Top 20 Doctor insights on: Psych traumatic experience

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Are there ways to psych yourself from traumatic experiences? To totally forget or to overcome traumatic experiences?

Are there ways to psych yourself from traumatic experiences? To totally forget or to overcome traumatic experiences?

TRAUMA?: 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

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Are there ways to psych yourself out from traumatic experiences?

Are there ways to psych yourself out from traumatic experiences?

Not sure what you: Mean. Certainly there are ways for you to work through traumatic experiences by working with a therapist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a mental illness due to a traumatic experience?

Is it possible to develop a mental illness due to a traumatic experience?

Yes, as Dr. Mandrell: Pointed out, trauma can lead to both acute and chronic mental health disorders. ...Read more

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Psychosis stemming from a traumatic experience possible diagnoses?

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Psychosis stemming from a traumatic experience possible diagnoses?

Psychosis: In predisposed individuals, psychotic breakdown could be brief reactive psychosi, psychosis nos, or ptsd with psychotic features. ...Read more

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Can a traumatic experience cause an adrenal crisis?

Can a traumatic experience cause an adrenal crisis?

Possible: Of it leads to significant hemorrhage (bleed) within the adrenal gland. Ask your doctor to check your morning cortisol and if low you may need adrenal dynamic studies (typically done in an endocrine office setting). ...Read more

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I witness a car crash and I am really shaken up. Is this what's called a traumatic experience?

I witness a car crash and I am really shaken up. Is this what's called a traumatic experience?

Yes: Trauma can be physical or mental. If it was severe, and it is bothering you, talk to your primary doctor. Sometimes medication and counseling are needed for recovery. ...Read more

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Can a traumatic experience push someone with potential psychopathic tendencies into full blown psychopathy?

Can a traumatic experience push someone with potential psychopathic tendencies into full blown psychopathy?

PTSD.: Post-traumatic stress disorder is a strong impetus for mental illness, both in those predisposed to such and in those who are not. In the context you mentioned, intense psychological counseling and perhaps medications may be helpful for someone so suffering. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Night terrors: Possible panic attacks during sleep, or a sleep disorder. Recommend first evaluation by neurologist for sleep studies, then if all normal, referral to psychiatry to explore tx for anxiety issues. ...Read more

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Dental Implants: Can this be a traumatic experience to the patient? This vs. A bridge?

Dental Implants: Can this be a traumatic experience to the patient? This vs. A bridge?

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

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Is traumatic masturbatory syndrome a real condition?

Is traumatic masturbatory syndrome a real condition?

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

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About traumatic mydriasis?

About traumatic mydriasis?

Dilated pupil: Traumatic mydriasis is when the pupil is dilated or larger than normal after an eye injury. This can occur after certain types of trauma as the muscles that cause constriction of the iris can be damaged. ...Read more

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What's traumatic asphayxia from?

Asphyxia: Asphyxia means lack of oxygenation. So any event leading to poor oxygenation secondary to a trauma. ...Read more

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Traumatic cystitis, what is that?

Traumatic cystitis, what is that?

In women: Trauma of sex can cause cystitis in women. The common term is honeymoon cystitis. It is treated like any other cystitis. ...Read more

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How long does post traumatic syndrome last?

How long does post traumatic syndrome last?

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

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Could traumatic events spur a psoriasis spell?

Could traumatic events spur a psoriasis spell?

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

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What's the best way to get over traumatic past?

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

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