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Mirrors are reality: Mirrors certainly reflect the self in the most accurate sense in the same way a scale reflects weight. If you mean do mirrors have a negative effect on self perception, the answer would be no - its the thoughts that come along with the perception that can be distorted, helpful, or harmful to oneself. ...Read more
Bipolar persons (or similar mental disorder) - do you avoid certain foods, such as caffeine, etc...?
Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lovesickness be considered the same as social rejection sensitivity of atypical depression (eg lovesickness is atypical depression)?
Yes: Depends on who is the bully and who is being bullied. Ultimately is is not socially sanctioned behavior. ...Read more
Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Believe they should: Price of most drugs, except fro some generics is far too high in the usa. Can often find brand name drugs in europe cheaper than generics in the us. Some drug companies offer trade name drugs at a discount to subjects who can not afford to pay the outrageous asking price. Please write to your senators & representative requesting their action to bring down prices of brand name drugs & fight lobbies. ...Read more
Is dysgraphia (whole words), forgetting things like a coworker's name, your own zip code, paying bills, etc, common in perimenopause?
Dysgraphia is a : specific learning disability that presents at school age. Signs & symptoms include, but are not limited to, illegible handwriting, inconsistent spacing, poor spatial planning on paper, poor spelling, difficulty composing writing & thinking & writing at the same time. Menopause can be associated with short-term memory & concentration problems, but not the long-term memory deficits you describe. ...Read more
Does episodic tummy sleeping raise overall SIDS risk? Or is the risk the same with each new sleeping session?
Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Other reasons include assisting with anger management by decreasing explosive episodes. Another is to augment or boost the antidepressant effects from antidepressants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does an adrenaline surge (from anxiety or exercise) when taking a non-selective B-blocker cause coronary vasoconstriction? Selective B1-blckr better?
Beta blockers: B blockers are used to treat angina caused by coronary disease, and they are effective. They reduce heart rate and the workload of the heart, including response to exercise. With very high norepinephrine conditions, eg. pheochromocytoma, blocking beta can cause unopposed alpha and raise BP. But that is a very rare condition. ...Read more
Why does sitting in an airplane seat tire you? Should you use those frequent flyer miles to upgrade for business class 'bed'?
Older term: This is an older term for women with an abnormal disinterest in sex or an inability to orgasm even during masturbation. Regardless of the nomenclature, sexual health in women may require counselling and treatment if the problem persists and is interferring with women's life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Compare valplast flexible vs. Metal single tooth denture for chewing & hot/cold drinks? Do they have different affects?
Hands down!: Replacing a single tooth with a flexible removable is silly, unless you really can't afford anything else and it is a front tooth that shows, or used for a short temporary replacement. A single implant supported crown is the best way to go, hands down! an implant crown will look and feel like your own tooth and last decades or a lifetime. A flexible partial will collect food, be annoying, etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: If you are better at surf boarding and have never jet skied then the one you are better at is safer. If you have a propensity for riding a jet ski, and you love motorcycles, and speed, you would need to develop safe habits while enjoying the sport. When learning always find out how to avoid accidents and take practiceinto accountant. ...Read more