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What does hypochondria mean?

What does hypochondria mean?

Hypochondriasis....: Represents excessive worry about illness when there is no medical basis for concern. We believe that people who suffer from hypochondriasis have heightened sensitivity in internal receptors so that they experience normal physiological stimuli with greater intensity. I see my patients with hypochondriasis on a regular schedule so i can evaluate whether concerns warrants further work-up by the pcp. ...Read more

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What exactly does depression actually mean?

What exactly does depression actually mean?

Loss of interest: Hi, depression is much more than being in a bad mood or normal sadness. Depression involves having symptoms that can include an extremely low mood, loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, hopelessness, too much or too little sleep, suicidal thoughts, loss of concentration, gaining or losing weight, fatigue/loss of energy, irritability, feeling worthless, lack of joy. ...Read more

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What does it mean 1000mcg?

What does it mean 1000mcg?

1000 mcg = 1 mg: 1000mcg is 1000 micrograms, which is equal to 1mg or 1 milligram. Medicines are often measured in milligrams, but sometimes in micrograms. When keeping track of prescriptions, one should be sure to write down "mcg" or "mg" correctly. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have erotomania?

What does it mean to have erotomania?

Delusion: Erotomania occurs when an individual has a delusional belief that a person of higher social status falls in love and makes amorous advances towards him/her. ...Read more

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What does thalassemia mean exactly?

What does thalassemia mean exactly?

Start with this link: There are several types. This is a good starting resource. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000587.htm ...Read more

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What does having aspergers mean?

What does having aspergers mean?

Communication/Social: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder, characterized by varying levels of impairment in social interaction (ability to read social cues) , social imagination, and language difficulties. It is hard to summarize in a clear understandable way the symptoms of asperger's. However, there are good online resources such as www.Aane.Org & nimh aspergers page ...Etc. Check them out , they are helpful. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have dual personality disorder?

What does it mean to have dual personality disorder?

No such thing: There is no "dual personality disorder" in the mental health diagnostic system. However, there is a dissociative identity disorder -- where 2 or more alternate identity or personality states take control of a person. Each of these has its own characteristics, mannerisms, memories, and ways of experiencing -- and behaving in -- the world. It can follow from severe childhood trauma. ...Read more

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What does it mean to allay?

What does it mean to allay?

Allay: is to decrease someone's worries or fears ...Read more

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What does it mean to be hypochondriac?

What does it mean to be hypochondriac?

Obsessive fear of: health problems that don't actually exist. Hypochondria is now called health anxiety disorder. It occurs when a person becomes obsessed with the idea that they have serious medical problems /condition (when there is no diagnosed condition). ...Read more

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What is miltiple scrorosis what does it mean

What is miltiple scrorosis what does it mean

?multiple sclerosis?: Is that what you meant?.. If so, ms is an autoimmune mediated disorder occurring in approx 400, 000 americans, where there is an inflammatory attack on the myelin coverings of the nerves in brain and spinal cord. Typical symptoms involve loss of vision, double vision, weakness, incoordination, loss of balance, numbness, pain, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue and problems with bowel and bladder. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when someone with schizophrenia laughs at nothing?

What exactly does it mean when someone with schizophrenia laughs at nothing?

Internal stimuli: When people who are suffering from schizophrenia are struggling with internal experiences that have no correspondence to their environment they will appear to be behaving in a bizarre manner. When they hear a voice saying a humorous statement or see a visual hallucination that is silly they may respond with laughter. Their impulse control and social awareness may be compromised as well. ...Read more

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What does triganomia mean?

What does triganomia mean?

Urban slang for the: Std trichomonas, which causes a malodorous greenish yellow frothy secretion from the vagina. ...Read more

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What does lithium do?

What does lithium do?

Not known: Lithium's precise activity in bipolar disorder isn't fully known. It may stabilize catecholamine receptors, alter calcium-mediated intercellular processes, and increase gaba activity. Some feel lithium may act by calming down brain inflammation. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100521191440.htm long term, it can affect thyroid, kidney, & neuro function, & electrolyte balance. ...Read more

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What does chondrocalinosis mean?

What does chondrocalinosis mean?

Cartilage calcifcat: Calcification within cartilage. Common causes are primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism, and hemochromatosis. This condition can cause an arthopathy called pseudogout. This condition is treated by colchiine and nsaids. But finding the cause is paramount! ...Read more

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What does it mean if somebody has neurosis?

What does it mean if somebody has neurosis?

Emotional symptoms: Sigmund freud coined the term "neurosis" to mean symptoms that appeared neurological (due to diseased nerves) but were actually psychological. It later came to mean a deep emotional conflict — two feelings at odds with each other — that produce psychological symptoms unconsciously (outside of the person's awareness). It's an old term & not used much anymore, although the concept is still useful. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have passive/aggressive behavior?

What does it mean to have passive/aggressive behavior?

An interaction style: Passive/aggressive behavior is a way some deal with others when asked to do something they do not really like but believe they cannot outright refuse to do. Instead, they have a negative attitude and "forget" to carry our tasks while being critical of authority and alternating between outright hostility and contrition. If chronic, it is called passive-aggressive personality disorder. ...Read more

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What does tlco mean? What does it measure?

What does tlco mean? What does it measure?

DLCO?: If your actually meant dlco, it measures how well oxygen is absorbed from the air you breathe into your blood stream and how well carbon dioxide is removed from your blood stream into the air you breathe out ... ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a personality disorder?

Ingrained pattern : Of behavior, it means it is what it is and it can be not easy to change. ...Read more

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What does asexual mean?

Asexual: Asexual means having little to no interest in sex (chronically). ...Read more

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What does it mean to be bipolar?

What does it mean to be bipolar?

Ups and downs: Bipolar disorder means you have mood dysregulation. Atleast once in your life you will experience a manic episode which is atleast one week of symptoms which include but are not limited to:rapid speech, impulsive behavior, flight of ideas, no sleep without feeling tired, in addition, you may have symptoms of major depression which includes depressed mood, lack of energy, hopelessness. ...Read more

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