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Bingeing for 27 yrs always in therapy incl cbt, ret, group, analysis, oa, ssris, bupropion, diaphr.Breathing, yoga, meditation, exercise...Is there still hope?

Bingeing for 27 yrs always in therapy incl cbt, ret, group, analysis, oa, ssris, bupropion, diaphr.Breathing, yoga, meditation, exercise...Is there still hope?

Yes!: Bingeing and eating disorders are like other addictive conditions where one can nevertheless develop strategies to live a full and contented life. There is always the possibility of a "flare-up". The key sometimes is to be consistent with these strategies no matter what and to make the goal to binge less whatever frequency that turns out to be. ...Read more

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I have been watching physical fitness programs of genuine instructors yoga. Can they hurt me?

I have been watching physical fitness programs of genuine instructors yoga. Can they hurt me?

Sure: Yoga can be an incredibly wonderful activity. I practice regularly and love it. However, you can also hurt yourself in yoga if you do not have instruction or if you try to do something that you are not ready for. I generally recommend to my patients interested in yoga to go to classes and then to use tapes/dvds only when they have gained some experience and no what to do and what not to do. ...Read more

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Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?

Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?

I use fitbit: I've been using fitbit daily for over 2 years. During the day it shows my activity patterns, and allows me to use that feedback to modify the behavior. For example if I have not met my step goal by dinner time a postrprandial walk becomes more attractive. At night, the fitbit can provide useful information regarding quality of sleep. The web software allows for tracking of calorie intake andweight. ...Read more

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Aren't aarp programs just grand schemes to rip off people?

Aren't aarp programs just grand schemes to rip off people?

AARP: Aarp has strong connections to insurance programs selling policies and other things which no doubt make them significant income. They are an occasionally effective lobby for some issues. The cost to 'belong' is cheap and this reflects their ability to get you on their list to sell products. Some are probably fairly priced given current market conditions but some are certainly 'rip-offs'. ...Read more

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From psychological stance-how were cavemen's relationships & social connections easier in a way that teens could mimic in a positive way? Less stress?

From psychological stance-how were cavemen's relationships & social connections easier in a way that teens could mimic in a positive way? Less stress?

UTOPIA: You know, i've never had any caveman in psychotherapy. Cant help there. Sounds like social connections and relationships are some sort of problem now and you arent understanding/managing these very well. Might be a good idea to talk with a therapist and sort it out. ...Read more

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I believe in the traditional approaches to healthy eating from the pioneers adelle davis and frances moore lappe. Who are leaders now?

I believe in the traditional approaches to healthy eating from the pioneers adelle davis and frances moore lappe. Who are leaders now?

Alice Waters/Farmers: Ms. Lappe's daughter is carrying on the small planet movement. Doctors ornish and weil are well-known proponents of healthy eating. There are many outside north america. With the rising cost of food and possible problems with our food supply, there is a need for others. My approach is a la michael pollan, using local fresh foods as much as possible. I cook low-fat according to what is in season. ...Read more

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Thinking of $$$ investment in myself - BLT Vanquish. Uses RF technology. Seems Safe and noninvasive. Thoughts /Feedback?

Thinking of $$$ investment in myself - BLT Vanquish. Uses RF technology. Seems Safe and noninvasive. Thoughts /Feedback?

It's BTL: BLT is a Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwich.... Kidding aside, we do not give such advice on Health Tap Prime however I would be very careful about weight control or fat removal systems! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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 bulk beings/ advanced beings guiding humanity into better future. Like in INTERSTELLAR MOVIE are these beings shaping our present n future.

Who knows?: You've posted this question on a network which provides health and medical information, but your question doesn't fall within that realm. A physician's training and experience would not qualify him or her to be any more knowledgeable about your question than anyone else. That said, I'm not aware of any objective data which is responsive to your question, and I think it's a matter of speculation. ...Read more

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Reading crazy things like tingling from massage, vitamins, acupuncture, stretching, etc. made adults much taller after 35?Any truth to claims or myths

Reading crazy things like tingling from massage, vitamins, acupuncture, stretching, etc. made adults much taller after 35?Any truth to claims or myths

Loads of rumors: Lots of fables are being portrayed online these days, and cures and solutions abound. Most of these are attempts to gain monetary advantage, via fraudulent promotions. In other words, the concept of getting taller after age 35 is not substantiated scientifically. ...Read more

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Why don't people use nicotine gum/lozenges to harness the power of nicotine to improve certain cognitive tasks?

Why don't people use nicotine gum/lozenges to harness the power of nicotine to improve certain cognitive tasks?

Nicotine: On its own has bad effects. It causes high bp, deposition of cholesterol, ulcer, probably correlates with urinary bladder cancer, lung problem, heart problem, etc., what you are asking for has no real basis and no controlled study to prove it. I can promise you I am more intelligent and more successful than any of my siblings, and i was the only one who did not smoke. ...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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Wife going thru menopause, very depressed, effecting our marriage, tried everything from drs to specialists, naturopaths & meditation, any suggestions?

Wife going thru menopause, very depressed, effecting our marriage, tried everything from drs to specialists, naturopaths & meditation, any suggestions?

Cognitive therapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy and/or couples therapy may be a helpful intervention here. While menopause may have seemed like where it started, this could be a correlated or coincidental event. Keeping your own head above water by maintaining your own mental and physical health is another way you can help, or at least prevent things from getting worse. Hang in there and seek some additional help. ...Read more

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Apart from adolf hitler and radovan karadzic what other genocidal war criminals are into quackery?

Apart from adolf hitler and radovan karadzic what other genocidal war criminals are into quackery?

Most: Most war ciminals have alternative medical beliefs due to their lack of scientific knowledge and wanting magic. This includes fortune tellers. ...Read more

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Could electronic cigarettes work?

Could electronic cigarettes work?

Be more specific: Work to what end? Quitting smoking?- maybe but there is insufficient evidence to show this yet plus it still has nicotine that you are inhaling. ...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