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Are binaural beats helpful in improving creative and critical thinking skills?

Are binaural beats helpful in improving creative and critical thinking skills?

Possibly: Binaural Beets are reported to help with relaxation, creativity, sleep & meditation. However, individuals also indicate that they can be used for astral projection & other spiritual journeys. Would be cautious about attempting use for later reasons. * Sleep well, eat healthfully, remain physically active and exercise your brain to improve creative & critical thinking. ...Read more

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Does listening to classical music enhance infants' intelligence?

Does listening to classical music enhance infants' intelligence?

No evidence for this: Classical music is wonderful, relaxing and exciting at times both recorded and attending live concerts (nothing like it). But there is no proof that your creativity or intellectual capacity will be altered. You might extend your creativity to newer areas while relaxing with classical music and it might stimulate alternative thinking. Your infant may sleep better with it but it will not be smarter. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are job descriptions that require team skills and good communication skills discriminating against autistic?

Can you tell me, are job descriptions that require team skills and good communication skills discriminating against autistic?

There : May be some jobs out there that are, but sometimes the autistic mind can outperform piers if they are able to get by with some basic ability and training. Keep looking, there is something out there! ...Read more

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Client falling in love with therapist?

Client falling in love with therapist?

Not uncommon: After all, it's nice to have a caring thoughtful person listen to your every word. But clients usually don't know very much about their therapists personally, and so are "in love" in their imagination mainly. Also, therapists are trained & duty-bound not to reciprocate — to maintain professional boundaries. Best to discuss your feelings with your therapist, & use it to learn about yourself. ...Read more

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy writing poetry or writing songs?

Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy writing poetry or writing songs?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to enjoy songs and creative writing in a proportion similar to the general population. ...Read more

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Lose focus when people talk, hard to start/finish tasks and stud, disorganized, low grades, poor social skills, anxiety. Just lazy/antisocial or add?

Lose focus when people talk, hard to start/finish tasks and stud, disorganized, low grades, poor social skills, anxiety. Just lazy/antisocial or add?

Attention deficit: Many of the symptoms you describe are an adhd presentation, but you also report anxiety. I would encourage you to consult your physician and also get a referral for a psychological evaluation for diagnosis and treatment planning. ...Read more

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Watching porn can be affecting intelectual capability, ability to learn new things or memory?

Watching porn can be affecting intelectual capability, ability to learn new things or memory?

Porn: Not necessarily porn, but any video watching or other behavior that becomes "addictive" can impact life negatively. One may stay up too late, miss appointments, not be responsible, etc. Please keep an eye on that. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does brain skills improve a lot (eg: memorizing speed, ability to understand) with progressive studying?what are other ways to improve skills?

Does brain skills improve a lot (eg: memorizing speed, ability to understand) with progressive studying?what are other ways to improve skills?

Cognitive skills: If you doc has ruled out medical conditions, see a book by Brant Courtright, PhD called "The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle." It provides way to help the brain continue to grow, something we didn't think it could do not too many years ago. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could listening to positive affirmations and messages during sleep work?

Could listening to positive affirmations and messages during sleep work?

Sleep: It's worth a try! you should notice a difference after you have started listening to them. Then you'lll know for sure. ...Read more

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Can kids with socialized conduct disorder feel empathy?

Can kids with socialized conduct disorder feel empathy?

Yes.: It's important to remember that within any diagnosis the individuals differ. Yes, children with socialized conduct disorder can experience empathy. Research has shown that children, in general, are very empathic beings. ...Read more

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How to improve creative and thinking skills?

Practice: a wide variety of exposures. Wide variety of different puzzles.... free app ones on tablets for example. Frankly, you might want to give up on creative and thinking skills. Having a solid background in the classics, humanities, literature, arts with knowledge of the best and most creative ideas in history probablyl is better. Voeks "how to be an educated person" ...out of print but has all of this ...Read more

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How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

Find a counselor : Who works on teaching social skills, or find a social skills group therapy group. ...Read more

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Are binaural beats helpful for improving thinking and problem solving skills?

Are binaural beats helpful for improving thinking and problem solving skills?

Some report it to be: Binaural Beats are reported to help with relaxation, creativity, sleep & meditation. However, there are many aspects to thinking with clarity such as maintaining good mental, cognitive, spiritual and physical balance. ...Read more

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Can people who developed auditory aphasia still appreciate music?

Can people who developed auditory aphasia still appreciate music?

Terminology?: There is no such term as "auditory aphasia." receptive aphasia means the inability to understand speech despite normal hearing. Auditory agnosia, a much rarer condition, means the inability to identify sounds conceptually despite normal hearing, e.g., inability to identify a sound as a cough. Amusia refers to cognitive deficits specifically involving music, especially pitch discrimination. ...Read more

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Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction? Do they bond with family members?

Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction?  Do they bond with family members?

Schizoid PD: People with schizoid pd consistently lack desire for intimate human connection. They may have families and jobs, but keep people at a distance. They mostly appear cold and dull in affect. They would be unlikely to seem outgoing or socially engaged, but are able to respond to carefully selected others whom they need intensely. Some of these could be family. ...Read more

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Does assisted living allow people with cognitive impairment in?

Does assisted living allow people with cognitive impairment in?

Yes they do!: Assisted living facilities are long-term programs, regulated independently by each state. In fact, a large number of residents often have alzheimer's or other dementias. Services are provided on a 24-hour basis and include treatment and care based on individualized assessments. Dignity and quality of life are also key elements of care (see www.Alz.Org). ...Read more

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Will social skills training help someone on the autism spectrum?

Will social skills training help someone on the autism spectrum?

Evidence-based: Treatment of autism is intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy at the child's developmental age. When a young child is ready, "peer therapy" is effective, adult-supervised play with a neurotypical peer in multiple settings. Group therapy at age 6 & > is repetitive, rote training in basic skills. Dan & other unproven therapies are reviewed in "pediatrics" nov 2012, on aap.Org or app. ...Read more

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How can someone with alexithymia enhance communication skills?

How can someone with alexithymia enhance communication skills?

Namenda (memantine): Although it is off-label, the medication used to treat alzheimer's disease, Namenda (memantine) can help improve verbal functioning in this area. I have personally treated hundreds of autistic (including aspergers) individuals successfully improving their ability to converse, make friends, connect better with others, enhance vocabulary and syntax skills at usual doses. ...Read more

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Can I teach my child social skills at 4?

Can I teach my child social skills at 4?

Yes: Children are very intelligent and can learn many things earlier than we often give them credit. Children can learn to say please and thank you. Yes ma'am no ma'am etc. They can learn to shake hands and greet others. They can learn to wait their turn, be kind etc. ...Read more

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Can boxing lessons help develop hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills?

Can boxing lessons help develop hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills?

Maybe..... Boxing : Can lead to a retina detachment if hit in the head repetitively. ...Read more

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My daughter is 1 but very advanced for her age she is already starting terrible 2's she will not listen to me at all she bites and hits me help?

My daughter is 1 but very advanced for her age she is already starting terrible 2's she will not listen to me at all she bites and hits me help?

"Time Out" time: Your daughter is expressing her frustrations by biting and not listening. It's time to institute "timeout" even if its applied for a very short time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to listen to music too much?

Doubtful: If the music relaxes or interests you or excites you then there is no harm in it. If the listening distracts you from doing other important things in your life than you might be overdoing it. Hopefully it is not too loud which can affect your hearing and disturb the neighbors. ...Read more

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What's your favorite music to listen to while exercising?

What's your favorite music to listen to while exercising?

Listener's choice: Some like loud music with strong beat; others like rap; some prefer latin rhythms like salsa/tango/etc; still others like new age, etc. Depends on type of exercise one is doing & how much musical motivation one needs to keep moving. ...Read more

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Is listening to high sound frequency bad?

intensity?: Chronic exposure to high intensity sound at any frquency will eventually degrade your ability to hear in the long run. If you have to do this activity, wear ear protection if possible. I have serious reservations with those going down the street in cars with the stereo blaring so loud it vibrates the car and with attendance at high intensity rock concerts. ...Read more

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Can listening to loud music give you headaches?

Can listening to loud music give you headaches?

Sometimes: Very loud music, listened to on a regular basis can gradually damage hearing so that over the years your high pitched tones and eventually medium tones will diminish. Keep all noises at a comfortable level. This is why ear protection is now a standard item in noisy industrial environments. Headaches are also caused by loud noises including music. ...Read more

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Can listening to music on earphones be harmful?

Yes: Not as damaging as using ear buds and it depends on the volume of the music, but yes it can cause hearing damage. ...Read more

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Is it good to sleep while you're listening music?

Is it good to sleep while you're listening music?

Not really: Music and sounds in general can interrupt or interfere with sleep cycles and impair sleep efficiency. ...Read more

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Can listening to a certain voice be physically painful?

Can listening to a certain voice be physically painful?

Unpleasant, annoying: It may be annoying and unpleasant, hence it may be uncomfortable to your ears. Hence it may be "painful", but try to see beyond the voice, the content and the person. If i don't enjoy certain quality of voices or sounds, i try to avoid it if possible. But it doesn't hurt me physically. ...Read more

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Does listening to classical music make my fetus smarter?

Does listening to classical music make my fetus smarter?

Could not hurt!: There is no doubt that the fetus can appreciate sounds and may have a hearing sense well in advance of 9 months. Classical music is harmonious and has mathematical elegance, it can therefore enhance fetal neural networking development and lay the ground for reason and good sense. ...Read more

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What white noise level should I listen to to make me sleep?

What white noise level should I listen to to make me sleep?

Low as possible: White noise is often used to help shut out other noises and eases the transition from wakefulness to sleep for many people. Turn the volume as low as possible, as repeated exposure to any loud noise may result in small but cummulative hearing loss. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe anxiety and no one will listen?

What to do if I have severe anxiety and no one will listen?

Friends and family: May not know how to help you with severe anxiety. Speak with a mental health professional. Medication and/ or psychotherapy can help you learn to cope with and reduce anxiety. ...Read more

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Can hypnosis occur if listening to it in a second language?

Can hypnosis occur if listening to it in a second language?

Yes. It is not even: necessary to talk when inducing hypnosis. There are many non-verbal ways to do this. The question then becomes what to do when in the altered state. If you are clear on the goal of clinical hypnosis it can be helpful even if wording is not understood consciously. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Two dentists with two differing opinions. Who do I listen to?

Two dentists with two differing opinions. Who do I listen to?

Hard to say...: Both dentists can look at your condition and decide to treat it differrently... That's the very broad lattitude that is given to healthcare providers in diagnosing and treating a problem. Can't possibly tell you who to listen to, since we don't even know what your problem is and what each of them is recommending! ...Read more

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Is listening to music or videos harmful if it helps me sleep?

Is listening to music or videos harmful if it helps me sleep?

Not harmful.: Proper sleep hygiene would advise against falling asleep with the music or TV purposely on, but if it settles your mind enough for you to fall asleep for a restful night, then it's better that you sleep. ...Read more

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What is better for relaxation reading or listening to music?

What is better for relaxation reading or listening to music?

A Book! Not An i-Pad: Depends on you. Some like to do both. In fact, I saw a guy at the gym last night on an indoor bike with the TV and radio both blasting while he also read from a book. Go figure. So try them for yourself. I read Moby Dick every night for many months and fell asleep each night after two pages. Choose music that doesn't engage you too much, like ambient or mild classical. Shy away from The Who or U2 ...Read more

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Is it bad to listen to Netflix with earbuds on while I sleep?

Is it bad to listen to Netflix with earbuds on while I sleep?

Not ideal: It's obviously not ideal ... But, if you're doing it - just listen and don't look at the screen (ie, use ur phone laying down not the computer) - as this can mess up your sleep cycle. Also, I'd suggest turning off autoplay. Last, be extremely careful that the earbuds don't cut in to your inner ear canal - as this can cause damage. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How come when you yawn and are listening to music it becomes louder?

Amplified: When you yawn, the eustacheon tub running from the back of the throat to the ear opens. This amplifies the sound into a bigger cavity. ...Read more

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How can I get my husband to stop drinking but he don't listen to me.

Difficult: Unfortunately, for him to quit he has to decide there is a problem and want to stop. All you can do is encourage him to do so. ...Read more