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What Is A Mixed State
New type 1 diabetic: Hi. Most commonly, that would be a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. Plenty of type 2's get DKA too (especially with some acute infection going on). ...Read more
Awake versus not : A coma is a state of unconsciousness. A person in coma does not open eyes, or respond to the environment beyond reflexes. In vegetative state there may be eye opening, and even the patient may follow objects with their eyes, yawn and appear more "awake" but do not speak, follow commands or move purposefully. Both involve significant brain disorder. Prognosis can vary based on cause, . ...Read more
Global Village !: Most hospitals late night x rays are read by a radiologist on the other side of the world and reviewed in by the local physician in the daytime. Doctors watch realtime webcasts of procedures by world experts without having to leave the country. These are some examples of the globalization of medical care for patients and health providers. ...Read more
What exactly is "gender confusion" and is it a sign of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?
Gender confusion: Gender confusion is when a person is not clear about his or her own gender -- gender identity d/o, a painful condition. These are people who feel strongly from childhood that they have been born into the wrong-gendered body. It is not a sign of borderline pd or bipolar disorder, although these other disorders can co-exist. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002495/. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is hysteria still a recognisable disease in modern day psychiatry , is globus hystericus a new name for it or is that a different problem?
Conversion reaction: Globus hystericus is a conversion disorder which can include symptoms like problems swallowing, a sense of choking or suffocation, difficulty breathing, lack of speech and feeling like there is a lump in the throat. A hysterical reaction is an old term for a conversion disorder. Hysteria is now termed conversion reaction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A plain old liar: Can lie for many reasons - especially to stay out of trouble, to make them self look good, for some type of gain. A pathological liar on the other hand - can lie about things that don't matter. There doesn't need to be any "gain" from lying. They can lie so much that they forget what lies they told. They can lose track of when they are lying ; when they are telling the truth. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: If you are talking about a date-rape drug, get used to the idea that if you are caught, you will end up in prison and very much disliked by men who are much stronger than you are. If you are just talking about giving somebody a pill to make them passive and obedient, you're still committing a crime. If you have an unmanageable psych patient, let the doctor write the rx. ...Read more
Not really: Estimating the pO2 would be very inaccurate, especially if its from a venous sample. There is no way to tell what your arterial level is based on the venous level. ...Read more
What is the borderline concentration of methemphetamine from which it is considered a positive result for a drug test? what is the normal range if any
Complex: Don't diagnose your self . Effort to avoid real abandonment . Pattern of unstable intense and interpersonal relationship identity disturbances impulsive at 2 areas recurrent suicidal behavior . And more symptoms should see counselor dbt is right therapy with medication management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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