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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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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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