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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 underlying medical problems or drug effects that could cause emotional or behavioral symptoms. Whereas Psychologist deals with mental health. Psychologists ...


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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 many years previously, but recovery of these memories was virtually complete by seven months after treatment. It was also clear that persisting memory loss for ...


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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 therapy for it. Prevention is part of psychology. Even Wikipedia lists prevention in the definition of clinical psychology. In health fields, primary ...


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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 mg iodide per day has been used (PubMed, 2107). Various drug websites do not mention psychosis, aggressiveness, illusions or irritability as a side effect of ...


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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 depending on them rather than learning to handle situations yourself, and about possible side effects or damage to yourself from those pills. These are wonderful ...


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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 desire to name it. The trick of taxonomy is trying to explain this behaviour pattern, many psychological theories stand at the ready: Traumatic Entrapment, ...


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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 definition. Causes You can try a Google search, and look at some of the results, to learn why phobias develop. Treatment Like all phobias, and like all other ...


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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 other treatments, there is a lot of diversity in how they treat patients. I have asked a similar question to our psychology faculty, as patients sometimes ...


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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, Gestalt Therapy, Human Givens Psychotherapy and Person-Centred Therapy (PCT), (Source) Psychodynamica therapeutic approach that embraces the work of all analytic ...


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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 deep pool of water. It is for this reason perhaps that people often describe the color blue as calm and serene. Yet as a cool color, blue can sometimes seem ...


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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 rapport-is critical. After you find someone, keep in mind that therapy is work and sometimes can be painful. However, it also can be rewarding and life changing. In ...


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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 many psychiatric disorders. (Jaffe, 2001) The use of ECT still generates significant controversy, however. One review concluded that ECT is only marginally more ...


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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 frequent regimens are not justified. [1] Treatments 2 times per week may result in less memory impairment than treatments 3 times per week. [1, 9] Compared with ...


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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 to remember all things being said, you could bring someone you trust maybe ask your therapist for advice in this remember your therapist is only human. I find ...


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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 reason for concern than anything like "encouraging". Way too often the theory behind the treatments appears flaky, the evidence for effectiveness regarding desired ...


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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 (then a graduate student at Harvard University) originated the concept and its ramifications in the early 1980s, though he did not publish.[3] The term is ...


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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. A really final stage of life from where there is no coming back by definition – and for example Jesus is not recorded to have said much about this experience ...


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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 of proteins in your diet, not enough calories etc., then that will affect your psychological well being. Your brain will hit the stress and anxiety button a ...


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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. He needed help from a psychiatrist, but did manage to get sexually sober. If he quit, you can too. :) An Internet filter might help. Pluckeye is good. Or you ...


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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 either handwriting or on the computer and print it before going to the appointment. Especially when it's a private psychologist, they'll love to read what you'...


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