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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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What does death by multiple traumatic injuries mean?

What does death by multiple traumatic injuries mean?

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

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How to cure post traumatic syndrome without medication?

How to cure post traumatic syndrome without medication?

Exposure may help: Think of the triggers that evoke symptoms and expose yourself in a safe manner ie if coeds are a problem park by the mall until you can go in if middle easterners set you off go to a iddle eastern restaunt etc see a cbt therapist who can empathize with your trauma. ...Read more

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What are some traumatic things that could trigger anxiety?

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What are some traumatic things that could trigger anxiety?

Anxiety: Exposure to scary things, medical illnesses with vague diagnoses, medication side effects, intoxication, loss. ...Read more

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What is the technical definition of post traumatic disorder?

What is the technical definition of post traumatic disorder?

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

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What kind of damage is occured during traumatic removal of catheter?

What kind of damage is occured during traumatic removal of catheter?

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

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Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

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

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Is it possible for a traumatic event to trigger the onset of huntingtons disease?

Is it possible for a traumatic event to trigger the onset of huntingtons disease?

No: Huntington's disease is a genetic disorder due to a mutation on chromosome 4. However, stress can sometimes seem to trigger an illness when the disease was actually right at the point of starting to have symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best methods u can do on your own to get over serious traumatic events?

What is the best methods u can do on your own to get over serious traumatic events?

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

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What do I do to get myself under control when I start remembering a traumatic event?

What do I do to get myself under control when I start remembering a traumatic event?

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

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Can you explain to me the cause and what happens to the body during traumatic shock.?

Can you explain to me the cause and what happens to the body during traumatic shock.?

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

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