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Can Hypnotherapy Be Effective In Treating Ptsd
Hypnosis has been shown in some studies to help with nausea and vomiting. The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily ...Read more
What medication would be effective in combination with therapy in treating oppositional defiant disorder? Therapy alone isn't working. Which meds help
Psychiatric Eval: Starting medication is a big step. Get a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. If medication is the next step you want to be sure it is monitored. Talk to the therapist about your concerns, it might be helpful to try something different in therapy and/or more sessions. Groups can be helpful for both parents and children. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more
It can help: The person depressed seeking hypnotherapy needs to be able to yield conscious control to the therapist for best results, and should seek out the most experienced hypnotherapist they can. As in other problems addressed by hypnosis, severe problems are less likely to respond and when a response is obtained there is a tendency for it to be brief. Adding medication is important for success. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is Abilify (aripiprazole) effective at treating mania in bipolar I
and is Pregabalin as effective in treating anxiety in GAD?
Do any psychiatrists have experience using ketamine for treatment resistant depression? This seems to be a growingly popular and relatively successful treatment / approach.
Short term: This is a short term treatment, and has to be repeated in a few days or weeks depending on how long the effects last for you. it has not been FDA approved for long term treatment, and has to be given as an infusion in a monitored setting. It does however act fast, as soon as you get it, which is why it has been looked at as an alternative to traditional SSRIs that take weeks to start working. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is cognitive behavioral therapy self-taught? How can one use it for generalized social phobia? Examples of cbt related to so. Phobia, please?
Can obsessive compulsive disorder be treated with cognitive therapy or is medication use more common?
Both are common: Many people receive relief from ocd symptoms with medications and/or therapy. Discuss this with your doctor and select a treatment plan that's best for you. Both medications and cognitive behavior therapy are common treatments (separately and in combination) for obsessive-compulsive disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very Effective: Try CBT with Exposure. Social phobia = intense fear of embarrassment + feeling judged by others. Effective behavioral treatment involves facing these fears - even trying 2embarrass urself deliberately in front of others. U work ur way up 2more & more challenging situations. A clinical psychologist/anxiety expert can tailor a specific plan 4u. Info: anxietybc.org Watch "Afraid of People" on YouTube ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is emdr therapy any good for social anxiety with associated generalized anxiety and agoraphobia? Where in south Africa can I get such treatment?
Perhaps: If your anxieties can be focused on, or are related to traumatic experiences which can be targeted, then emdr may be helpful to you. Consult with a therapist trained in emdr to find out. Some resources: http://tinyurl.Com/lrtjscc cognitive behavioral therapy would be better for social phobia, gad, and agoraphobia without trauma components, though. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there medications effective in treating persisting, unprovable existential thoughts in teens with OCD?
Agree w Dr. Lavi.: Encourage you to start with a psychiatric evaluation. Some of the effective treatments available include emdr ; cognitive processing therapy (an offshoot of cognitive behavioral therapy specif for ptsd). Psychiatric meds are often indicated. Psychotherapy ; group tx are often helpful. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: Buspirone is more effective in treating generalized anxiety. I have found it to be helpful for some people who suffer from this condition. You should avoid drinking large amounts of grapefruit juice if you take this med, as it can cause levels of Buspirone to go up. Side effects include nausea, drowsiness and dizziness. ...Read more
Possibly: In 2010, a systematic review of studies assessing antipsychotics for anxiety was performed. Results showed that quetiapine, but not Olanzapine or risperidone, was effecive in some of the trials. However, there were side effects (weight gain, sedation) that need to be considered. Also, quetiapine is not one of the long-lasting injectable anti-psychotics. ...Read more
Is medical marijuana useful to calm PTSD or anxiety in patients with seizure disorder who can't be on typical anxiety medications?
Can't say: Unfortunately, very little reliable, peer reviewed research has been done regarding the safety and efficacy of marijuana for anything, despite the long list list of conditions for which it has allegedly been helpful. My own guess it that it is not likely to be helpful, since it clouds thinking, and is difficult to dose properly, resulting in an under or overdose. Stick with more proven therapies ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It often is: Although it's first intended use is for major depression, it (like many or most psychotropic drugs) is used off-label for other conditions. My bias, particularly in this case - social anxiety disorder - is at least to include if not primarily use talk therapy. Learning how to manage the problem provides lifetime benefits w/out side effects. A pill only works when you take it. You're the same. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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