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Shuld little kids watch sad movies, like animals dying?

Shuld little kids watch sad movies, like animals dying?

Depends: You don't say how little the child is or the context. Mr. Roberts did a wonderful show on a dead goldfish was aimed at 5-6 yo. Death happens, and learning about how people deal with it is a task children eventually need to master. Nearly all the disney classics have a death (usually mom) in the plot, if your child watches such fare, be involved & answer question that arise at the level asked. ...Read more

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I'm terrified of my shower. I'd rather smell than bathe. I love swimming though. Showers send me into anxiety attacks about drowning, death, etc.

I'm terrified of my shower. I'd rather smell than bathe. I love swimming though. Showers send me into anxiety attacks about drowning, death, etc.

You need psychotx: You need psychotherapy to explore the origins of this phobia or cognitive therapy to rework your thoughts a bout this or exposure therapy to gradually diminish the phobia. Please seek help for this beyond medication. ...Read more

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8mo's trouble finding words forgetting what Saying, Paused speech. Boss & cust. notice. drneuropsych said avg score, delayed response. Where go answrs?

8mo's trouble finding words forgetting what Saying, Paused speech. Boss & cust. notice. drneuropsych said avg score, delayed response. Where go answrs?

Stay w/doc: and ask about natural help from him/her or a nutritionist. Good fat such as coconut oil, olive oil are good for brain. Ginkgo biloba can be helpful but not if on blood thinners. Seek guidance in these areas. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hate florida weather, consider moving upstate ny, how it affects high blood pressure?

Hate florida weather, consider moving upstate ny, how it affects high blood pressure?

Good come back to NY: But cold weather increases the blood pressure , peripheral blood vessels will contract resulting increase of BP , in some need adjustment of medications. ...Read more

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What value is movie rating system if our church disagrees?

Movie rating: This is a clear separation of state and church. Movie ratings are the state and the church teaching are the religion. Typically the state tends to be ultra open and the church teaches based on belief and faith in good. Nothing wrong with the latter. It all depends on which of the two provides better satisfaction to you. ...Read more

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Date rape. Extremely upset, won't report. Adamant all that was touching her body be burned, clothes, jewelry, purse, etc. S.Asian girl. Lim english?Help?

Date rape. Extremely upset, won't report. Adamant all that was touching her body be burned, clothes, jewelry, purse, etc. S.Asian girl. Lim english?Help?

Therapy: This person needs therapy, and culturally appropriate and language appropriate therapy. Gestures like the ones she is proposing may be helpful for her, but what she underwent can cause lifetime psychologic scarring. She needs extensive psychotherapy to make sure she is ok now and in the future. ...Read more

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Heart feels like itching inside.Quit smoking october 13, 2 panic attacks, none since.Bloods&ecg normal.Stops when led on back/not thinking about it/busy

Heart feels like itching inside.Quit smoking october 13, 2 panic attacks, none since.Bloods&ecg normal.Stops when led on back/not thinking about it/busy

Reassurance: If you monitor your pulse at the time of your symptoms and your pulse is perfectly regular, that would rule out any abnormality in your heart's rhythm. Try not to dwell on your breathing or heart beat. Your symptom does not suggest a heart disorder. ...Read more

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3yo girl: extreme anxiety, violent temper tantrums, scary smart, obsessive OCD type behaviors, night terrors. Should I have her checked out?

3yo girl: extreme anxiety, violent temper tantrums, scary smart, obsessive OCD type behaviors, night terrors. Should I have her checked out?

Start by giving her: pediatrician a list of specific behaviors, e.g., screaming, hitting, biting, lining up toys, insistence. on routine, + onset, duration, immediate precipitants & consequences for each behavior to guide referral to a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to assess for Autistic Spectrum Disorder or child psychiatrist for mental illness vs. ASD. Also get a (neuro)psychological evaluation & therapy. ...Read more

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I live in fear of people thinking i'm fat. Does this sound like bdd?

I live in fear of people thinking i'm fat. Does this sound like bdd?

Body dysmorphic: Disorder is excessive concern & preoccupation with a perceived body defect. Your fear could also be an eating disorder. Focus on your ability to do things & be active rather than your appearance. It can be difficult to change a rigid & fixed belief, so talk to a mental health professional to help change your perceptions & thoughts. ...Read more

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Warnings about fukushima ruining our diets are exploding on social media. I don't know who to believe or what. Fish? Water safe? Safe to go to beach?

Warnings about fukushima ruining our diets are exploding on social media. I don't know who to believe or what. Fish? Water safe? Safe to go to beach?

Here some thoughts!: If you live in the us, then you do not need to be too concerned about what happened to beaches in japan. Yes going to beach is safe(japan water is too far and not all that high in radiation content so that even japanese can go to their beaches, other than close to the acciden fish is safe, it is checked for radiation exposure and outr waters are definitle safe. So quit worrying too much and enjoy. ...Read more

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I have bad dreams every single day. Very bad dreams, about rape, dying, kidnapped, death, family danger, fire,the whole spectrum. For 2 yrs, daily :( ?

I have bad dreams every single day. Very bad dreams, about rape, dying, kidnapped, death, family danger, fire,the whole spectrum. For 2 yrs, daily :( ?

Anxiety?: DO you experience anxiety during the day? Have you experienced a trauma? What is your sleep quality like? Do you wake at night? Are you a restless sleeper? Could you be having sleep apnea? Many possibilities exist for your chronic bad dreams including physical factors related to sleep. An in person consultation would help sort these out. ...Read more

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Mere pimples bhut hote hai oily skin ki wajh se mai kya karu?

Mere pimples bhut hote hai oily skin ki wajh se mai kya karu?

See below: 1. Reduce consumption of oily and fatty foods - for general health. 2. Wash your face with mild general soap 2-3x/day. 3. Manage stress as you are able. 4. If persists, see your doctor - there are medicines that can be used to help treat acne. ...Read more

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Hate hot weather, consider moving upstate ny, how it affects high blood pressure?

Hate hot weather, consider moving upstate ny, how it affects high blood pressure?

Follows U: If u have elevated bp, it will follow u. Not related 2 heat or colder climates. ...Read more

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Health issues,chronic stress 7+yrs (financial/family/legal - abusive ex) ongoing.V resilient in past,suddenly overwhelmed. Prx propranolol. What now?

Health issues,chronic stress 7+yrs (financial/family/legal - abusive ex) ongoing.V resilient in past,suddenly overwhelmed. Prx propranolol. What now?

Mental health: Sounds like you are having a difficult time. Propranolol is used for anxiety, especially for stage fright, but it sounds like you may need to consider counseling and discussing with your doctor a different type of medication like an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). You are not a "weak" person for asking for help or for using a medication to help you through this. ...Read more

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After boyfriend committed suicide, panic attacks, breakdowns, hard to breathe, emotional, worried, avoid things that reminds me of it? Help please?

After boyfriend committed suicide, panic attacks, breakdowns, hard to breathe, emotional, worried, avoid things that reminds me of it? Help please?

Major Loss: I am so sorry to hear of your boyfriend's suicide. Clearly it has had a major impact on you. This is too big an issue to resolve using this venue except to encourage you to get help. Have you considered talking to a pastor or grief counselor? Would really recommend that. You are worth it and it will help you to process this loss and to continue moving forward with your life. Take care. ...Read more

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What risks do noisy environments like arenas pose?

What risks do noisy environments like arenas pose?

Auditory: The same auditory risks that can be found in combat - hearing loss & possibly tinnitus. Additionally, if crowded it can cause some people to have an increase in anxiety. ...Read more

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My10m old babyboy makes grunting noises while playing.all milestones met and spells out mama dada also.is the noise making normal?

My10m old babyboy makes grunting noises while playing.all milestones met and spells out mama dada also.is the noise making normal?

Completely Normal: It sounds like your 10 month old is hitting all the appropriate developmental milestones. Saying mama and dada is right on time. Other noises like grunting and babbling are normal as well. Continue to engage your son and read him lots of books to encouraged language development. Enjoy every step, it goes by fast! ...Read more

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Saw bunch of 50+ guys playing roundball at lunch. Afterward they were social, laughing, energized. Is that common?

Saw bunch of 50+ guys playing roundball at lunch. Afterward they were social, laughing, energized. Is that common?

Nothing wrong: Speaking as a potential "one of those guys" there is absolutely nothing out of the ordinary with this senario. Next time, why don't you ask to join them? ...Read more

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5/2012 3TIA/shock 68/45/mottling/flushing/tinn/MCA 4/2013 Daily HypCrisis HR 48-147 PP 18-22 CerebAneurysm Tbthk sput visible blaschko acrocyanosis +ppl lips/tong Orthypnea Afib Glob Hypoxic injury?

5/2012 3TIA/shock 68/45/mottling/flushing/tinn/MCA 4/2013 Daily HypCrisis HR 48-147 PP 18-22 CerebAneurysm Tbthk sput visible blaschko acrocyanosis +ppl lips/tong Orthypnea Afib Glob Hypoxic injury?

Multiple conditions: Your cardiologist and neurologist are your main sources of help. There are signs of thromboembolism related to atrial fibrillation. Hopefully there is no signs of cerebral impairment- weakness on one side, forgetfulness, slurred speech etc. U need help from ancillary services- physical/speech therapy, rehab etc we need serious help from the supreme being! god bless u! ...Read more

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