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Should I see a psychologist or a psychiatrist?

As going through your question, you show your inner feelings. So it is better you to go with "Psychologist". Psychiatrist is a medical doctor, he or she has the knowledge and training to evaluate ...
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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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Would it be beneficial to see a psycologist even though I am mentally healthy right now?

You express insight into your weaknesses in coping with stress, and a desire to build healthier coping mechanisms. A person does not need to be in the acute phase of a psychological problem to seek ...
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How to stop panic?

In general, anxiety can be handled with medications or with "talking therapy", of which there are many types. So far you have seen two doctors. One offered medication. You were concerned about ...
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Does 'Stockholm Syndrome' really exist?

Stockholm Syndrome does exist. It has an exceptionally high face validity. It does have this attribute due to many case reports available in the non-medical newspapers. You see a pattern, you have a ...
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I'm scared of certain celestial objects

Welcome to Health SE! Astrophobia I did a Google search for [ fear of space ] and looked at what appeared. I think that your phobia is called "astrophobia". See, for example, this Wiktionary ...
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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 the ice packs always blue

You wouldn't want it dyed blood red though! But seriously, from: Very Well Mind we have: Blue is a color often found in nature such as the pale blue of a daytime sky or the rich dark blue of a ...
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Therapist vs Psychologist

From PsyD to PhD to MSW to MFT and others, psychotherapists have a wide variety of backgrounds, education, exposures, experiences, philosophies, and approaches to treatment. Much more so than most ...
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As a patient, how can I help improve my counseling/therapy sessions?

I am studying counselling and psychotherapy in university and there are 3 main different approaches of therapy offered in counselling and psychotherapy. Humanisticincluding Existential Therapy, ...
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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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As a patient, how can I help improve my counseling/therapy sessions?

From my own experiences I would recommend: write down what your goals are. You should really think this through. write down any questions you have before you go to a session if you have difficulties ...
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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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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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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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Does 'Stockholm Syndrome' really exist?

Stockholm Syndrome certainly does exist. It is a manifestation of capture-bonding, an evolutionary psychology[1] term for the evolved psychological mechanism[2] behind Stockholm syndrome. John Tooby (...
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Does Clinical death experience and sleep paralysis experience the same? did anyone die due to sleep paralysis?

This is a complicated question. As far as I understand this it is about comparing near death experiences and sleep paralysis. (Commonly, I would regard in this context "clinical death" as real death. ...
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How to stop panic?

If a doctor mentioned eating a healthier diet in relation to your problems then that suggests that your diet is pretty bad. We can't judge if that's the case, but if you are not eating well, e.g. lack ...
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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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