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I have severe health anxiety since a child, now mostly cardiac related. I have tried, meds, behavior therapy. The works. Nothing helps. What can I do.

I have severe health anxiety since a child, now mostly cardiac related. I have tried, meds, behavior therapy. The works. Nothing helps. What can I do.

Don't give up!: Although you have tried many things for your anxiety don't give up. Continue to follow with behavioral medicine, psychological and medical therapy. Medications may help but the combination of therapies is the key. Try bio feedback, consider acupuncture, massage therapy. Eat well and exercise moderately. Get good rest and most of all try to relax during this difficult time. 2nd opinions needed? ...Read more

Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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Is there any doctor who prescribes meds for mental disorders and give behavior therapy and methods... (like he's a psychatrist+psychologist together)?

Is there any doctor who prescribes meds for mental disorders and give behavior therapy and methods... (like he's a psychatrist+psychologist together)?

Some...: Psychiatrists still do both talk and drug therapy; some prefer to just give drugs ;#40;psychopharmacologists;#41; and work with talk therapists ;#40;psychologists, psychiatric social workers, clergy;#41;. ...Read more

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Has anyone ordered dialectical behavior therapy or d.B.T?

Has anyone ordered dialectical behavior therapy or d.B.T?

Good approach: Dialectical behavior therapy (dbt), is a type of psychotherapy aimed primarily at borderline personality disorder (bpd). Dbt is a cognitive behavioral therapy, meaning it is a therapy that focuses on the role of cognition (e.g., thoughts and beliefs) and behaviors (e.g., actions) in affecting mood and general functioning. It has been effective in treating bpd and other problems. ...Read more

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What is behavior therapy?

What is behavior therapy?

Understanding how: Changing aubject's behavior can result in changes in how they are feeling ;/or how certain bodily functions work ; be modified. Examples of behavior therapy are:-biofeedback, a form of behavior therapy, and is used to learn bladder and bowel control. Aversion therapy is another form of behavior therapy used to control various impulses including smoking, overeating and unacceptable sexual behavior. ...Read more

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What is behavior therapy based on?

What is behavior therapy based on?

Behaviorism: Behavior therapy is based on behaviorism, which concerns itself with observable behaviors and not on unobservable events that take place in people's minds. Reinforcement of positive/desired behaviors and extinction of negative or unwanted behaviors is the focus and goal. ...Read more

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Which is an advantage of behavior therapy?

Which is an advantage of behavior therapy?

Awakening: It is an awakening experience what you are and what you do and how the therapist tells you about yourself. ...Read more

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Has anyone been in group behavior therapy-did it help?

Has anyone been in group behavior therapy-did it help?

Yes: Group therapy is a very effective form of therapy for many types of mental health problems. Many therapists offer this modality of treatment and medical insurance will often cover a portion of the cost. ...Read more

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How much should I expect to pay for behavior therapy>?

How much should I expect to pay for behavior therapy>?

Varies : The cost of behavioral health treatment varies depending on the type of license and experience of the practitioner, the geographic location, and the services provided. There can be initial assessment fees, testing fees, and ongoing therapy fees, depending on the issue. A ballpark estimate for ongoing therapy (usually 50 minutes per session) in the U.S. Might be $120-$200 per appointment. ...Read more

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What is behavior therapy exactly ? And when do you need it ?

What is behavior therapy exactly ? And when do you need it ?

One type of therapy: Behavior therapy is one type of psychological treatment. Behavioral modification techniques reinforce behaviors you want to promote ; ignore or apply negative consequences for behaviors you wish to change. These techniques do not consider the cause of the symptoms to be important in order to change the behavior. It can be used for a wide variety of psychological issues. ...Read more

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Has anyone done dialectical behavior therapy?

Has anyone done dialectical behavior therapy?

Clarify ? Please: Dbt has helped many people who are battling with serious mental health conditions. Please tell us a bit more about what kind of information you are looking for so we can be of assistance. ...Read more

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What's behavior therapy and how it is used to treat conduct disorder?

What's behavior therapy and how it is used to treat conduct disorder?

Violating rights: Conduct disorder involves chronically violating the rights of others, impulsivity and defying authority, and breaking laws. It is related to childhood maltreatment and lack of skill development. Behavior therapy can use behavior modification techniques such as rewards and punishments or cognitive behavioral therapy to change how a person thinks and thus behaves. Family therapy is also needed. ...Read more

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Enuresis and encopresis with behavior therapy?

Enuresis and encopresis with behavior therapy?

Rule out neurologic: Problem which can impair sphincter, bladder and bowel function. Enuresis alone usually does not require behavior therapy. Encopresis, in the absence of any neurologic deficit may well benefit from behavior therapy. Thus most children with combined enuresis & encopresis usually require some form of behavior therapy. ...Read more

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What's cognitive behavior therapy?

What's cognitive behavior therapy?

Therapy for Thoughts: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) is a psychotherapy in which the therapist and the patient work together to revise problematic thinking patterns that lead to emotional and behavioral problems. This is essential because one's beliefs affect one's view of self, others, and one's future. What one believes, whether it is true or not, affects every aspect of our lives. "disputing" is one cbt skill. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Behavior Modification (Definition)

Behavior modification, a type of psychotherapy is the use of demonstrated behavior change techniques to increase or decrease the frequency of behaviors, such as altering an individual's behaviors and reactions to stimuli through positive and negative reinforcement of adaptive behavior and/or the reduction of behavior through its extinction, punishment ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Behavior Therapy (Definition)

Behavior therapy seeks to target the symptoms or behaviors that are troublesome, based upon the principles of behavior modification, rather than attempting ...Read more