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Alcoholic husband with cirrhosis has sundown symptoms, is this normal. alcohol related dementia?

Alcoholic husband with cirrhosis has sundown symptoms, is this normal. alcohol related dementia?

Needs labs checked: It is important to check ammonia levels , CBC and basic metabolic profile. Please see a physician as soon as possible for better evaluation. ...Read more

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I still suffering of extra emotional behavior during postnatal. Is symptoms are normal?

I still suffering of extra emotional behavior  during postnatal. Is symptoms are normal?

.: Many new mothers have symptoms of feeling low and may have inexplicable episodes of crying spells. If you have thoughts of harming self or baby or unable to take care of baby, contact your OB immediately. Healthy food lots of fluids and good social support usually helps. Lots of stress and hormonal change during pregnancy and delivery might cause postnatal blues or depression. Take to physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of becoming an alcoholic/binge drinker?

What are the symptoms of becoming an alcoholic/binge drinker?

See below: Many symptoms, binge drinking is defined as 3 or more drinks at one sitting for female or 5 or more for males. Uncontrolled use of alcohol, i.e. Only intended 2 drinks with friend after work, had 6 got home late and family is upset. And continued use despite negative consequence.I.E. Tell wife that wont happen again and it does repeatedly. Easy to come up with other scenarios. ...Read more

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Taking 200mg of citalopram while drinking alcohol is it possible to show aggressive or violent behavior? Also displaying confusion and panic behavior?

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Taking 200mg of citalopram while drinking alcohol is it possible to show aggressive or violent behavior? Also displaying confusion and panic behavior?

Celexa (citalopram): 200 mg. Dose is unheard of. Maximum daily dose is 40 mg. Also, combining alcohol with medication can affect your moods & cause erratic behaviors. ...Read more

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Cognitive impairment onset following gastroenteritis. No substance abuse, depresssion, anxiety or medication. Normal BP, bloodsugar and CRP. ?

Cognitive impairment onset following gastroenteritis. No substance abuse, depresssion, anxiety or medication. Normal BP, bloodsugar and CRP. ?

Sudden? Gradual?: You don't mention how or if the impairment was confirmed, but distress, especially chronic and untreated, can itself take a functional toll on mental activity quality. If you can find even symptomatic relief for the GI pain, you might discover a cognitive improvement too. If not - maybe a psycho-neurological exam can find a basis. Nutrition also may play a role. If severe, seek answers. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is cause of anxious and paranoid behavior in men?

What is cause of anxious and paranoid behavior in men?

See below: Men and woman can get anxious and paranoid. If sx are new-- go to primary care doctor to rule out anything physical going on: strokes, brain tumors, hormonal imbalance, etc. Things that need to be ruled as well are side effects of medication, drug/substance use, steroid use, etc. Treatment might involve medication to help with sx and psychotherapy to help you cope with sx. ...Read more

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What are telltale symptoms of sexual abuse in children?

What are telltale symptoms of sexual abuse in children?

When children have: Been sexually abused, there is often a sudden change in their behavior. They may start acting out. Failing in school, having nightmares, making sexually provocative remarks. If you suspect something is wrong, it is a good idea to consult with a child psychologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of suicide/suicidal behavior?

What are the symptoms of suicide/suicidal behavior?

Withdrawing?: What makes suicide so treacherous is that the person often withdraws and is less likely to be noticed by others. If you know of a child or teen who's being abused (usually at home, less often at school or social media), tell someone who's got some clout. I'm a pathologist; the common trigger of a youngster's suicide is a parent tell him he's worthless. ...Read more

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Feelings of guilt after drinking, is this normal?

Feelings of guilt after drinking, is this normal?

Guilt: Most people who drink reasonably do not feel guilty when they drink, it is more consistent with people who drink too much. Attending an aa meeting can give you an accurate, helpful assessment of your drinking. Attend a meeting in your area and ask for help. Best. ...Read more

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What are usual signs of social anxiety disorder?

What are usual signs of social anxiety disorder?

Symptoms of Soc Anx: Fear of one or more social situations in which the person may be exposed to scrutiny, fear of embarassing self. The feared situations cause high anxiety or panic attack, the situations are strongly avoided, and the person (usually) understands that the fear is unreasonable. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

What are the typical symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Borderline PD: Is characterized by unstable relationships. This often leads to other problems such as anxiety, depression and self harming behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of persistent sexual arousal syndrome?

What are the symptoms of persistent sexual arousal syndrome?

PSAS: Involuntary genital and clitoral arousal unrelated to subjective feelings of sexual desire which persists despite one or more orgasms and which usually feels intrusive and unwanted. ...Read more

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75 y/o male with history of stroke has sudden change of personality (starts drinking, becomes hostile and violent). Could mini strokes be the cause?

75 y/o male with history of stroke has sudden change of personality (starts drinking, becomes hostile and violent). Could mini strokes be the cause?

Likely correct: Sounds like a dementia of vascular origin, and indeed, a series of lacunar strokes could create this outcome, but could also be due to a medication reaction. See a neurologist and get started to evaluate and treat. (incidentally, you listed your issues, and might help to describe his more fully) ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bipolar and symptoms of borderline personalility disorder?

What are symptoms of bipolar and symptoms of borderline personalility disorder?

They are different: Bipolar disorder is when a person experiences both extremely out of the ordinary moods (e.g. Reduced need for sleep, feeling high but with no drugs, etc) which then alternates with clinical depression. These two cycle back and forth. Borderline personality disorder on the other hand is a long-standing set of traits that a person has that include fear of abandonment and extreme emotions, etc. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotics increase the negative symptoms of schizophrenia (like apathy and social withdrawal)?

Do antipsychotics increase the negative symptoms of schizophrenia (like apathy and social withdrawal)?

No: They don't increase negative symptoms. Unfortunately, they often don't do enough to decrease them either. The negative symptoms are part of the illness itself, not a medication side effect. After the antipsychotics control the positive symptoms, which they do a better job of treating, the negative symptoms are more easily noticed, but they are an inherent and impairing part of the illness. ...Read more

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Can alcoholic hepatitis present with normal alt/ast?

Can alcoholic hepatitis present with normal alt/ast?

No: Acute hepatitis caused by alcohol will present with elevated ALT/AST. You can have cirrhosis of the liver with normal ALT/AST for quite a while, however. ...Read more

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What are the after effects of borderline personality disorder?

What are the after effects of borderline personality disorder?

See below: I am not steering away from thisgordian topic; however, i must check that my 4 answers made it through. I got a blinking note from my new isp that my answers may remain in virtual space. Do check and let me know. Sincerely, arthur m. Hoffman md, dabp, dibp, dabfp, ass't cl. Prof. Ucsf med ctr. ...Read more

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What can be initial signs of alcohol addiction / dependence?

Here are some signs: There are four areas that you want to look at to see if there's any dysfunction or consequences or interference in your overall functioning. Have you had any legal problems like a dui? Has your drinking affected your job? Are you depressed ? Do you find it hard to stop once you started drinking? Do you drink daily and drink to get drunk? When you stop is there shaking and sweating and nausea? ...Read more