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What are dissociative disorders?

What are dissociative disorders?

Dissociative D/O: "dissociative disorders" means a group of 4 disorders having in common: memory loss for certain periods of time, events, & people; sense of being detached from self (depersonalization); perception that things around you are distorted & unreal (derealization); blurry sense of identity; disturbed functioning in life, work, etc. Reality testing is intact, unlike psychotic illnesses. ...Read more

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Dissociative Disorders (Definition)

Dissociation is a defensive operation that the human mind engages in unconsciously in order to avoid ...Read more


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Can dissociative disorders be cured?

Can dissociative disorders be cured?

With dissociation,: I think healing is a more accurate term. Mental processes are like a dance, and we're always balancing something. With treatment of dissociative disorders, one may become more resilient to the things which previously triggered dissociation, so that this is no longer the automatic coping response. One has more gears, in a way. Dissociation leaves you without choice -- treatment provides these. ...Read more

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Dissociative disorders--how weird can they be?

Dissociative disorders--how weird can they be?

Very weird indeed: The weirdness can consist of the following: receiving directions to go somewhere, including out of country, by someone or for reasons you do not know, coming home after a night out and finding blood and semen and bruises on you that you have no recollection of. Having alters that think they are animals, eating dog food for years and not knowing it, being tortured at night, having spirit alters etc. ...Read more

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Top meds for: chronical dissociative disorders?

Top meds for: chronical dissociative disorders?

None approved: If bipolar, standard bipolar treatments, if depressed I try to pick something like zoloft or Paxil to treat depression and ptsd. If self-harming, I add in Hydroxyzine 20-25 mg up to four times a day to decrease the frequency of the thoughts and the intensity of the urges. If there is an underlying ptsd with true psychosis in addition to the psuedopsychosis I add in an atypical or typical anti-psychotic as indicated. With generalized anxiety disorder I use buspar (buspirone). Panic anxiety is treated in the standard fashion. Dissociative crises are treated by an increase in the antipsychotic if there is one on board or by adding in an anti-psychotic if one is not already being used. Remember however that psychotherapy by a trained and experienced psychotherapist is absolutely necessary in this condition. The therapist must have experience in long term in working with dissociative disordered individuals. There are entirely too many
types of therapy and a broad mixture of therapies that have to be added in together to treat a condition this complex. It is not a situation for amateurs. The worst thing you could do would be to treat with a clinician who does not even believe in this condition. Also, make sure that your therapist has had supervised treatment of di d in the course of their training or career. Best wishes and good luck to you. My experience is that d id patients thrive in therapy and do very well. I greatly admire their sense of survival their creativity, their ingenuity, and their deep underlying sense of right and wrong as well as justice. I have learned as much or more from them as they have learned from me. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dissociative disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Dissociative disorders?

Dissociative: Dissociation is a defensive operation that the human mind engages in unconsciously in order to avoid painful stimuli or memories. ...Read more

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What kind of medication do people take for dissociative disorders?

What kind of medication do people take for dissociative disorders?

Not medication: Medication is not the primary treatment for dissociative disorders -- various kinds of talk therapy (including cognitive therapy) are. Also, expressive art therapies can increase self-awareness, cope with symptoms and traumatic experiences, and promote positive integration. Sometimes hypnosis can be helpful. Medications might be used for accompanying symptoms like anxiety & depression, though. ...Read more

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What causes depersonalization/dissociative disorders?

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What causes depersonalization/dissociative disorders?

Dissociative DO: This is controversial. Some believe it is due to childhood traumas & disorganized attachments. A recent review article by dr. Stern in the psychoanalytic quarterly journal jan. 2012, supports the hypothesis that current or recent trauma may affect one's assessment of the more distant past, changing the experience of the past & resulting in dissociative states. ...Read more

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Are people with dissociative disorders psychopathic?

Not really: The conflicts between alters are more internal than external. ...Read more

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Is the suicide rate high when in dissociative disorders?

Is the suicide rate high when in dissociative disorders?

Dissociative disorde: For completed suicide, rate is not higher compared to others such as mood disorders. ...Read more

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Do neurologists treat dissociative disorders?

Do neurologists treat dissociative disorders?

Not alone: Neurologists may treat some people who also have dissociative disorders, but would not be doing this by themselves unless they also have full training in psychiatry. A typical scenario might be a patient who has both a seizure disorder and dissociative disorder -- needs care from both psychiatry and neurology working together. Such a person will also need psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What could be a physiological explanation to dissociative disorders? What are the part of the brain that are involved?

What could be a physiological explanation to dissociative disorders? What are the part of the brain that are involved?

Multiple areas: Correlations have been demonstrated between the symptoms of dissociation and the right temporo parietal junction, an area involved in perspective taking, sense of self and integration of information between self and environment. There are several aspects of mental dissociation, and brain areas involved in those domains, e.g., visual/auditory/tactile processing, attention, are associated with each. ...Read more

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What medicine I have to take for chrones disease?

Depends: You need to see a gastroenterologist for history & exam and guidance as to which of the options available is best for your situation. ...Read more

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For what disease is the drug aderall?

For what disease is the drug aderall?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): This drug is a stimulant. It is prescribed for add/adhd at times, and it is sometimes used for the fatigue of ms (multiple sclerosis) or after traumatic brain injury if monitored closely. ...Read more

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What medicines are use for lou gehrig's disease?

What medicines are use for lou gehrig's disease?

Treatment: It's mostly supportive, but a drug called Riluzole is approved for ALS and it's thought to work by decreasing glutamate mediated motor neuron cell death. ...Read more

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What is an experimental drug for Crohn's disease?

What is an experimental drug for Crohn's disease?

Clinical Trials: Although available, experimental drugs are given in clinical trials, usually in academic or private institutions with doctors involved in research, where patients that have failed to existing treatment are treat. There are a variety of immunotherapy medications like Remicade (infliximab) that are available for Crohn's you could discuss with your doctor about.
Ustekinumab is a clinical trial drug for Crohn's ...Read more

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What is the safest medicine name for peyronies disease?

What is the safest medicine name for peyronies disease?

Some injections: Non-surgical treatments for peyronie's include: waiting (as some penises improve without treatment), or injections of medications such as verapamil or interferon (medications that can decrease the collagen fibrous material in the plaque). An experienced urologist can evaluate to be sure peyronie's is cause of the curvature, and then he may recommend non-surgical treatments as a first step. ...Read more

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Does seziure disorder repeats even after taking medicines for a year?

Long term disorder: Seizure disorders, depending on cause / epilepsy / trauma history--can last years, decades, or life-long. Medications decrease the frequency and duration of seizure, but almost every patient with seizure disorder will occasionally seize. ...Read more

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Hi. What is the best drugs, pencillamin or trientine for wilson's disease?

Wilson's disease: Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/wilsons-disease/ds00411 for info re wilson's disease which is autosomal recessive cause of excess copper. Both Penicillamine & trientine are used to chelate & remove excess copper. There's no best drug for everyone but rather a best drug for you. Talk to your doc about what's available to you, what's affordable, and what side effects are tolerable to you. ...Read more

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What drugs can I take for abnormal routine test? I fo not have a veneral disease.

Testing: Unfortunately, without knowing what part of your testing was abnormal, it is not possible to suggest a treatment. Please give some more specifics, or go see a doctor to review your test results. ...Read more

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Can you tell me an example of a time when medicine was shipped elsewhere to another country in order to stop an epidemic or disease?

Can you tell me an example of a time when medicine was shipped elsewhere to another country in order to stop an epidemic or disease?

Yes: The Canadian Health Minister indicated that Canada will donate between 800 to 1, 000 of their 1, 500 doses of an experimental Ebola Vaccine - VSV-EBOV to help with the Ebola-Zaire outbreak in West Africa. ...Read more

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My Father has NPH, Is any Medicine for this disease?

My Father has NPH, Is any Medicine for this disease?

You must mean: B PH (N PH is the name of a lind of Insulin) B-PH=BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY and YES there is medication for this disease as well as SURGICAL treatments!
Hope this helps!
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What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

Immunosuppresents: Since autoimmune diseases are a diverse group of diseases which have in common activation of the immune system which leads to different complications (depending upon the disease) the best way to treat is to use medications which suppress the immune system (such as steroids and sometimes chemotherapy). ...Read more

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What medicines help with degenerative disc disease?

What medicines help with degenerative disc disease?

A variety: Of non steroidal anti inflammatory medication as long as there are no contraindications like allergies, use of blood thinners, kidney or liver disease or ulcer/reflux issues. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an option. Other types of drugs like cymbalta, Elavil and neurontin/lyrica may also help. Ideally, not smoking, regular exercise and weight control are also helpful. Good levels of vitamin d also are important. ...Read more

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Can coeliac disease prevent me from studying medicine?

Can coeliac disease prevent me from studying medicine?

No!!!!!: Many people live with celiac disease and are highly functioning professionals. Strict adherence to a gluten-free diet is crucial. That also means reading labels very carefully. You should shop at the gluten-free section, available in most groceries, be under competent medical supervision. Also see www. Celiac. Nih. Gov/materials. Aspx; www. Celiac. Org/ ...Read more

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What drug is used to treat hodgkin's disease lymphoma?

What drug is used to treat hodgkin's disease lymphoma?

ABVD: Adriamycin (doxorubicin)
Bleomycin
Vinbastine
Dacarbazine

The combination of the 4, all given every 2 weeks for 8 or 12 times depending on the stage of the cancer is the gold standard ...Read more