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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

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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 etiopathogenesis?

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

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with psychogenic illness?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with psychogenic illness?

Psychogenic Illness: From the standpoint of how many illnesses are entirely caused by psychological issues or factors, you would have to include the 25% of individuals with depression, and all all of the other disease, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, and more. All other disease states, i.e. Ulcers, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and a virtually all others that the human psyche interacts, making them worse -100%. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of psychogenic dyspnea?

Can you please list the common causes of psychogenic dyspnea?

Hyperventilation: This is not rare! most people unconsciously discover that slow deep breaths are an excellent relaxation technique. It's quite easy for people under stress to unconscioiusly apply this a bit too liberally until they're hyperventilating with consequent sensation of air hunger, dizziness, and even frankly passing out. It's easily treatable - talk with your doc. ...Read more

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