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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   Did you got my question?
Doctor :   Pl go ahead with your query
User :   ok...So what i was interested to know there a way to calculate stress on a person and what is his threshold level?
Doctor :   There are several Psychometric calculators available online
Doctor :   You may use them to calculate
User :   you means calculations based on question and answers...right?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Most famous and simple is Mayoclinic
Doctor :
User :   and do you think everybody has similar stress capbility level or they differ person to person?
Doctor :   Absolutely differs
Doctor :   Stress is our reaction to the circumstances
User :   then dont you think, 1st thing is to know our capability rather than the current stress level?
Doctor :   THat is why the questionnaire, will help you
Doctor :   if you are reacting normally to certain circumstances
User :   I was just going through the questions, they are all questions which has answers sometimes, fairly often and very often...i mean all such non measurable parameters and quite prone to wrong information...which i feel would ultimately give away to wrong diagnostics
Doctor :   Remember it is not for diagnosis, and stress is not a medical diagnosis
User : where do we classify STRESS into? is just mental illusion?
Doctor :   For a given circumstance, each person reacts differently
Doctor :   and that can be normal too
Doctor :   but when he is able to put up with symptoms during his constant reactions, we can ask him to modify your reaction
Doctor :   in these ways and we give the optiosn
User :   so its more a kind of iterative way to identify how he is affected by his reactions and then coming out with some adjustments in his regular lifecycle . and since it is so person specific , we cannot have standar procedures to help anyone
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   The expert who does this is usually a Medical Doctor expert in Psychiatry, or a Psychologist
User :   hmmm, is there any possibility to come out with standard lab test to check his homone and enzyme levels to identify the causes of his behaviour?
Doctor :   No
User :   Don't you think that might be an interesting thing which is getting ignored?
Doctor :   Sometimes a BP, Pulse and Heart monitors can be put and read over during the reaciont
Doctor :   There are some indirect tests that can be done
Doctor :   like Blood sugar, Cholesterol etc as Stress cannot control these in the diabetic and high cholesterol patients
User :   let me come with a scenario which might help you to understand this
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok the situation is
User :   i have been living here alone since 5 years...and it was perfectly fine
User :   but suddenly, now i feel living alone has become a sort of difficult job for me
User :   i somehow feel my hormonal and enzyme levels have gone hyperactive
User :   and make me do sometimes abnormal behaviour
User :   i feel that quite contrdictory to my own principles
User :   which i have cherished since long
User :   i feel that my demands are quite different mind and hormone/enzymes at fight it seems
User :   can you see the logic?
Doctor :   Yes, I am trying to understand your problem
Doctor :   but I think I cannot answer your questions within my expertise
User :   do you agree with my problem at least?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   YOu need to discuss why this is happening lately and how to handle this
User : has become a regualr issue now....and how come i was quite OK till so many years
User :   i perfectly believe that...the strongest person in life is the one who can achieve his goals alone
User :   and now i just cant follow that
User :   Dont you think an extra check on hormones/enzyme will help us reveal the answer?
User :   and i somehow dont understand the meaning of these black box level of psychometric tests
Doctor :   I do not correctly understand if there is physiological change in the hormones
User :   I use changed as hyperactivity in literary terms
User :   Hope, i am not sounding to you as talking gibberish or completely our of context...
Doctor :   We do not consider any person to be gibberish
Doctor :   He is expressing his concern
Doctor :   and I have to deal with it if I am an expert
Doctor :   and help you
Doctor :   So I cannot trash your opinion
User :   I dont know if i am able to explain you properly my point
User :   can in my case, simple consultation will do or do you think, finding the root cause using those test will help further?
Doctor :   Simple consultation will do f
Doctor :   Psychologist and not Psychiatrist
User :   Do you have any Psychologist whom you can refer me to here in health care magic?
Doctor :   We do not have a Psychyologist in HealthcareMagic
Doctor :   But can refer to one in Bangalore
User :   that would do...if you can do that
User :   great Doctor....
User :   i would try to talk to him
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Let me know his views
Doctor :   I will be aware of what is going on
User :   how...mail/phone?
Doctor :   Chat
User :   oh, its quite random here....i am not sure, if i can directly get to you
Doctor :   You can come same time on Weekdays
Doctor :   and ask my name
Doctor :   Dr. Mazumdar
User :
User :   I must say you gave a real patience hearing
User :   Thanks for that
Doctor :   Pleasure
Doctor :   Thank you
User :   Bye...Will close the chat now
Doctor :   Bye
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