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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Patience: You should give the medication more time to fully get into your system. It can take several weeks to reach its maximal effect. After 4-6 weeks, if you... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Ambivalence...: Are your ODs intentional? Your concern about liver damage implies a desire to live a healthy life. If your ODs were intentional seeking counseling wil... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Simple answer: Yes..: it's possible to "grow out of" an anxiety disorder. This can happen by a few different processes. Our executive functioning (i.e., frontal brain lobe)... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Psychological effect: Depression and anxiety are two common psychological effects associated with heart surgery. You should discuss any psychological symptoms and seek a me... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
General vs specific: One way to think of this is in adjustment disorder a person acts out dysfunctionally due to a stressor and is generally short-term (resolves within 6 ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Ambivalence...: Are your ODs intentional? Your concern about liver damage implies a desire to live a healthy life. If your ODs were intentional seeking counseling wil... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Professional eval: Diagnosis requires a trained professional. If there is a nearby university or post-secondary educational institution, you may be able to obtain a free... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Talk therapy: By definition a psychosomatic disorder is "in the head." That's not to minimize the disruption and distress it can cause. Psychotherapy is key to reso... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Research supports...: Yes, sexual activity can be a stress reliever. There are immediate benefits to sex, to include the release of physiological and sometimes emotional te... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Therapy...: While medication can certainly help, engaging in psych therapy can help you structure your environment and thinking patterns in such a way as to supp... Read More
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