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Why do people say anorexia makes you crazy?

Why do people say anorexia makes you crazy?

Serious disorder: Anorexia has serious distortions of reality associated, misperceptions of wt, body image and others. Severe electrolyte imbalances and malnutrition can cause delirium and dementia like symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to ...Read more


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Why do some people say strange things when making love?

Why do some people say strange things when making love?

Some thoughts...: How a person acts represents the expression of personal spiritual & physical balance at the time under the circumstance so to suit constant personal pursuit for comfort and control of life. An active vibrant life delivers a continual flow of such acts. But the contents of acts widely vary depending on who a person has been. So, no surprise and nothing strange in what someone says, acts, & moves. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sthat when people think eating disorder, they mostly think anorexia or bulimia?

The media: Anorexia and bulimia are more well known b/c they have been more publicized in the media. Binge eating disorder is actually more common in both women and men and is starting to be recognized as a legitimate disorder in addition to the others which can cause significant physical health problems and functional impairment. ...Read more

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Why do I think i hear people say stuff they didn't? I'm not schizophrenic.

Why do I think i  hear people say stuff they didn't? I'm not schizophrenic.

Check your meds: Prilosec can cause people to hallucinate without being schizophrenic. With that bit of knowledge i wonder how much the other acid blocking agents can perhaps do the same. If you are on a medication like that i would recommend that you find out if that is a potential side effect. Also, I have a rare occasion have matt people with panic disorder with hallucinations. They are not schizophrenic. They merely suffer from a type of panic that includes hallucinations. Some of them have turned out to have temporal lobe epilepsy.Please review these issues with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Do I have anorexia? Not eating, no energy, I feel fat when ppl say I'm thin, I hate it when people say that I eat too little, underweight

Body dysmorphism : This is one aspect of anorexia nervosa, having the impression that you are overweight when yourBMI suggests you are too thin. Acting on this felling by restricting food intake is also a problem. Realizing that you may have a problem is a good thing. Please seek evaluation and treatment from a professional. Anorexia nervosa can be life threatening as essential proteins are broken down for energy. ...Read more

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How do I stop being mean?.Everything i say is negative.I do not like people honestly!.But i want to like people my heart won't let me.What do I do?

How do I stop being mean?.Everything i say is negative.I do not like people honestly!.But i want to like people my heart won't let me.What do I do?

Trauma: Perhaps certain life experiences have taught you that people are mean or not to be trusted. Many survivors of childhood trauma have such outlooks towards others. I have no idea whether this applies to you or not, though. You could consider working over time with a psychologist who does depth psychotherapy. Don't expect immediate changes; the water will be testy. But recovery might also begin. ...Read more

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Do you know why I'm getting bullied all day everyday people telling me kill myself I tried everything to make it stop nothing will help..

Do you know why I'm getting bullied all day everyday people telling me kill myself I tried everything to make it stop nothing will help..

Not your fault: Unfortunately bullying is the reaction of those who are insecure towards those who are less confrontational. It doesn't have any reflection on you as a person whatsoever. But it's common for those who are bullied to feel as if something is wrong with them. I hope you have a strong network of friends and family who you can turn to for this. ...Read more

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How do you know if you suffer from anxiety or depression? I tend to feel down but I remind myself I'm strong, so how do I know if thats not enough?

How do you know if you suffer from anxiety or depression? I tend to feel down but I remind myself I'm strong, so how do I know if thats not enough?

Nice question: Often can get by oneself or even professionals. There are DEFINITIONS that I could recite to you but I think a more practical way to help you is to ask, "How are you performing at home with family, friends, neighbors, etc?" And next, "how about work? Are you still hitting the mark according to your boss, coworkers, clients?" If you are compromised or feel compromised in either situation seek help ...Read more

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Why do bodybuilders have temper tantrums when people say they do not like their look?

Why do bodybuilders have temper tantrums when people say they do not like their  look?

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 more

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How can let other people know I do not want to indulge without feeling embarrassed?

How can let other people know I do not want to indulge without feeling embarrassed?

Hhmmm: If talking about alcohol then carry a glass around with soda; they won't know if you don't tell them. If talking about illegal drugs leave before the police show up and arrest you to. Don't worry about what they think about you. When it comes to drugs just say no. Find new friends that will respect your views and you wont' be embarrassed. ...Read more

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How do I quit making innocent people feel guilty?

How do I quit making innocent people feel guilty?

Not sure: From your comment i don't really know what kind of behavior you're describing, but it sounds like you're distressed about something you're doing. You might want to discuss it in detail with a therapist, so that the problem can be resolved -- or at least so that it doesn't grow bigger. ...Read more

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Sometimes i hear and feel things that i know aren't real . Does it make me mentally sick? Schizophreniac?

Sometimes i hear and feel things that i know aren't real . Does it make me mentally sick? Schizophreniac?

Yes: You are the age that schizophrenia occurs as well as other mental illnesses. See a psychiatrist and discuss this matter in full. She will help you with correct a diagnosis and start treatment. It is difficult to accept that what you see and hear is not real and many patients become paranoid. Help is the first step to coping and treating this. ...Read more

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Why does adhd make me so stubborn, why do I get so angry when people don't put things when I tell them, why did it happen to me, my mum smoked pregnan?

Why does adhd make me so stubborn, why do I get so angry when people don't put things when I tell them, why did it happen to me, my mum smoked pregnan?

We have choices: Some of our reactions to things are from our genetics, temperament, parents, etc. We have no control over those. But a lot of how we feel has to do with the stories we tell ourselves about what is going on (judgments, expectations & beliefs we hold) which we can change. A way to start is outlined in the book The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz. Therapy focused in this direction can help too. ...Read more

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Why do I feel extremely sad without any specific purpose? I feel alone, unwilling to do anything, not understood, overall sad.

Why do I feel extremely sad without any specific purpose? I feel alone, unwilling to do anything, not understood, overall sad.

Depression.: Unfortunately, depression does not need a specific reason to exist. You can be depressed, as you seem to be, without having an identifiable reason to be depressed. Counseling can help. ...Read more

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Why do I avoid social interaction because I'm afraid people will find me unattractive?

Why do I avoid social interaction because I'm afraid people will find me unattractive?

Your: attraction not only is physical. People actually deem your good character traits and intelligence more important than superficial appearance. You should socialize more with people of substance and not just looks. Read books also on Confidence building eg, "Im OK you're OK". Also check out Prager university. ...Read more

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What do anorexic people do to become so skinny?

What do anorexic people do to become so skinny?

Fear, Judge, Starve: They get trapped living a life of fear in which they come to view food as their enemy. They let others' & their own harsh judgments of their weight/body rule their lives. And yes, they starve themselves - though they wouldn't dare think of starving another person or creature. And by starving, they risk suffering malnutrition; failure of heart, brain & other organs; & premature death. ...Read more

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I am just curious to know, why do schizophrenics feel others control their thoughts and emotions?

I am just curious to know, why do schizophrenics feel others control their thoughts and emotions?

Brain disorder: People with schizophrenia have brain chemistry and brain structures that are impaired. Such brain impairment can cause people with schizophrenia to become paranoid or delusional. Medication can help lessen these incredibly scary feelings. ...Read more

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What do you think people need to understand about anorexia nervosa?

What do you think people need to understand about anorexia nervosa?

That it is fatal: First and foremost people need to understand that this is a fatal disease unless treated aggresively. It is not something that can be treated at home by parents but rather requires expert medical/psychologic care. ...Read more