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Are transorbital lobotomies still considered ethical these days?

Psychosurgery has a controversial history and despite modifications still raises serious questions about benefit, risks, and the adequacy with which consent is obtained. Its continued use is defended ...
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Can taking high doses of iodine every day cause psychosis?

I know few people who take high doses of iodine everyday. They take this medicine called Lugola: https://www.cefarm24.pl/plyn-lugola-40-g-coel-roztwor-wodny-jodu-produkt-farmakopealny.html 1 g of ...
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Ritalin for treating lack of focus in Major Depression Disorder

I’d like to know if there’s research about the use of ritalin for treating attention deficit in Major Depression Disorder. I couldn’t find anything about it, so, I can’t indicate my previous reading ...
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Meaning of “at baseline” in “Detection of antibodies at baseline in schizophrenia or major depression”

From The basis for folinic acid treatment in neuro-psychiatric disorders by Ramaekers et al., 2016, at the very end of the article: Because the presence of FRα antibodies can show significant serum ...
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What evidence is there that not taking bipolar medications can damage your brain?

It is often stated serious metal illness if not treated can harm the brain development. What basis is there for this? Are there verifiable tests for such? Example for this: Usually, when we ...
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ECT and retrograde amnesia

ECT is shock treatment. It is used to treat psychological disorders. How much of it causes how much of retrograde amnesia, is there any quantification?
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Is cognitive behavioral therapy actually effective?

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) an effective treatment and does it involve medication? I've heard that people use it for panic attacks and depression. What evidences are there for the ...
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Research On Chinese Medicinal Treatment For Anxiety?

I have been searching for analysis & preferable scientific review of Chinese medicinal treatment of psychological disorders... in particular anxiety. Detail: Passing by, I walked into a Chinese ...
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Is there a list of the most prominent textbooks in each field of medical expertise? [closed]

I am familiar with Harrison's principles of internal medicine and Nelson's textbook of pediatrics, which I've heard are regarded as the go-to books in their respective fields. I am looking for more ...
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Can individuals experience a 'pleasurable' form of psychosis?

From reading anecdotal stories of people with psychosis and schizophrenia online and meeting some people in real life suffering with them first hand, it seems that their experiences are always ...
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What is the definition of Suicidal Ideation?

Many resources on depression and suicide use the term "suicidal ideation" as an important sign/symptom. Some sources (e.g. Krahn, Miller, and Bergstrom, Rapid Resolution of Intense Suicidal Ideation ...
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Immune system & methylphenidate?

How and to what extent does methylphenidate impact immune system function? How does its impact compare to that of amphetamines?
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Mental disorders - where to go? [closed]

I have had mental issues since I was four years old, I'm 16 now. I live in Austria. I have already spent a few months in a psychiatric care, but things don't seem to be getting better, and in face, ...
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When is guilt in depression considered psychotic?

Guilt is a feature of Major clinical Depression. My doubt is, can guilt be considered delusional for making a diagnosis of mood-congruent psychotic depression? Can there be a delusional guilt? ...
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Can eating more fats, carbohydrates and sugar improve mood?

There seems to be a lot of research cautioning people with anxiety and depressive disorders to limit their intake of refined carbohydrates, sugars and fats. A person who has suffered dysthymia and ...
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Looking for Bipolar Disorder treatment method

My brother and me are ill with Bipolar Affective disorder. My brother's illness is in the severe stage, and we have no idea what to do, medications do not provide improvement. I hope that audio-psycho-...
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Is it possible to Quit Porn and Masturbation?

I understand there are dozens of websites out there which provide advice but I have been watching videos that claim watching porn changes connections in your brain what I could gather from the videos ...
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I need a psychologist ,i want to write him online [closed]

i want to send a problem i have and to take an answer.I went to a psychologist recently but the main key of the situation was he couldnt understand my situation.I would like to write to a psychologist ...
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Should I see a psychologist or a psychiatrist?

I am 20 years old and at the uni now. I have never seen any kind of professional advisor, because I thought I could cope with my problems, until recently. I post it here, because somebody might be in ...
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Do some psychiatrists/psychologists still treat severe depression with electric-shock-therapy (ECT)?

About 9 years ago, my cousin in California confided in me that she was still undergoing electric-shock-therapy for her severe depression. I was sure this form of treatment was on it's way out of the ...