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Which are the signs of impending death for an hiv+ person?

Which are the signs of impending death for an hiv+ person?

Death form AIDS: Usually when persons die from aids they die from infections or cancers that would normally be controlled by an intact immune system. Death then depends on what infection/ malignancy the infected person w/aids has succumbed. These can be fungal, viral, tb/tb like or bacterial infections, accellerated cancers (lung, head and neck, cervical) or HIV related cancers (certain lymphomas) or wasting ds. ...Read more

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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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What can be initial signs of alcohol addiction / dependence?

What can be initial signs of alcohol addiction / dependence?

Here are some signs: There are four areas that you want to look at to see if there's any dysfunction or consequences or interference in your overall functioning. Have you had any legal problems like a dui? Has your drinking affected your job? Are you depressed ? Do you find it hard to stop once you started drinking? Do you drink daily and drink to get drunk? When you stop is there shaking and sweating and nausea? ...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 symptoms of an internet addiction?

What are the symptoms of an internet addiction?

Any addiction: Is hallmarked by a persistent, compulsive use of a "substance" despite negative consequences. In this case, negative consequences could be ignoring responsibilities, loss of a social life or even ignoring the basic things we all need such as adequate sleep, good nutrition and adequate exercise. ...Read more

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What are initial signs and symptoms of drug addiction?

What are initial signs and symptoms of drug addiction?

Impairment: Impairment of social, work, family and romantic functions. ...Read more

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Are hallucinations after surgery an sign of an on set of alzheimer's?

Are hallucinations after surgery an sign of an on set of alzheimer's?

they can be : Generally it is a symptoms of delirium. However, a fair number of people with delirium will eventually go on to develop dementia and the group most likely to develop delirium post-operatively are those with dementia at any phase of the illness. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an overdose?

A lot depends: On many things. Classical "overdose" of sedatives like narcotics and benzodiazepines associated with marked sedation and decreased respiratory effort. ...Read more

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What are some signs of emotional & physical abuse of a child?

What are some signs of emotional & physical abuse of a child?

Many: This is a tough question to answer briefly. However, some signs would include a variety of emotional problems (anxiety, anger, depression) as well as an increase in behavioral problems. There is a greater likelihood of decreased school performance, increased risk-taking behaviors, and substance use in teens. In teens there may also be episodes of self-harming behaviors, such as cutting. ...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 some signs of developing an anxiety disorder?

What are some signs of developing an anxiety disorder?

Anticipation: Fearing the future in ways that are out of proportion to the context. ...Read more

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What are signs of meth use or is this a sign of a serious mental dissorder?

What are signs of meth use or is this a sign of a serious mental dissorder?

Yes it is: of course it can the simplest mental illness it dependency on the meth that is a problem by itself second a lot of meth users are self treating a medical mental problem they have a doctor can diagnose and treat the problem and help you get off the meth ...Read more

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What can be initial warning signs of schizophrenia?

What can be initial warning signs of schizophrenia?

Prodromal symptoms.: Prodromal symptoms of schizophrenia may include social withdrawal, loss of interest in activities, spending time alone-doing very little, lack of communication, digressive speech, unusual perceptual experiences. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms / warning signs of opiate abuse?

What are the symptoms / warning signs of opiate abuse?

Using Medications: when not in pain, but just because. Enjoy the feeling of the med, Slurred speech, unable to hold conversation, sedated a lot, stealing meds, seeing lots of different doctors and ERs for meds because of fear of withdrawal, and on and on. If you are worried suggest a formal detox program. ...Read more

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What are the signs of vicodin addiction?

What are the signs of vicodin addiction?

Addiction?: True addiction is the psychological need for the effects that a drug does for you. If you "need" it because the pain is not controlled without it, is not an addiction. It is a medical need for the clinical benefits of an agent. Diabetics are not "addicted" to Insulin but they "need" it to control their medical problem. If you feel that you "need" the med for anything other than for pain, seek tx. ...Read more

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Can you describe the initial signs of an eating disorder?

Can you describe the initial signs of an eating disorder?

Thinking it is so: Eating is a normal apect of life. When you start worrying that it is a problem, it probably is one. Food suddenly becomes, either the only source of satisfaction or the enemy. Either you start eating frequently to reduce emotional tension, or you start avoiding food for fear it will harm you. Food is neither the solution or the enemy. If it feels that way, time for you to get some help. ...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 the early signs of substance abuse?

What are the early signs of substance abuse?

Depends: There are different substances which are used and abused ranging from cigarettes, alcohol, prescription narcotics and of course illicit drugs! if the question is being asked there is a good chance abuse is involved! symptoms depend on the substance. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of an anxiety disorder?

What are the signs and symptoms of an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety: Depends on the type of anxiety, but generally, the physical symptoms can include; heart racing, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, nausea, headache, chest pains, poor sleep. Emotional symptoms can include; feeling tense, apprehension, trouble concentrating, irritability, restlessness. Cognitive symptoms can be; fear, dread, obsessive thinking. ...Read more

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What are signs of opiate addiction?

Dependence syndome: Regarding opioid withdrawal: reactions are very uncomfortable but are not life threatening. Symptoms usually start within 12 hours of last heroin usage and within 30 hours of last Methadone exposure. ...Read more

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