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Dr. Steven Chen

Clinical Psychology
Franklin, ID
31 years experience male

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Clinical Psychology

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Money: In my experience, there is a bi-modal distribution. Some people become more miserly while others become more generous. Part of this is related to a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Intake: You need to meet the criteria for the specific condition being studied by the clinical trial. For example, if the clinical trial was for depression, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Fear and Anxiety: Some people experience increased levels of anxiety and fear when they consume alcohol. If this is the case, minimize or eliminate your use of alcohol... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Passing Gas: My guess is that most professionals working in a facility understand that a patient with dementia also may have difficulty with their bodily funcitons... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Discussion: It's hard to tell why your father talks about how great your big sister is. If you are comfortable, it might be helpful to share your feelings with y... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Doubt it: I don't know any research on this - their may be, but I do know that each person has different ideas and preferences. I have known a number of girls ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Graceful Aging: Generally people will have memory loss as they age. Being sensitive to each person's condition and trying to accomodate them is a good practice. You... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Monogamy: I'm not aware of any research in this area. I think monogamy has a stong cultural component. I don't think there is a clear answer to this question.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
It may be: Sometimes a person may be emotionally disturbed when they cheat, but more likely there is an underlying problem with a person's ethical and moral comp... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Insight: Do you remember the movie "a beautiful mind"? One of the important phases is the realization that one's thinking is not likely to come to fruition. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Medical or psych?: If you have been checked out and don't have any underlying medical conditions that may be causing low energy, then not getting enough sleep, lack of e... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Recovery: What is the definition of recovery? Recovery is a state where you do not engage in a behavior that causes unpleasant feelings or consequences. Over t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Expand options: Take inventory and ask yourself, "am i overwhelmed by too much" or "am i stuck and stagnent"? If you are overwhelmed by too much going on in your lif... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Safe Cosmetics: Depends on whether you have allergies to particular substances that may be in a cosmetic and the amount of allergen the cosmetic may contain. Conside... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Several things: Exercise 20 to 30 minutes per day about every other day; get enough sleep - usually between 6 and 8 hours per night; eating a balanced diet - see a di... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Stress and impulsive: Children are going through developmental maturation. Their brain and body is growing and developing "control mechanism". Generally when a child is o... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Losing weight: Food portions and exercise are the two primary factors related to weight gain and weight loss in my experience. Unless there is a medical condition t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Codependency: Learn as much about drug addition as you can. Attend a self-help support group such as ala-non. Understand the concept of co-dependency and work to ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Highest level: A person who is a genius has a level of intelligence in the very top range. The statistical normal curve goes from the bottom to the top range of int... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Psychotherapy: Consider taking your stepchild to a psychotherapist who is trained in dealing with school phobia.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Money: Money has so many different meanings in life. But money primarily represents the ability to influence, increase holdings or exercise power and contro... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Sex Therapy: It would first be important to have a medical check up to make sure there isn't any problems with physical functioning. Then sex therapy would be app... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Mood changes: Anytime a person exhibits "severe" mood changes or behavior, they should be evaluated to see what is causing it.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Yes: Many individuals with learning disorder can function well. Others struggle with tasks. It is important to consider talking with your h/r department ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Opioid: Opioid medication can help, but be very careful. These can be highly addicting.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Perhaps: These are symptoms of a panic attack. An individual will have several symptoms like this all at once that come on suddenly without a particular trigg... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Psychotherapy: There are various ways a person can work through bad experiences with family relationships. One way is to read a good self-help book on relationships... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Psychological: Psychological tools include mindfulness, relaxation exercises, deep breathing, thought-stopping among others.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
In vs out of home : Long-term care options are usually either in-home or residential treatment. In the very early stages of dementia the patient can usually get by with ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Trust: Trust is perhaps the most important aspect to have before one can risk being authentic in any relationship. Another factor is a strong, positive self... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Cure back pain: You can't cure chronic back pain, but you can learn to live with it. Consider the book "full catastrophe living" by jon kabat-zinn.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Online: Generally a person's social skills will not decline over time. An anxiety disorder such as social phobia is one thing that might help explain how it ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Aging social skills: Generally a person's social skills will not decline over time. An anxiety disorder such as social phobia is one thing that might help explain how it ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Waiting by the phone: I would ask to talk to the office manager and then politely give the details of the situation explaining that you are frustrated by not getting a retu... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Go to the ER: You might also consider seeing a psychologist who treats panic disorder. There are a number of "tools and techniques" that have been developed to hel... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
RelationshipDisorder: One question to ask is "are you bothered by it"? If you say you are "not concerned", they you probably don't have a disorder. Usually the criteria f... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Desensitization: Systematic desensitization is a technique where a person creates a heirarchy of their fears or phobias. Then a psychotherapist helps the person learn... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Psychological: Psychological tools include mindfulness, relaxation exercises, deep breathing, thought-stopping among others.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Family cultures: Each family has a "culture" around many things, including money. Sex and money are two of the most important areas a couple should be talking about b... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Psychological: Psychological tools include mindfulness, relaxation exercises, deep breathing, thought-stopping among others.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Death and loss: Grief support groups, individual grief counseling and books on grief and loss are helpful.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Religion: In my experience, religion is one thing that people seek to give meaning to their life. As a person ages, many will turn to religion as a way of addi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Yes: If you have been checked out and don't have any underlying medical conditions that may be causing low energy, then not getting enough sleep, lack of e... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
One day at a time: One day at a time is a phrase that means a person with an addiction needs to focus on the present moment. Addiction leads a person to worry too much ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Not typically: Sensitive hearing in my clinical experience is not related to a mental disorder.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Yes and No: Church elders can provide advice on family relationship to the extent that they have the knowledge, training and experience to do so. However, like a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Sex and teens: Peer pressure can disrupt a teens normal sexual development if a teen is pressured and gives in to sexual activity before he or she feels comfortable ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Probably Not: Checking your mobile constantly on work breaks may be a habit, may stem from not wanting to "miss out" on something important, or some other reason. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Stalking behavior: Stalking behavior may be related to a mental disorder such as ocd, a psychotic condition, a delusional disorder, a sexual disorder, or some other diso... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Social Phobia: Social phobia can result in word finding difficulties and embarassment.

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Brigham Young University
Graduated 1991MD

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