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Psych Traumatic Experience
Are there ways to psych yourself from traumatic experiences? To totally forget or to overcome traumatic experiences?
You sound like something bad happened and you wish it hadn't. When it's bad enough it becoes ptsd or something partly like that. And yes, there are ways to recover from even that. Hard alone. No shame to get help with problems. Check with a therapist and ask what you can do with this.
My patients usually make things better. ...Read more
Yes, as Dr. Mandrell: Pointed out, trauma can lead to both acute and chronic mental health disorders. ...Read more
Can a traumatic experience push someone with potential psychopathic tendencies into full blown psychopathy?
I had a traumatic experience with a large toy of chucky when I was probably 6-8. I am now sixteen and have had a phobia to him since. Will it go away?
Not by itself: It depends on what else this traumatic experience is connected to. An isolated phobia is fairly easy to extinguish, but those which are more multiply determined can linger and be more difficult. Cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure with response prevention can be very effective. Work with a psychologist proficient in these areas for best results. ...Read more
Six years ago I developed hypochondria after traumatic experience. It is awful, and I feel despair and hate myself. What can I do to get rid of this?
This is a classic: Job for a psychologist and/or psychiatrist for meds support. You'll have to re-visit the trauma in "other" ways, therapeutic safety using de-sensitization, EMDR, meditation, self-hypnosis and the like, until you regain your sense of control over the triggers and resulting experience of anxiety. Sounds like self-esteem work is indicated. Also, pay attention to your mood. ...Read more
I am 18 years old (female) and have bad night terrors and wake up with racing heart. No traumatic experience/medication. What's the problem? Help?
Not if done right.: All depends on who's placing the implants and their respective skill level. I teach at NYU in the implant program and if the practitioner doesn't know how to make procedures like this as atraumatic as possible, then you should probably find someone that puts you at ease. Remember, no one wants to go to the dentist. Myself included. I'd rather be on the beach. ...Read more
I don't think so: The claim is that men who enjoy their bodies while they're lying face down are subsequently unable to climax in any other way. There's a single one-author article from 1998. I think it's one more scare story. A smart man varies his technique to prepare for different possible partners. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Wells: Severe, chronic ptsd may last a lifetime - especially if complex. Ptsd resolves for some. It becomes more hardwired in with time. Thus intervention is imperative to return toward normal function. Cognitive processing therapy (a form of cbt) is the gold standard. Emdr (eyeballs) ; virtual reality exposure therapy can be very helpful. Psychiatric meds are often needed. Take care. ...Read more
Yes: There are no good research studies that prove a relationship between stress and psoriasis flares. However both patients and psoriasis experts have noted that there is likely a connection. Many of my patients have noticed psoriasis flares with increasing stress. The flares only serve to add to their stress. Stress reduction is always a good thing so in many ways it is a moot question. ...Read more
Therapy & Patience: It may take time, but coming to an understanding that will satisfy your questions is the only way to move on. It is your own uncertainty about the matter that needs to be resolved so that you can feel safe moving ahead. I wish you well. ...Read more
Summary: This confirmed that the injuries that the person sustained, which were multiple (as in a motor vehicle accident or a fall), caused death. If it is several gunshot wounds, we write 'multiple gunshot wounds', if stabbed several times etc. This also confirms that the person was not dead when, say, the car crashed -- many auto wrecks are due to death from heart attack prior to impact. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Anxiety: Exposure to scary things, medical illnesses with vague diagnoses, medication side effects, intoxication, loss. ...Read more
PTSD: Is an anxiety disorder which develops following a traumatic experience. Symptoms include re-experiencing the traumatic event such as flashbacks or recurrent distressing dreams, avoiding reminders of the trauma such as isolation & amnesia of event, & increased emotional arousal/anxiety such as poor sleep or irritability or anger outbursts. ...Read more
There may be none: It depends on how the trauma occurred and over what period of time. There can be bleeding, burning on urination, difficulty urinating. There can be swelling of the urethra. If the urethral lining is damaged there is the possiblility of stricture or narrowing. Most of these things are unusual. ...Read more
Possibly: Fractures will usually cause the most pain, but if there is massive blood loss and shock the patient will become comatose. In that state, the brain shuts down and we don't think pain is experienced as when awake. So, in the wake state, yes it is painful; in a coma, not so much. ...Read more
Healing hands needed: Trying to get over a traumatic event on your own may not be the right thing to do and may in ffact make things worse in the long term. Not only is this fact proven by western medicine, but also known to many cultures & religions for 1000's of years. Professional counseling is always advised in this setting. Local support groups can also be tried at first if financial limitations are limited. ...Read more
Trauma anxiety: There are many techniques for managing anxiety beyond consideration of sedating drugs. A very positive technique for this sort of problem is eft, which you can be trained to use. There are therapists to get you started. Many other options, including emdr, biofeedback, heart math coherence training. ...Read more
Blood loss: Massive loss of blood causes the organs to fail. Poor blood supply to brain brings on coma. At that point, there is no pain, as far as we can tell. The blood loss also causes the kidneys to shut down, the effectiveness of the heart's pumping ability is decreased and the clotting system fails. The gut becomes leaky and the liver starts to fail. If you survive for a while, there is massive swelling a ...Read more