Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is nondestructive, whole body muscle and tendon (not joint) achiness that waxes and wanes.

FMS is a chronic pain disorder, with abnormalities on functional MRI (fMRI) of the brain: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-10489-1 FMS is often described,” like having (the achiness of) the flu”, or “like being hit (all over my body) with a baseball bat”, or, “like being run over by a bus”. Often, FMS runs in families. FMS is associatedContinue reading “Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is nondestructive, whole body muscle and tendon (not joint) achiness that waxes and wanes.”

Pediatric and adolescent angst…

https://nyti.ms/3e9luKJ Ci, the gender non-binary person from Utah, described the physical symptoms of panic attacks (not the physical symptoms of depression, as Ci had stated) starting in the 3rd grade. Both diagnoses can give debilitating symptomatology. Both diagnoses often cohabitate the same sufferer. The misinterpretation of symptoms (by a patient/client) and the misdiagnosis by aContinue reading “Pediatric and adolescent angst…”

CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND NEGLECT AFFECT US, BUT DO NOT HAVE TO CONTROL US…

Parents’ behaviors may range from somewhat to totally pathological.  Often this is due to their own mental health issues, ignorance, how they were treated, or how they were taught to raise children. I’m a firm believer that our traumatized adults (who may have everything from personality issues, to depression, to anxiety, to PTSD to ADHD)Continue reading “CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND NEGLECT AFFECT US, BUT DO NOT HAVE TO CONTROL US…”

SOME PEOPLE HAVE TO SHOW US HOW MUCH THEY ARE PAINED, SADDENED, OR DESPAIRED. TOO OFTEN THESE PEOPLE DON’T HAVE THE WORDS TO DESCRIBE, OR CAN’T EFFECTIVELY USE THEIR WORDS TO DESCRIBE, THE MAGNITUDE AND INTENSITY OF WHAT THEY FEEL OR WHAT THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED.

Expression of such strong emotions may lead to equally strong responses and reactions, such as: graffiti creativity and art piercings tattoos mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders self harm substance abuse high risk behaviors violence Charles Tadros, M.D. August 10, 2022 Saint Louis, Missouri

S.A.D. (SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER):

Depressive symptoms which happen during the shortened daylight period between November and February. Is treatable with 30 minutes of light/light box therapy used in the morning. ( therapyhttps://northernlighttechnologies.com/product-category/nlt-products ) Of importance… if a person has depression throughout the year, but symptoms are worsened during November to February, then this is not seasonal affective disorder, butContinue reading “S.A.D. (SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER):”

SOME OF MY ROUTINE QUESTIONS WHEN I INITIALLY INTERVIEW OUR TREATMENT RESISTANT, DEPRESSED PATIENTS:

Do you think you’re a good person? What do you believe happened (if anything) to your body, spirit, or mind that led to your coming to see us about your depression? Why do you think you are depressed? (For now, disregard what medical professionals have told you, tested you for, or treated you for.) WhenContinue reading “SOME OF MY ROUTINE QUESTIONS WHEN I INITIALLY INTERVIEW OUR TREATMENT RESISTANT, DEPRESSED PATIENTS:”

ANXIETY, FEAR, AND PANIC ARE LIKE FLESH EATING BACTERIA. ALL OF THESE SEVERE PROBLEMS TAKE MORE AND MORE OF OUR LIVES IF WE IGNORE THE SYMPTOMS AND DO NOTHING. WITH FLESH EATING BACTERIA, WE CAN SEE THE INFECTION INVADING THE BODY AND THE REDNESS, PAIN, AND SWELLING EXPANDING BY THE HOUR. ANXIETY, FEAR, AND PANIC EXPAND BEYOND THEIR INITIAL TERRITORY TOO. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO PUT UP A WALL TO PREVENT ANXIETY AND PANIC FROM PROGRESSING. WE ACTUALLY NEED HELP, WITH THE USE OF MEDICATIONS, TALK THERAPY, MEDITATION, AND PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES IN ORDER TO PUT INTO REMISSION, AND EVEN CURE, ANXIETY, FEAR, AND PANIC.

Often, anxiety, fear, and panic manifest as physical symptoms. These symptoms lead patients and the patients’ families and friends on months to years of emergency room visits, repeat visits to primary care physicians and specialists, blood testing and imaging, all the while missing the actual problems (and root causes) of fear, anxiety and panic. InContinue reading “ANXIETY, FEAR, AND PANIC ARE LIKE FLESH EATING BACTERIA. ALL OF THESE SEVERE PROBLEMS TAKE MORE AND MORE OF OUR LIVES IF WE IGNORE THE SYMPTOMS AND DO NOTHING. WITH FLESH EATING BACTERIA, WE CAN SEE THE INFECTION INVADING THE BODY AND THE REDNESS, PAIN, AND SWELLING EXPANDING BY THE HOUR. ANXIETY, FEAR, AND PANIC EXPAND BEYOND THEIR INITIAL TERRITORY TOO. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO PUT UP A WALL TO PREVENT ANXIETY AND PANIC FROM PROGRESSING. WE ACTUALLY NEED HELP, WITH THE USE OF MEDICATIONS, TALK THERAPY, MEDITATION, AND PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES IN ORDER TO PUT INTO REMISSION, AND EVEN CURE, ANXIETY, FEAR, AND PANIC.”

DO ADDICTIONS AND OTHER FORMS OF SEVERE MENTAL HEALTH DISEASES DISTORT OUR PERCEPTIONS AND DECISION-MAKINGS SO MUCH THAT THEY CONSTITUTE A FORM OF TEMPORARY MENTAL DISABILITY? MIGHT THESE MENTAL HEALTH DISEASES LEAD TO QUESTIONS OF MENTAL COMPETENCY?

People with addictive behaviors (leading to ruination of personal finances, health, relationships), severe depression (with psychosis, lack of appetite, lack of personal hygiene, or suicidality), eating disorders (with attendant health risks), bipolar mania (with associated poor judgment related to hypersexuality or hyperspending, leading to relationship strife and financial ruin), schizophrenia (with associated paranoia or lossContinue reading “DO ADDICTIONS AND OTHER FORMS OF SEVERE MENTAL HEALTH DISEASES DISTORT OUR PERCEPTIONS AND DECISION-MAKINGS SO MUCH THAT THEY CONSTITUTE A FORM OF TEMPORARY MENTAL DISABILITY? MIGHT THESE MENTAL HEALTH DISEASES LEAD TO QUESTIONS OF MENTAL COMPETENCY?”

Suicidality…

It is so difficult, but life-saving, to make ourselves available, open and non-judgmental of people so that they are able to speak openly of their painful truths. Erase all of our assumptions about people. Let them tell us about what none of us had suspected. We do not need to correct, reassure or advise (unlessContinue reading “Suicidality…”

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