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Addiction Counseling Degree
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
The same: Mental or psychological dependence are essentially the same. You might mean physiological rather than psychological. Physiological involves bodily functions to include heart rate, blood pressure, shakiness, and other changes. When people are physiologically dependent, they may feel those bodily changes without a clear psychological/mental need/addiction. Addiction relates to mental/psychological. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction is: A misguided attempt to feel good or solve a problem. Counseling can help identify the motivation for alcohol, the triggers for drinking, & healthier alternatives. It can help develop a plan to change, provide support & encouragement, resolve blocks & setbacks, & treat the mental health problems that often accompany addiction. More info at http://greeleypsychologist.Com/alcohol.Xhtml. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't go there.: Snri=selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor=class of antidepressants whose action on neurotransmitters is distinct from ssri's(which act by affecting serotonin).It's tempting to hope the transmitter that is "cousin" to adrenaline would be more cognitively empowering but it doesn't work out that way. These meds (cymbalta, effexor, (venlafaxine) pristiq) are useful for some, but for mood issues, not cognition. ...Read more
Is computer game addiction similar to alcohol addiction, drug addiction, or a gambling addiction?
Clinical psychologist vs. Rehabilitation counselor vs. Counseling psychologist? What's the difference between the 3?
Let's start with: clinical psychologist vs. counseling psychologist. The former focuses more on diagnosis and treatment of major mental illness but can also treat developmental issues that most of us go through as we grow. Counseling psychologists focus more on development through the life span and not so much on major mental illness. A rehabilitation counselor helps folks back from illness and may train them. ...Read more
FEAR: Could be fear could be cultural differences. Do they have insurance, can they speak english. Do they have other support. Are they citizens or do they fear deportation. Lots of reasons that many women foreign or not that do not report abuse. Mistake for love and think it won't happen again. Think that they deserve the abuse or they brought it on. Get help. No abuse is alright and help is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can counselling psychologists get post doctoral psychopharmacology training in states that allow it, or just clinical psychologists?
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They are different: All sorts of professionals (social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists) can do mental health counseling, but only a licensed psychologist can do therapy and call it psychology. In order to become a licensed psychologist, one must get a doctorate in psychology and meet a number of other state requirements that other mental health professionals do not have. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Smoking, probably: There are over 50 million smokers in the us, and it is a major cause of death and disability, in addition to enormous financial costs. Nobody knows how many problem gamblers there are, and there are few medical costs associated (although there is a higher rate of smoking, alcohol and drug abuse in problem gamblers). Both cause misery and pain to sufferers, their families and society at large. ...Read more
Do med assisted therapy drugs like Suboxone & Methadone continue to hinder dopamine production in the opiate abused brain?
Is someone with a PhD in professional counseling vs PhD in psychology still considered a psychologist?
Yes but not exactly: A Ph.D in Counseling Psychology would be considered a psychologist. Different states have different regulations around the title of psychologist so check with a state licensing board to be sure. For example, Vermont is now the only state where a person with a Master's Degree in Psychology can be called a Psychologist, provided that they indicate Psychologist-Master. ...Read more
Interactive: Psychopathology refers to harmfully unusual psychological qualities of the person caused by biology and traumatic learning histories. Stress consists of a response to upsetting events that triggers or worsens pathological factors. Psychotherapy aims to teach coping for unchangeable factors, de-condition negative factors that were learned, and strengthen positive factors already present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Therapy vs meds: Speaking very generally, most psychologists hold either a PhD or a PsyD degree (I hold both) and practice psychotherapy. Psychiatrists hold either an MD or a DO degree, and they prescribe psychotropic medications, and generally do not do all that much therapy these days, but years ago psychiatrists would do both. Social workers, psychiatrists, and psychologists all do counseling/psychotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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