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Types Of Coping Mechanisms For Drug Addicts
Coping methods : There are many - good self care that includes proper sleep, activity and hobbies, and overall healthy eating. With regard to work, achieving a good work-life balance as far as time. Other self care tips include, having good social support, continued personal development and learning (ie, taking a class in something fun interesting). Consider looking up models of holistic wellness for more ideas. ...Read more
Depends: on what you are asking! In "general" when people are in natural disasters they are in shock. There is fear/anxiety, and grief. There are many ways people cope in response to disasters, and I would suggest going to FEMA.org for more info. People who have a disaster plan in advance will do better coping than those that do not, so like they say in the Boy Scouts, "Be prepared!" ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Self harming: First, give yourself credit in having the ability to change your life in positive ways. You really can. Stay away from alcohol & drugs -- these affect your ability to make healthy decisions. When tempted to self-injure, reach out to a friend, contact a support group, or use relaxation/calm breathing methods. Dbt therapy may help - work w/therapist & get dbt skills workbook by mckay (see photo). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Healthy Habits: Like most things - anxiety and stress can be improved by getting good sleep, exercising, eating a reasonable diet, making time for leisure, spending time with others. For more significant anxiety problems you could consider talking to a therapist and or the use of anti-anxiety medications if the symptoms do not respond to less intense interventions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss with doctor: The best advice is probably to discuss your concerns in detail with your anesthesiologist. The vast majority of anesthetics are extremely safe and have no significant adverse reactions. There are a variety of mechanisms which have been described as having some value reducing anxiety including relaxation tapes and meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural Disasters Prevention:
Have emergency supplies of food, water, medications, batteries, radio.
Follow advice of Civil Defense Agency, County and State officials.
Plan for shelter and Going to a public shelter when needed.
•Feel the WONDER of Life Force keeping you Alive
•Feel the BLESSINGS of your Life
•Accept the Losses
•Believe in Healing powers of your Body and Mind ...Read more
What is it about anxiety that causes derealization and depersonlation and what if any is a good coping mechanism? Really weird feeling. . Thanks
Looking for normal: The brain wants to feel good. Anxiety creates struggle which the brain tries to solve, often by trying to hide away from disturbing thoughts. Thus the derealization and depersonalization. Find a comfortable place to sit and breathe deeply, being with the feeling.. Remember feelings come and go. Imagine breathing out the bad feeling and breathing in a good one. Let go of the struggle just be. ...Read more
I'm having a hard time sleeping. A few nights ago i tried taking a hot bath to sleep but it only woke me up. What are some coping mechanism to sleep?
Good Sleep hygine: Consists of not taking naps, not exercising 2 hours prior to getting to sleep , not eating heavy food close to sleeping time , avoiding caffeinated beverages in the afternoon , avoiding alcohol , going to the bathroom and emptying your bladder so that you do not have to wake up later on . Avoid certain habits like watching tv , using electronic gadgets including cell phones in bed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat the depression: Traditionally if someone had both addiction and depression, we treated the addiction first. However if someone is abusing drugs as an attempt to self medicate, it makes sense to treat what is primary. Getting help for depression may be most helpful. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sort Of: At this time there are no medications specifically indicated for parkinson's dementia. I have used the current medications that are used for alzheimer's dementia as these are available. Coping mechanisms are the same for all dementia. Treat the brain as though it is a muscle and keep it exercised regularly. Stimulation like reading, playing cards, puzzles, and games. Also, physical exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
False positive vdrl: The antibody against the syph treponeme produced by a patient with syphilis reacts with an extract of ox heart (diphosphatidyl glycerol). VDRL therefore detects anti-cardiolipin antibodies (IgG, IgM or IgA), visualized through foaming of the test tube fluid, or "flocculation". False positive results happen thru cross reaction of anocther glycoprotein. Can be from drugs, viruses, lupus, RA, etc. ...Read more
Hello.I need some information about the drugs that are monoclonal antibodies and their mechanisms..
Omalizumab - asthma: Good afternoon, omalizumab is a humanized igg1 antibody we use to treat patients with difficult asthma. This antibody blocks ige, which triggers production of sequences of chemical that result in symptoms of allergy. Monoclonal antibodies which are cloned antibodies, are directed against antigens, substances that stimulate an immune reaction. In asthma, it competes with ige and blocks them. ...Read more
I want to know if the mechanism of action of these drugs is the same: quetiapine, ziprasidone and aripiprazole?
No: The mechanism of action differs in all 3 (aripiprazole, quetiapine & ziprasidone) ... However, the main therapeutic target for these is D2 (a type of Dopamine) so in that way they are all similar. How each of the drugs influences the other neurotransmitter systems is where the differences arise. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Why would md prescribe lunesta instead of rozerem (ramelteon)? Besides the mechanism of action and lunesta being a controlled drug. Which one is better per se?
Everyone is differen: Rozerem (ramelteon) is a melatonin analog and sometimes takes days to work. Lunesta works quickly, sometimes too fast. Lunesta, like Ambien can cause someone to go from awake to asleep without feeling tired btn. Therefore go to bed right after taking. Some have had sleep walking and fallen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to know the difference of mechanisms in this drugs: aripiprazole 15 mg, and quetiapine 5 mg (1/2 of pill). I have a bipolar disorder.
Close but not cigar: Independently of their dosages, they are both atypical antipsychotics. They share similar properties as antipsychotics and mood stabilizers . What's different is their side effect profile, life time, tolerance, etc.. Seriquel is more edating and increases appetite. Abilify (aripiprazole) can be more activating, less weight gain . ...Read more
What chemical properties and mechanisms of action make Prozac (fluoxetine) more "stimulating" than other anti-depressant drugs in the same class?
Serotonin 2C: The agonist activity of fluoxetine at 5ht2c receptors likely explains some of the positive and negative stimulating aspects of treatment with fluoxetine in terms of appetite, activation and anxiety etc. However everyone is different and "your results may vary ". Fluoxetine is not "stimulating" for everyone. ...Read more
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