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Is there a self-treatment for compulsive lying?

Is there a self-treatment for compulsive lying?

Probably not: If a 44 year old has been compulsively lying for many yrs it is not going to be easy to stop. It is ingrained in his personality. That doesn't mean that you can't get help. Developing a therapeutic relationship will help you understand the roots of this problem and the therapist should also be able to help you become aware when you are repeating this pattern. 1st step is your motivation to stop. ...Read more

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Is compulsive lying as addictive as drugs or alcohol?

Is compulsive lying as addictive as drugs or alcohol?

Not addicting but: Very habitual in some folks to the point that their lives are seriously damaged by the behavior. There are many reasons for that behavior including low self esteem, antisocial personality disorder, inability to ever be wrong and in some people just for the sheer thrill of doing it. Once the habit is well established it is hard to correct unless one admits to it and gets help. ...Read more

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Is compulsive lying an actual medical condition?

Is compulsive lying an actual medical condition?

It's a psychological: condition, not a medical one. It usually begins in early childhood and requires psychotherapy to overcome it. ...Read more

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How do I deal with my brother's compulsive lying?

Compulsive lying: Have him treated, problem is whether he acknowledges his problem and accepts be treated. ...Read more

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Please point me to where i can go to get my compulsive lying under control?

Please point me to where i can go to get my compulsive lying under control?

You are off to a: Good start by asking this question here. Please see a mental health professional who treats this. Compulsive lying is just that, a compulsive habit rooted in trying to control the uncontrollable. Relax, nothing is under control. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a recommended treatment for compulsive over-eating?

Anyone know what is a recommended treatment for compulsive over-eating?

OA: Overeating anonymous is a worldwide organization that uses more the 12 step models for working on eating as a disorder. Group therapy (with overeaters, not all eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia). They even have online, secure sessions and forums. Individual therapy can also help identify triggers to eating behaviors and response plans. ...Read more

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What is the exact treatment for obssessive compulsive neurosis?

What is the exact treatment for obssessive compulsive neurosis?

Variety of options: The term neurosis has gone a bit out of fashion, and in the us this is usually classified as obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) or obsessive compulsive personality disorder. There is no "exact" treatment, but some ssri antidepressants are effective as are a number of cognitive behavior and other psychotherapies. Some individuals require combination of medications and therapy. ...Read more

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Any treatment for obessive compulsive disorder?

Any treatment for obessive compulsive disorder?

Therapy and Meds: First a comprehensive mental health evaluation is suggested. After confirming the diagnosis of ocd, consider working with a psychologist and a physician "team". For psychotherapy: consider dr. Jeffrey schwartz's four step method outlined in the book "brainlock". Also consider an ssri medication. ...Read more

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What are common treatment facilities that treat compulsive behavior addictions such as internet, video games, ect?

What are common treatment facilities that treat compulsive behavior addictions such as internet, video games, ect?

Yes: There are many out there. This is one that i know of: http://morningsiderecovery.Com/addiction-treatment/video-games/gaming-addiction-treatment.Php. ...Read more

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In humanistic therapy, what is the treatment for compulsive over-eating, inability to finish work and severe depression?

In humanistic therapy, what is the treatment for compulsive over-eating, inability to finish work and severe depression?

Ur Growth, Here, Now: Humanistic approaches 2helping u clear obstacles in ur path blocking u from leading a more fulfilling life, feeling more connected w/others would tend 2focus on helping u examine these obstacles & help u come up w/ur own solutions. Ur perspectives on ur life & these obstacles would be key, as would helping u become aware of any judgement about them & how such judgments may be holding u back. ...Read more

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I have a compulsive skin picking problem. I'm getting anxiety treatment for this, but what products are recommended to help torn skin heal faster?

I have a compulsive skin picking problem. I'm getting anxiety treatment for this, but what products are recommended to help torn skin heal faster?

FP or Dermatologist: Please visit your family physician and/or dermatologist about this. They'll be able to see how extensive the damage is, and can recommend the best products for you. If you need antibiotic skin ointments or other things, they will be best able tell you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Meds and therapy: Meds (usually antianxiety medications, but not always) combined with therapy with a clinician who specializes on OCD is the best combination to treat OCD, typically. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

What is the best treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

OCD Treatments: There are two therapeutic approaches to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder. A specific form of cognitive behavioral therapy, where one confronts their anxieties, can provide up to 100% symptom relief. Ocd also responds well to treatment with ssri antidepressants. Fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, sertraline and paroxetine are effective. Combining both treatment options offers best prognosis. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for your obsessive compulsive disorder?

What's the best treatment for your obsessive compulsive disorder?

CBT and medications: This is well studied. Ocd responds best to a combination of an ssri antidepressant such as fluoxetine (prozac) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt). The combination improves the original response rate and, perhaps even more importantly, decreases the likelihood of a second episode. ...Read more

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Could treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder improve clarity of thought?

Could treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder improve clarity of thought?

Yes, that is: Possible. When a person is obsessed with particular thoughts - they aren't attending well to other things that are happening. With obsessive compulsive personality traits - people can lose the bigger picture when focused on small details. Therapy can help with both obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive personality disordE.R. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the most successful form of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Can you tell me about the most successful form of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Combination Therapy.: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psychiatric medications may be needed. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the most successful form of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Could you tell me what is the most successful form of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

CBT: The most effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder is often cognitive-behavioral therapy. Antidepressants are sometimes used in conjunction with therapy, although medication alone is rarely effective in relieving the symptoms of OCD. ...Read more

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Treatment of compulsive disorders hello: is naltrexone used to treat compulsive sexual disorders when they are non-responsive to ssri's? How long does it take for the medication to work? How long are patienst kept on this medication before they are weane

Experimental: Since i haven't heard of this treatment i would assume it is experimental. Most compulsive disorders wax and wane and are not entirely cured but managed by behavioral as well as medical interventions. I would thus expect Naltrexone to be used for extended periods of time if indeed it was helping. ...Read more

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Is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder(ocd)?

Is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder(ocd)?

Classical homeopathy: Ocd is a difficult disorder to treat, even in conventional medicine. However, there are psychiatrists who are well-trained in classical homeopathy and who can help you. Many people who have not responded to conventional medications or who are very sensitive to them, may respond well to homeopathy. You must be sure your homeopath is familiar with ocd and is experienced in treating this problem. ...Read more