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A 44-year-old member asked:

when does someone need to see a therapist?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Therapist: When their quality of life has dropped or life is becoming unmanageable.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

I think I am a hypochondriac , should I see a therapist ?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Please do ASAP: An expert evaluation by a very well trained & experienced psychiatrist will reveal the range of underlying cause(s), treatment (s). A physical exam should be include; hypochondriacs do get all kinds of difficult to diagnose maladies.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
The word "hypochondriac" is now back in style instead of somatization? Love your softening of the crude comment that "even crocs get sick".
Apr 13, 2012
A 39-year-old member asked:

At what maximum rate can I see a therapist?

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Dr. Jason Berman
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Within a week: I believe is a typical. If you call around, i'm sure you can find a psychologist or therapist who has some opening based on your schedule and his or hers. Keep working at it and you will find someone. You can find a psychologist close to you here: locator.Apa.Org be well, .
Satsuma, AL
A 18-year-old female asked:

Until i go see a therapist, any tips on how to cope with my ocpd? Its taking a toll on me.

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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
OCD: Try to gradually reduce your compulsions, your thinking is making feel like it is necessary to do certain things to feel ok. In fact what you need to do to feel better ultimately is not give in to repetitive thoughts and behaviors. This is difficult and a therapist can certainly help but in the meantime try to make this adjustment yourself. Ocd is another form of misguided anxiety. Best wishes.
A 46-year-old member asked:

In the brief psychodynamic approach, does the therapist function as a blank slate?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Perhaps they try to: The briefer form requires an active role - commenting & even more at times. This makes it hard to be blank. So, the patient's views of the therapist are not pure projections of their wishes/fears and pretending they are can be a mistake. For everyone, our views of others are made up of a combination of their features and our issues.
Australia
A 29-year-old female asked:

In psychodynamic psychotherapy, is the patient expected to lead the session everytime with the therapist listening? Is there any interaction?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Psychodynamic: In psychodynamic therapy, goals are to allow unconscious material to become conscious. Inner conflicts may be resolved that allow new behaviors and life choices that aren't limited by those conflicts. The patient is in charge of what's discussed, and the therapist provides a safe space in which to work with these issues. Yes, there's interaction -- yet silence is allowed to be present also.

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