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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Psychotic (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


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Are negative symptoms of psychosis related to low dopamine levels?

Are negative symptoms of psychosis related to low dopamine levels?

Negative symptoms: Negative symptoms of schizophrenia or other psychotic disease are social withdrawal, lack of motivation, anhedonia, flat affect, cognitive failing. The most likely explanation is that there is some structural damage to the prefrontal cortex, affected glutamate pathways, and/or serotonin deficiencies. There is still need for research in that area. ...Read more

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Could negative symptoms of psychosis be related to low dopamine levels?

Could negative symptoms of psychosis be related to low dopamine levels?

Dopamine: It is hypothesized that deficient transmission of dopamine at D1 receptors in the Prefrontal cortex of the brain may be a cause for negative Schizophrenia symptoms. ...Read more

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Negative symptoms of psychosis are related to low dopamine levels, what does this mean?

Negative symptoms of psychosis are related to low dopamine levels, what does this mean?

Dopamine: The dopamine hypothesis posits that an excess of the neurotransmitter dopamine is present in the synapses of the nerves, which give rise to psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and agitation (positive symptoms) and flat affect and alogia (negative symptoms). ...Read more

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Can any insurance agent be selling the new low-cost plans that health care reform created, or only the government sells them?

Can any insurance agent be selling the new low-cost plans that health care reform created, or only the government sells them?

New "Marketplaces": Federal or state websites where people can go to buy obamacare health insurance are called health insurance marketplaces, or exchanges. California's marketplace is "covered california" and is where people can go to compare and select health insurance plans offered by private companies, and to see if they are eligible for financial aid to help afford the insurance. Exchanges open in october 2013. ...Read more

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Are electro-muscle stimulator effective for low back pain?

Are electro-muscle stimulator effective for low back pain?

Sometimes: I have had pros and cons. Some folks feel that it increases their pain. Muscle stimulators are really nerve/muscle stimulators and have a multitude of chemical effects upon the nerve and the muscle which can promote healing and improve pain. You really are not going to 'hurt" anything by giving it a try. ...Read more

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My son's doctor recommended a dorsal column stimulator for his low back pain. How long do they last and how affective are they?

Variable: A dorsal column stimulator can help in cases of back and leg pain that have poorly responded to advanced treatments such as surgery. If a temporary trial of stimulation demonstrates coverage of the pain regions, then a permanent implant should give good long term relief. They can last for years, but may need reprogramming at different times during treatment. ...Read more

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When was Agent Orange used? How did it affect people?

When was Agent Orange used? How did it affect people?

Used many places: A good place to go to get background information is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange It's a combination of 2 herbicides, and one of them is currently being considered for use on commercial agriculture (2-4D). It was developed in the 1940s and used widely in the 1960s-1970s. There are many adverse health effects. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Writer
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Psychosis (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychoses (Definition)

Psychoses are mental health conditions where a person has a state of mind not in line with reality, and can include hallucinations (sights and sounds that are not truly occurring), delusions (false beliefs), and a lack of insight ...Read more