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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Schizophrenia
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Im lookin for some psychiatric help
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner
Doctor :   I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   that will be great. thanks
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your query.
Doctor :   Are you there
User :   I have a sister. She has this strange kind of selfishness, that whatever thing she says it is other's fault. With this she actually spoilt relationships with all family members, jobs etc.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   Mine or hers?
Doctor :   hers
Doctor :   Your sister's details.
User :   ok. will tell you now
User :   Age: 32, Gender: Female, Occupation: Lecturer, Location: Tamil Nadu, Marital Status: Married, Weight: 55kg, Height: 5 feet 3 inches, Dependents: No
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Since when has she been behaving like this?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   since 3 years
User :   around... but she is actually like this since almost 22 yearsd... but these years.. too much
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have you tried talking to her about it? What would she say when you brought up the topic?
User :   i try to inspire her - she responds immediately but after one hour she becomes slow and same again.. depressed... during that conversation if i say.. do like this it is better.. she starts trying to balme others.. and say thats why i did like this.. it is not my mistake..
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and she never corrects it..
Doctor :   Was there any traumatic or tragic event in her near past?
User :   like?
Doctor :   Does she have any problems with her family?
Doctor :   any loss of a close relative, any unrealised ambitions?
User :   As far as I know - She is eldest daughter, she was loved early. my paretns wanted her to become a doctor, she couldnt - i think it was then it started... my parents used to scold her.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have you tried making her talk to a counsellor?
User :   She thinks it will spoil her image.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Has she lost weight recently or is she acting nervous?
User :   more over, I dont know anyone
User :   She never eats on time. She skips meals and eats fast foods at odd times. I tried telling her and se says she is not hungry at the correct time...
User :   She is not nervous.. yes, but sad always
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I suggest that you get her Thyroid tested once.
Doctor :   get her THYROID PROFILE done
User :   ok and then?
Doctor :   as sometimes such anxiety can be due to overactive thyroid
Doctor :   you should get her to a psychiatrist.
Doctor :   She needs to understand that this wont spoil her image in anyway.
User :   I know.. now she has problems in her marriagealso.. leading to divorce.. mostly because of her laziness... and unsensitiveness towards others feelings...
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then it is better for you to convince her to see a counsellor.
User :   can you give me some phone number or address.. I dont kow anyone.
Doctor :   Your family should just be patient with her as she needs your help now.
User :   Is there any difference between a psychiatrist and counsellor
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   A counsellor discusses the general aspects wheras a psychiatrist looks if there is any psychiatric illness associated with the behaviour.
User :   will that cure her. her main problem is selfishness and escapism from responsiblity.
Doctor :   First she needs to be evaluated by a psychiatrist or a counsellor as to what is the problem. Then she van be given either medicines or behaviour therapy.
Doctor :   i believe that behaviour therapy will help her more.
User :   ok. thanks. Last help.. Can you give me any phone number or address of a counsellor in and around Andhra Pradesh... or give me a way to find a counsellor
User :   You stil want me to go ahead with thyroid profile too?
Doctor :   We are bangalore based and as of now we are not providing this service as of now. I suggest that you
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User :   thanks a lot for the help
User :   yes
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User :   yes
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Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   yes, one thing - when i get back how can i reach you. may be some other doctor would be chatting at that time?
Doctor :   You can briefly give an introduction of your problem.
Doctor :   that would be sufficient.
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   yes, and I will. thanks. I was nice chatting with you.
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