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What is a mixed delivery?

What is a mixed delivery?

Vaginal with a C/S: A twin pregnancy may result in first baby being born vaginally, while twin b requires a c/section. ...Read more

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What is a mixed episode?

What is a mixed episode?

Mixed Episode: In bipolar disorder - this can combine sx's of mania with depression and irritability which can cause the person to feel quite miserable. ...Read more

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What is a vegetative state?

What is a vegetative state?

Vegitative state: A persistent vegetative state is a disorder of consciousness in which patients with severe brain damage are in a state of partial arousal rather than true awareness. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient presents in a state of ketoacidosis?

What does it mean if a patient presents in a state of ketoacidosis?

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

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What is the difference between a coma and a vegetative state?

What is the difference between a coma and a vegetative state?

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

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What does it mean to be in a semi coma state?

What does it mean to be in a semi coma state?

Not a true term: Neurologically, there is no medical term as semi-coma. Level of consciousness are defined as: awake and alert, lethargic, obtunded, stuporous and coma. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be in a catatonic state?

What does it mean to be in a catatonic state?

Unresponsive: To be catatonic means to be unresponsive to stimuli from the environment. This is seen in a rare form of schizophrenia. It can be treated with medication. ...Read more

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What is a psyd?

What is a psyd?

PsyD: A doctorate in psychology from a professional school of psychology, eligible to be licensed in most states if not all. More practical focus in theory than most doctorate programs in theory. Best. ...Read more

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What is meant by a fugue state?

What is meant by a fugue state?

A fugue state is: A dissociative event in which the person has no memory of some events or, indeed, their entire life prior to a certain date. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be a member of a global health community?

What does it mean to be a member of a global health community?

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

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What exactly is "gender confusion" and is it a sign of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?

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 more

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Is hysteria still a recognisable disease in modern day psychiatry , is globus hystericus a new name for it or is that a different problem? Thanks

Is hysteria still a recognisable disease in modern day psychiatry , is globus hystericus a new name for it or is that a different problem?
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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 more

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What is the difference between a liar and a pathological liar?

What is the difference between a liar and a pathological liar?

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

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a drug or herb that induces submissiveness?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a drug or herb that induces submissiveness?

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

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Is there a way to estimat a patient Po2 from a ABG? Example if you have a mixed venous specimen?

Is there a way to estimat a patient Po2 from a ABG? Example if you have a mixed venous specimen?

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

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What kind of experience is it to have a borderline personality disorder?

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 more

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What is a genetic counselor? Is that a doctor?

What is a genetic counselor? Is that a doctor?

Website: Go to www.Genome.Gov and on the right side scroll down to "genetic disorders faq" and click on it for a pretty complete reference site. In the list on the left pick "faq about genetic counseling". You may get there directly by going to: www, genome.Gov/19016905. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for someone that is a hypocondriact? What causes this in a person?

Is there treatment for someone that is a hypocondriact? What causes this in a person?

Yes: You should seek advice and treatment from a psychiatrist. Treatment is mainly through counseling and sometimes anti-anxiety medications. ...Read more