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My friend recently stopped self harming and started to get seizures. Are these related?

My friend recently stopped self harming and started to get seizures. Are these related?

Sometimes not always: Sometimes non-epileptic seizures occur when someone is under a lot of stress, or is struggling with stress of various kinds. One should not assume however that these are related, and each symptom should be addressed carefully and independently. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my friend recently stopped self harming and started to get seizures. I was wondering if they could have any remote connection. could they?

What do you suggest if my friend recently stopped self harming and started to get seizures. I was wondering if they could have any remote connection. could they?

Well....: Sometimes people have seizure-like events which are due to underlying psychiatric issues. They look like epileptic seizures, but they aren't. It's possible your friend's psychiatric problems have taken on a different expression. Of course, it's also possible they have seizures and the seizures have acted like electro convulsive therapy. (This does actually happen from time to time) ...Read more

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Can seizures harm a child with dandy walkers syndrome ?

Can seizures harm a child with dandy walkers syndrome
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Yes: Seizures can be seen in people with dandy-walker malformation. Seizures are sudden changes in mental status, abnormal involuntary movements or behaviors that are due to abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Usually, seizures are not harmful, but can be if prolonged (like >20 minutes) or they interfere with breathing and oxygen being delivered to the brain. ...Read more

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Presciprtion for thyroid symptoms but got wrong one from the pharmacy for seizures. For 3 weeks now. Will the pills do any harm?

Presciprtion for thyroid symptoms but got wrong one from the pharmacy for seizures. For 3 weeks now. Will the pills do any harm?

Unlikely: Do not know what pharmacy provided, but you need to deal with druggist as this should never happen. Hopefully, you have not experienced thyroid issues, and any toxicity to bone marrow or liver. Most likely, this will not cause permanent problems. Find another pharmacy. ...Read more

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My son took 2 febrile seizures. Can it really harm him hes 1 year old?

My son took 2 febrile seizures. Can it really harm him hes 1 year old?

Febrile seizures: Febrile seizures are usually benign in nature without anty lasting side effects.Rarely, they can be the forerunner of a seizure disorder. ...Read more

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Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury i recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot

Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury i recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot

Definition check: Do you mean complementary alternative medicine? This may not help very much with cluster headaches and seizures. Alternatives to narcotics though would be appropriate and probably more helpful.

What are these alternatives? There are about 15 treatments to prevent seizures, if you needed them, and there are about 5-6 treatments to control cluster headaches. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How could i stop self-harming?

How could i stop self-harming?

In treatment?: If not, would encourage you to consider seeing a therapist who is skilled in dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Take care. ...Read more

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How risky is self-harming near your shoulder on your arm?

How risky is self-harming near your shoulder on your arm?

Always: Self harming is never a good idea. You should contact a counselor or be evaluated by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for a patient that does self-harming actions?

What treatments are available for a patient that does self-harming actions?

Hoffman institute: I think an out of the box answer is to call hoffman institute in california and see if they are willing to admit the person to their process work. www.hoffmaninstitute.org. ...Read more

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I'm feeling suicidal every day.... Are there any ways to stop self harming? Or suicidal attempts?

I'm feeling suicidal every day.... Are there any ways to stop self harming? Or suicidal attempts?

Yes -- get help: If feeling imminently suicidal, go to an er for evaluation and help. Call 911 if you need to. Also, psychiatrists and psychologists are experienced in helping people with this type of problem. There are many types of self-harming behaviors, and these are best helped through ongoing psychotherapy -- including dbt in some cases. You can learn ways other than self-harm to deal with issues. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have BP if not really impulsive, not self-harming, not suicidal, but have other signs? Sees others as abusers, fluctuates.

Is it possible to have BP if not really impulsive, not self-harming, not suicidal, but have other signs? Sees others as abusers, fluctuates.

Yes: Bipolar disorder is a spectrum, from people who have very mild cycles of depressed mood and also periods of increased energy, enthusiasm and activity, to much more extreme cycles of mania and severe depression. ...Read more

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Lately I have been having serious mood swings and sometimes I have resorted to self harming. I don't know what's wrong with me, i'm usually happy?

Lately I have been having serious mood swings and sometimes I have resorted to self harming. I don't know what's wrong with me, i'm usually happy?

Seek help: You may have depression. See your doctor to make sure there is nothing else affecting your mood, like hypothyroidism, but if you have thoughts of harming yourself it is very important you see a psychiatrist right away. ...Read more

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I have started self harming (cutting) and suicide is always on my mind (i tried to overdose one day but didn't work). What should I do, kind of worried?

I have started self harming (cutting) and suicide is always on my mind (i tried to overdose one day but didn't work). What should I do, kind of worried?

There is hope.: Wendyjohns55 thank you for reaching out. Your problem is serious and it is important that you get immediate help. You can go to the nearest er for an evaluation. Call your doctor or therapist. Call 911 if you think you might harm yourself. Remember there is another solution to any problem. Suicide is a closed option. If it is a mistake you can never go back. You deserve to be helped. Take care. ...Read more

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I am a female, and i am 18yrs old. I started masturbating since it helps me instead of self harming. But i would like to know how to feel while i masturbate? I mean since i stopped having that good feeling?

I am a female, and i am 18yrs old. I started masturbating since it helps me instead of self harming. But i would like to know how to feel while i masturbate? I mean since i stopped having that good feeling?

Hard to say: First I am glad you are not hurting yourself anymore. Emotions can be strong and confusing at times. Masturbation can have some positive effects but as with any activity if your mood worsens or you spend too much time in this activity you may consider visiting with a therapist.
http://www.webmd.com/women/features/female-masturbation-5-things-know ...Read more

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Tips on how to stop self harming?

Tips on how to stop self harming?

Self harming: You cannot manage this alone. You should see a psychiatrist or psychologist for help. ...Read more

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How to stop friend from self harming?

How to stop friend from self harming?

Your friend needs : Help from a behavioral health provider. Any person who engages in repeated self- harm needs mental health assistance. A comprehensive psychological evaluation is needed. The person may need medications to help with possible mental health conditions. If the self- harm is associated with substance abuse – detoxification, 12 step programs or rehabilitation may be indicated. Dialectic behavioral. ...Read more

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How do I stop someone from self harming?

Unless the: someone is you - you don't have control over that person. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is the gold standard in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I fill really down and fill like self harming?

I fill really down and fill like self harming?

Call 911: Call a crisis center or 911. If your symptoms are mild call your doctor or someone you love. The fact that you are trying to reach for help, is a good sign and i recommend you remember something good you have done in your past. ...Read more

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What suggestions can you give to keep someone from self-harming?

What suggestions can you give to keep someone from self-harming?

The person needs: Professional help. Any person who engages in repeated self- harm needs mental health assistance. A comprehensive psychological evaluation is needed. The person may need medications to help with possible mental health conditions. If the self- harm is associated with substance abuse – detoxification, 12 step programs or rehabilitation may be indicated. Dialectic behavioral therapy is especially. ...Read more

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Bullied and self harming/suicidal. What can I do?

Bullied and self harming/suicidal. What can I do?

See below: I'm sorry about your experiences. Find a psychologist or therapist to help you work through the experiences. Establish stress management, self-care routine, get involved in the activities that bring you a sustained sense of joy. Consider medication if feel that no longer can cope. Below is the number for national suicide prevention lifeline1-800-273-talk (8255). ...Read more

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How can I approach a 12 yr old who is self-harming?

How can I approach a 12 yr old who is self-harming?

Carefully: Self injurious behavior (sib) can be a symptom of a serious psychological or neurological disorder. In the pre-teen, it may be just attention seeking, but may also indicate poor self esteem and deep seated depression. A thorough and appropriate psychological evaluation may be needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when does self harming become an addiction?

Can you tell me when does self harming become an addiction?

Rush: If you are self-harming and you feel a rush or high, or you feel numb, then you're dealing with a quite serious issue. I wouldn't call it an addiction, it's more like a bad coping mechanism. Find a support group for cutters or a therapist that can help you find healthy ways to cope with what your going through. ...Read more

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Im filling really down n fill like self harming I don't think I can go on anymore i'm?

ER/hotline now: Go to the er now or call a suicide hotline (1-800-273-8255). This is a serious problem and you need counseling. Sometimes even just talking to someone can help. Don't keep it in. ...Read more

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I find it really hard to tell my counsellor about self harming and my constant suicide thoughts what do I do?

Be Honest: Your provider won't be able to help you if you don't share this very important information. Whether it is hard to share or not - your wellness depends on letting your therapist know. If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. You can call the National Suicide hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more

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Iv been self harming for a year, IV recently become a bit suicidal. I don't want to hurt or kill myself but i don't know how to stop myself. Advice?

Iv been self harming for a year, IV recently become a bit suicidal. I don't want to hurt or kill myself but i don't know how to stop myself. Advice?

See psychiatrist: Thank you for reaching out about these issues. I'm glad you don't want to hurt or kill yourself even though it sounds like the feelings still come. At 15 (according to info on your question), it's best to ask your parents to help you get to a psychiatrist for help. S/he would listen to your concerns, explore your needs, and recommend treatments to help. Please do this now -- er is an option too. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop self harming and feeling depressed?

What can you do to stop self harming and feeling depressed?

Dr. Linehan's Story: Dr marsha linehan, respected psychologist credited w/developing approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder -dubbed "dialectical behavior therapy"- herself had been diagnosed w/ bdp. Read her story via @nytimes: http://nyti.Ms/yxtgz8 -->dbt skills help foster development of strong sense of self... Help teach people 2 self-soothe & communicate feelings- including difficult/intense feelings. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more


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