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ADJUSTMENT DISORDER Work problems, going away to school, an illness — any number of life changes can cause stress. Most of the time, people adjust to such changes within a few months. But if you continue to feel down or self-destructive, you may have an adjustment disorder. An adjustment disorder is a type of stress-related Mental illness. You may feel anxious or depressed, or even have thoughts of suicide. Your normal daily routines may feel overwhelming. Or you may make reckless decisions. In essence, you have a hard time adjusting to change in your life, and it has serious consequences. You don't have to tough it out on your own, though. Adjustment disorder treatment — usually brief — is likely to help you regain your emotional footing. SYMPTOMS Adjustment disorders symptoms vary from person to person. The symptoms you have may be different from those of someone else with an adjustment disorder. But for everyone, symptoms of an adjustment disorder begin within three months of a stressful event in your life. Emotional symptoms of adjustment disorders Signs and symptoms of adjustment disorder may affect how you feel and think about yourself or life, including: Sadness Hopelessness Lack of enjoyment Crying spells Nervousness Jitteriness Anxiety, which may include Separation anxiety Worry Desperation Trouble sleeping Difficulty concentrating Feeling overwhelmed Thoughts of suicide Behavioral symptoms of adjustment disorders Signs and symptoms of adjustment disorder may affect your actions or behavior, such as: Fighting Reckless driving Ignoring bills Avoiding family or friends Performing poorly in school or at work Skipping school Vandalizing property Length of symptoms How long you have symptoms of an adjustment disorder also can vary: 6 months or less (acute). In these cases, symptoms should ease once the stressor is removed. Brief professional treatment may help symptoms disappear. More than 6 months (chronic). In these cases, symptoms continue to bother you and disrupt your life. Professional treatment may help symptoms improve and prevent the condition from continuing to get worse. When to see a doctor Sometimes the stressful change in your life goes away, and your symptoms of adjustment disorder get better because the stress has eased. But often, the stressful event remains a part of your life. Or a new stressful situation comes up, and you face the same emotional struggles all over again. Talk to your doctor if you're having trouble getting through each day. You can get treatment to help you cope better with stressful events and feel better about life again. If you have suicidal thoughts If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide, get help right away. Consider talking to your doctor, nurse, a mental health professional, a trusted family member or friend, or your faith leader. If you think you may hurt yourself or attempt suicide, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. Or call a suicide hot line number. In the United States, you can call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 (toll-free) to talk with a trained counselor. CAUSES Researchers are still trying to figure out what causes adjustment disorders. As with other mental disorders, the cause is likely complex and may involve genetics, your life experiences, your temperament and even changes in the natural chemicals in the brain. RISK FACTORS Although the cause of adjustment disorders is unknown, some things make you more likely to have an adjustment disorder. Among children and teenagers, both boys and girls have about the same chance of having adjustment disorders. Among adults, women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with adjustment disorders. Stressful events One or more stressful life events may put you at risk of developing an adjustment disorder. It may involve almost any type of stressful event in your life. Both positive and negative events can cause extreme stress. Some common examples include: Being diagnosed with a serious illness Problems in school Divorce or relationship breakup Job loss Having a baby Financial problems Physical assault Surviving a disaster Retirement Death of a loved one Going away to school In some cases, people who face an ongoing stressful situation — such as living in a crime-ridden neighborhood — can reach a breaking point and develop an adjustment disorder. Your life experiences If you generally don't cope well with change or you don't have a strong support system, you may be more likely to have an extreme reaction to a stressful event. Your risk of an adjustment disorder may be higher if you experienced stress in early childhood. Overprotective or abusive parenting, family disruptions, and frequent moves early in life may make you feel like you're unable to control events in your life. When difficulties then arise, you may have trouble coping. Other risk factors may include: Other mental health problems Exposure to wars or violence Difficult life circumstances COMPLICATIONS Most adults with adjustment disorder get better within six months and don't have long-term complications. However, people who also have another mental health disorder, a substance abuse problem or a chronic adjustment disorder are more likely to have long-term mental health problems, which may include: Depression Alcohol and Drug addiction Suicidal thoughts and behavior Compared with adults, teenagers with adjustment disorder — especially chronic adjustment disorder marked by behavioral problems — are at significantly increased risk of long-term problems. In addition to Depression, substance abuse and suicidal behavior, teenagers with adjustment disorder are at risk of developing psychiatric disorders such as: Schizophrenia Bipolar disorder Antisocial personality disorder PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT If you have symptoms of an adjustment disorder, make an appointment with your primary care doctor. While adjustment disorders resolve on their own in most cases, your doctor may be able to recommend coping strategies or treatments that help you feel better sooner. What you can do To prepare for your appointment, make a list of: Any symptoms you've been experiencing,and for how long Key personal information, including any major stresses or recent life changes, both positive and negative Medical information, including other physical or mental health conditions, and names and dosages of any medications or supplements you're taking Questions to ask your doctor so that you can make the most of your appointment Ask a family member or friend to go with you to the appointment, if possible. Someone who accompanies you can help remember what the doctor says. For adjustment disorder, some basic questions to ask your doctor include: What do you think is causing my symptoms? Are there any other possible causes? How will you determine my diagnosis? Is my condition likely temporary or long term (chronic)? Do you recommend treatment? If yes, with what approach? How soon do you expect my symptoms to improve? Should I see a mental health specialist? Do you recommend any temporary changes at home, work or school to help me recover? Should people at my work or school be made aware of my diagnosis? Are there any brochures or other printed material that I can have? What websites do you recommend? Don't hesitate to ask questions during your appointment anytime you don't understand something. What to expect from your doctor Be ready to answer your doctor's questions so you have time to focus on your priorities. Your doctor may ask: What are your symptoms? When did you or your loved ones first notice your symptoms? What major changes have recently occurred in your life, both positive and negative? Have you talked with friends or family about these changes? How often do you feel sad or depressed? Do you have thoughts of suicide? How often do you feel anxious or worried? Are you having trouble sleeping? Do you have difficulty finishing tasks at home, work or school that previously felt manageable to you? Are you avoiding social or family events? Have you been having any problems at school or work? Have you made any impulsive decisions or engaged in reckless behavior that doesn't seem like you? What other symptoms or behaviors are causing you or your loved ones distress? Do you drink alcohol or use illegal drugs? How often? Have you been treated for other psychiatric symptoms or Mental illness in the past? If yes, what type of therapy was most helpful? TESTS AND DIAGNOSIS Adjustment disorders are diagnosed based on signs and symptoms and a thorough psychological evaluation. To be diagnosed with adjustment disorder, you must meet criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This manual, published by the American Psychiatric Association, is used by mental health professionals to diagnose mental conditions and by insurance companies to reimburse for treatment. For an adjustment disorder to be diagnosed, several criteria must be met, including: Having emotional or behavioral symptoms within three months of a specific stressor occurring in your life Experiencing more stress than would normally be expected in response to the stressor, or having stress that causes significant problems in your relationships, at work or at school — or having both of these criteria An improvement of symptoms within six months after the stressful event ends The symptoms are not the result of another diagnosis Types of adjustment disorders Your doctor may ask detailed questions about how you feel and how you spend your time. This will help pinpoint which type of adjustment disorder you have. There are six main types. Although they're all related, each type has certain signs and symptoms: Adjustment disorder with depressed mood.Symptoms mainly include feeling sad, tearful and hopeless, and experiencing a lack of pleasure in the things you used to enjoy. Adjustment disorder with anxiety.Symptoms mainly include nervousness, worry, difficulty concentrating or remembering things, and feeling overwhelmed. Children who have adjustment disorder with anxiety may strongly fear being separated from their parents and loved ones. Adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood. Symptoms include a mix of Depression and anxiety. Adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct. Symptoms mainly involve behavioral problems, such as fighting or reckless driving. Youths may skip school or vandalize property. Adjustment disorder with mixed disturbance of emotions and conduct. Symptoms include a mix of Depression and anxiety as well as behavioral problems. Adjustment disorder unspecified.Symptoms don't fit the other types of adjustment disorders, but often include physical problems, problems with family or friends, or work or school problems. TREATMENTS AND DRUGS Most people find treatment of adjustment disorder helpful, and they often need only brief treatment. Others may benefit from longer treatment. There are two main types of treatment for adjustment disorder — psychotherapy and medications. Psychotherapy The main treatment for adjustment disorders is psychotherapy, also called counseling or talk therapy. You may attend individual therapy, group therapy or family therapy. Therapy can provide emotional support and help you get back to your normal routine. It can also help you learn why the stressful event affected you so much. As you understand more about this connection, you can learn healthy coping skills to help you deal with other stressful events that may arise. Medications In some cases, medications may help, too. Medications can help with such symptoms as Depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications are the medications most often used to treat adjustment disorders. As with therapy, you may need medications only for a few months, but don't stop taking any medication without talking with your doctor first. If stopped suddenly, some medications, such as certain antidepressants, may cause withdrawal symptoms. LIFESTYLE AND HOME REMEDIES There are no guaranteed ways to prevent adjustment disorder. But developing healthy coping skills and learning to be resilient may help you during times of high stress. Resilience is the ability to adapt well to stress, adversity, Trauma or tragedy. Some of the ways you can improve your resilience are: Having a good support network Seeking out humor or laughter Living a healthy lifestyle Learning how to think positively about yourself If you know that a stressful situation is coming up — such as a move or retirement — call on your inner strength in advance. Remind yourself that you can get through it. 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Polydipsia: 6 Medical Causes of Excessive Thirst activebeat.com Sep 27, 2017 12:00 PM ￼ It’s normal to experience thirst after eating something salty or spicy, when it’s hot outside, or after engaging in physical activity. According to WebMD, it’s the body’s way of “telling you that it’s running low on water, which it needs to work well.” If the sensation is persistent and continues even after drinking something, or is accompanied by blurry vision or fatigue it may be an indication of excessive thirst. Medically referred to as polydipsia, excessive thirst is often an indication of a more serious underlying health condition—such as these six. 1. Dehydration Dehydration occurs when the body lacks the necessary amount of water to function properly. Thirst is the main symptom of dehydration, which can happen for a variety of reasons, such as illness, excessive sweating, exercise, diarrhea or vomiting. Beyond the need for water, WebMD saysadditional symptoms of dehydration may include dark-colored urine, infrequent urination, dry mouth, dry skin, feeling tired or lightheaded, and headache. 2. Diabetes An unquenchable thirst is considered to be one of the earliest symptoms of diabetes. In speaking with Prevention, Heather Rosen, MD, medical director of UPMC Urgent Care North Huntingdon in Pennsylvania, explains that it occurs because diabetes causes a buildup of blood sugar in the body, which then “peer-pressures your kidneys into producing more urine to get rid of the excess glucose.” To prevent the constant fluid loss caused by frequent urination from leading to dehydration, the body will trigger thirst. If excessive thirst is accompanied by other symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, fatigue or irritability, the source says to visit your physician for a blood glucose test to determine if you have diabetes. 3. Diabetes Insipidus Despite its name, diabetes insipidus is unrelated to diabetes mellitus—the common condition mentioned earlier. According to the NHS, diabetes insipidus is caused by “problems with a hormone that regulates the amount of fluid in the body.” This hormone imbalance leads to excessive urine production, meaning more frequent trips to the bathroom. To compensate for this constant loss of water from the body, excessive thirst often occurs. 4. Anemia The Mayo Clinic defines anemia as “a condition in which you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues.” Whether due to ongoing blood loss (such as a bleeding ulcer) or sudden blood loss (heavy menstrual cycle), anemia commonly causes excessive thirst. The excessive thirst happens due to the body trying to compensate for the loss of fluids that happens when it loses red blood cells faster than it can replace them. If the condition is mild it may not trigger polydipsia, but as it becomes more severe excessive thirst may present itself along with other symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue or weakness, and sweating. 5. Dry Mouth Although not a cause of polydipsia, dry mouth is often mistaken for excessive thirst, as a person will consume more fluids in an attempt to relieve the discomfort caused by the condition. Also known as xerostomia, dry mouth occurs when the glands in the mouth produce an insufficient amount of saliva. According to WebMD, it may happen due to “medications you take, treatments for other conditions like cancer, diseases like Sjogren’s syndrome, nerve damage in the head and neck, or tobacco use.” The source adds that other symptoms of dry mouth can include bad breath, irritation of the gums, trouble chewing or thick, stringy saliva. 6. Other Possible Causes There are several other possible reasons for experiencing excessive thirst. MedlinePlus says one explanation is a “loss of body fluids from the bloodstream into the tissues,” which may occur due to conditions such as sepsis or heart, liver, or kidney failure. Low blood pressure may be another culprit. Prevention indicates that the body may trigger extreme thirst in order to add more water to the blood, in an attempt to raise blood pressure. A constant urge to drink may also be due to a psychological problem known as psychogenic polydipsia. According to the NHS, this condition occurs when “a person with a mental health condition, such as schizophrenia, drinks excessive amounts of water that can’t be excreted (got rid of) by the kidneys.”Dr. Tapan Kumar Sau2 Likes10 Answers
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Ginkgo biloba has many health benefits. It’s often used to treat mental health conditions, Alzheimer’s disease , and fatigue . It’s been used in traditional Chinese medicine for about 1,000 years. It came on the Western culture scene a few centuries ago, but has enjoyed a surge of popularity over the last few decades. ADVERTISEMENT USES Uses of ginkgo biloba Ginkgo is used as an herbal remedy to treat many conditions. It may be best known as a treatment for dementia , Alzheimer’s disease, and fatigue. Other conditions it’s used to treat are: • anxiety and depression • schizophrenia • insufficient blood flow to the brain • blood pressure problems • altitude sickness • erectile dysfunction • asthma • neuropathy • cancer • premenstrual syndrome • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) • macular degeneration Like many natural remedies, ginkgo isn’t well-studied for many of the conditions it’s used for. HEALTH BENEFITS Health benefits of ginkgo biloba Ginkgo’s health benefits are thought to come from its high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It may also increase blood flow and play a role in how neurotransmitters in the brain operate. Some studies support the effectiveness of ginkgo. Other research is mixed or inconclusive. In 2008, results of the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study were released. The study sought to find out if ginkgo would reduce the occurrence of all types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. It also looked at ginkgo’s impact on: • overall cognitive decline • blood pressure • incidence of cardiovascular disease and stroke • overall mortality • functional disability The GEM study, the largest of its kind to date, followed 3,069 people age 75 or older for 6 to 7 years. Researchers found no effect for preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in study participants who either took ginkgo or a placebo. And a 2012 meta-analysis found ginkgo had no positive effects on cognitive function in healthy people. Still, a 2014 study showed ginkgo supplementation may benefit people who already have Alzheimer’s and take cholinesterase inhibitors, common medications used to treat the condition. The GEM study also found ginkgo didn’t reduce high blood pressure . There was also no evidence ginkgo decreases the risk of heart attack or stroke. It may, however, reduce the risk of peripheral artery disease caused by poor blood circulation. According to a 2013 systematic review , ginkgo can be considered an adjuvant therapy for schizophrenia. Researchers found ginkgo seemed “to exert a beneficial effect on positive psychotic symptoms” in people with chronic schizophrenia who take antipsychotic medication. Researchers in that study also found positive study results for ADHD, autism, and generalized anxiety disorder, but indicated more research is needed. According to an older review of evidence study, ginkgo may improve erectile dysfunction caused by antidepressant medications. Researchers believe ginkgo increases the availability of nitric oxide gas which plays a role in increasing blood flow to the penis. Ginkgo may help relieve premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, according to a 2009 study . During the study, participants taking either ginkgo or a placebo experienced a reduction in symptoms. Those taking ginkgo had significantly more relief. ADVERTISEMENT RISKS Ginkgo biloba risks Ginkgo is generally safe for healthy people to use in moderation for up to six months. Severe side effects are rare. Still, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t regulate ginkgo and other over-the-counter herbal supplements as strictly as other drugs. This means it’s hard to know exactly what’s in the ginkgo you buy. Only buy a brand of supplement you trust. Ginkgo may cause an allergic reaction in some people. Your risk may be higher if you’re allergic to urushiols, an oily resin found in poison ivy, sumac, poison oak, and mango rind. Ginkgo may increase bleeding. Don’t use ginkgo if you have a bleeding disorder or take medications or use other herbs that may increase your risk of bleeding. To limit your bleeding risk, stop taking ginkgo at least two weeks before undergoing a surgical procedure. Don’t take ginkgo if you’re on any medications that alter clotting. Don’t take it if you’re taking NSAIDS like ibuprofen, too. Ginkgo can have serious side effects. If you’re on any medication, let your doctor know the dose you plan on taking. Ginkgo may lower blood sugar. Use with caution if you have diabetes or hypoglycemia or if you take other medications or herbs that also lower blood sugar. Don’t eat ginkgo seeds or unprocessed ginkgo leaves; they’re toxic. Due to the potential bleeding risk, don’t use ginkgo if you’re pregnant. Ginkgo hasn’t been studied for use in pregnant women, breastfeeding women, or children. Other potential side effects of ginkgo are: • headache • vomiting • diarrhea • nausea • heart palpitations • dizziness • rash TAKEAWAY Takeaway There was a time ginkgo seemed like a magic bullet for preventing age-related memory loss and other health conditions. But research to date doesn’t support much of the enthusiasm. Most evidence for ginkgo is anecdotal or decades old. Still, research has shown ginkgo may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, help treat some common mental health conditions, improve sexual function, and improve blood flow to the peripheral arteries. Don’t replace a current medication with ginkgo or start taking ginkgo to treat a serious condition without consulting youDr. Tapan Kumar Sau5 Likes9 Answers
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Friends today I am discussion again about a serious problem. Most of the patients ask me Can Stress and Anxiety Cause Erectile Dysfunction? Stress, anxiety, and erectile dysfunction Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition . As you age, your risk for ED increases. But having trouble maintaining an erection isn’t always related to age. Many men will experience ED at some point. The good news is that the cause of your ED can usually be identified, and ED will often go away with treatment. The causes of ED can be both psychological and physical. The success of treatment for physical causes depends on your condition. Studies show that psychological factors are the most common cause of ED. Psychological causes, like emotional and environmental factors, are usually curable. This includes stress and anxiety. Increased stress and anxiety can also increase your risk for other conditions that may cause ED, such as: heart disease high blood pressure high cholesterol levels obesity excessive alcohol consumption Read on to learn how stress and anxiety cause ED, how to manage your stress and anxiety levels, and how to prevent ED. How do stress and anxiety cause erectile dysfunction? You can experience three types of erections: reflexive (due to physical stimulation), psychogenic (due to visual or mental associations), and nocturnal (during sleep). These types of erections involve important bodily systems and processes. A disruption in any of these processes can cause ED. These include: nervous system blood vessels muscles hormones emotions Mental health conditions like stress and anxiety can also affect how your brain signals your body’s physical response. In the case of an erection, stress and anxiety can interrupt how your brain sends messages to the penis to allow extra blood flow. Stress and anxiety about ED can also contribute to a cycle of ongoing ED. Experiencing ED can lead to behavioral changes that contribute to anxiety and incidences of ED. The reasons for ED vary per age group, but generally follow: Psychological ED (mainly nervousness and anxiety) affects about 90 percent of teenagers and young men. These events are fairly short-lived. Personal and professional stress, such as relationship trouble, is the main reason for ED in middle-aged men. Physical impotence is the most common cause for older men, but the loss of a partner and loneliness can also cause psychological stress. Can porn cause ED? » The following life events can also cause enough stress and anxiety to lead to ED: job problems, loss, or stress relationship problems and conflicts illness or loss of a loved one fear of aging changes in health financial burdens One study of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) found that PTSD increased the risk for sexual dysfunction by more than three times. Long-term stress and anxiety can increase certain hormone levels in your body and interfere with your body’s processes. This can also lead to other health conditions that may cause ED. Health conditions that can cause ED, stress, and anxiety Stress and anxiety can also worsen or develop into several health conditions. A 2013 study suggests that ED may also be a risk marker for future cardiovascular diseases. Other health conditions associated with ED include: vascular disease nerve damage high cholesterol high blood pressure heart disease obesity diabetes low testosterone metabolic syndrome prostate cancer or enlarged prostate certain prescription medications Stress and anxiety may lead to certain lifestyle factors that contribute to ED, including: illicit drugs use tobacco use excessive alcohol consumption a sedentary lifestyle Psychological ED tends to go away with time. For ED that doesn’t go away, talk to your doctor to see what treatment options are available for you. Treatment depends on what’s causing your stress and anxiety. Homoeopathic medicines Lycopodium, Agnus Castus, Acid phod are few medicines.Dr. Rajesh Gupta6 Likes8 Answers