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Why Do Bipolar People Push Partners Away
Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more
How do I overcome my hostility toward someone whey they are unwilling to admit they did anything wrong?
See Below: Need to know the nature of r/s to answer fully. You cannot change someone, but you can change ways you're dealing with that someone.Once you establish you can't change the other person, validate your own feelings to yourself, do deep breathing, relaxation. While feelings of anger are understandable when you feel you've been wronged, it's what you do with the anger and the choice is yours. ...Read more
Why do some people have inverted nipples? How do you make them stick out like everybody else's nipples?
Why do some transgender people regret transition? Were they misdiagnosed? What percentage of transgender people does that happen to?
Few Studies and...: ... it's complicated 2 interpret findings. There r significant obstacles 2 social transition & especially 2 obtaining any gender affirming medical treatments -hormones & surgery. Even the cost of a legal name change is unaffordable 4 some. 4those w/insurance, few plans yet cover gender-affirming medical treatments. Trans* individuals face extreme discrimination & social rejection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specifics unknown: Panic attacks are abrupt bursts of psychological and physical discomfort such as racing heart, sweaty palms, shortness of breath, trembling, a sense of impending doom or death, and other similarly discomfiting signs and symptoms. There is a genetic component, and, in people susceptible to it, certain drugs can precipitate it. That said, we don't really know why it happens. But, it is treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disposal: Although not a responsible behavior, some people get rid of the leftover drugs on a prescription or expired drugs by putting them in the toilet because it is so easy. Agencies request that they not be disposed of that way but be taken to collection centers or to pharmacies most of whom will take them. This takes extra effort however. ...Read more
Think about it: These people work very hard to look special. Most of them are not abusing steroids, but have a healthy, often lonely lifestyle focused on building strength. Not everyone thinks massive musculature looks nice (some might even be jealous). But do you generally put down other people's achievements? Do you tell other athletes 'It's not worth it?' Instead, why not just say 'You must work hard.' ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have any advice for people with PTSD who struggle with relationships and isolate themselves? I tend to do this without realizing it. I don't want to or mean to push my husband & family "away," but I realize I am. I don't know what to do.
PTSD: PTSD is a normal reaction to major and life-threatening trauma from your past. Please see a mental health pro for formal diagnosis and treatment. Please do not self-diagnose because your feelings and behavior may be from something else. PTSD is very treatable, especially w/clinical hypnosis. See www.asch.net for referrals to licensed pros who are trained in this. Peace and good health. ...Read more
It : It is important for psychologists and psychiatrists to be knowledgable about a patient's history whenever possible. Does the patient have a history of violent behavior? Does the patient suffer from a condition that is commonly associated with agitation or violence? Is the individual intoxicated on drugs or alcohol which may lower his or her inhibitions? The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. If possible violence is anticipated, the psychologist or psychiatrist can make provisions before hand, such as ensuring that behavioral health staff or security are available to respond is necessary. As dr bunt indicated, reading one's body language and tone provides very useful cues. Most training programs teach verbal de-escalation techniques. We are also trained to set up an office in a way that would allow a provider to escape if needed and that would prevent the provider's seating from obstructing the patient's path to the door in case they want to expeditiously exit the room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common fear: As noted, many people with bipolar miss the elevated mood states (at least before it gets too high or agitated). But with care, a proper dose can readily be established that leaves plenty of energy minus the very real danger. Read kay redfield jamison from johns hopkins on the subject. She is a world expert--with bipolar herself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do Bipolar people (such as myself) always come off as arrogant or self-absorbed without even noticing? How do I fix this?!?! It's ruining my life.
See a Psychologist: There are many occasions when someone with Bipolar disorder may also have a personality disorder that makes it difficult to interact with others in the ways you described. The best treatment for this is therapy. A therapist/psychologist would be able to provide you with the right mechanisms to improve on these traits. Best wishes! ...Read more
People keep telling me they think i'm bipolar and I seem to have all the symptoms, where do I go to get tested?
Seek expert help: The primary way to evaluate someone for a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is through a specialist such as a psychiatrist or psychologist. A self-questionnaire can give you a clue to possible illness but does not tell you if you have it. Diagnosing bipolar disorder is extremely difficult and should be left to specialists. A primary care physician may provide you with a referral. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More than you think: Chlamydia is an std caused by a tiny bacteria-like critter that lives inside of cells. There are often very few symptoms with chlamydia so folks can have it and not know it. It can have very dramatic symptoms as well, such as pid (which can be very serious!). Condoms can provide some protection but abstinence till you are with one person forever is the only truly safe bet for prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Truth be told : had many HIV test like many people
How to beat HIV OCD yourself without professional help
Without medication .
I know I'm irrational but have some fuel left in me to fight and push myself
How to resist temptation to test again ?
Why do people think/say that ssri's can cause people to go crazy? I know it can cause mania in bipolar patients, but in Gen pop are they very safe?
Yes: I have no idea why people think that SSRI's can cause people to go crazy. You are correct that any antidepressant may precipitate a manic episode in people with bipolar disorder, so maybe that is the reason. I would never prescribe any medication if the person is not ill, but yes, in general, antidepressants are very safe and effective medicines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do people dread cocktail parties because of what they do to their weight or see them as free food now?
Funny : I'm not sure what you're asking. Some people dread cocktail parties and some don't. For those who do dread cocktail parties i would imagine that the reasons are varied. Btw, people can manage what they eat and drink on their own. The presence of free food and drink does not force anyone to eat or drink it. ...Read more
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