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Personalization cognitive disorder test online?

Personalization cognitive disorder test online?

Online cognitive: Gosh, never heard of such a combination? Cognitive test makes sense, but be wary of online tests. In most states psychological testing must be done by a licensed psychologist, and this provides legal confidentiality. For general discussion see http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/internetpsychotherapyethics.Asp. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Phobia (Definition)

An irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a strong desire to avoid it. Such fears can be considered anxiety disorders or symptoms characterized by unnecessary avoidance of a situation out of fear. Avoidance is the hallmark of a phobia. And, avoidance serves as a sort of ...Read more


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Does havg a dream career conquer social anxeity disorder?

Does havg a dream career conquer social anxeity disorder?

While having a dream: career can certainly help with work life satisfaction, it does not necessarily mean that symptoms of social anxiety will disappear. Speaking with a therapist could help with social anxiety. ...Read more

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Ever since dealing w/crohns, i've become a bit socially w/drawn (dating & social outings) d/t unpredictable bathroom situation. Is this social phobia?

Ever since dealing w/crohns, i've become a bit socially w/drawn (dating & social outings) d/t unpredictable bathroom situation. Is this social phobia?

Not really: While embarrassment about diarrhea in a social situation can commonly cause someone with crohns to avoid social settings, it's a bit different than social phobia, where someone has a more pervasive sense of embarrassment about him or herself. I'd suggest contacting www.Ccfa.Org for support and coping mechanisms. I hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

That is a lot going : On ; it doesn't sound like fun. Take on a little "can do" attitude. Encourage you to enlist the care of a good psychiatrist as well as a therapist/ psychologist. Alk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). ...Read more

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(bpd)borderline personality disorder;i've done dbt counselingn a psychiatrist which has not improved my paranoia/anxiety problems.What next?

(bpd)borderline personality disorder;i've done dbt counselingn a psychiatrist which has not improved my paranoia/anxiety problems.What next?

DBT: Need to discuss with your psychiatrist possible alternative medications, depending on what you were prescribed & on the symptoms. Some benefits might be obtained from a psychotropic with a mood stabilizer. Your md is the best one to review them, since I am not sure what medications were tried for you. ...Read more

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25yo stay home, no friends. Anxious panic disorder. Feel way behind in life social skills life skills, hard to be alone. Had this as a child :( aspie?

25yo stay home, no friends. Anxious panic disorder. Feel way behind in life social skills life skills, hard to be alone. Had this as a child :( aspie?

Not necessarily: I am a neurologist and to my knowledge your description of things is not sufficient to diagnose Asperger syndrome though certainly some features may be present. Other things should also be looked at and ruled out. I would be happy to help direct you in this regard. Write me-www.healthtap.com/DR-Saghafi ...Read more

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How do psychologists test for bipolar disorder?

How do psychologists test for bipolar disorder?

Tests don't diagnose: Psych tests do not diagnose anything. The results are helpful in sunstantiating a mental disorder or identifying the possibilty of one.A a thoeough clinical interview and collateral info from family are very useful in making the dianosis. Some objective personality tests (eg, mmpi, pai, etc) can aid in making the dx. ...Read more

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I'm scared about therapist sessions. Is this fear normal?

I'm scared about therapist sessions. Is this fear normal?

Yes: Anxiety about going to psychotherapy for the first time is completely normal. I have not met a client who did not have some anxiety coming in the first time. I do group psychotherapy and there is even more anxiety about going to group for the first time. But in individual and group therapy I have seen so many times that the initial anxiety turns into relief, safety and even joy. Be well, . ...Read more

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Is cognitive analytic therapy (cat) any good? Please advise!

Is cognitive analytic therapy (cat) any good? Please advise!

CAT: Studies suggest that CAT is as good as other brief focused therapies such as CBT, RET, etc. It is too new to have undergone meta-analyses, but individual trials substantiate success. ...Read more

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Tell me if depression lead to a social phobia and/or anxiety disorder?

Tell me if depression lead to a social phobia and/or anxiety disorder?

Yes and No: Although anxiety and depression commonly co-occur, depression will only lead to social phobia if the individual has a predisposition to develop social phobia to begin with (genetics, psychological vulnerability, shyness as a trait, etc). The best evidence for depression and anxiety is generalized anxiety disorder, which shares more in common with depression than any other anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Will escitalopram help social anxiety ocd and HIV phobia??

Will escitalopram help social anxiety ocd and HIV phobia??

Escitalopram: Escitalopram is an oral drug that is used for treating depression and generalized anxiety disorder. It may be helpful to you if combined with intensive care from a mental health care professional, but may not be fully effective if taken just as a substitute for complete care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am looking for doable coping methods for severe anxiety, depression, bipolar i?

I am looking for doable coping methods for severe anxiety, depression, bipolar i?

Difficult to answer : Severe anxiety, depression, and bipolar i are related disorders but each have different treatments. I would consult with a psychologist and psychiatrist. For depression, i often recommend "feeling good" by dr. David burns as required reading. ...Read more

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Do psychologists test for adhd?

Do psychologists test for adhd?

They can: Psychologists and educational psychologist both are trained in the kinds of testing typically used for diagnosing adhd. However, part of diagnosing mental disorders in general is still an art, so having someone with experience with a specific disorder such as adhd can be a reall advantage both for diagnosis and for getting the most useful information about next steps in terms of treatment. ...Read more

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How effective is rational emotive behavior therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is rational emotive behavior therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Rational emotive: therapy is an early form of Cognitive Therapy or CT. Research shows Exposure+Response Prevention and CT work best. E+RP is a structured program of confronting the feared situation or thought without using the compulsive behavior to escape from it. CT challenges faulty thinking associated with OCD. Effective treatment with either approach takes a very skilled therapist. ...Read more

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What are early goals of a clinical psychology session for depression--change behavior or thoughts?

Both: Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses changing both cognitive distortions (thoughts, thinking) and also changing behaviors (actions) that are involved in depressed feelings ( mood). The early goal is to start and commit to the process and also includes "homework". Keeping it simple is often the most easy to follow approach. ...Read more

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How does a rapid hiv test work at planned parenthood ?

How does a rapid hiv test work at planned parenthood ?

Ask the clinic: The details probably vary from one Planned Parenthood clinic to another. You'll need to ask your clinic about their procedures. ...Read more

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Is ther a way to overcome my fear of death and stop worrying?Psychologist says existential anxiety. Im spiritual but not relig, maybe agnostic.

Therapist: I guess each one of us has to overcome our fear of death in one way or another. If this has you preoccupied and is interfering with your life then i would recommend seeing a therapist as that may be the best long-term answer for you. Your doctor may be able to get you connected with right therapist if necessary. ...Read more

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Can a gp test you for avoidance personality disorder?

Can a gp test you for avoidance personality disorder?

No simple test: Unfortunately no simple tests--like blood tests or mris--can tell us if we have a personality disorder. If your gp has specialized training in psychiatry s/he may be able to help you with that. Most likely you would be referred to a psychologist or psychiatrist, and they typically use a thorough history and psychological testing to help answer your question. Your gp may help with a referral. ...Read more