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Laughing while in pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Mental Health
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   myself a doctor too
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Ok
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Thats good
User :   just got a interesting complaint from a patient last evening, that she laughs a lot when she is in pain?? why is this so?? is this a psychatry related problem??
Doctor :  
Yes it looks like that
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Can be an escape phenomenon
User :   well can u please elaborate a bit o that
Doctor :  
Instead to suffering from pain
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she wants to forget that
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and laughs
Doctor :   But if it is just a momentary one
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then it is not a disorder as such
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For a long term then surely psychiatric help is required
User :   it is not momentary, its all throughout the duration of pain
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   thanks a lot doc for ur guidance
Doctor :  
But since how long has it been?
User :   since last 2 to 3 months
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and she has another complain
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Whats that
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