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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Symptoms and signs of hashimatos?

Symptoms and signs of hashimatos?

Usually none: Until your thyroid becomes significantly enlarged and visible from the outside, or your thyroid hormone production drops below normal and you develop hypothyroidism. Check the american thyroid association website or aace.Com. ...Read more

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What r signs and symptoms of drug addiction?

What r signs and symptoms of drug addiction?

Compulsion: Inability to cut back compulsive behavior despite consequences needing an eye opener feeling guilty all for at least 1 year. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of adhd?

What are signs and symptoms of adhd?

See my Health Files: See my health files for many articles and websites that outline the diagnosis and treatment of adhd. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of dehydration?

Signs and symptoms of dehydration?

Feels BAD: Dehydration can cause your to have headaches, fatigue, dry mouth, sore throat, achy muscles and joints. Concentrated urine. Constipation. Dizziness, nausea and fainting when you stand up --> heat exhaustion. Hot clammy skin..... Worse -> hot dry skin! sign of heat stroke. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a drug addict?

What are the signs and symptoms of a drug addict?

Addiction: A harmful pattern of use characterized by tolerance, withdrawal, using more of the substance than intended, persistent desire or unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop using, significant periods of time spent using or obtaining the substance at the expense of other major life responsibilities, and continuing to use despite the knowledge of significant adverse effects on your life. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety?

What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders & back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration & easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Sometimes the worst thing about anxiety is the just not being able to put your finger on the reason that you feel that way. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of depression?

What are signs and symptoms of depression?

Depression: Sad or flat or tearful affect, neurovegetative symptoms such as despair, hopeless/helpless feelings & change in appetite/sleep/energy level, as well as brooding about suicide & giving up. ...Read more

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What are symptoms and signs of depression?

What are symptoms and signs of depression?

Lasting and intense: Period of two weeks where one experiences depressed mood or loss of interest and at least 5 of the following: disturbances in sleep (excessive or insomnia), apathy, withdrawal, isolation, hopelessness, thoughts of death or suicide, lack of energy, impaired concentration, lethargy. Treated best with psychotherapy in combination with antidepressants. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of lupus?

Signs and symptoms of lupus?

Variety of Symptoms: Lupus (sle) is an autoimmune disease that can effect essentially any organ in the body. Autoimmune means "friendly fire." the body's army is called the immune system. When it gets confused and attacks the body it leads to autoimmune diseases. Common symptoms of sle include: fatigue, joint pain, rashes, mouth sores, dry eyes and mouth, and depression. Every sle patient has unique symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia?

See below: Disorganized thoughts, hallucinations (especially auditory), illogical or paranoid ideas, social withdrawal, trouble with decision-making, schizophrenia should be diagnosed by a psychiatrist. It's a tough disorder but usually manageable with medications. One of the great hindrances is the reluctance of many schizophrenics to see that they are sick. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of severe anxiety?

What are signs and symptoms of severe anxiety?

Nervousness: Constant worrying and fearfulness to name a few. Anxiety can also lead to physical symptoms like stomach, back or headaches. If left untreated ulcers and irritable bowels, high blood pressure. If you suffer from anxiety get help. Contact a clinical psychologist to reduce stress , see your primary care physician for any physical complaints and stop the other physical symptoms from occurring. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression?

What are signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and Dep.: Many times anxiety and depression go with one another and create a host of symptoms. Depression can cause changes in sleeping and eating patterns, difficulty concentrating, feeling hopeless and helpless, mood changes, loss of energy and lack of enjoyment. Anxiety causes a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms. Generally, anxiety causes a sense of fear and loss of control. One should seek professional help if you have anxiety and depression. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of insomnia?

What are the signs and symptoms of insomnia?

Insomnia: Difficulty initiating sleep difficulty maintaining sleep difficulty sleeping latter half of night unrefreshed sleep despite having the time and ability to sleep. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of depression?

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What are the signs and symptoms of depression?

Depression: Sad affect, anhedonia, negative thoughts, vegetative symptoms such as changes in appetite/sleep/energy level. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of schizophernia?

What are signs and symptoms of schizophernia?

Schizophrenia: Mayo Clinic defines schizophrenia as “a severe brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior.” ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a clonazepam overdose?

What are signs and symptoms of a clonazepam overdose?

Sedation, coma: The primary symptom of overdose is sedation and confusion, which can progress to a drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, and eventually respiratory depression, coma, and death. If you suspect Clonazepam overdose, it is important to seek medical attention immediately, as quick intervention can literally be lifesaving. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a clonidine overdose?

What are signs and symptoms of a clonidine overdose?

Rate and bp: The most common side effects are low blood pressure and slow heart rate. Fatigue is also a common side effect. As a result of low pulse and low pressure the pt usually feels dizzy and may pass out. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of addictions like to the internet?

What are the signs and symptoms of addictions like to the internet?

Too much time: By definition, an addiction is something that one does at the exclusion of other important activities. One of the keys to recognizing you have an addiction is admitting you cannot control your involvement in the activity. If someone else suggests you are addicted they are usually right, especially if it is someone who genuinely cares about you. ...Read more

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What r signs and symptoms of drug addiction?

Compulsion: Inability to cut back compulsive behavior despite consequences needing an eye opener feeling guilty all for at least 1 year. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of a drug addiction?

What are the signs/symptoms of a drug addiction?

See below: When use of a drug has led to identifiable negative consequences in your life yet you can not control your use or your thoughts about the drug, than an addiction like exists. ...Read more

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What are the common signs and symptoms of MS in a 24 year woman?

What are the common signs and symptoms of MS in a 24 year woman?

Varies: MS symptoms vary greatly from person to person ranging from numbness to shooting pain. However the most common symptom is likely fatigue. If you are concerned about this problem, consider consulting a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read more

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What's most likely age of onset of Asperger s syndrome signs and symptoms?

What's most likely age of onset of Asperger s syndrome signs and symptoms?

Autism Spectrum D/O: Symptoms r; impairment in social interaction, , but usually has by restricted and repetitive interests and behavior , but have no general delay in language or cognitive development and can start by age of 3 years ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of hematometra?

Signs and symptoms of hematometra?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic Pain is the most common. Also abnormal bleeding or lack of bleeding. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of dehydration?

Feels BAD: Dehydration can cause your to have headaches, fatigue, dry mouth, sore throat, achy muscles and joints. Concentrated urine. Constipation. Dizziness, nausea and fainting when you stand up --> heat exhaustion. Hot clammy skin..... Worse -> hot dry skin! sign of heat stroke. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of pps?

What are the signs and symptoms of pps?

PPS: Not sure if you meant post-polio syndrome or paranoid personality do. Paranoid is suspicious, not trust others, guarded, isolative, withdrawn. Post-polio occurs several years after recovery from polio, & shows fatigue, muscle weakness & muscle pain. It is similar to chronic fatique syndrome, but the symptoms are progressive. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of diabetes in women?

Signs and symptoms of diabetes in women?

Drinking/Urinating: The more common signs of diabetes tends to include increased thirst with frequent drinking and frequent urination. There is a genetic predisposition for diabetes and there is a higher risk in those who are overweight. Some may also complain of weight loss. I would recommend seeing your doctor if you are concerned to be tested. It's a quick thing to diagnose that you don't want to leave untreated. ...Read more

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What are some signs and symptoms of bun?

What are some signs and symptoms of bun?

?BUN: BUN blood urea nitrogen a measure of renal function. Elevated in dehydration, large muscle mass, renal failure, blood digested in gastrointestinal tract. No symptoms or signs symply measure of function. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of mono?

What are the signs and symptoms of mono?

Sxs: Sxs of mononucleosis may include: fever, sore throat, decreased appetite, feeling tired, feeling poorly overall, rash, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches & pain & enlarged spleen. Coughing, shortness of breath, headaches, turning yellow, chest discomfort & rapid heart rate may also occur. The fever usually resolves within about 10 days. Swelling of lymph nodes/ organs usually resolves within 1 mo. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of bursitis condition?

Signs and symptoms of bursitis condition?

Pain and limited mot: Bursitis or inflammation involving a bursal sack is usually seen with acute pain in a local area. The pain is usually worsened on activity. There may be redness, heat and local swelling as well. Motion of the local area is limited due to the pain. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of acromegaly?

What are signs and symptoms of acromegaly?

Acromegaly: Patient's extremities usually get larger than they used to be. People who are wearing rings can tell those become tighter. Facial features become more prominent, but mostly the extremities enlarge in size. Some complain of visual troubles due to pituitary tumors causing pressure on the optic nerves. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of encopresis?

What are signs and symptoms of encopresis?

Constipation: Most have some degree of abdominal fullness or aching. Theyb are often constipated and have trouble passing threir stool which may be large, hard, come infrequently.. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of rosacea?

What are the signs and symptoms of rosacea?

Flushing/blushing: Mild cases have an appearance like that of a blush, except that it persists. There may be abnormally dilated vessels and, persistent redness of the malar area and may involve most of the face. Nose may be enlarged, red with wide pores. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of measles?

What are the signs and symptoms of measles?

Typical symptoms: Within seven to 14 days after getting infected with the measles, the first symptoms will appear. The earliest symptoms feel like a cold or the flu, with a fever, cough, runny nose, and sore throat. Often the eyes get red and runny. Three to five days later, a red or reddish-brown rash forms and spreads down the body from head to foot. 2-3 days later you may start to see tiny spots inside the mouth ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of rickets?

What are the signs and symptoms of rickets?

Multiple symptoms: May include the following: leg, spine and/or hip pain, poor growth, bowed legs, protruding breast bone, muscle pain, delayed walking or refusal to walk, thickened wrists/ankles, bumps along the ribs. ...Read more