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What does it mean if a doctor says an individual has blunted affect?

What does it mean if a doctor says an individual has blunted affect?

Stiff emotionless.: Stiff with less emotion during conversation of interview. The patient is minimally expressive. ...Read more

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Can blunted affect be associated with an mood disorder?

Can blunted affect be associated with an mood disorder?

Many disorders: Less expression of emotions can happen with depression, psychosis, drug use, post traumatic stress disorder, and even eating disorders. ...Read more

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Bipolar -blunted affect- no medicine changes advised! so feeling frustrated need advice...

Bipolar -blunted affect- no medicine changes advised! so feeling frustrated need advice...

TIME: Meds take time to work. If they aren't working and it has been weeks or months other meds should be tried. Many times two or more are needed together. See a psychiatrist with experience in treating bipolar disorders. If you are seeing dr already, encourage him to try more. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the doctor says we haven't discharged you yet?

What does it mean when the doctor says we haven't discharged you yet?

Inpatient: That means the status of the patient is still inpatient and he/she is not ready from a medical standpoint to go home. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have ileus, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

My doctor says I have ileus, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

Sluggish intestines: Intestinal motility paralysis, or ileus, is seen after abdominal surgery, or it can be associated with many medical conditions. It resolves as the conditions improve, or with recovery from the surgery. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have narcissism, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

My doctor says I have narcissism, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

Narcissism is varied: Symptoms of narcissistic disturbances may include any of the following: low self-esteem, shame, grandiosity, sensitivity to criticism, insensitivity to others feelings, self-centeredness, pathological idealization and/or devaluation of others. Psychotherapy or psychoanalysis are the only treatments for narcissistic disturbances. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have gastroparesis, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

My doctor says I have gastroparesis, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

Stomach paralysis: Gastro means having to do with stomach. Paresis: implies paralysis. So basically its a condition where your stomach doesn't empty properly (usually delayed emptying) it's a dysfunction of the systems that controls your stomach function. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have churg-strauss syndrome, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

My doctor says I have churg-strauss syndrome, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

CSS: Churg-strauss syndrome (css) is an inflammation of the blood vessels that can lead to chest symptoms that mimic asthma. Css is typically associated with sinus disease, elevated eosinophils your blood, occasional abnormal chest x-ray finding and neurological symptoms. It can be a very serious disease if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have atopic dermatitis, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

My doctor says I have atopic dermatitis, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

Dry sensitive skin: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition that involves itchy rashes and dry sensitive skin. Often foods, environmental allergies and dry air can make it worse. It will wax and wane and can be treated daily with good moisturization and lubrication to keep the skin soft. When areas become inflammed sometimes steroid creams are needed and if the skin is infected sometimes antibiotics are used. ...Read more

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Doctor says my uterus is "s" shaped, what does that mean?

Doctor says my uterus is "s" shaped, what does that mean?

Unsure: have never heard of an "S" shaped uterus. ? heart sharped? I would ask your doctor for a further explanation. ...Read more