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How does a sex therapist help couples facing infertility?

How does a sex therapist help couples facing infertility?

May be helpful: A sex therapist can be very helpful for couples struggling with having sex. Sometimes couples have infertility because they have trouble having sex. An infertility physician can do timed artificial insemination to help with conception, but sex therapy in addition to insemination would also be helpful so the couple can also have a healthy sexual relationship in addition to having a family. ...Read more

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Modern genetics allows us to understand how genetic diseases are inherited based on DNA, genes, and chromosomes. We can now test couples and fetuses for certain inherited disorders, such as cystic fibrosis, as well as other chromosomal and genetic abnormalities, ...Read more


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Why foreigh women don't seek counseling for domestic abuse?

Why foreigh women don't seek counseling for domestic abuse?

FEAR: Could be fear could be cultural differences. Do they have insurance, can they speak english. Do they have other support. Are they citizens or do they fear deportation. Lots of reasons that many women foreign or not that do not report abuse. Mistake for love and think it won't happen again. Think that they deserve the abuse or they brought it on. Get help. No abuse is alright and help is needed. ...Read more

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Is counselor, cbt psychotherapist, psychologist or psychiatrist better for anxiety problems?

Is counselor, cbt psychotherapist, psychologist or psychiatrist better for anxiety problems?

How about patchwork: Quilt approach? Cbt is often practiced by any of the above providers. Cognitive behavioral therapy can yield excellent results. Psychiatrist can be invaluable when psychotropic medications are indicated. Take care. ...Read more

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Can parents attend sex ED classes?

Can parents attend sex ED classes?

Here are some ...: Traditional and local social taboo has barred something to happen and someone to participate in certain aspects of life without justifiable reason for mental supremacy and discrimination. But, I do feel parents' attending sex Ed Class will help and improve its intended effectiveness. Nonetheless, ask and try so to testify how it may pan out at where you're. Best wish... ...Read more

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How can psychological counseling help alcoholics?

How can  psychological counseling help alcoholics?

Addiction is: A misguided attempt to feel good or solve a problem. Counseling can help identify the motivation for alcohol, the triggers for drinking, & healthier alternatives. It can help develop a plan to change, provide support & encouragement, resolve blocks & setbacks, & treat the mental health problems that often accompany addiction. More info at http://greeleypsychologist.Com/alcohol.Xhtml. ...Read more

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Is alcoholics anonymous a spiritual/ religious program?

Is alcoholics anonymous a spiritual/ religious program?

Sort of: Aa believes in a "higher power, " but they are not per se a religious organization nor does one have to be religious to benefit from the program. ...Read more

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What's genetic counseling need in pregnancy?

What's genetic counseling need in pregnancy?

Essential.: Prenatal genetic counseling is the cornerstone of prenatal diagnosis and therapy, especially when the expecting couples wish to explore their options. ...Read more

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Can psychiatrists do counseling and treat sex addiction?

Can psychiatrists do counseling and treat sex addiction?

Some: There are doctoral level clinical psychologists and some psychiatrists who specialise in the treatment of sexual addictions. Often times psychiatrists evaluate and prescribe medications and psychologists often provide counseling. ...Read more

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Is KY gel good for couples trying to conceive?

Is KY gel good for couples trying to conceive?

Preseed is best: Water based KY Jelly can be used for couples trying to conceive. It is associated with about 10% damage to sperm. Preseed about 7%. So, if possible switch to Preseed. ...Read more

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Is female egg donation for rich infertile couples morally wrong?

Is female egg donation for rich infertile couples morally wrong?

Look within yourself: Only you can judge whether if egg donation is morally wrong. Majority of infertility patients are not rich. There are people like your neighbors who have to save and may actually second mortgage there homes to pay for their treatments. The egg donors are amazing young women who are giving a precious gift. ...Read more

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Is sex therapy effective to overcome rape and sexual abuse?

Is sex therapy effective to overcome rape and sexual abuse?

Treatment focus: Sex therapy generally focuses on improving one's ability to enjoy sex. In some cases of rape and sexual abuse, much work needs to be done before even approaching this area because it is so sensitive. As my colleagues have mentioned, rape and sexual abuse are severe traumas and need specialized care that understands & deals with the whole person -- not just his or her sexual functioning. ...Read more

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What's individualized vs group counseling for addiction?

What's individualized vs group  counseling for addiction?

2 parts of treatment: Counseling may be provided on a one to one basis (individual) or in a group. Most of the time, both kinds of counseling are necessary for successful treatment of substance abuse or dependence. ...Read more

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Is oral sex normal for married couples like parents?

Is oral sex normal for married couples like parents?

Not abnormal: This is not considered abnormal from a health or psychiatric perspective, though i suppose normal boundaries are that we really dont want to know too much about our adult parents or adult children's sexual behaviors. ...Read more

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Can a gay couple get financial assistance for adoption?

Can a gay couple get financial assistance for adoption?

Several: Here are a couple of sites: http://www.Hrc.Org/resources/entry/adoption-financial-assistance http://www.Adoptionservices.Org/adoption_special/adoption_gay.Htm http://www.Adoptingfamilyresources.Com/adopting/adopting_gay_lesbian.Htm. ...Read more

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Will doctors help young couples get pregnant?

Will doctors help young couples get pregnant?

Evaluation: You and your partner need to be evaluated in fertility center if you can not get pregnant for 2 years. Otherwise talk to your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How does a psychiatric counseling session work?

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Counseling: Depends on the type of therapy, whether supportive, psychodynamic, insight-oriented, or analytic therapy. The patient usually discusses their issues, & thru clarification/confrontation/interpretation, they are helped to gain better insight into their issues so as to work thru them. ...Read more

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How long are genetic counseling sessions normally?

How long are genetic counseling sessions normally?

One hour or more : Genetic counseling sessions involve taking a history, constructing a pedigree and examining the patient. Often specific test have to be ordered prior to arriving at a definitive diagnosis. This may require followup appointment. Only then can the genetic implications be discussed with the patient. The information is summarized in a letter to the referring physician and the patient. ...Read more

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Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Hopeful...: Most can emerge as competent, fairly happy adults if the divorced parents can avoid continued open warfare involving the child. Recommended book: dr phil's "family first: your step-by-step plan for creating a phenomenal family ." if healthy post-divorce parenting is challenging, please get help for the kids! parents should also get help, jointly or separately, to avoid compromising kids wellness. ...Read more