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Mental confusion due to Alcohol consumption and addiction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi sir
Doctor :   Hi
how may i help you?
User :   my brother 23yr old
Doctor :   please proceed with your medical query.
User :   is getting personality change
User :   if he consumes more alchol
User :   he breaks the household items,
Doctor :   I understand,
User :   and hitting his younger family members
User :   fighting
User :   to the extreme he cuts his body with a razer
Doctor :   Alcohol consumption, can cause mental confusion and increase aggressiveness of a person.
User :   main thing is,
Doctor :   Alcohol decreases the senses and a person cannot control his emotions and actions.
User :   he is getting a character name (a physco person name in a film)
User :   he is tooo wild
User :   when he gets that character
Doctor :   So does he consider himself to be that person when he is intoxicated ?
User :   yes dr.....
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   All these problems can be solved when he quits alcohol.
User :   yes i agree
User :   but he is unable to quit the alchol
Doctor :   these are not the problems of the pateint themselves, but the effect of alcohol itself.
User :   he has got a big circle of friends who booze every day
Doctor :   I understand, quiting alcohol is not easy if a person does not want to quit.
User :   how to get rid of this personality change i mean AAAAAAA kumara
Doctor :   first of all, he will have to have the attitude and will power to quit alcohol.
User :   dr... is there a medicine to control taking alchol
Doctor :   please understand, this patient is just acting out and has no other personality issues.
Doctor :   Yes, but that will have to be taken with consultation with a psychiatrist.
User :   ok
Doctor :   He will have to get enrolled into a alcohol deaddiction centre,
Doctor :   and get treated with medications which will help him quit alcohol.
User :   ok, can u refer me the alchol deaddiction centre in chennai
Doctor :   please give me a few details.
Doctor :   Is he selfemployed OR is he a student ? is he financially dependent on someone?
User :   is selfemployed
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Is he willing to quit alcohol?
User :   no dr....
User :   he is not willing to.. becoz he doesnt drink all time
User :   and he has big group of friends
Doctor :   if he is not willing to quit alcohol, then you may have to include all your family members , and counsell him, when he is sober (normal and not under the influence of alcohol).
User :   once he sleeps and get up
User :   all the persons in my family use to sit and talk with him but he says... "sorry i dont know what has happened, leave it, it will happen again"
Doctor :   if he does not agree, you may have to take the hard decision to commit him to a alcohol de-addiction center. (that is without his consent)
Doctor :   Is he married ?
User :   then he will be good for a month and then one day again repeating the same story
User :   yes dr, he is married
User :   and has 1kid
User :   ok dr... can u refer me the de-addiction centre
Doctor :   I understand your situation, He will have to be given a ultimatum that if he continues to be in a company of his bad friends and consume alcohol, he will have to face his problems himself and all the family will disown him.
Doctor :   Alcoholics do not change their habits unless they are given very hard choice alcohol OR family.
User :   even his wife left him becoz of the character last month
User :   she just joined back with him since he said he will not do again
User :   but again today he is doing.
Doctor :   I understand,
User :   can u refer me the deaddiction centre and phycaterist
Doctor :   His wife must completely disown him and go for divorce if he does not change.
Doctor :   definitely , please give me a minute
User :   even she tried dr.....but he didnt allow her...
User :   she is at her parents house
User :   he tried a lot and convinced her
Doctor :   rehab centre,
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   PLEASE note alcoholic are capable of making dramas and acting,
User :   mmm i understand
User :   sir
Doctor :   please let her wife know that she will be in good hands only if she divorces him,
Doctor :   but the social structure and society will be against her, and she must have the courage to go ahead.
Doctor :   for the well being of her self and her child, she may have to take hard decision in her life.
User :   mm yes dr.
Doctor :   if she goes ahead of divorce proceedings, and then probably he may find it hard, and he will be forced to change.
User :   can i have physcaterist details dr.
Doctor :   first and formost, he has to be seen by a psychiatrist
Doctor :   i will give you the dtetails in a minute
User :   thanks sir
Doctor :   YOU will also find good psychiatrist at major hospitals like fortis,
Doctor :   you are absolutely welcome.
Doctor :   Have you understood my advice ?
User :   let us check with him. thanks for chatting
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical query?
Doctor :   I hope he comes to his senses, and takes control of his life.
User :   yes sir, understood
Doctor :   good luck,
User :   thanks
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me, here
Doctor :   BYE FOR NOW
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