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Could use expert help with why some people suffer with social phobia?

Could use expert help with why some people suffer with social phobia?

Fear of embarassment: People with social anxiety disorder (sad) have an irrational fear of being watched, judged or evaluated, or of embarrassing or humiliating themselves. The anxiety and discomfort becomes so extreme that it interferes with daily functioning. Sad is one of the most common mental disorders with up to 13% of the general population experiencing symptoms at some point in their life. Treatment helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Morgan
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Vaginismus (Definition)

Vaginismus = involuntary tightening of vaginal ...Read more


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Can people with ADHD or autism ever overcome their social problems?

Can people with ADHD or autism ever overcome their social problems?

Yes: There is a big distinction between the social problems of an adhd person & someone with autism. Adhd pts usually gain social skills later, but completely, compared to normals if treated with stimulant medication. Autism patients rarely attain "normal" social abilities. Both groups benefit from social skills training & counseling. Self confidence is most important in this area. ...Read more

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What can people with social anxiety act like?

What can people with social anxiety act like?

Avoidance : Typically, people with social anxiety engage in either overt or subtle avoidance behaviors. Either completely avoiding social situations where scrutiny is possible or enduring these situations where avoidance is not possible with severe anxiety symptoms such as shaking, short responses, avoiding prolonged conversations, avoiding eye contact, "early exits" from situation, sweating, trembling, etc. ...Read more

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Can people with add have an over-active imagination?

Possible: Creativity and adhd are independent for the most part but can overlap. Many artist are DX with adhd butmany reasons for this. ...Read more

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Can people with ADHD have kids?

Can people with ADHD have kids?

Yes: Adhd affects the brain, but does not prevent the person from having children. The opposite can happen, because of less ability for impulse control and other adhd problems, leading an adhd person to create more pregnancies (as a consequence of poor planning or poor impulse control). Adhd runs in some families, so children may inherit adhd from parents. ...Read more

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How do people with autism cope with making public presentations?

Autism: Persons with autism are not all mentally retarded. Some have excellent personality inspite of weird repetitive behaviors and problem of communications.I think they can do presentatons ...Read more

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Do people with aspergers have eye contact problems? Or are the people with autism the ones with eye-contact problems?

Do people with aspergers have eye contact problems? Or are the people with autism the ones with eye-contact problems?

Both can: Since asperger's syndrome was a disorder on the autistic spectrum (no longer in the diagnostic manual), both disorders can have similar presentations. The difference lies in severity and impairment. ...Read more

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Can people with cataplexy have normal sex life?

Can people with cataplexy have normal sex life?

Seems likely: Cataplexy is a sleep disorder syndrome, and does not affect sexual activity directly, so there should be no issue here. However, if there is indeed a problem or the episodes cause too much disruption, a sleep specialist can readily use medications to control most if not all attacks. ...Read more

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Can people with fibromyalgia exercise?

Can people with fibromyalgia exercise?

Yes: Not only they can but they should. If no other medical problems are present a low impact exercise such as walking is a good start. ...Read more

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What can cause some people with bpd to have confusion over their own gender/sexuality identity?

What can cause some people with bpd to have confusion over their own gender/sexuality identity?

Bpd ? ...: Do you mean bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder ? Gender/sexual identity is complex and governed and influenced by genetics, biology, early life experiences and social factors. ...Read more

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Do most cases of people with paradoxical reactions to benzos occur in people with underlying mental disorders?

Do most cases of people with paradoxical reactions to benzos occur in people with underlying mental disorders?

No: Younger people and children are the most likely. (of course, some might argue that all children have underlying mental disorders...Just kidding!). Seriously, it's an unpredictable reaction. People who discover that they have this unusual reaction should then just avoid the drugs in the future. ...Read more

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How can some people sleep with their eyes open?

How can some  people sleep with their eyes open?

Difficult : Usually they have a problem with their eye lids like a type of scarring , or they are just not completely closed. Others who have a sleep disorder and sleepwalk have their eyes open too but they are not resting ...Read more

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Are people with munchhausen syndrome difficult to deal with?

They are very: difficult to care for. Physicians want to help people to be healthy. So it is quite frustrating when someone has the opposite goal. ...Read more

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How can people with aspergers deal with people with a mood disorder such as borderline personality disorder?

How can people with aspergers deal with people with a mood disorder such as borderline personality disorder?

Confusing: Borderline personality d/o is not at basis a mood disorder, but does have instability of moods/affects as well as sense of identity and relationships with others. They fluctuate between fears of abandonment and fears of intimacy, and are in general much more distressed than someone with asperger's. In asperger's the person misses social cues, and may not "get" why the borderline pd is upset. ...Read more

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How can therapists deal with patients who have antisocial personality disorder?

How can therapists deal with patients who have antisocial personality disorder?

Not good candidates.: People with antisocial personalities do not learn from their previous mistakes and therapy does not work. They do understand that for a criminal behavior, they have to be legally responsible. They have no remorse and they are sorry only that they got caught. ...Read more

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What causes some people with bipolar to have confusion?

What causes some people with bipolar to have confusion?

Bipolar Confusion: Bipolar disorder or any other severe mood disorders the cognitive capabilities of the individual is affected. The neurotransmitter changes cause disruption in the brain circuitry. A lot of folks think distraction poor focus and memory issues are adhd which can be also part of a mood disorder.Psychiatric evaluation can clarify the symptoms and can recommend a treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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Can people with asperger's syndrome be asexual?

Can people with asperger's syndrome be asexual?

Yes: Most, but not all individuals with asperger's syndrome appear to have a relatively low sex drive; some, however, actually become preoccupied with sex. Social relationships are typically quite difficult for the individuals, and the drive to connect romantically with another person may seem too overwhelming to consider. ...Read more

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Why are people with tourette syndrome often represented as having an uncontrollable need to swear?

Why are people with tourette syndrome often represented as having an uncontrollable need to swear?

Because coprolalia : is shocking, people tend to notice it. It's derived from Greek words for "dung" & " babble" because the obscenities are often scatalogical, related to feces. It is an obsessive-compulsive behavior found in 10-20% of kids & adults with Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome. Copropraxia , complex motor tics, are obscene or scatalogical gestures that occur in ~6% of people with GTS. ...Read more

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Is it true that people with tourette's can use swear words during their outbursts?

Is it true that people with tourette's can use swear words during their outbursts?

Absolutely: The formal term is coprolalia. It occurs in about 10% of people with tourette's disorder. Although dramatic in presentation, it is just one of the forms tics can take. The definition of tourette's is that the person has both motor and vocal tics, that is semi-involuntary bursts of activity. Many describe tics as sneeze-like: sometimes you can suppress them but often they just happen. ...Read more

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What is vaginismus?

What is vaginismus?

Pain on insertion: Vaginismus produces vaginal "tonic" contractions at the opening of the vagina which if entry is "forced" pain will result. Painful intravaginal intercourse has different causes. Try positional changes to see if that helps, and if not see an ob-gyn md. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have vaginismus?

Vaginismus: Vaginismus = involuntary spasm of vaginal muscle which may prevent penetration of vagina by object (penis/ tampon etc) due to pain and spasm. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat vaginismus?

Vaginismus: First, find the cause. A visit to your gynecologist ought to be helpful to start. If the cause is physical, he/she can recommend treatments, such as exercises, medications, or surgery (if warranted). If the cause is not physical but primarily psychological, work with a qualified sex therapist or therapist adept at sexual dysfunction may prove useful. ...Read more

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Is vaginismus and dyspsreunia the same?

Is vaginismus and dyspsreunia the same?

No: Vaginismus involves spasms and pain of the vagina, which can cause pain with intercourse (dyspareunia). Dyspareunia can be from any number of other issues as well. Finding out the cause of the underlying pain or dysfunction is important to get you to a healthy, pain-free state. ...Read more

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What is vaginismus? What makes it happen?

Pain on insertion: Vaginismus produces vaginal "tonic" contractions at the opening of the vagina which if entry is "forced" pain will result. Painful intravaginal intercourse has different causes. Try positional changes to see if that helps, and if not see an ob-gyn md. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of vaginismus?

Pain with sex: Pain and tightening involuntarily when try to insert anything in vagina. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for vaginismus?

Treatment program...: Vaginismus is considered one of the most successfully treatable female sexual disorders. Many studies have shown treatment success rates approaching nearly 100%. Treatment resolution follows a manageable, step-by-step program involving personal exercises, couple exercises, vaginal dilators, etc. One site where these steps are well described is: Vaginismus.com. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I think I may have vaginismus? New bf hurts.

Pain on insertion: Vaginismus produces vaginal "tonic" contractions at the opening of the vagina which if entry is "forced" pain will result. Painful intravaginal intercourse has different causes. Try positional changes to see if that helps, and if not see an ob-gyn md. ...Read more

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How do you deal with internal examinations if you have vaginismus?

Patience & info: Vaginismus requires that you communicate that information to the examining doctor prior to the exam. Additionally, you can assist the MD by using a lubricated tampon at home to help the vaginal opening get used to penetration. The well versed GYN MD has a responsibility to you to be gentle, and take the time with patience to exam you with your feedback as to what is problematic and what isn't. ...Read more

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My wife has vaginismus. We have no sex because she's afraid so much from sex. What do we do?

My wife has vaginismus. We have no sex  because she's afraid so much from sex. What do we do?

Get treated: This is common and any physician can explain the treatment to you, probably best as a couple. The key is education, desensitization and some graded exercises that are generally highly successful in solving this problem. I hope you will be able to work together on this as a couple and save your marriage. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been using the dialators to treat my vaginismus however even the largest isn't close to my husbands size.. Sex is impossible he can't even go h?

I have been using the dialators to treat my vaginismus however even the largest isn't close to my husbands size.. Sex is impossible he can't even go h?

Need for counseling: It isn't the physical size of your husband or dilators that is the problem with entry in vaginismus, rather it is the involuntary muscle spasms that occur from your anxiety from penetration that is the concern. You need to see a Psychologist or Counsellor that specializes in relaxation techniques and sexuality issues. ...Read more

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How to treat vaginismus?

Seek professional: First seek a GYN to ensure there is nothing wrong with your anatomy. If your anatomy is normal then seek the advice of a certified sex therapist. They can help you overcome this problem. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How is vaginismus overcome?

Discuss with doc: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How will doctors help vaginismus?

Discuss with doc: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How can my girlfriend get over vaginismus?

Vaginismus: First, exam by ob/gyn who can rule out physical causes & recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Can a childbirth fix a prior vaginismus issue?

Can a childbirth fix a prior vaginismus issue?

Possibly: I believe that the process of vaginal birth might very well improve the problem of an elevated resting tone and spasticity of the muscles around the vagina. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psychosomatic vaginismus?

Yes: Previous negative experiences can elicit a physiological response such as vaginismus to any future or potential stimulii.This is common in sex abuse or rape victims and psychological counselling is a "must" to overcome this issue.. ...Read more