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Symptoms Of Pyromania
OCD Symptoms: The symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder range from very mild causing little to no impairment in a patient's life, to very severe where the patient is totally disabled and unable to perform even simple activities of daily living. Examples: counting rituals interfere with getting to work, spending 12 hours each day in the shower, fear of HIV contamination leaves a patient home bound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mood Swings: Manic depression is now called bipolar disorder. It is possible to only have a manic (or mixed) episode and still fulfill the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder. Symptoms of mania include rapid speech, racing thoughts, insomnia, impulsive behaviors and mood elevation. There are other symptoms which are best evaluated by a psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Excessive worry: Generalized anxiety disorder refers to a persistent pattern of worrying about a variety of real or imagined possible bad events that can occur to the point that it interferes with day-to-day functioning. It is quite common, often runs in families, and can be surprisingly debilitating. It also it quite responsive to various treatments, both talk therapies and medications. ...Read more
OCD: OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help deal with those thoughts) such as washing hands repeatedly, constantly cleaning, checking locks, and other similar behaviors. Often the emotions behind OCD are based in fear and/or anger that is unresolved and even unverbalized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic attacks often: Last 2 to 10 mins. Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are out of control or that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Various: There are several different types of anxiety disorders, ranging from generalized anxiety disorder to panic disorder and others such as social anxiety, etc. Generalized anxiety is marked by excessive worry, motor tension, feeling overwhelmed, and restlessness. Often times, sleep will be impaired. Treatment of anxiety disorders may involve medication and/ or cognitive psychotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OCD: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by repeated unwanted thoughts, feelings, ideas (obsessions) or behaviors make them feel driven to do something (compulsions), or both. The key is that they are unpleasant and intrusive thoughts and the compulsions are an attempt to relieve the anxiety. Ocd patients often know it is excessive. Theme(s) involved can be many things, including checking or germs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like depression: Dysthymic disorder used to be called "minor depression" until researchers/clinicians realized that it can be as dibilitating as the "major" kind. The symptoms are the same: depressed or irritable mood, changes in appetite and sleep, low energy, poor self-esteem, trouble concentrating, & feelings of hopelessness. Severity overall is less, but duration is longer (2 years or more). ...Read more
Symptoms: There are a vast number of symptoms of arthritis and the symptoms will vary depending upon the specific type of arthritis being presented. The most common type of arthritis is degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis and common symptoms of it include multiple joint pains, swelling, and stiffness and difficulty with walking, and relief (at least initially) with anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nervousness: There are common physiological symptoms such as muscle tension, GI complaints, excessive sweating, palpitation and cognitive symptoms such as worries, fears, obsessive thoughts or compulsions. For an overview see: anxiety disorders the basics: http://cpancf.Com/anxietydisordersbasics.Asp. ...Read more
They are different: Bipolar disorder is when a person experiences both extremely out of the ordinary moods (e.g. Reduced need for sleep, feeling high but with no drugs, etc) which then alternates with clinical depression. These two cycle back and forth. Borderline personality disorder on the other hand is a long-standing set of traits that a person has that include fear of abandonment and extreme emotions, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Catatonic Depression: Catatonic depression is a serious condition that is marked by odd-looking physical components. I have seen patients who were immobile, who would not speak, who would refuse to eat or drink or be stuck in a frozen posture. Patients with Catatonic depression require immediate care. ...Read more
DID (Multiple Person: Also called multiple personality do, is characterized by at least 2 distinct identities that alternately control one's behavior, accompanied by memory impairment for important information, not due to influence of illicit substances or seizures or other medical condition. ...Read more
Impulse disrder: Pyromania is an impulse control disorder in which individuals repeatedly fail to resist impulses to deliberately start fires, in order to relieve tension or for instant gratification. The term pyromania comes from the Greek word ??? (pyr, fire). Pyromania and pyromaniacs are distinct from arson, the pursuit of personal, monetary or political gain. It is multiple, deliberate and purposeful fire setting rather than accidental. Pyromaniacs start fires to induce euphoria, and often fixate on institutions of fire control like fire stations and firefighters. Pyromania is a type of impulse control disorder, along with kleptomania, compulsive gambling, trichotillomania and others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See therapist: The best way is to talk with a therapist about your specific concerns. S/he will need to know what you are doing, or feeling like doing, that causes you to wonder about this. If present, this is a serious issue that can cause great harm both to you and others. Your primary care physician may know a helpful referral resource. Please don't wait on this. Good luck to you! ...Read more
Exposure: I have successfully treated more than one child with this problem by having their father take them out in the woods and lighting wooden matched until the kid tires of it. With careful supervision of course. Encourage the child to light more, even after he says enough. This method could be called flooding. Some kids will lose their fascination with fire with this technique. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: The classic three findings are ulcers in the mouth, genital ulcers, and inflammation of the eyes. The eyes can be inflammed from front to back. The inflammation of the retinal blood vessels is most harmful and can cause permanent vision loss. Behcet's disease should be treated promptly, ideally by a uveitis specialist if you have one in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: You should always have your psychiatrist and cardiologist collaborating on your treatment. ...Read more
For reference, how do you know most likely if you contract any disease(s) even though there is no symptoms or if you don't have any. Plz help. Thanks?
Preventive visit: See the Dr. annually for a preventive Visit and you will get a good Physical and some routine blood work to assure you are well. They may order any preventative tests as well on you, depending on your age and any risk factors you have based on your exam and family history, etc. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have true anxiety, how is it possible for the symptoms to go away lying down vs standing? Wouldn't this be physical not psych? Very hard to u/s.
Need more info: I don't think this is something that anyone could answer online, and you didn't mention what specific symptoms you are having that go away when you lie down. Get a thorough medical work up to rule out possible medical conditions or explanations. Then see an experienced psychologist who can hep you get to the bottom of your anxiety, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So I always feel the need to eat couch cushion since I was younger (I know it’s very weird) but I really want to stop as I see there are many symptoms?
Find a therapist: The first step in solving such a disorder is recognizing it is not normal, as you have. You need to seek out an unrelated therapist to work through what triggered the practice and how to stop. It likely interferes with your life to some degree or you wouldn't recognize it. To get past it you need to do the work. ...Read more
Searching for the cause could potentially take YEARS. (I know this personally.) Until the cause is found, the symptoms need to be treated. Severe pain can RUIN a person’s life. ?
Question?: I agree pain should be treated until a cause can be found. The disagreement usually occurs when dr and patient have different ideas about what level of pain relief is best. Acute pain may be treated with narcotics if nonaddictive drug do not give adequate relief. Long term pain is best treated with non narcotic solutions including PT, biofeedback, TENS, NSAIDS, and other modalities. ...Read more