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Decreasing Autistic Self Talk
Observe and imitate: Temple grandin described her observing of the world around her like being an anthropologist on mars. Choose people you respect and who are considered as appropriate. Try to understand their reactions to others and try to imitate in your own manner. Try to remain calm and natural and controlled. Be confident. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fear of gaining weight obsession with food weight loss calorie counting, depression, low self esteem, self harm, preoccupation with food what is this?
Fear and Depression: This is something that you seek professional help for, to help you figure it out. Depression sounds like the main thing here, and is causing everything else to feel even worse. There is help available for this. Contact your family doctor first, and then you can have your doctor recommend a counselor. I would do this sooner than later. You really can get over this! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any good positive self talk phrases to replace negative self talk i've developed from having stress, anxiety, and depression for years?
Many: Positive self talk can be very powerful when it reminds you to see things objectively and brings to mind your specific strengths and skills when you have faced difficult situations in past. Avoid overly generalized or placating statements which are easily dismissed. ...Read more
No need to separate: Best to deal with all as they are each so closely inter-related. ...Read more
Work Stress: Difficult situation but the best you probably can do is to assert yourself without anger, be direct and tactful and remember to try to not personalize his or her responses as you they are driven by insecurity. Read my book, "managing the stress of success" featured on the soundmindz.Org website as i address workplace bullying specifically. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pros and cons- 11y/o boy going into jr high diagnosed w/borderline add by psychologist. Medicate or use strategies to study more effectively.
Does brain skills improve a lot (eg: memorizing speed, ability to understand) with progressive studying?what are other ways to improve skills?
Evidence-based: Treatment of autism is intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy at the child's developmental age. When a young child is ready, "peer therapy" is effective, adult-supervised play with a neurotypical peer in multiple settings. Group therapy at age 6 & > is repetitive, rote training in basic skills. Dan & other unproven therapies are reviewed in "pediatrics" nov 2012, on aap.Org or app. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Has anyone been able to control their moderate social anxiety / obsessive compulsive behavior with no drugs?
Treatment Options: Social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder respond well to cognitive-behavioral therapy. Some patients can achieve 100% remission of their symptoms. Check with your physician or your local mental health association for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in the non-psychopharmacologic treatment of these conditions. ...Read more
Is cognitive behavioral therapy self-taught? How can one use it for generalized social phobia? Examples of cbt related to so. Phobia, please?
Unlikely: I can't say it's impossible and i doubt it would cause any harm, but it seems unlikely to help. If the behavior therapy you have gotten is not helping adequately, consider weekly (or more frequent) psychotherapy aimed at self-understanding and changing ingrained relationship patterns. The right psychotherapy can help develop more confidence and self-esteem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tough question: It could be a combination of both the underlying mental condition and possible hormonal involvement. Have a childhood behavioral specialist examine him and help you out. Best wishes. ...Read more
4yrs anxiety.Gp suspects ocd&bipolar.Returning to therapy w/a new psychologist.Very anxious about dealing with these issues&seeing someone new? Help?
New start: I agree with dr. Cohen, it is very important that you get on the right medication if you have ocd and bipolar. It is normal to be anxious about starting with someone new, especially if you have tried with someone who missed your diagnosis in the past. If you do get on the right medication you have a much better chance of dealing with these issues and having a better life. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good day. I am male, 26 years old.My problems are irritability, low self-confidence, depression, apathy, shyness or social phobia, social anxiety.
Received chiropratic adjustment for behavior which improved at young age. Could adjustments help with her ability to learn and function?
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