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What could I do to help my parent who is depressed due to a broken hip?

What could I do to help my parent who is depressed due to a broken hip?

Tough problem: My experience is that elderly patients become depressed after major injuries due to the loss of autonomy and decreased abilities. Helping them regain as much independence as possible is very important. Helping them return to their preinjury routine is also essential. Dinner with friends, a hair appointment, bingo, bridge club, sports activities, whatever they were doing before. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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What can I do to prevent injury to my father who is now unstable?

What can I do to prevent injury to my father who is now unstable?

Unstable Father: Hello. It is hard to answer your question since there is such little information given. See his doctor with him. Ask the physician for a referral to see a physical and occupational therapist. Home health evaluation is also important to assure the living environment meets his needs. ...Read more

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What is a good way to break to my friends that I have bipolar disorder?

What is a good way to break to my friends that I have bipolar disorder?

Practice first: This is a critical issue as social support is a key aspect to monitoring and managing your bipolar symptoms. Your psychiatrist and/or psychologist can help you find the language that is clear, direct, and ends with the ways you want others to help. Re starting point is often.... Ya know how my moods can seem really up & down or i can seem unpredictable..I know why now. There is lots of hope 4u! ...Read more

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Hey my sister has anxiety attacks anytime an assignment is due. What can we do to help her?

Hey my sister has anxiety attacks anytime an assignment is due. What can we do to help her?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. But if you are not a minor, you may ask a question about a minor and give her age too. Be honest! ...Read more

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Going to my family doctor to get my ankle checked. It could be bone spurrs or pulled/torn muscles. What should I expect? Do I need a parent? I'm 16

Going to my family doctor to get my ankle checked. It could be bone spurrs or pulled/torn muscles. What should I expect? Do I need a parent? I'm 16

Need consent in Mass: In Massachusetts,18 is the age of consent. There are exceptions to this requirement in certain cases: in an emergency, or if consent may result in harm (e.g. parental abuse). The age of consent (& exceptions) depends on your state's laws. Bone spurs are less likely than a soft tissue injury (strain or strain). Depending on cause & severity, your doc may or may not do an x-ray, give brace, meds. ...Read more

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H-e-l-p ! was wondering if someone can possiibly tell me if this looks like a fracture in my si joint. As wondering if someone can possiibly tell me if this looks like a fracture in my si joint. I tried to darken the xray it to make it easier to see. I

H-e-l-p ! was wondering if someone can possiibly tell me if this looks like a fracture in my si joint. As wondering if someone can possiibly tell me if this looks like a fracture in my si joint. I tried to darken  the xray it to make it easier to see. I

It's : It's hard to tell what's going on without seeing the original high-resolution images, but is very unlikely that you have fractured your sacrum or ilium near the joint. On the other hand, there is more "white" on these images than one usually sees, which could mean that you have a chronic inflammatory process in your sacroiliac joint. There are several processes that can cause chronic sacroiliitis, including infection and a group of conditions called seronegative osteoarthropathies. Your primary care doctor can start a workup of this problem, but you may need to see a rheumatologist to get things completely sorted out. Treatment would start with nonsteroidal antiinflamatory agents like Ibuprofen or naproxin. In some cases, direct steroid injections are needed to get symptoms fully controlled. ...Read more

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My pee has an odor to it and i want to know what i can do to fix that or what possible complications am i showing symptoms of?

My pee has an odor to it and i want to know what i can do to fix that or what possible complications am i showing symptoms of?

Asparagus or UTI: If you ate asparagus, just wait a day and the odor will resolve. If it is a bladder infection, you will have urinary burning, pain, hesitancy, frequency, urgency, blood in the urine, and nighttime urination. If you have any number of these symptoms, see your fp, pee in a cup, and see what the urine dipstick shows. If it's a uti, 3 days of antibiotics should take care of it. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent injury to my husband who is now unstable?

What can I do to prevent injury to my husband who is now unstable?

Depends : Depends on the cause, degree and type of instability. Needs fall safety evaluation and would make appointment with a physical therapist physician. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and arthritis and can only work part time i was wondering if you could tell me the best way too get disability ? Thanks !

I have fibromyalgia and arthritis and can only work part time i was wondering if you could tell me the best way too get disability ? Thanks !

From whom?: Disability rating requirements can vary. Social security disability has some criteria, private insurance. May have more detailed requirements such as a functional capacity evaluation and rating. Start with what avenue you wish to take then see the doc who diagnoses your conditions. ...Read more

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I think mom has depression, what signs can I look for? Shes very difficult to talk to so how can I help her without a professional around?

I think mom has depression, what signs can I look for? Shes very difficult to talk to so how can I help her without a professional around?

Care and Concern: It is sometimes hard to talk to family members about feelings and emotions. I would encourage you to be patient for a time when things are relatively peaceful and calm. Then, just share your conncerns in a simple and gentle way. Remember, you cannot be responsible for how your mother reacts - just stay focused on showing her that you care about her and want to suport her. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to move back to my home country but nobody supports me because i suffer from bipolar disorder.?

What do you suggest if i would like to move back to my home country but nobody supports me because i suffer from bipolar disorder.?

Bipolar: Make sure you set up care for your disorder before you depart, psychiatrist and clinical psychologist. Rely on friends until your family understands, try to give them literature that will help clarify your disorder. Best Wishes ...Read more

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I was born with the hypothyroid problem and now it is hard to afford going to a doctor could i die going without it for to long?Is there ways to get

I was born with the hypothyroid problem and now it is hard to afford going to a doctor could i die going without it for to long?Is there ways to get

Hypothyroid: Staying like this is not good - you may many other problems arising such as cardiac issues, mental issues etc... Check with the maker of the medication - many have a patient assistance program in which you can get the med free. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to interview a parent of an infant 0-12 months old; can someone help me out?

What to do if I have to interview a parent of an infant 0-12 months old; can someone help me out?

I don't understand : Your question doesn't make sense. Why do you have to interview the parent? ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Melancholia (Definition)

This is an old term for depression or dysthymia (mildly low mood), from the belief that it was caused by excess ...Read more


Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Fracture (Definition)

A condition in which there is a break in the upper quarter of ...Read more