting, neck stiffness, dizziness, fainting. see your doctor immediately ...Read more

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I keep having a sharp pain on the top rear side of my head. Only lasting for a couple seconds. It hurts extremely bad. What could this be?

Headache type: Could be a primary stabbing headache or "ice pick" headache, tends to cause intense pain for only a few moments. Rarely treated because it's over by the time you could get treatment. Usually not a sign of underlying disease. ...Read more

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I keep on having sharp pains in my right side of head starting from back to crown. Stays for long time. Aggravates more when I am emotionally disturbed?

I keep on having sharp pains in my right side of head starting from back to crown. Stays for long time. Aggravates more when I am emotionally disturbed?

Depression: I understand your discomfort.

Pain on the head aggravated when emotionally disturbed seems to indicate unresolved emotional conflicts in your life.

Being emotionally disturbed seems to indicate intense feelings with helplessness and lack of control on life

These conflicts could be in relationship, marriage, separation, divorce, parenting, child custody, finances or work.

See a Psychiatrist ...Read more

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I keep feeling this sharp pain around my head it comes and go. I never felt like this what could this possible be?

I keep feeling this sharp pain around my head it comes and go. I never felt like this what could this possible be?

Headache.: This is a headache although to describe it better I would need to know more about the nature of the headache / location / associations, etc. It would be reasonable to try a non steroidal agent such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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Didn't sleep at all last night and I have two exams today. How to keep my brain sharp?

Didn't sleep at all last night and I have two exams today. How to keep my brain sharp?

Insomnia: If you didn't sleep then you are probably not rested enough, but since you didn't sleep and need to be awake and sharp, drinking coffee in moderate amounts should help as a temporary solution for that day. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in head that come and go?

Sharp pains in head that come and go?

Head Pain: When does it happen? What is your medical status? How old are you? Is this the worst headache of your life when it happens? Please let us know to help resolve pain. ...Read more

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What should I do if I keep getting really sharp pains in my head?

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR: If you are getting recurrent or persistant headache not responding to over the counter pain killers, you should consult your doctor and get evaluated with detailed history and physical exam and imaging like cat scan/mri if your doctor feels it is indicated and make the diagnosis and proper treatment
examples are
migraine
cluster headaches
tension headaches
sinusitis
other causes. ...Read more

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How come I keep getting these sharp pains on the right side of my head?

How come I keep getting these sharp pains on the right side of my head?

Several causes: There are several causes and these vary depending on the exact location of the pain. Is it worse with chewing? It could be dental or medical. Have a doctor evaluate. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I keep getting sharp pains in my head on the left side?

Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grindgin, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I keep having sharp pains going through my head on the left side it come and go?

Why do I keep having sharp pains going through my head on the left side it come and go?

Headaches can be: Difficult;are thet debilitating? Associated with nausea or vision changes? Is this new? A couple of thoughts: one is insomnia and sleep related bruxism, grinding teeth at night. Another is sinuses, try a nasal steroid if an issue. Get eyes checked. Some may suggest a ct if new onset or other neuro problems. Though indicated for migraines, if no solution topirimate 50 mg at night mat help. Gdluc. ...Read more

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How could I make my brain sharp?

How could I make my brain sharp?

Exercise it!: Scientific research shows that challenging your brain makes it stronger! Learn a second language, do mental puzzles, or go back to school/college and learn something new. Also exercising, eating healthy, dancing and being socially active have been shown to boost mental sharpness and protect the brain against deterioration usually seen in dementia. ...Read more

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Don? T understand sharp pain on side of head?

Don? T understand sharp pain on side of head?

Headaches: You are not alone. The exact understanding of headaches isn't known to the medical community or rather to anybody. There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. Consult your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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What does a sharp electrical buzz head pain mean?

What does a sharp electrical buzz head pain mean?

Buzz headache: Several possibilities. Best to have your doctor check on you to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Turn my head to left and have sharp pain down spine?

Nerve Pain: It sounds like you may have a pinched nerve or more likely a muscle strain or spasm. A nerve should have symptoms into your arm as well which you do not mention. Either way if this continues an evaluation by your physician is warranted if this continues ...Read more

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