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Can lack of oxygen at birth cause a mental illness such as borderline personality disorder?

Can lack of oxygen at birth cause a mental illness such as borderline personality disorder?

No. Not BPD: No. There have been no study to date showing any correlation between lack of oxygen at birth and bpd. Developmental delays and some progressive developmental disorders, on the other hand, have had some data. ...Read more

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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can delay in language also be a cause of poor response to name in a 2 year old. Hearing ok, social, no repetative behaviour, does pretend plays.

Can delay in language also be a cause of poor response to name in a 2 year old. Hearing ok, social, no repetative behaviour, does pretend plays.

Real concern...: ...it is imperative that you get your child examined by a behavioral/developmental pediatrician. No it is not normal an inadequate response to his/her name... ...Read more

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Does sexual abuse as a child lead to a higher likelihood of failed relationships and promiscuity later in life?

Does sexual abuse as a child lead to a higher likelihood of failed relationships and promiscuity later in life?

Maybe: It all depends on the individual. "sexual abuse" takes many forms, and has many consequences. There is no single, or definitive, answer. ...Read more

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Can long term anxiety and lack of sleep in a healthy young adult cause scarring of the heart or inflammation?

Can long term anxiety and lack of sleep in a healthy young adult cause scarring of the heart or inflammation?

Long term sleep loss: And anxiety can cause many physical conditions. Please see your doc to rule out/identify any medical situations and then a mental health professional to learn how to manage your anxiety and sleep situations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can a lack of something in a human body affect mental performance?

Can a lack of something in a human body affect mental performance?

Memory problems: Memory problems can occur when we lack good sleep, adequate nutrition or vitamins like thiamine, Folic Acid or vitamin b12. Lack of adequate hormonal balance like low thyroid function, or lack of self control in using alcohol. Check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can neglecting type 1 diabetes for 1-2 years result in the development mental illness?

Can neglecting type 1 diabetes for 1-2 years result in the development mental illness?

MI No; Dementia, Yes: Since diabetes mellitus (elevated glucose) diffusely degrades a huge number of complex body functions, including greatly accelerating atherosclerosis, it degrades brain function in many subtle ways, over time in far more blatant ways (e.g. Stroke), thus increases dementia. Mental illness: thoughts, ideas, behaviors which are destructive to self and others, a different issue, remains more complex. ...Read more

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Can autism develop as a result of child abuse at a very early age?

Can autism develop as a result of child abuse at a very early age?

No: Autism is not caused by child abuse, whatever the age--although abuse can certainly lead to lots of other problems, including mental retardation if it includes head trauma. Some abused children do become socially withdrawn, but this is quite different from the social disconnection associated with autism. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep and stress cause delusional thinking small issues as big issues?

Can lack of sleep and stress cause delusional thinking small issues as big issues?

Yes: There have been experiments done where people are woken up when they start to go into rem or deep sleep which found that sleep deprivation can lead to hallucinations. If you are stressed and not sleeping meet with a psychologist to learn stress management techniques and develop better sleep habits. You may also want to start on some sleep medication consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection affect a child's behaviour and emotional state?

Can a kidney infection affect a child's behaviour and emotional state?

Yes: A kidney infection can produce unpleasant physical symptoms and discomfort that affect short-term mood and behavior, or until the infection is resolved. Other symptoms and complications if untreated, such as uncontrolled fever or the inability of kidneys to effectively process waste and balance the system, can also alter mental and emotional status. ...Read more

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Is ADHD depression/anxiety just a pure result of poor performance in life (school/career), or is there actually something more biological about it?

Is ADHD depression/anxiety just a pure result of poor performance in life (school/career), or is there actually something more biological about it?

Poor performance: does not create ADHD. It might contribute to depression or anxiety but it is probably more likely that those conditions would impact on school and career. There can be a strong biological component to them. ...Read more

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From psychological stance-how were cavemen's relationships & social connections easier in a way that teens could mimic in a positive way? Less stress?

From psychological stance-how were cavemen's relationships & social connections easier in a way that teens could mimic in a positive way? Less stress?

UTOPIA: You know, i've never had any caveman in psychotherapy. Cant help there. Sounds like social connections and relationships are some sort of problem now and you arent understanding/managing these very well. Might be a good idea to talk with a therapist and sort it out. ...Read more

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Is depression/anxiety a neuropathological condition or a result of persistent negative thought patterns and/or negative external stimuli?

Is depression/anxiety a neuropathological condition or a result of persistent negative thought patterns and/or negative external stimuli?

Both: It is usually a combination of both genetic or hereditary factors and environmental factors like stressors, diet (caffeine), hormonal changes, fatigue etc. ...Read more

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Can extreme shyness and a fear of people, in a young child, lead to early mental illness?

Can extreme shyness and a fear of people, in a young child, lead to early mental illness?

Not necessarily: But it is important to seek help.A behavioral therapist could be very helpful in helping your child overcome these issues.Uncorrected yes, they could lead to mental illness. ...Read more

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Can stress of a person's suicide cause illness in others?

A suicide impacts: Everyone who knew the person. It can be very traumatic for those left behind. The body can express these emotions & this may lead to medical problems. ...Read more

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Is it possible that weight loss be a possible consequence of stress or lack of sleep?

Is it possible that weight loss be a possible consequence of stress or lack of sleep?

CERTAINLY: Stress and lack of sleep cna cause weight loss in some people, but so can other thinngs. It would be wise to eliminate the possible physical causes and then get help with the way you're dealing with stress - and possibly the cause of it. When you've been trying alone for a time, getting some help makes sense. Therapists are often helpful with stress difficulties. ...Read more

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Can eating disorders develop frm stress?whnvr I exp stress I lose my appetite & WT. I become obsessed w/WT, wnt WT decrease. These behaviors reoccur

Can eating disorders develop frm stress?whnvr I exp stress I lose my appetite & WT. I become obsessed w/WT,  wnt WT decrease. These behaviors reoccur

Cause of stress?: Many disorders can be of psychogenic and stress related etiology. For examlple, non-epileptic seizures. Understanding the cause of your stress and eliminating, or controlling it should impact your eating habits. Please consult a trained counselor to better understand where your stress is coming from. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm feeling very stressed and anxious and would like medical support to get eating disorder behavior under control. ?

Hi, I'm feeling very stressed and anxious and would like medical support to get eating disorder behavior under control. ?

Eating disorder: Eating disorder usually is associated with anxiety/depressive disorders. You probably need to work with your primary care and psychiatrist closely to get these problem under control ...Read more

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Baby's 4 months old, still having bouts of ppd. Can not stop stress eating, stressing, obsessing. How do I stop this self destructive behavior?

Baby's 4 months old, still having bouts of ppd. Can not stop stress eating, stressing, obsessing. How do I stop this self destructive behavior?

PPD help: PPD can last for some time. It's better to get help now so you can learn coping skills to get you through. You can contact postpartum international to find providers in your area. ...Read more

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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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Dr. I feel very nerves & stressed my vitamin B12 report show -156 observed value & 25dh vitamin -d3 shows -17.44 is this a reason of my behavior .

Dr. I feel very nerves & stressed my vitamin B12 report show -156 observed value & 25dh vitamin -d3 shows -17.44 is this a reason of my  behavior .

May be factors...: Lots of causes for stress and nervousness, including poor nutrition due to diet, disease, etc. Usually not the root cause, but certainly doesn't help the situation. Vitamin d deficiency not likely to be directly related to complaints noted. B12 deficiency can cause neutopsychiatric symptoms, not usually the ones you mention. Look for other factors as well. ...Read more

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I experience compulsive behaviors, feeling anxious (worsened by: emotional stress) and I have irrational fears. What's wrong with me? What can I do?

I experience compulsive behaviors, feeling anxious (worsened by: emotional stress) and I have irrational fears. What's wrong with me? What can I do?

Compulsive: The symptoms you mention indicate the need to consult w/a mental health professional such as a clinical psychologist who works w/mood disorders. He/she will let you know what is going on and provide help. This situation is treatable. Peace and good health. Stress makes just about everything worse, very normal. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , paranoid behavior and feeling depressed. What medications could help?

I am experiencing  feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , paranoid behavior and feeling depressed. What medications could help?

Anxious & Depressed: Medication is not the only way to treat your symptoms. Please see a clinical psychologist to learn strategies to deal w/your situation. Cognitive therapy (working w/your "self-talk" is one such way. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing memory problems (quality: difficulty remember distant past events) , blackouts, impulsive or reckless behavior, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , emotional problems (quality: detachment) , feeling depressed (quality:

I am experiencing  memory problems (quality: difficulty remember distant past events) , blackouts, impulsive or reckless behavior, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , emotional problems (quality: detachment) , feeling depressed (quality:

Need help.: What you are mentioning is quite a handful. I think most concerning would be the blackouts and reckless behavior, but the other things are certianly not trivial. It certainly sounds like you could use some help. I'd urge you see see a professional. and it sounds like there is some urgency. You could get a referral from your school or your primary care doctor, or perhaps your family can suggest. ...Read more

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I am experiencing appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) , sleep deprivation, paranoid behavior, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , mood swings and feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair) . The following also describe me

I am experiencing  appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) , sleep deprivation, paranoid behavior, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , mood swings and feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair) . The following also describe me

Thyroid problem? : A likely suspect would be a thyroid problem, probably you should get
TSH & thyroid evaluation.
If there is a family history of mood disorder or depression, a psychiatric evaluation with a trial of antidepressant & low dose anti-
psychotic medication might be indicated.
FJP MD ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , balance problems, behavior problems, difficulty focusing, difficulty concentrating, sleepiness, loss of temper, impulsive or reckless behavior, personality changes, paranoid delusion

Mental health sx's: If you have not had a comprehensive medical evaluation for these symptoms - that is imperative. Medical causes need to be ruled out. These symptoms are serious & of significant concern. Treatment will stem from an accurate diagnosis. Take care and have hope. ...Read more

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Can stress lead to poor growth in height?

Can stress lead to poor growth in height?

Stress and growth: Growth hormone is responsible for growth and repair. The hormones produced by stress are catabolic. So the first builds you up and the other breaks you down. During stressful periods, the sleep cycles are also interrupted and unfortunately growth hormone is mainly produced in stage 4 sleep, thus compounding the problem. So stress does effect growth and repair of the body. ...Read more

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Can you advise for results on stress test?

Can you advise for results on stress test?

Question is too: vague. It is always best to be informed of results by the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Can visual disturbances be a result of stress?

Can visual disturbances be a result of stress?

It depends: On what the problem is and your lifestyle. For any visual disturbance, though, you need to first have an ophthalmologist evaluate you. ...Read more

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What does equivocal stress test mean in the results?

What does equivocal stress test mean in the results?

Equivocal stress tes: It is inconclusive stress test. Neither positive nor negative. Hence you need to undergo either cardiac cta (non invasive test) or catheterization (invasive test) to define coronary anatomy to rule out blocks in heart heart arteries. ...Read more

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How can you prevent diseases caused by poor mental health and stress?

How can you prevent diseases caused by poor mental health and stress?

Take good care.: To prevent stress related illness work on managing stress in ways that do not harm the body. Normalize diet, exercise, and get good sleep. Seek balance between work and play, and seek meaning and purpose in your daily life. Find relationships that build self esteem, and laugh a lot every day. Work on living joyfully in the moment, and find gratitude in art, music, and intimate relations. ...Read more

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NM Stress Test Results read EF 65% ??? what does this mean. I only received these results and no explanation.

Normal: This is a normal ejection fraction. The EF is the percentage of the volume of blood that is pushed out of the heart with each contraction. ...Read more

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