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Is cognitive behavioral therapy actually effective?

YES, according to: The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) of the United States and National Heath Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a clinically ...
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ECT and retrograde amnesia

Permanent loss of memory seems only occur in the memory of the treatment and events leading up to the treatment. The results indicated that ECT can initially disrupt recall of events that occurred ...
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Can taking high doses of iodine every day cause psychosis?

Drugs.com mentions that prolonged use of Lugol's solution (potassium iodide + iodine) can cause confusion, caused by potassium. In long-term treatment of Grave's disease (overactive thyroid), 10–400 ...
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Why are antidepressants used to treat OCD?

There's a lot of overlap between OCD and other anxiety disorders, which are also treated with antidepressants, and possibly depression as well (which itself often overlaps with anxiety). Some papers ...
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What are "baseline chronic risk factors" in a table describing levels of suicidality risk in a scientific paper?

They are referring to chronic (long-lasting) influences on acute (immediate) risk of suicide (this is relevant because they're talking about immediate intervention steps to take; if you were ...
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Is cognitive behavioral therapy actually effective?

I came across a similar question in Psychology.SE whilst researching CBT for a course I was studying. The short answer As I will cover in the long answer, there has been a lot of articles stating ...
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Can individuals experience a 'pleasurable' form of psychosis?

Yes. This is an interesting question. I can think of two examples, one which I think is closer to what you're thinking about, and another being related conceptually. 1. Prodromal phase of ...
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What is the definition of Suicidal Ideation?

Thoughts about wanting to die or killing oneself do constitute suicidal ideation. Ideation is defined as the process of forming ideas or images. So that applied to suicide or wanting to die = ...
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Mental disorders - where to go?

National Alliance for Mental Illness - NAMI (Main Line, PA) quotes an article from SAMHSA: Therapy is a collaborative process, so finding the right match-someone with whom you have a sense of ...
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When is guilt in depression considered psychotic?

According to DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association, 2013, p. 819) a delusion is a "false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that is firmly held despite what almost everyone ...
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Do some psychiatrists/psychologists still treat severe depression with electric-shock-therapy (ECT)?

Also provided at the Medscape webpage linked by @GrahamChiu, Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been demonstrated by the American Psychiatric Association to be an effective and safe treatment for ...
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Do some psychiatrists/psychologists still treat severe depression with electric-shock-therapy (ECT)?

Approximately 100,000 patients annually receive ECT in the United States. and In the United States, ECT is most commonly performed 3 times per week regardless of electrode placement. [1] More ...
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What is the meaning of "group-by-region interaction effects" (PET scan study of brains affected by schizophrenia)?

The authors did an experiment with two independent variables: group and region. The groups are "schizophrenia" and "no schizophrenia" (controls). The a priori regions were the frontal cortex, anterior ...
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A neurologist or a psychiatrist or a psychologist, who is better suited to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders?

The best practices regarding neurodevelopmental issues are inter and transdisciplinary, consider this example. The pediatrician is usually the first practitioner to see the patient, he should suspect ...
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Strange results of a study: "for every unit increase the risk of PTSD increased", yet "at least four stressors needed to increase the risk of PTSD"

I generated some arbitrary data that might be a little similar to theirs (though I've only included x-values up to 4) to show how this might happen: R code to do this: library(tidyverse) N <- 10 ...
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Research On Chinese Medicinal Treatment For Anxiety?

Are there studies on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)? Of course, and the studies are numerous. If conducted in non-Chinese contexts the results are most of the time quite underwhelming or more ...
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Can individuals experience a 'pleasurable' form of psychosis?

To answer your question you need to break the psychology terms up into their components. First of all let's look at Psychosis. Psychosis certainly isn't a loss of contact from impaired thoughts ...
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Looking for Bipolar Disorder treatment method

Since Bipolar disorder is a medical condition you and your brother should find a psychiatrist who can manage your pathology optimally. Even if you trust in this audio-psycho-phonology it is not ...
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Is it possible to Quit Porn and Masturbation?

It's probably difficult but possible to quit. Here's a case report of a guy who was severely addicted. He spent up to 8 hours a day online, watching pornography, and lost several jobs due to addiction....
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I need a psychologist ,i want to write him online

Call your psychologist and ask for such option if you can get the e-mail, because you would like to explain your situation in writing. If they don't have, you can explain your situation on the paper ...
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