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Doctor insights on: Buddhist Beliefs

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Are all relationships spiritual or emotional rewards?

Are all relationships spiritual or emotional rewards?

Relationships: Our relationships offer us endless opportunities to grow and evolve. This may not always feel pleasant at the time. People tend to choose each other for unconscious reasons, and then struggle over issues that are sensitive to both. The most mutually satisfying relationships provide love, trust, connection, and affection that extend over time, no matter what stresses are also going on. ...Read more

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How can someone's religious beliefs affect their diet?

How can someone's religious beliefs affect their diet?

Faiths: Different faiths have different dietary beliefs based upon the scriptures they follow. Many of these beliefs date back thousands of years, and are deeply steeped in culture as well as religious practice. Reading up on how some Jewish people view kosher food and preparation would handily illustrate this. ...Read more

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Hypnosis to uncover the subconcious like freud still ok?

Hypnosis to uncover the subconcious like freud still ok?

Yes: Techniques involving hypnosis can be very helpful in identifying past stressful events which can lead to symptoms. Sometimes, the symptoms can be relieved without delving into past experiences, but when the symptoms are not helped or relapse, hypnosis can indeed be very effective. ...Read more

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Is alcoholics anonymous a spiritual/ religious program?

Is alcoholics anonymous a spiritual/ religious program?

Sort of: Aa believes in a "higher power, " but they are not per se a religious organization nor does one have to be religious to benefit from the program. ...Read more

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Do politics attract abnormal personalities? Any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?

Do politics attract abnormal personalities? Any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?

No study, but Blogs: A PH.D. has an article in Psychology Today magazine. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self/201112/narcissism-why-its-so-rampant-in-politics and there are lots of bloggers writing about it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the differences between philosophical counselling, humanistic psychology, and existential psychotherapy?

What are the differences between philosophical counselling, humanistic psychology, and existential psychotherapy?

This is too broad of: a question for 400 characters. Each of the 3 types of counseling mentioned are based on the therapist's orientation to therapy. all three relate to their philosophy of how and why psychotherapy works. ...Read more

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My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?

My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?

Yes: Addiction to social media is a real issue with many young people. The best way to wean such addicts is to find more exciting but helthier or more productive alternatives to spend free time ...Read more

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Are schizophrenia and psychic mediumship integrated?

Are schizophrenia and psychic mediumship integrated?

No.: Schizophrenia is an actual disorder of the brain in which there are abnormalities in levels of neurotransmitters in different circuits of the brain. People with schizophrenia do not channel spirits or become possessed by entities although they may believe so as part of a delusional system. Psychic mediumship is a practice some people believe in but it is not integrated with schizophrenia. ...Read more

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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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Do biohair capsules by vindeca life sciences work?

Biohair: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Any psychotherapy self-help books?

Any psychotherapy self-help books?

What context?: If psychotherapy is a process between a therapist and someone seeking help, "self-help" seems to be contradictory. While a book may give valuable information, the feedback given in therapy seems much more germane. A prominent tenet of therapy is that "self can't see self". Have an experience of real psychotherapy. Don't sell yourself short! you are worth more than that! ...Read more

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Was Sigmund Freud a doctor? Are his psychoanalytic theories important in the medical community?

Was Sigmund Freud a doctor? Are his psychoanalytic theories important in the medical community?

Freud: Freud was an MD, and started his career as a neurologist, before developing his seminal theories of psychoanalysis. I would say nor only some of Freud's theories, but the psychoanalytic theories that have developed since then to the present time have importance to the medical community, most notable in psychiatry and psychology. ...Read more

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Introvert coping techniques for big party besides boozing it up?

Introvert coping techniques for big party besides boozing it up?

Party game: Hey, introverts like parties too! they just don't participate in the same way as extraverts do. Perhaps what you're concerned about is anxiety. If so, here's a quick tip: you can't feel anxious unless you're thinking about yourself. So, think of your focus or attention as a hot potato. As long as you keep it on someone else you won't get burned. ...Read more

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Might mirrors affect self perception?

Mirrors are reality: Mirrors certainly reflect the self in the most accurate sense in the same way a scale reflects weight. If you mean do mirrors have a negative effect on self perception, the answer would be no - its the thoughts that come along with the perception that can be distorted, helpful, or harmful to oneself. ...Read more

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Why do borderlines sabotage their own interpersonal relationships?

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Why do borderlines sabotage their own interpersonal relationships?

Borderline: Chronic feelings of emptiness & guilt & despair with lack of trust in others, along with idealization/devaluation sense, make their relationships shaky & short-lasting as they fear rejection the closer they get to someone. ...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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What psych dis. Does a person w/delusions, belief alien in brain & hallucinations visual & tactical & thought insertions & be high functioning in life?

What psych dis. Does a person w/delusions, belief alien in brain & hallucinations visual & tactical & thought insertions & be high functioning in life?

Good treatment : It's unusual for someone experiencing these symptoms without treatment to be high functioning, but it does happen for short periods. The movie "a beautiful mind" gives a good depiction. Elyn saks wrote "the center cannot hold" about the struggles of living with schizophrenia and trying to stay high functioning. In all cases getting treatment is key to living life to it's full potential. ...Read more

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Do blind rehabilitation centers help each coping skills?

Do blind rehabilitation centers help each  coping skills?

Sometimes: Low vision rehab is variable from place to place. It is clear that a person must be okay with their vision before any meaningful progress can be made with the rehab process. ...Read more