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Difference between nail disorder and a nail disease?

Not sure: I'm not sure what your question is asking, but i suppose either disorder or disease can be used to describe particular nail changes. Is there any particular condition you are concerned about? ...Read more

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Is biting fingernails signify a larger medical disorder?

Is biting fingernails signify a larger medical disorder?

Anxiety: Nail biting reflects some anxiety..It may have started as anxiety and then became a habit. If one bites nails til they bleed all the time, that does signify much anxiety and needs to be addressed. Hypnosis can help as can eft (emotional freedom technique- you can google this for more info. Works great for some people). ...Read more

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Do anxiety and bipolar disorder fall under the schizophrenia spectrum disorders?

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Do anxiety and bipolar disorder fall under the schizophrenia spectrum disorders?

Schiz.: Nope. Bipolar is a mood disorder. Schizophrenia is a thought disorder. Refer to my previous responses on these topics. ...Read more

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Does nail biting habit indicate some sort of a mental problem?

Does nail biting habit indicate some sort of a mental problem?

Not necessarily: Sometimes people get into the habit of nail biting and it becomes hard to break. Some people bite their nails to shorten them. Some people are stress nail biters & some bite compulsively to the point of self-harm. ...Read more

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Can nail psoriasis perceeds systemic manifestations of psoriasis ?

Can nail psoriasis perceeds systemic manifestations of psoriasis ?

Possibly: Less than 5% of people with nail psoriasis have only that as a manifestion of psoriasis. In other words the majority of people with nail psoriasis have more diffuse disease- on skin or systemic. It might preceed more systemic disease but in a small number of cases it could be the only sign of psoriasis. ...Read more

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What are different personality disorders that fall under or are caused by borderline personality disorder?

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What are different personality disorders that fall under or are caused by borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Cluster b personality disorders are dramatic and erratic in behaviors. It includes borderline, antisocial & histrionic personalities. ...Read more

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Do ADHD medications cause bone marrow disorders?

Do ADHD medications cause bone marrow disorders?

No correlation: Don't worry and i hope your adhd medications are helping a lot. Frequently they do. ...Read more

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Can brain trauma cause autism spectrum disorder?

Can brain trauma cause autism spectrum disorder?

No: Head trauma can produce a variety of behavioral and cognitive changes, but there is no association with autism spectrum. ...Read more

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What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are various medications that help mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety; psychotherapies are important treatments in all of those and in conduct disorder. You can receive comprehensive treatment once we understand what's wrong & what's needed. ...Read more

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What separates schizoaffective disorder from other mental disorders?

What separates schizoaffective disorder from other mental disorders?

Combination symptoms: Schizoaffective d/o can be thought of as a combination of bilpolar and scizophrenia symptoms. As with bipolar, schizoaffective have mood swings that can range from depression to mania. However, the person usually exhibits psychosis more charaxteristic of schiz, bizarre delusions. Functioning is often severly impaired and it's a chronic illness. ...Read more

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Can eczema or any other skin disorders cause finger clubbing?

Can eczema or any other skin disorders cause finger clubbing?

Finger Clubbing: Yes. Finger clubbing can result from palmar eczema and some dyes hydronic skin conditions. You should consult a dermatologist for a thorough evaluation and embark on a recommended tratment plan. ...Read more

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Is ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) a type of behavioral disorder or anxiety disorder?

Is ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) a type of behavioral disorder or anxiety disorder?

Great Question: Ptsd falls under the class of anxiety disorders. It is interesting that you asked if it is a behavioral disorder. I treat primarily complex ptsd. My combat ptsd patients have hyper-responsive fight or flight reactions. Irritability, high levels of anger & aggression can be very problematic. Ptsd is a destroyer of marriages & families. Road rage & violence when dissociated are major issues. ...Read more

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Is nail clubbing related to lung disease?

Is nail clubbing related to lung disease?

Yes.: Many lung conditions are associated with clubbing, as well as heart and liver issues. If you have clubbing, you should see your doctor, partciualrly if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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Could untreated depression turn into bipolar or a psychotic disorder?

Could untreated depression turn into bipolar or a psychotic disorder?

It may: Why it may, is based on the fact that depression can precede or be a part of bipolar disorder that is in the depressed mode and hypo-mania or mania may follow. It may also be that the depression becomes so severe that the depressed person becomes psychotic. Ptsd folks can have a psychotic depression as well. Brain trauma can cause a psychotic depression as can alzheimers dementia. ...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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Nail disorders, what to do?

Nail disorders, what to do?

Consider: seeing a dermatologist for toe or fingernail problems or a podiatrist or dermatologist for toe nail problems. ...Read more

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What exactly is koilonychia? Is it a nail disorder?

What exactly is koilonychia? Is it a nail disorder?

Spoon nails: Certain anemias can cause your nails to flatten out and then the edges raise up a bit creating a spoon appearance. ...Read more

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Difference between nail disorder and a nail disease?

Not sure: I'm not sure what your question is asking, but i suppose either disorder or disease can be used to describe particular nail changes. Is there any particular condition you are concerned about? ...Read more

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Who is more at risk of this type of nail pterygium disorder?

Who is more at risk of this type of nail pterygium disorder?

Nail pterygium: See dermatologist. Reference: pterygium due to scarring in nail matrix. Characteristic of lichen planus (image) but may occur in stevens-johnson syndrome and from trauma. ...Read more

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Who is more at risk of this type of nail pterygium disorder?

Who is more at risk of this type of nail pterygium disorder?

Nail pterygium: See dermatologist. Reference: pterygium due to scarring in nail matrix. Characteristic of lichen planus (image) but may occur in stevens-johnson syndrome and from trauma. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is biting your nails a anxiety disorder?

Can you tell me is biting your nails a anxiety disorder?

Nail biting: Is an anxious habit. It would not qualify as an anxiety disorder. There are behavior modifications techniques which can help you get over this habit. ...Read more

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What body disorders may be traced on your nails?

What body disorders may be traced on your nails?

Fungus: Tinea pedis will show thickened nails and is successfully treated with oral meds for 3 months. Of course, the podiatrist can help. ...Read more

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Can I really catch a nail disease from the shower at my gym?

Can I really catch a nail disease from the shower at my gym?

Yes: Yes it is possible to pick up a fungal infection from an unclean shower at the gym, however, is is probably more common to pick up athletes foot (tinea pedis) before you would pick up a toenail fungus. ...Read more

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Looking for answer to diseases and disorders of the nail?

Looking for answer to diseases and disorders of the nail?

See below: Probably best to look online such as web md. Or if have a specific question about foot fungus contact me thru healthtap. ...Read more

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Does disappearance of nail clubbing mean underlying disease is getting cured?

Does disappearance of nail clubbing mean underlying disease is getting cured?

Less likely : I strongly doubt it because clubbing is normally do chronic long-term respiratory cardiac issues like emphysema to name one. Unless you had a heart transplant etc ...Read more

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I have psoriasis disease since my childhood and at this years its just become appear on my nailes is there any midicine exept the salsalic acid?

I have psoriasis disease since my childhood and at this years its just become appear on my nailes is there any midicine exept the salsalic acid?

Several options: There are several options depending on the severity of the involvement. Tnf agents such as enbrel, (etanercept) Humira and others can produce dramatic improvement. Talk to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics help a nail disease?

Can antibiotics help a nail disease?

Depends: Most nail disease is fungal and antibiotics with not work. It is best to see a podiatrist so he can give you a diagnosis of the disease you have. ...Read more

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Tell me about yellow nail syndrome / twenty-nail disease?

Tell me about yellow nail syndrome / twenty-nail disease?

Interesting question: yellow nail syndrome is the yellow discoloration of all 20 nails associated with lymphedema and pleural effusion or fluid in the lungs. Remembert that every nail must be involved. Yellow discoloration can also be seen with fungal infections known as onychomycosis. It's best to see your doctor. And of course with lymphedema and pleural effusions you typcially would be feeling ill. ...Read more