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How would I know if I have seasonal depression?

How would I know if I have seasonal depression?

See U PCP: He will be able to evaluate zu or refer u to some one who can. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think I have postpartum depression?

What should I do if I think I have postpartum depression?

Get Medical Help: Call your doctor. Check out postpartum support international for referrals and support groups: http://www.Postpartum.Net/get-help.Aspx. ...Read more

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I have bi schizo affective disorder how do I know if I have a episode starting?

I have bi schizo affective disorder how do I know if  I have a episode starting?

Personal symptoms: This is part of your work with your psychiatrist and therapist -- to learn your own personal "early warning system" so that you can get help before it goes too far. For many people, early symptoms include disturbed sleep -- inability to initiate sleep or stay asleep -- and increasing irritability & agitation. Those around you might tell you, if you aren't aware. Talk w/your doctor about this. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a anxiety disorder?

How do I know if I have a anxiety disorder?

Which one: There are many kind of anxiety disorder from generalized anxiety disorder to panic disorder to post traumatic stess disorder to social phobia to obsessive compulsive disorder to plain anxiety disorder with mood adjustment .So if u feel u have anxiety pay a visit to your primary doctor and ask if u need to see a psychiatrist it may just be stress induced hyokalemia and hypocalcemia. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?

How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?

U worry too much: Most anxieties are temporary and transient and are provoked by worrying, stressful events. If it's pervasive and continuous, try some relaxation exercises, imagery techniques, aerobic exercise, nutritional supplements, spiritual approach, seek medical advise or counseling. Don't take life so seriously and try a little humor and comedy. Live one day at a time. Check this site:theinterviewwithgod.Com. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have schizophrenia!?

What to do if i think I have schizophrenia!?

Talk to a doctor: Many effective treatments exist for the treatment of schizophrenia. These treatments can relieve suffering and improve functioning. ...Read more

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What can I do if I think I have postpartum depression?

What can I do if I think I have postpartum depression?

Call your physician: Contact a mental health professional with specialization/expertise in assessment and treatment of postpartum depression. You can contact postpartum support, international at www.Postpartum.Net. ...Read more

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What to do if i think i may have borderline personality disorder. How do I know?

What to do if i think i may have borderline personality disorder. How do I know?

Think -Are, not have: A personality is what you're like, not something you have or get. It's not a disease, but a way of being that doesn't work very well. Borderline people flip between extreme attitudes of positive ; negative on many, if not most things. It is hard for them to maintain anything for that reason. When they are pro, they love whatever it is, but it can and does change to con on a dime - and back again. ...Read more

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What should I do and not do if I think someone I know may have an eating disorder?

What should I do and not do if I think someone I know may have an eating disorder?

You can help!: Do let your friend know how much you care about her. Do help her find resources locally to help. If you know her parents, definitely get your friend's permission to discuss how to help her and your concerns. If you are in college, encourage using the campus resources and the college health clinic. Anorexia is a deadly disease for young women, one in five will die from the disease! ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have an eating disorder, what do I do?

What to do if i think I have an eating disorder, what do I do?

See a professional: Eating disorders are readily treated, especially if they have not persisted for a long period of time. A professional can assist you in getting back on track to normal functioning. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have ocd?

What should I do if I have ocd?

MD and ERP: When unwanted thoughts and urges to compulse occur go see your pcp to rule out medical cause; especially, in kids. Untreated disease (like strep) can trigger ocd symptoms and lead to a condition called pandas. In order to treat the anxiety caused by the ocd, a physician should recommend an evaluation by a cognitive behavioral therapist and erp treatment. ...Read more

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I think I have avoidant personality disorder. What should I do?

I think I have avoidant personality disorder. What should I do?

Change: Want to change? If you are really motivated to change, look into group therapy or work individually with a psychologist in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think I have schizoid personality disorder. What symptoms should I have?

Read NIH fact sheet: Nih fact sheet: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001918/ this is a personality disorder with several specific criteria that need time (several visits) to be clarified with your treating psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have panic disorder?

How do I know if I have panic disorder?

You may have PD if U: 1) experience frequent, unexpected panic attacks that aren’t tied to a specific situation. 2) worry a lot about having another panic attack. 3) are behaving differently because of the panic attacks, such as avoiding places where u’ve previously panicked. Still, even if u don't meet the specific criteria for pd, u deserve to feel better about ur symptoms! consult w/ ur dr. Or a therapist. Gl! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have borderline personality disorder and i can't take this anymore?

What do you suggest if I have borderline personality disorder and i can't take this anymore?

Keep trying: Medicine is often less effective than therapy for BPD,but it can help to reduce the intensity of how you feel. Find a therapist with experience in this treatment area, particularly someone who knows how to treat using DBT therapy( dialectical behavior therapy). Additional use of cognitive behavioral therapy would be helpful. If suffering from trauma, don't address til you are feeling more stable ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have schizophrenia, what should I do?

What to do if i think I have schizophrenia, what should I do?

See Psychiatrist: If you think you may have any symptoms of schizophrenia, or for that matter, any psychiatric illness, ask your family doctor for the name on an excellent psychiatrist near you, and make an appointment. Psychiatric diagnoses are sometimes very difficult to make accurately, and the treatment of schizophrenia can be complicated, but very effective. Call tomorrow. I wish you the best! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bipolar disorder and how would i know if I have it? I am a but concerned i might.

What are symptoms of bipolar disorder and how would i know if I have it? I am a but concerned i might.

Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar d/o includes episodes of both depression (sad mood, changes in sleep, energy ; appetite) and mania/hypomania. Mania means times of increased energy, less need for sleep, feeling of racing thoughts ; speech, increased impulsive behavior, sometimes poor judgment, elated or euphoric mood which can progress to irritable. Both phases can become psychotic with delusions and hallucinations too. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have paranoias?

What should I do if I have paranoias?

Depends: Paranoia ranges from mild to severe. Severe paranoia can be very disabling. I treated a patient who nailed windows shut & locked himself in his home for weeks. He needed medication & long term therapy. While some paranoia (or perhaps the word anxiety would be better) is unavoidable in these uncertain times, the issue is whether it substantially interferes w/ your ability to function. ...Read more