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What is emotional detachment? What are you detached from?

Numbing: Emotional detachment is an inability to connect with others on an emotional level, or a type of mental assertiveness that allows people to maintain their boundaries. ...Read more

Emotional Detachment (Definition)

Detachment is often referred to as "Flat Affect." There is little or no expression of feelings, both verbally and non-verbally. No smile, startle, fear, etc. This can be symptomatic of depression or possible autistic spectrum behavior. ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of a torn, detached, or about to detach retina?

What are the symptoms of a torn, detached, or about to detach retina?

See below: New/worse floaters and/or flashing lights and/or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil). Only a dilated eye exam can see what us the specific cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a emotional detachment disorder?

Could you explain what is a emotional detachment disorder?

Anxiety Induced: Not an official diagnosis, "emotional detachment" can describe someone who has trouble making emotional attachments with others, often due to anxiety related to some form of previous trauma that may or may not be remembered. It can also describe a strategy of intentional emotional shielding from someone who is otherwise too emotionally intrusive. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/emotional_detachment. ...Read more

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What is emotional detachment?

Numbing: Emotional detachment is an inability to connect with others on an emotional level, or a type of mental assertiveness that allows people to maintain their boundaries. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of detached retina I should be looking for?

What are the symptoms of detached retina I should be looking for?

Typical triad: Flashes, floaters, and a shade/curtain advancing over the vision. Usually little lightning bolts indicate some kind of traction on the retina, the release of tons of new floaters from retinal disruption, and the peripheral decrease progressively indicates the retina detaching slowly. Check vision one eye at a time, if worried, have it checked out by a dilated exam with an eye specialist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a displaced meniscus root? And what that really mean? Please explain

What are the symptoms of having a displaced meniscus root? And what that really mean? Please explain

Meniscus root tear: A tear of the meniscus root will cause pain on that side of the knee especially with walking and may also be associated with swelling and stiffness. ...Read more

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I need to know what is vitreous degeneration of the eye?

I need to know what is vitreous degeneration of the eye?

Normal aging: Vitreous detachment /degeneration is a normal aging process of the gel that fills the back of the eye. Usually it detaches silently but sometimes it happens in a few locations with light flashes, floaters and visual changes. Since these symptoms are the same as retinal detachment these symptoms should always be evaluated by an ophthalmologist when they occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are the dangers of keeping an eye that is damaged from glaucoma?

Can you tell me what are the dangers of keeping an eye that is damaged from glaucoma?

No danger: There is no danger in "keeping" a poorly seeing eye. If the eye is blind and painful secondary to glaucoma then this needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of manic-depression? How is it isolated from being just naturally moody or emotional, or hormonal?

What are early symptoms of manic-depression? How is it isolated from being just naturally moody or emotional, or hormonal?

Insomnia, irritation: The early symptoms of mania or hypomania (mild mania) are usually irritability ; inability to sleep. These symptoms are nonspecific ; could be normal. Bipolar disorder can also appear as low mood ; energy. Bipolar is diagnosed when these symptoms are severe ; last day after day, without regard to one's circumstances. The low ; high moods can last for weeks, they are not brief "mood swings". ...Read more

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What are the tell tale symptoms of retinal detachment?

What are the tell tale symptoms of retinal detachment?

See a retina special: New or worse floaters in your vision or flashing lights or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obstructing the vision) could indicate a retinal detachment. These symptoms require an urgent dilated retinal exam. Do not delay. ...Read more

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What are the bad things about being color blind?

What are the bad things about being color blind?

Not too bad: Many color deficient persons never know about it. There are a few occupational limitations such as paint matching, artistry,printing, and fruit and vegetable grading to name a few. Some occupations such as certain police jobs, pilots and commercial ship skippers require color normality. Most occupations do not require this and color deficiency is not a handicap. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have depression without being suicidal? What are the signs?

Is it possible to have depression without being suicidal? What are the signs?

Singing the blues: Signs of depression: not enjoying your usual things, sleeping too much or feeling tired all the time, trouble sleeping, not hungry or eating all the time, feeling bad about yourself, trouble concentrating, people bugging you more than they used to (more easily irritated), isolating yourself. Sound familiar? Seek help. Get support. Talk to people you love and who love you. ...Read more

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What are the visual signs of someone with a detached retina?

See below: Floaters in your vision and/or flashing lights in your vision and/or part of the peripheral vision missing (like a curtain or veil). See an ophthalmologist, preferably a retina specialist, immediately. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what exactly is clinical depression and is it different from just having the blues or feeling tired?

Symptoms: Clinical depression includes disruptions in sleep, appetite, libido, focus and energy. It may also involve some suicidal thinking, but not always. "the blues" is usually short-lived and often tied to a situational issue. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of vitreous haemorrhage and retina detachment after retrobulbar injection?

Please explain what are some symptoms of vitreous haemorrhage and retina detachment after retrobulbar injection?

Loss of vision: If there is inadvertent puncture of the eye during injection. Symptoms would be blurry vision, haze, curtain or shadow. This is a serious complication that can lead to loss of sight. It typically happens in myopic eyes which are longer and with a sharp rather than blunted tip needle. It often requires surgical repair and visual prognosis depends on what areas are damaged. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is schizophrenia and what are some symptoms?

Could you explain what is schizophrenia and what are some symptoms?

Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about retinal and posterior vitreous detachment?

What can you tell me about retinal and posterior vitreous detachment?

See below: It is difficult to tell whether there is a retinal detachment by the patient him/her self when there are vitreous detachment symptoms. Flashes and floaters are warning signs, but very non-specific. If there is peripheral vision loss that progresses and closes in on central vision, than that is quite likely a retinal detachment. Especially if accompanied or presided by flashes and or floaters. ...Read more

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How would someone learn if they have ocd? What are signs? How is this viewed by the medical community? What different types of OCD exist and what isit

How would someone learn if they have ocd? What are signs? How is this viewed by the medical community? What different types of OCD exist and what isit

OCD: Ocd is a type of anxiety disorder where the person has unwanted and repetitive thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). The compulsions may be carried out to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but relief is only temporary. There are helpful treatments; psychiatrists and psychotherapists are the specialists to see. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is toxic maculopathy of the retina?

Toxic maculopathy: A small number of drugs are known to cause damage to the retinal tissue resulting in several patterns of toxicity, depending on the drug. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is frequently implicated in toxicity since it accumulates in epithelial cells of the retina (RPE cells). Tamoxifen is another drug known to cause a crystalline deposit in the retina. A retina specialist can carry out several tests that can diagnose. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a strained ligament? Also what are symptoms of having a meniscus tear? Please help is there anything on the internet

What are the symptoms of having a strained ligament? Also what are symptoms of having a meniscus tear? Please help is there anything on the internet

Ligament/meniscus: Sprained ligament has pain localized to the ligament with some degree of instability--a feeling of giving way. A meniscus has mechanical symptoms of locking or painful clicking. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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