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Could autism create a criminal personality?

Could autism create a criminal personality?

No.: An autistic individual might have difficulty understanding the emotional consequences of their actions, but they are no more likely than anyone else to form an intent to do something they know to be wrong. ...Read more

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Has a victim of bullying ever won thru revenge?

Has a victim of bullying ever won thru revenge?

No one wins.: If one is bullied either emotionally or physically, revenge is not the answer (check out the new tv show that dissects the complexities). Learn an approach to stand up to the bullying that will raise yourself esteem, and make the aggressor look silly. If you are young, consider informing the bully's parents directly. Or be the bigger person, and ignore the bullying, slough it off. ...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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Can divorced parents spark fear of abandonment in a 10 year old?

Can divorced parents spark fear of abandonment in a 10 year old?

Of course: It depends on custody and how much true love is provided. Parents should be unanimous in how this is achieved. ...Read more

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Is helping an ailing parent always tough? Shouldnt we be dismantling the walls we've built against each other and practice love & forgiveness?

Is helping an ailing parent always tough? Shouldnt we be dismantling the walls we've built against each other and practice love & forgiveness?

Not always: As it depends on the relationship. Ailing parents can have a lot of old "baggage" and may not have the skills to practice love and forgiveness...They may have guilt over old perceptions and events. We all tend to form ideas and misperceptions that we hold on to because they hurt...If you practice love and forgiveness you will break down the walls. Check out the 5 love languages by chapman. ...Read more

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What constitutes psychological elder abuse?

What constitutes psychological elder abuse?

Elder Abuse: Elder abuse is “any form of mistreatment that results in harm or loss to an older person.” people of trust, such as adult children, grandchildren and other known caregivers can take advantage of the declining mental and physical capacity of an elder. Emotional abuse is inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress on a senior person through verbal or nonverbal acts, e.g. Humiliating, intimidating. ...Read more

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What is a psychiatric services dog?

What is a psychiatric services dog?

Www.psychdog.org: According to this website, a psychiatric services dog is individually trained to do "work" or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a mental disability. For example, they might prevent or interrupt impulsive or destructive behaviors. The crime deterrent effects of a dog's presence and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute "work.". ...Read more

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Can we avoid mental retarded state of child born with cousin marriage?

Can we avoid mental retarded state of child born with cousin marriage?

Hard to say: Geneticists estimate that each of us carry a few recessive genes that will not harm us, but when paired with another can produce a baby with things like CF, sickle cell, and any of thousands of metabolic disorders like PKU.Marriage between close relatives increases this risk.You can get tested for the recessive gene in some cases, so having a consultation with a geneticist may help you. ...Read more

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Sexual abuse and repressed memories? Are repressed memories real, and how would one know?

Sexual abuse and repressed memories?  Are repressed memories real, and how would one know?

Yes and no: There is no single answer to cover every situation. While memories of trauma may surface years later. The problem with old memories is that they can be affected and changed by time, attitudes, other memories, and other events. A competent therapist will help you process trauma, reduce symptoms and increase strengths. The accuracy of old memories is the subject of the repressed memory debate. ...Read more

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What mental disorder is characterized by lack of emotion or inappropriate emotional response?

What mental disorder is characterized by lack of emotion or inappropriate emotional response?

Several d/o: Personality disorders/ depression / psychotic disorders / drug and etoh disorders all have a potential component of flattened or inappropriate emotional response. ...Read more

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Why would people develop sexual fetishes or obsessions?

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In behavioral theory: Certain object was associated with intense sexual gratification in the past, which makes the object signify intense sexual gratification in the future. Therefore, the person will likely to be aroused afthe the object is presented. ...Read more

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Is there an ethics of electroconvulsive therapy?

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Is there an ethics of electroconvulsive therapy?

Yes: Every physician takes an oath: "first, do no harm". Ect is traditionally reserved for the most severe and intractable forms of psychiatric illness and is most effective in treating depression. Patients with certain medical conditions are excluded (including heart problems among others) and every patient is given informed consent where the benefits and risks of treatment are explained. ...Read more

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Is it possible that someone with bpd act pretty normal with no rage or verbal abuse for 4-5 straight months?

Is it possible that someone with bpd act pretty normal with no rage or verbal abuse for 4-5 straight months?

That is: Possible. Have you ever heard the poem that goes something like this "when she was good, she was very, very good. But when she was bad, she was horrid.". ...Read more

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Should we save our baby's umbilical cord stump?

Should we save our baby's umbilical cord stump?

Some people do: Once the cord stump dries up and falls off, it's harmless and some people do keep it for a memento. What to keep in a baby box or album is a very personal decision, and also varies with culture. But dried cord stump poses no risk of carrying infections or anything bad. Also, the dried cord stump has no potential future medical use (banking cord blood is totally different process). ...Read more

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An adult that is bipolar always calls everyone cheap. Everyone is afraid to disappoint her during the holidays. So, they go broke giving. Any advice?

An adult that is bipolar always calls everyone cheap. Everyone is afraid to disappoint her during the holidays. So, they go broke giving. Any advice?

Relationship Turmoil: I understand your frustration. Feel good about your caring for what you have done for this person many times, and during holidays in the past. Respect yourself as an Individual. Make good judgements without becoming broke; do not take it personally for being called cheap. Be aware of courage within yourself, do not be afraid of her, do not be concerned about disappointing her. See a Therapist ...Read more

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How do you know if hostile neighbor (man, 40ish, single) is a shooter?

How do you know if hostile neighbor (man, 40ish, single) is a shooter?

Tough question: You may google his name or check with the police department for vital info. On this individual. Infra-red or drone monitoring of his premises may help but too costly and impractical. Pray that he won't hurt you! ...Read more

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Can we use tms (trans magnitic stimulation) for pain management?

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Can we use tms (trans magnitic stimulation) for pain management?

Definitely: There have been very impressive results using tms in patients coming out of bariatric surgery. This was a double blinded-sham controlled study and it was repeated so it is very rigorous. People with active tms self-administered about 50% less narcotic from a pain pump than those with sham (fake) treatment. Without a doubt, tms works for certain types of pain and it is being explored for others. ...Read more

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How painful is an endometrial biopsy? I've read stories about women passing out, going into shock, etc. Any truth to those claims? I'm so scared

How painful is an endometrial biopsy? I've read stories about women passing out, going into shock, etc. Any truth to those claims? I'm so scared

Discomfort: Different people react differently to the discomfort of dilatation of the cervix that is needed to pass the instrument through the canal. The biopsy per se should not be that painful. Express your concern to your doctor to ensure you have adequate pain medication and if needed, be under moderate sedation. ...Read more