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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Attention Seeking

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Please answer! What mental illness has symptoms of over attachment and attention seeking behavior?

Please answer! What mental illness has symptoms of over attachment and attention seeking behavior?

Personality Disorder: Some personality disorders may cause a person to become overly attached to others, fear rejection and display attention seeking behavior.
On the other hand, even normal people can display these symptoms under very stressful circumstances. ...Read more

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If you have cancer, what signs or symptoms should you seek medical attention for?

If you have cancer, what signs or symptoms should you seek medical attention for?

Oncologist follow-up: The types of things that you should be looking out for will depend on the type of cancer that you have. An oncologist will be the best person to help you look out for certain signs or symptoms specific for you. ...Read more

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I currently weigh 450lbs. I'm going to begin a long water fast while taking a daily multivitamin. What symptoms should I seek medical attention for?

I currently weigh 450lbs. I'm going to begin a long water fast while taking a daily multivitamin. What symptoms should I seek medical attention for?

Intention is good bu: You definitely need to loose weight! But drastic measures are not always sustainable for long time! It is better to change totally your habits and choices of food! It takes time to make " mental majeover"! but this change should be for rest of your life! I suggest to consult your doctor prior to your dietary changes! In the meantime cut carbohydrates and try to walk briskly 10 minutes a day! ...Read more

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What does a nurse do when a patient is non-complaint and attention seeking?

What does a nurse do when a patient is non-complaint and attention seeking?

Get help: This a difficult problem. Bring up the issue with the patient. If that doesn't work enlist the help of anyone that would be appropriate (patients family and friends). ...Read more

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What can a nurse do if a patient is non-compliant and attention seeking patient???

What can a nurse do if a patient is non-compliant and attention seeking patient???

Attention seeking: Be professional and explain the clinical status in clear and firm language and be consistent with the language. ...Read more

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Is it true that when you say that you're not drunk when you deep, deep, DEEP down secretly know that you are is attention seeking!?

Is it true that when you say that you're not drunk when you deep, deep, DEEP down secretly know that you are is attention seeking!?

Briefly....: There are many reasons people turn to alcohol.Some are seeking escape, some are attempting to self-medicate ongoing psychosocial issues. Attention-seeking is a possible reason for a young person getting involved with alcohol. It is always best to seek out support (family, friends, or organizations) to help identify and cope with underlying issues causing someone to abuse alcohol. Www. Helpguide. Org ...Read more

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Why does risperdal make me much more attention seeking?

Why does risperdal make me much more attention seeking?

Not a side effect: Consult with prescribing physician- you may have some different disorder. ...Read more

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Is someone who is open about their eating disorder is "attention seeking"?

Is someone who is open about their eating disorder is "attention seeking"?

No not at all: I think they are trying to get support and overcome a serious problem. Be supportive and encourage them to talk about their challenges. Help them in situations where food may be tempting them to eat improperly. ...Read more

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Could it be accurate to say that borderline personality disorder the least attention-seeking cluster b personality disorder?

Could it be accurate to say that borderline personality disorder the least attention-seeking cluster b personality disorder?

Cluster b: All disorders within cluster b have social and interpersonal relationship conflicts as a part of the disorder. To say that one is less or more attention-seeking is not really a symptom, but more an individual difference. In my experience I've seen bpd patients who have been attention seeking (desperately so) and attention avoidant. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is self harm always attention seeking behavior?

Please help docs! Is self harm always attention seeking behavior?

No: "always" is never true in human behavior. Many people self-harm in private, and do not show their wounds to others. They may even hide them from their psychiatrists and therapists. ...Read more

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Why is it seen as attention seeking when you talk about your mental illness?

Attention seeking?: I imagine this depends on the person making such a statement, as it implies a judgment rather than an assessment of facts. People talk with me about their mental illnesses all the time, and I don't call it "attention seeking." however, I'm a psychiatrist, and this is why they come to me. If someone is telling about their struggles in social or other situations, others may think what they think. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter dry heaves and is sometimes sick every time she's upset or crying, is this attention seeking or could it be a serious matter?

My 4 year old daughter dry heaves and is sometimes sick every time she's upset or crying, is this attention seeking or could it be a serious matter?

Likely behhavioral: A kid may vomit, soil his/her pants, bang his/her head, etc., if they have not properly transitioned into appropriate methods of reasoning when they develop useful language. Usually triggered when frustrated, mad or not getting their way, this is a behavioral disturbance that may require the help of a therapist to get back on track. ...Read more

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My 12 old son is on Epilim for epilepsy and he has become aggressive attention seeking and threatening could some of this be side affects to eplilim?

My 12 old son is on Epilim for epilepsy and he has become aggressive attention seeking and threatening could some of this be side affects to eplilim?

From where?: This is not in the american formulary. What is the generic name? Any med with too much side effect should be changed to another with adequate benefit and minimal side effect. ...Read more

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Am I attention seeking? I feel like I have depression because I'm always in a negative mood and get tons of anxiety at school which makes me cry?

Am I attention seeking? I feel like I have depression because I'm always in a negative mood and get tons of anxiety at school which makes me cry?

Depression: I understand your concern
Always being in negative mood and getting tons of anxiety are real.
these symptoms are not just for attention seeking
Stresses at home, in school, and in your relationships most likely are causing these feelings of depression and anxiety.
Counseling with a Therapist will be beneficial. ...Read more

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I've had pancreatitis before I am now thirteen weeks pregnant and having the same symptoms when should I seek medical attention?

I've had pancreatitis before I am now thirteen weeks pregnant and having the same symptoms when should I seek medical attention?

Now: Go see your OB doc now. Pancreatitis can complicate pregnancy. Better to see your doc now and find that everything is ok rather than wait and find problems. You can never be too careful during pregnancy... ...Read more

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If I didn't seek medical attention for my UTI but the symptoms are pretty much gone after a couple days, will it stil spread to my kidneys?

If I didn't seek medical attention for my UTI but the symptoms are pretty much gone after a couple days, will it stil spread to my kidneys?

Probably not: Many people have UTI without symptoms. These do not need to be treated. People do clear UTI without intervention. If your symptoms resolve, the UTI may have cleared. However, there is a chance that an infection remains asymptomatic and can eventually worsen and cause worsening symptoms later and spread to the kidneys. As long as symptoms do not return, most likely, you will not have to worry. ...Read more

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80lb dog head butted me in the temple. Have had pain where I got hit. What is the symptoms of concussion or when should I seek medical attention?

80lb dog head butted me in the temple. Have had pain where I got hit. What is the symptoms of concussion or when should I seek medical attention?

LOC not necessary: The definition since the 1970's has been an injury to the head or brain with an alteration of consciousness. It does not need loss of consciousness, just a brief period of confusion, tiredness, cizziness and ability to focus. If you did not have any of these, you did not have a concussion. Local headache at site of injury has many causes. See your doctor or if necessary a neurologist. ...Read more

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I hit my head in the shower a couple of days ago, no concussion symptoms except for a headache on and off, should I seek medical attention?

I hit my head in the shower a couple of days ago, no concussion symptoms except for a headache on and off, should I seek medical attention?

Probably not needed: You probably don't need medical attention if you don't have red flags after a head bump: Vomiting, waxing & waning drowsiness, disorientation, short-term memory impairment, obvious bruises around eyes or behind the ears, neck stiff & sore, fever, or just not acting like your usual self. Take care of the headache as you usually would. Be well! ...Read more

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At what point do you seek immediate medical attention with what my doctor suggest are mitral valve prolapse symptoms that are persisting and worsening?

At what point do you seek immediate medical attention with what my doctor suggest are mitral valve prolapse symptoms that are persisting and worsening?

Mitral valve: Prolapse that causes any decrease in ejection fraction, symptoms of shortness of breath or decreased exercise tolerance are usually from the valve not just being "floppy", but actually leaking. This can also lead to atrial and ventricular enlargement or atrial fibrillation. All are indications for surgery. The best option for longterm survival is valve repair by an experienced surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many diltiazem 180mg pills are fatal? What are the symptoms of overdose? How long van you survive without medical attention?

How many diltiazem 180mg pills are fatal? What are the symptoms of overdose? How long van you survive without medical attention?

Unknown: The toxic dose in man is not known. Due to extensive metabolism, blood levels after a standard dose of Diltiazem can vary over tenfold. There have been 29 reports of Diltiazem overdose in doses ranging from less than 1 g to 18 g. Sixteen of these reports involved multiple drug ingestion. 22 people recovered with doses up to 10 g. If you're considering it, please seek help. This isn't a good idea. ...Read more

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Most melanomas are brought to a doctor’s attention because of signs or symptoms a person is having. What are they?

Most melanomas are brought to a doctor’s attention because of signs or symptoms a person is having. What are they?

ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with
asymmetry
boarders that are irregular
color differences within the same mole
diameter greater than 6mm

also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more

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Should I get medical attention for my child if she has symptoms of a heart defect?

Should I get medical attention for my child if she has symptoms of a heart defect?

Yes: Infants have a predictable pattern of daily activities that parents will know better than anyone. They should play with vigor, feed with interest and rest well when tired. If you think the work of breathing is increasing, feeds take longer and are interrupted to breathe, baby may have lung or heart issues. Sweating with feeds or pale or bluish color changes too. Have baby seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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I make myself sick o.D. On pills, drink cleaner, and fake symptoms to stay in hospitals for attention. I want help, but scared. What's wrong with me?

I make myself sick o.D. On pills, drink cleaner, and fake symptoms to stay in hospitals for attention. I want help, but scared. What's wrong with me?

Munchausen Syndrome: It sounds like you have a classic case of munchausen syndrome, also know as hospital addiction syndrome, which is a factitious psychiatric disorder in which the patient feigns or intentionally causes illness in order to draw sympathy or attention to themselves. Please seek psychiatric care, because the means you are taking to become hospitalized can cause serious and permanent harm to your health. ...Read more

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How can a person tell if their partner has HSV if no symptoms is apparent & no lesions or sores showing? Any particular signs to pay attention to? Thnx

How can a person tell if their partner has HSV if no symptoms is apparent & no lesions or sores showing? Any particular signs to pay attention to? Thnx

Testing: If no lesions are present, the only way to know if the partner has hsv would be to do a blood test hsv 1 and 2 antibodies. If those are positive it indicates prior infection, of which hsv 2 is known to be chronic. ...Read more

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How to know what is attention deficit and what are its symptoms?

How to know what is attention deficit and what are its symptoms?

ADHD?: Attention deficit indicates an individual has difficulty paying attention, concentrating and easily distracted. There are many causes of attention deficit, adhd, an imbalance of brain chemicals is only one. Interference with attention can represent excessive anxiety, medication effect, lack of sleep, inadequate diet, too much noise in the environment. You should consult your doctor. ...Read more