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Doctor insights on: What Acts Like Aspergers But Is Something Different

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-was diagnosed with sensory integration disorder as a kid. Not sure what that actually means. What is is it really? Tried looking online, but confused

-was diagnosed with sensory integration disorder as a kid. Not sure what that actually means. What is is it really? Tried looking online, but confused

Waste basket dianosi: It is a favorite diagnosis that occupation therapists like to use. It is more-like a waste basket diagnosis when a child isnt doing well in school. ...Read more

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They hurt, is that a symptom of sunburn, or is it something else like sunstroke?

They hurt, is that a symptom of sunburn, or is it something else like sunstroke?

What hurts?: Not quite sure what is hurting from your question. However, if you are saying your skin hurts and you think you have a sunburn then, yes, this is certainly a symptom of sunburn. Sunstroke is a much more severe, life-threatening condition. In this condition your body has basically lost it's ability to regulate temperature. Convulsions, coma and death can all be an end result of sunstroke. ...Read more

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What kind of person gets an eating disorder? I hear it is the perfectionists, but there must be other kinds.

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What kind of person gets an eating disorder?  I hear it is the perfectionists, but there must be other kinds.

Eating DO: No specific kind. We see more of young adolescent females with type b personality (compulsive, histrionic, or borderline) with history of earlier traumas or losses , who struggle with self esteem & self confidence issues. ...Read more

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Is there something wrong with a person that has animalistic urges, craves meat, can smell blood really well and subconsciously acts like a dog?

Is there something wrong with a person that has animalistic urges, craves meat, can smell blood really well and subconsciously acts like a dog?

Not enogh: There is not enough room or time here to deal with the implications of this issue...If this is you or someone you know, i would suggest a visit for an evaluation/counseling with an M.D./d.O specializing psychiatry. ...Read more

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Is it technically correct to categorize cholinergic urticaria as a physical hive? I am uncertain because It is triggered from things like emotions.

Is it technically correct to categorize cholinergic urticaria as a physical hive? I am uncertain because It is triggered from things like emotions.

Yes: emotions can precipitate swearing, and sweat is the problem rather , not the heat, hope the treatment works, and hope that you have spontaneous recovery soon ...Read more

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I'm a narcissist. Is talking to yourself like that just another sign of narcissism, or something else, what to do?

I'm a narcissist. Is talking to yourself like that just another sign of narcissism, or something else, what to do?

Narcissist: Depends on what you're saying to yourself. If you say little more than statements of relentless self-aggrandizement, then that would be consistent with the clinical picture of narcissism. ...Read more

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Nothing matters/bothers me. Help is this like a sociopath?

Nothing matters/bothers me. Help is this like a sociopath?

Not really: "nothing matters" sounds more like depression than sociopathy. A sociopath has aims and goals — and doesn't let other people's pain or discomfort get in his way. Sociopaths also rarely seek help, so the fact that you did argues against sociopathy. Actually, it sounds like your symptoms do bother you. A mental health evaluation, or just seeing your primary care doctor, might help. ...Read more

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Are sociopaths born that way or is it bad parenting or something else?

Are sociopaths born that way or is it bad parenting or something else?

Antisocial: Sociopathy can result in young adults with history of conduct disorder who have early history of oppositional defiant disorder who at earlier age had attention deficit disorder that was not treated. No studies confirm inheritance as a cause. Is more common in males. ...Read more

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Is having dysdiadochokinesia something really bad that it makes the neurologist angry?

Is having dysdiadochokinesia something really bad that it makes the neurologist angry?

No: It is describes a movement disorder caused by a problem in your cerebellum. It sometimes is describes as the ability to rapidly alter movements. ...Read more

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What is it like to have schizophrenia?

What is it like to have schizophrenia?

Not fun: On of the best examples I have seen depicted in the movies of what it is like to have schizophrenia is from the movie: the fisherking-with robin williams. In general and in the case of paranoid schizophrenia which is the most common type, people believe that others/everyone can tell what they are thinking and can hear their thoughts. They feel like everyone knows their business. It's awful. ...Read more

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Why does it seem like autism is so common now?

Why does it seem like autism is so common now?

Added toxins possibl: Many in the world of medical treatment of autism feel that the added number of chemicals that we are exposed to have an influence. Some even think that we are too clean in today's world and our children's immune system are not as robust. Assaults, by toxins, infections, poor diets, gmo foods, and yes vaccines have all been implicated and dismissed by experts. Truth is probably somewhere in middle. ...Read more

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There is a voice sometimes voices that say a bunch of random stuff, its almost like thought broadcasting. I can't control it. Is it schizophreniak?

Maybe not: Hearing voices is just a symptom and can happen in physical and psychiatric disorders. First thing to do is see your doctor as quickly as you can --- hearing voices is not fun. Once the medical causes have been ruled out, your doc can refer you to a psychiatrist if necessary. ...Read more

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What would it be classified as when a person thinks that there is someone behind him when actually there isn't any?

What would it be classified as when a person thinks that there is someone behind him when actually there isn't any?

Fear: I don't like to define people by a diagnosis.The symptom you are experiencing is known as paranoia.Being paranoid is thinking that you are in danger.Our brain is quite primitive and behaves as it did 50 thousand years ago.When it picks up danger it causes us to fight or flee.Thinking someone is following you is more about you feeling threatened in your life and finding out why is key. ...Read more

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Can someone have a disorder involving adrenaline production? What would that "look" like? What is it called?

Can someone have a disorder involving adrenaline production? What would that "look" like? What is it called?

Yes: A pheochromocytoma is a tumor (usually benign) usually located in the adrenal glands that makes too much adrenaline like substances. This causes high blood pressure. Classically, it presents as episodes of headache, pallor and palpitations. It can also cause chest pain. The blood pressure is difficult to control and can be made worse by beta-blockers like toprol (metoprolol) and inderal. ...Read more

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Is there really such a thing as the "perfect" shaped poop? My poop shape changes daily so is there something wrong with me?

Is there really such a thing as the "perfect" shaped poop? My poop shape changes daily so is there something wrong with me?

No: There is considerable variation in the amount, consistency and shape of the stools in normal people. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is aspergers and autism classified as. Is it a disability or not classed as anything ?

What is aspergers and autism classified as. Is it a disability or not classed as anything ?

Autistic Spectrum : Disorder is a categorical diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental disorder. A Chromosomal Microarray may reveal the etiology or cause of your ASD. Neuropsychological testing may reveal that you have a functional disability from your core symptoms of ASD &/or from comorbid psychiatric disorders, making you eligible for SSI & Medicaid funding & Vocational Rehabilitation services. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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Is PMS ever an indication of something more serious? Can PMS ever indicate something that is more serious going on like bi-polar? .

Is PMS ever an indication of something more serious? Can PMS ever indicate something that is more serious going on like bi-polar?

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Yes: I have seen patients who have been diagnosed as just having pms when, in fact, bipolar disorder was the correct diagnosis. It is an important distinction because pms is often treated with an ssri medication, and bipolar disorder shouldn't be. Bring this question to the attention of your doctor, especially if you are already taking an antidepressant. ...Read more

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