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Doctor insights on: Dysthymia Self Help

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How do you treat depression, self harm and suicidal thoughts?

How do you treat depression, self harm and suicidal thoughts?

Options: There are both talk and medication therapies for the symptoms you describe. The first step to determining the correct treatment for you is a thorough evaluation. You can discuss your symptoms and the risks and benefits of all the different types of treatments. Then you'll be able to select a treatment regimen that is uniquely suited to your situaltion ...Read more

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How to self treat for schizoid personality disorder?

Seek treatment: While personality tends to be stable, consider treatment if you do have a schizoid personality. Psychotherapeutic support and cbt may be able to help. ...Read more

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Can a therapist help with low self esteem?

Can a therapist help with low self esteem?

Yes: Psychotherapy is for helping with abnormally low self esteem or self worth. I recommend starting with someone soon. Take care ...Read more

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Labile behaviour: professional help needed?

Labile behaviour: professional help needed?

More info?: Is this for a child, a teen, an adult, or an elder? Other medical problems or medications? New problem or ongoing for a long time? Best place to start is probably your family doctor, who can assess for physical/medical causes, start some basic care including medication if appropriate, and help find additional therapists, specialists or community resources as needed. ...Read more

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How can you stop ongoing bipolar dysthymia/mild depression?

How can you stop ongoing bipolar dysthymia/mild depression?

Evaluation: You first need an evaluation by a mental health professional to properly diagnose your condition. Bipolar and dysthymia are two different disorders. Once you are accurately diagnosed, then a treatment can be recommended such as medication, therapy, exercise etc.. ...Read more

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How to stop ongoing bipolar dysthymia?

How to stop ongoing bipolar dysthymia?

Treatment, patience: Treatment -- counseling, medication to stabilize mood. Psychotherapy to help you build up sx awareness, work on triggers and create a "crisis card" who to call when sx become difficult to manage. Staying compliant with treatment is important and should be address in therapy as well. Relieve doesn't come overnight, but with patients, normal functioning and return to work is very real. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can one stop ongoing bipolar dysthymia/mild depression?

How can one stop ongoing bipolar dysthymia/mild depression?

Help, yoga, exercise: It's important to pursue a course of therapy and medication prescribed by a psychiatrist. It's also important to take steps to involve oneself in activities that help build the resilience of the brain like regular exercise, yoga, and meditation. ...Read more

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Can nutrition help treat mood disorders?

Can nutrition help treat mood disorders?

Probably: Although the studies with different nutrients are inconclusive, it is always preferable to keep a well balanced diet, with supplements if you don't eat certain foods like meat and fish or vegetables. I often recommend making sure that b12, folate, (folic acid) thiamin and omega 3 fatty acid supplements are considered, esp in hard to treat mood disorders. ...Read more

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Can accupressure and hypnosis help to increase self confidence?

Can accupressure and hypnosis help to increase self confidence?

Hypnosis - yes: Hypnosis -yes. I have not heard of acupressure being used for this purpose. ...Read more

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Help please! is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness?

Help please! is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness?

Antisocial: Yes, it is. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, or sense of morality, or right or wrong. This person cannot empathize with others, is opportunistic, predatory, and often thrill seeking. An example of this would be Charles Manson. ...Read more

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How do you overcome depression, boredom and social isolation?

How do you overcome depression, boredom and social isolation?

Life purpose: I agree with dr. Ulrich about the need for evaluation & treatment for depression. This can definitely help. Also very important is finding your own purpose for being on the planet, and giving your time, love, and energy to that. There is not one of us who has nothing to give and share with others. It can be a challenge finding it though -- treatment can help you get clear enough to find yours. ...Read more

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Help please! is depression/self harm "contagious"?

Help please! is depression/self harm "contagious"?

Not infectious: Depression and self-harm are not contagious like an infectious illness. But if surrounded by depressed people who use self-harm to deal with pain, younger people might learn that this is the way to deal with life -- or might not realize that there are other ways to cope with disappointments, etc. Get some other viewpoints. Also, please consider seeing a psychologist or other therapist about this. ...Read more

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Can psychiatric services help me with issues regarding my work, relationship and self esteem?

Can psychiatric services help me with issues regarding my work, relationship and self esteem?

Work Stress : Absolutely , read the free articles on stress, work performance, anxiety and consider reading my book, "managing the stress of success" all featured on the soundmindz.Org web site, full of examples of people learning how to live successful personal and professional lives. Consult a clinical psychologist as psychotherapy can help you balance your life if you make the effort. Best. ...Read more

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What therapy techniques might a psychologist use for acne related self esteem issues?

What therapy techniques might a psychologist use for acne related self esteem issues?

Look beyondyour skin: Hard to assess how severe the acne is as you have also listed OCD as a problem, suggesting that you may amplify the condition in your mind.But a therapist would first make sure that a dermatologist is on board w you.Next, a thorough assessment of what you want out of life and how you are going about getting it would help you to put the focus back on achieving the goals that are meaningful to you. ...Read more