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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Not necessarily, but: people with narcissistic personality disorders who need constant reassurance of their worth and a desire for power and wealth may be attracted to the profession. The combination of narcissism and sociopathic personality disorder is particularly lethal for political leaders. There are many other professions which may attract them, i.e., finance, television and movies to name a few.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Some junk foods can: worsen anxiety. You should avoid processed sugar and caffeine. Studies have shown that these foods can trigger panic attacks, so it may increase anxiety.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Important 2 Follow: directions from the authorities be4 the hurricane begins. If they advise 2 go 2 shelters, go. If you are not in a shelter, the medical emergency teams may not B able 2 reach u once the hurricane reaches a dangerous level. If U R at home, call 911 & they can try 2 talk you through the emergency if they cannot send out medics. ifU have power & internet access, U can reach out 2 HealthTap.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
HealthTap could help: This is a good case to consult with a HealthTap OBGYN. They can help you decide what steps to take. If you have internet access, request a consult. Their SOS program is designed to help following the recent hurricanes.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
News, 911, HealthTap: If you have electricity, watch the TV news to keep updated on the latest weather advisories. Make sure you have batteries and a battery operated radio if TV shuts down. If your phone is working and you have an emergency, call 911. If you have internet connection, you can reach out to HealthTap as well.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
It is hard 2 prepare: 4 the shock of finding Ur home impacted by a hurricane. It may B overwhelming & emotional. It's hard 2 know whether Ur home will B destroyed or have minor damage. In Harvey & Irma, some homes on the same street were fine while others were devastated. B prepared 2 roll up Ur sleeves, search 4 valuable documents/belongings & 2 demolish what needs 2B destroyed. Speak 2 a professional if U need 2.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Call your insurance: Explain that you lost your meds during the hurricane. Most insurance companies will refill meds in such an emergency.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Holidays can be : challenging. Expectations R high and disappointments R common. If U have problematic relationships w' family members, plan shorter visits, meet a friend 4 coffee or lunch over the holiday vacation, take walks on your own, play w' the kids 2 avoid adult tensions, help w' cooking or clean up, avoid alcohol which lowers inhibitions and could lead 2 saying or doing things U may regret later.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Our early : Relationships with our parents play a large part in many emotional problems. If you think you have issues stemming from your relationship with your father, consider talking to a therapist about it. This will lead to important discoveries to help you overcome your emotional problems.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Speak to a counselor: at school and get their help to try to arrange some family therapy. If they are not willing to participate, work with a school counselor to try to learn ways to approach your parents and talk about tough issues without getting into fights with them.
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