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Words Of Encouragement Or Motivation To Someone Suffering From Addiction
What sort of psychological disorder or drug addiction/withdrawal leads to unreasonable anger in people?
Many disorders: Many psychological disorders can have anger as a symptom. Careful evaluation is needed. For instance bipolar disorder and add can both have anger manifestation but are treated with very different medications. Most additive drugs can cause anger during the withdrawal period and thus slow .Withdrawal is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
I suffer from bipolar can cause mania lost control of the self with the words of strange words and lack of sleep and the desire to commit suicide?
Yes: Yes, bipolar disorder can do all those things. Thoughts can run so fast they're hard or impossible to follow. People can go without sleep for many days/nights. If you're thinking about suicide, please contact your physician . . . Or call suicide hotline @ 1-800-784-2433. This condition needs treatment so you can feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A relative may be suffering from narcissistic personality disorder. What are some ways we can cope with her guilt trips and other NPD behaviors?
Wizard behind screen: An initially difficult to comprehend condition it is characterized by: lack of empathy, blame, self-inflation, sometimes obsequious when they want something, and they are drawn to power, money, and compliments. Ultimately ii is always about them. They encourage idealization, won't admit any weaknesses, and encourage others to believe that anything that goes wrong is someone else's fault - yours. ...Read more
What sort of disorder could cause someone to lie, steal from Family, gamble a lot, spend recklessly, smoke excessively, be moody and selfish? Thanks
Assessing needs: You first need to have a comprehensive neuropsychiatric evaluation of this person's dementia, ability to make decisions, do daily activities, etc. An occupational therapist can help with the "adl" evaluation. With a clear understanding of the client's strengths and weaknesses, sensible choices can be made about level of support needed (and independence possible) for him or her ...Read more
Could drinking a lot of whiskey make someone more likely to commit suicide or motivate a suicidal person to actually attempt suicide?
Unfortunately, yes: There is significant evidence to suggest any alcohol misuse predisposes to suicidal behavior through its depressogenic effects. The good news is that effective interventions for problem drinking may help reduce suicide rates and improve quality of life. You're not alone; many of us have had suicidal thoughts at some point in our lives. Ask for help! it is widely available. ...Read more
Suggestions: #1: remember that you don't control others and cannot change them. #2: take care of yourself and behave in ways that make you feel good about your own behavior. #3: avoid heated power struggles. #4: understand that it's difficult for your family member to trust that other people are not hostile, threatening or demeaning. #5: you might suggest therapy, too. #6: care, but carry on! ...Read more
Different answers: Depending on many things, the answer will vary. Legal, criminal and everyday moral/ethical accountability are different. Also, the severity of the conditions plays a role. This answer may be more philosophical than you want - but it lead to thoughts about responsibility and societal awareness in many ways. A good, if complicated, question. Thanks! ...Read more
Can the trauma of verbal and emotional abuse from a bipolar spouse cause the "healthy" partner to develop mental illness such as depression or anxiety?
Mental Health: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
Negative thoughts : It is a double edged sword , depression leads to all thoughts being negative and a pervasive sense of unhappiness is projected most on the environment around you and relationship that you interact most with. On the other side it is " very difficult to be with some one who is impossible to please because he depression. ...Read more
Is a person with narcissistic personality disorder incapable of directing a conversation from anyone but him or herself?
It's all about him: Narcissistic people treat others as if they're disposable objects. Once your utility is gone, there is no more interest in you. Your separate needs are unrecognized. Relationships with a narcissistic person may vary between sharing the mutual glow of "specialness" while you're useful, and complete disregard when you're not. Things might feel intimate and good for awhile, but then the ice comes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of medicine is allowed to the people who suffer from depression, social anxiety and anxiety?
Therapy: Trauma from child sexual abuse frequently affects many parts of daily life unless it is treated. Talking to someone trained in dealing with this type of abuse can stop it from being so powerful and allow it to become part of your past instead of living with its effects daily. Fighting the effects is probably a large part of your depression. It is exhausting. ...Read more
Depends: The behavior depends on the type of schizophrenia a person may have. In general here is a list of some behaviors/signs of schizophrenia: social withdrawal, suspiciousness, inappropriate laughter, depression, odd or irrational statements, forgetful, poor hygiene and difficulty concentrating. This link provides some general education about the illness: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/topics/schizo. ...Read more
Can porn cause emotional bunting/inability to love a partner/empathy reduction/difficulty to be romantic/difficuly in intimacy with the loved one?
Porn Q's: It's tough to answer all of these questions bc it depends. People have different emotional and physical relationships with porn. Some integrate into their intimacy and it works out. Others find it gets in the way of getting pleasure from their partner(s). I suggest working with a sex positive therapist who can help you explore these q's individually or with you and your partner(s). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend is suffering from depression to such an extent that he keeps silence when at work or while in friends group. Pls suggest some medicine?
Depends....: Giving your friend medicine without seeking a professional opinion can be dangerous. Instead of picking a medicine for them, maybe express your concern. There are many ways to treat depression, counseling, group therapy, and medications (like Prozac (fluoxetine) and zoloft) are common ways but should be done under the guidance of the appropriate professional or doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With a diagnoses of schizoaffective disorder cause a person to change like sexual desire, motivation, and being social?
That is possible.: If someone had manic symptoms they may have increased libido, interact more with others & be very productive in activities. If someone had depressed symptoms they might have a reduced sex drive, isolate more from others & become less motivated. If the person is psychotic, how they behave may not be predictable. These are generalizations. But a person can change depending on what state they are in. ...Read more
What types of medicines are good someone who suffers from depression and self-injurious behavior?
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