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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Grief (Definition)

Grief is a normal reaction to a major loss, and is full of unhappiness and emotional pain. Events causing grief include the end of a significant personal relationship, the death of a loved one, or another traumatic life-changing event. Each person feels grief in his own way, but there are common stages to grieving. The process begins with recognizing a loss and continues over time until a person ...Read more


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Sadness, hopelessness, interest loss in people and activities, loneliness, crying, self-hurting on anger blackouts. & more, am i having a depression?

Sadness, hopelessness, interest loss in people and activities, loneliness, crying, self-hurting on anger blackouts. & more, am i having a depression?

Sounds likely: You could have a medical problem that is causing these symptoms, but you've just listed some of the major symptoms of depression. See your doctor and make sure you are physically healthy. Talk about depression and possible treatment options. Treatment will depend on how severe your symptoms are, how long they have been going on, and several other factors. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bullying and loss of interest in life, advice?

Bullying and loss of interest in life, advice?

Seek treatment: Bullying can often lead to depression as evidenced by a loss of interest in activities. Seek treatment to resolve the depression and deal with the bullying. A good therapist should also be able to work with the school to develop better solutions to deal with the bullies. ...Read more

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How to deal with this loss of appetite from depression and anxiety?

How to deal with this loss of appetite from depression and anxiety?

Try to normalize all: Aspects of your life as much as possible. Even if you aren't particularly hungry - still work to maintain an eating schedule. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Your dr can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing. ...Read more

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As a cancer patient, when might I experience loss and grief?

As a cancer patient, when might I experience loss and grief?

Depends on you.: This probably depends on your situation with cancer. If it is curable, and treatment is successful, there likely won't be any. If it is involved, and treatment is complicated, loss and grief can happen at any time, depending on how you feel. Different people get affected by different things. Some are affected very little, and understand this is what they must do. Group therapy may help.. ...Read more

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I am having high anxiety, panic attacks, loss of appetite and sudden loss of weight. Could this be a thyroid problem?

I am having high anxiety, panic attacks, loss of appetite and sudden loss of weight. Could this be a thyroid problem?

Unclear: Need full assessment. Blood test as well as more questions why you are experiencing anxiety / panic attacks. Loss of weight / appetite could be because of either thyroid or anxiety attacks. Please seek professional help near to you. ...Read more

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Any tips for dealing emotionally with total hearing loss?

Any tips for dealing emotionally with total hearing loss?

Find support: Groups like the hearing loss association of america and self help for hard of hearing people can provide emotional support for those with hearing loss. Depression can be a common result of hearing loss and isolation, so please also consult a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Due to excessive stress i'm experiencing hair loss , loss of appetite and poor sleep, afraid as i might fall into depression. Help me?

Due to excessive stress i'm experiencing hair loss , loss of appetite and poor sleep, afraid as i might fall into depression. Help me?

Get checked out: You need to keep in touch with your primary care physician in order to make sure you are looking good from an internal medicine standpoint through appropriate examination and testing i see you already have been diagnosed as hypothyroid as well. I would also discuss the need of the statin as some people feel lousy on those. You may need a psychological or psychiatric evaluation as well soon! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have loss of appetite, anxiety, and diahrrea after experiencing a traumatic emotional experience?

Is it normal to have loss of appetite, anxiety, and diahrrea after experiencing a traumatic emotional experience?

Somatic Response: Any kind of trauma causes the same response in the brain with activation of the reptilian brain and of the sympathetic nervous system causing all of your symptoms. It is a good idea to see someone experienced somatic experiencing techniques to prevent these symptoms from persisting. A single brief exposure to such trauma can throw a normally functioning individual into a cycle of suffering. ...Read more

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Hair thinning by extreme dieting resulting in a 40kg loss and low protein consumption over a period of 2 years can reversed? Please be realistic

Hair thinning by extreme dieting resulting in a 40kg loss and low protein consumption over a period of 2 years can reversed? Please be realistic

It can be reversed: It can be reversed by changing your eating habits.But it needs to be done under strict medical care with thorough medical exam and blood and urine test with follow ups and correcting any mineral and/or vitamin deficiency, hormone levels checked and corrected including thyroid so don't waste time and consult a good physician asap. ...Read more

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Is 4.64TSH high? Experiencing rapid hair loss, palpitations and ovarian cysts. Also, is the hair loss reversible with treatment?

Is 4.64TSH high? Experiencing rapid hair loss, palpitations and ovarian cysts. Also, is the hair loss reversible with treatment?

Normal TSH LEVELS: The normal range for TSH is generally stated as 0.5 to 5.0. However, many endocrinologists consider anything outside the range of 0.5 to 3.0 especially if there are clinical symptoms as abnormal. I would follow JP with an endocrinologist. The hair loss is reversible with treatment. ...Read more

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Can you experience ptsd after the loss of a loved one?

Can you experience ptsd after the loss of a loved one?

PTSD, Sure u can: Is a severe anxiety disorder that develops after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Symptoms include re-experiencing the trauma (nightmares, flashbacks), avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma, & increased arousal (insomnia, phypervigilance, anger). Symptoms last more than 1 month & interfere with daily functioning. Treatment involves cognitive behavior therapy. ...Read more

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Could ending birth control cause hair loss, headaches, breast tenderness, loss of weight(9lbs), and loss of two breast cup sizes, 10 months after?

Could ending birth control cause hair loss, headaches, breast tenderness, loss of weight(9lbs), and loss of two breast cup sizes, 10 months after?

Possible: endo eval: While it is possible, this dramatic change is unlikely. You need an endocrine evaluation include thyroid function assessment. See your primary care. Md or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months and loss of appetite?

Possibly but ..: Severe untreated anxiety or mood disorders can cause significant weight loss but it's quite uncommon, especially when you are taking about 30lbs in 4 months. You need to see your doctor urgently to better evaluate you for other organic causes of which are many. I wouldn't delay this as you even if you don't have a more concerning organic cause of your symptoms then you need to addres your anxiety! ...Read more

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Can stress lead to permanent hair loss.I am a man and lost a lot of weight in a short time and have chronic stress and insomnia, and now hair loss.?

Can stress lead to permanent hair loss.I am a man and lost a lot of weight in a short time and have chronic stress and  insomnia, and now hair loss.?

YES: Yes on multiple levels. Stress has a huge impact on the body including hormones. But weight loss also has an impact due to vitamin and mineral issues. Check with your pcp make sure vitamin and mineral status is alright. Work on stress with exercise. Genetics also do play a role in male hair loss. ...Read more

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Can stress be the cause of me feeling tired, losing interest of things i had a lot of interest in, low sex drive, sadness, and loss of motivation?

Can stress be the cause of me feeling tired, losing interest of things i had a lot of interest in, low sex drive, sadness, and loss of motivation?

Stress & depression: You list here several of the main symptoms of major depressive disorder. Life stresses can certainly trigger depressive episodes -- but you also need to see your primary care doctor to investigate for any other illnesses that can look like depression, but aren't. Depression is certainly treatable with a combination of psychotherapy and possibly medications if necessary. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more