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What Should I Do If I Think I Have Seasonal Affective Disorder
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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