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What factors influence the memorization in a young adult?

Memory is a complex cognitive function which relies on several neuronal pathways. Without wanting to go into too much details, the process of memorization is dependent on three different steps: ...
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Is there a technical term for the phenomenon known as "brain zaps"?

Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome Affects approximately 20% of patients who experience abrupt discontinuation of an antidepressant that has been taken for at least 6 weeks. There are a myriad ...
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Difference between having severe social anxiety and Social Anxiety Disorder

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), also known as the DSM, is the guide for any psychological disorders, and the DSM-5 which is the current version (...
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Are there any studies that suggest mental disorders can manifest physically?

Mental disorders are often accompanied by physical symptoms. However, it is of course difficult to determine whether this is the mental disorder causing the symptoms or it usually "co-appearing" ...
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Is Tourrettes considered a condition requiring medication?

The severity of Tourette's varies from person to person and can range from mild, requiring no treatment, to severe, requiring medication and/or behavioral therapy. The tics that are the hallmark of ...
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Should I see a psychologist or a psychiatrist?

As going through your question, you show your inner feelings. So it is better you to go with "Psychologist". Psychiatrist is a medical doctor, he or she has the knowledge and training to evaluate ...
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Clonazepam and pregnancy

This is an issue for which YOU NEED to have a risks-benefits discussion with a doctor. Only they can help guide you whether to continue the medication or not, as there may be risks either way. I am ...
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Ritalin/Concerta/Methylphenidate is an amphetamine?

The Adderall vs. Ritalin page on Rx List gives the answer. Both Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) and Ritalin (methylphenidate) are central nervous system stimulants used to treat ...
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How to deal with winter blues

This answer is based on the fact that you have been in a region with less sunlight for several years and continue to suffer. It therefore focuses on Seasonal Affective Disorder, which you may or may ...
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Are there permanent procedures to assist with minor Acrophobia?

Behavioral therapy works well. Behavioral therapists initially focus on teaching what anxiety is, helping the client to identify anxiety responses, teaching relaxation techniques, setting goals, ...
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Wrong region for accumulation of fat

I think there is only so little you can do about the fat accumulation. These things are work of natural evolution and genetics. From the Female body shape article in Wikipedia: Estrogens cause ...
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How much space should be in between taking an antidepressant and drinking coffee?

what is the medically advised time between taking an antidepressant and coffee? There is no such time, and there cannot be. All we know is that there are negative consequences when you take them ...
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Does hyperthyroidism affect serotonin levels?

Thyroid function and serotonin activity are highly linked. Serotonin stimulates hypothalamic TRH (Thyroid Releasing Hormone) production, leading to an increase in TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) ...
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Munchausen syndrome by proxy, caregiver and care receiver relation

Munchausen by proxy has been diagnosed for caregiver/care receiver relationships that were not parent / child. Munchausen by adult proxy is an article reviewing 13 cases found in the medical ...
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Anxiety of everything

A psychologist could help her, e.g. using Cognitive behavioral therapy. It's likely that whenever she feels that something doesn't feel quite right and the idea that this could be cancer crosses her ...
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ADD medication (Dexadrine) safe to drink with low-caffiene (Mountain Dew)?

Micromedex does not list any precautions or patient educations notes for Dexedrine and caffeine. However both substances can have an effect on heart rate and blood pressure. Large amounts of caffeine ...
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Are there any long-term effects of marijuana?

A recent literature review of the evidence regarding long term effects of cannabis (3 weeks or longer since last use) reported: Cannabis appears to continue to exert impairing effects in executive ...
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Would it be beneficial to see a psycologist even though I am mentally healthy right now?

You express insight into your weaknesses in coping with stress, and a desire to build healthier coping mechanisms. A person does not need to be in the acute phase of a psychological problem to seek ...
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Can metabolism raising help us become thinner?

Basal metabolic rate is essentially energy expenditure at rest, whereas metabolism is a general term for net anabolism and catabolism - however, often metabolism is used to refer to basal metabolism + ...
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Why would ECT be done without anasthesia?

Was ECT done while being awake in 78? What about 2000 and what about now? Generally speaking no - the ECT done in Requiem for a Dream is the older so-called "unmodified" form where anesthesia and ...
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What is wrong with taking coffee and methylphenidate together?

As far as I can see, your source for saying these two shouldn't be combined is a user on Reddit. That is not a reliable medical source. The package inserts of Ritalin and Concerta don't mention coffee ...
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Is there a term for depression that is not persistent?

Since you mention several of these episodes weeks apart, a few possible diagnosis come to my mind: One possible diagnosis for a person with these symptoms could be (rapid cycling) bipolar disorder. ...
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How much space should be in between taking an antidepressant and drinking coffee?

Well it depends on what antidepressant you are taking. Caffeine works as a substrate and as an inhibitor for an enzyme called CYP1A2 (1). As so, metabolism of all other drugs which are processed by ...
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What is the relationship between fluoride and IQ?

As the saying goes, anything is a poison, it's the dose that matters. Short summary, the new 2015 US PHS standard (0.7 mg/L) or even the old one (0.7-1.2 mg/L) are below the doses at which negative ...
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Overcome emotions when talking to people

Usually on health SE the question about specific steps and/or medication to help you would be closed as personal medical advice question, and you would be prompted to ask a medical professional's help....
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