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How to cope with intense grief and bereavement?

How to cope with intense grief and bereavement?

Don't stop reaching out.: Don't stop reaching out. Trying to ignore your pain or keep it from surfacing just makes it harder in the long run. For true healing, it is necessary to face your grief & actively deal with it. Grief is a roller coaster. Don't let anyone tell you how to feel. Care for your physical health. Express yourself creatively in writing, song or art. Join a support group, find a counselor, keep trying. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Grief (Definition)

Grief is a normal reaction to a major loss, and is full of unhappiness and emotional pain. Events causing grief include the end of a significant personal relationship, the death of a loved one, or another traumatic life-changing event. Each person feels grief in his own way, but there are common stages to grieving. The process begins with recognizing a loss and continues over time until a person ...Read more


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Can a psychiatrist deal with social anxiety ?

Can a psychiatrist deal with social anxiety ?

Yes: Psychiatrists provide evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders including social anxiety. Treatment will likely include use of medication. ...Read more

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Can diazepam help with coping with my child's behavior?

Can diazepam help with coping with my child's behavior?

Bad Choice: Taking a sedative medication will make it more difficult to stay alert and correct your child. If your child is having behavior problems, then she needs an alert, attuned parent. You may need to consult a therapist if your child's behavioral symptoms are severe. ...Read more

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How to deal with social anxiety?

How to deal with social anxiety?

Talk to: a psychologist or counselor who treats anxiety. The most effective treatments are relaxation training (sometimes with the aid of biofeedback) plus cognitive therapy that includes gradual exposure to anxiety-producing situations in imagination and real life. Therapy is sometimes augmented with medication and is quite successful. ...Read more

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How to deal with social anxiety?

How to deal with social anxiety?

CBT therapy: Social anxiety responds well to professional mental health treatment. An effective treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy with an individual therapist. Also it's really important to confront your social anxiety and group therapy may provide you the support and push you need to overcome your fears. ...Read more

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Any tips for coping with anxiety/depression?

Any tips for coping with anxiety/depression?

Where do I start!: Yes, a million. But here's the "TLDR" version: 1. Figure out what you tend to avoid, and gradually stop avoiding. 2. Notice how you talk to yourself in your head. If it's not like you would talk to a loved one, rephrase until it is. 3. Get out into the sunlight at least a little every day. 4. Breathe more deeply as often as possible. 5. Decide on your top 1-3 life values, and act accordingly. ...Read more

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How to cope with living with someone with mental illness?

How to cope with living with someone with mental illness?

Mental Illness: Coping with living with someone who is mentally ill, depends on what type of illness this person has. National alliance on mental illness has lots of helpful information for families and significant others: http://www.Nami.Org/ also there may be support groups in your community. Ask your doctor and/or your relative's psychiatrist/nurses, etc. Be well! ...Read more

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Marijuanas role in coping with depression, anxiety?

Marijuanas role in coping with depression, anxiety?

Unsure: While not really a depressant, marijuana may not help a person to feel motivated, which is often missing in depression! it might temporarily mask emotional pain, but in excess can lead to problems. Some research suggests it can potentiate mental symptoms--and results were not simply due to ill people self-medicating. And it can lead to jail. That's depressing / scary. Psychiatrists, gps? ...Read more

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How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy in dealing with depression and emotional distress?

How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy in dealing with depression and emotional distress?

Very effective: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can be very helpful for depression & emotional distress. With it, you explore your thinking patterns and see how these can lead to depressed feelings. With your therapist's help, you learn ways of moving beyond these, or correcting assumptions that lead to suffering. In terms of effectiveness, cbt can outlast antidepressants, and also improve outcomes. ...Read more

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How to deal with stress, disorganization with lack of motivation?

How to deal with stress, disorganization with lack of motivation?

Get help: You'll learn better and faster how to deal with specific stresses if you find people to help you who know it themselves. Same with disorganization. Organization is about using systems. Find someone with systems and let them teach you. As to motivation, that's about desire and fear. Figure out what you do and don't want, when it comes to running your life, and you may find the motivation you ne. ...Read more

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How can one cope with extreme social anxiety disorder?

How can one cope with extreme social anxiety disorder?

Treatment: Psychotherapy can be very effective in overcoming the symptoms of social anxiety. Medication should be considered in more severe cases. ...Read more

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How to cope with anxiety?

Do you have an : Anxiety disorder or do you just find yourself feeling anxious at times? If it is more serious than occasional anxious mood then a medical eval to rule out underlying medical conditions is a good idea. A psychiatric evaluation can also accurate assess. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity. ...Read more

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How can I cope with school depression and loneliness?

How can I cope with school depression and loneliness?

I encourage you: To becomes involved in extracurricular activities. Look for activities that you enjoy and where you can meet new people. If you are really struggling - consider going to your school's counseling center. Take care. ...Read more

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How to deal with depression, anxiety and paranoia?

Get professional: Help. Rather than be miserable - accept assistance. Start out with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. This will help with development of an individualized treatment plan. It is likely that psychiatric medications may be indicated. Talking therapy is very important. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often effective. Take care. ...Read more

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Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

It can...: Depending on the child that you are treating. No child is the same and should not be treated that way. With social anxiety disorder, it may be useful to take an eclectic approach using play therapy, social skills training, and relaxation training in working with this diagnosis that requires skill building. ...Read more

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Please offer some ways to cope with depression over unwanted child?

Not sure I : Understand. Are you having an abortion? Have you had an abortion? Are you raising a child that you never wanted to have? Are you pregnant with an unwanted pregnancy? Were you an unwanted child? Can you clarify ; re-ask so that we can better help you. Take care. ...Read more

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Best ways to handle and cope with ptsd?

Best ways to handle and cope with ptsd?

Treatment...: The best way to cope with PTSD is through counseling therapy and if severe enough medications( SSRIs for example) can help as well. Usually a mode of therapy is cognitive and behavioral focused on the traumatic event. This should not be done without the intervention of a trained psychotherapist. Make sure you get seen by specialist in this field. ...Read more

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How to deal with guilt and regretful thoughts?

How to deal with guilt and regretful thoughts?

Guilt: It is important to uncover the origin of your guilt and also obtain help understanding whether or not your behavior actually merits feelings of guilt. Repetitive feelings of guilt are often caused by being raised in an environment where people held you responsible for situations that may have been out of your control. Best. ...Read more

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How could you deal with social anxiety?

How could you deal with social anxiety?

Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing, even overcoming anxiety in social situations : http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little 2 others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be a big help! ...Read more

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How can someone with asperger's help someone with bpd overcome 'emptiness' and depression?

How can  someone with asperger's help someone with bpd overcome 'emptiness' and depression?

Be a friend.: Be supportive. Offer to engage in activities like going for a walk, swimming, talking, catching a movie etc. Remember that no matter how much you care you can't fill another's emptiness or cure their depression. This is where professional mental health care comes in. Take care. ...Read more