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What is the primary problem during psychogenic shock?

What is the primary problem during psychogenic shock?

The term: shock, is a precipitous drop in blood pressure; psychogenic shock is brought about by vasodilation and constitutes an emergency, regardless of the reason. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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What is psychogenic shock. in detailed please :)?

What is psychogenic shock. in detailed please :)?

Fainting: Psychogenic shock is a physiologic response of the body to a perceived overwhelming emotional stress. The blood vessels dilate, reducing blood flow to the brain. Blood pressure then drops, resulting in dizziness, light headedness, and/or nausea. The skin becomes sweaty, and pulse rate increases. Recovery consists of lying flat or having head slightly lower than rest of the body. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is psychogenic etiopathogenesis?

Psychological: It means the syndrome is caused by and evolves through psychological mechanisms. ...Read more

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Help please? What is psychogenic fever?

Help please? What is psychogenic fever?

Psychogenic Fever: People with psychogenic fever can have chronic or acute body temperature elevation related to dealing with stressors/ feeling stressed. ...Read more

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Can psychogenic polydipsia happen on and off through your life? Or is it consistent?

Variable: PP is usually a one-time episode. When it recurs, it is an indication that something has not been fully treated. ...Read more

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What's psychogenic vs neurocardiogenic syncope?

What's psychogenic vs neurocardiogenic syncope?

Syncope: Psychogenic syncope has no underlying cardiac or neurologic casues usually the result of a psychiatric issue. Neurogenic syncope can result from cardiac disease such as an arrythmia or the result of blood pressure instability. Cardiac eval and tilt table testing can often help diagnose the causes. ...Read more

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What causes psychogenic pruritus?

What causes psychogenic pruritus?

Psychogenic itch: Psychogenic itch is a general or localized itch that occurs in the setting of psychiatric illnesses or somatoform disorders. Examples include itch in obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, and delusions of parasitosis. Increased psychological stress may be associated with the development of symptoms. ...Read more