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How effective are facilitated communication techniques?

How effective are facilitated communication techniques?

They have not been : proven effective, as they do not increase accurate responses produced by a person with a disability. For the history of its use, see http://www.geocities.ws/validationluna/html/a_history_of_FC_e.html. Picture Exchange Systems via iPad "apps" have proved useful for some children with neurodevelopmental disorders like Autistic Spectrum Disorder. ...Read more

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Are there medications effective in treating persisting, unprovable existential thoughts in teens with OCD?

Are there medications effective in treating persisting, unprovable existential thoughts in teens with OCD?

OCD medications: exist but having psychotherapy as well is the best combo for this situation. Psychologists who are trained in special treatments for OCD are best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What methods are effective when dealing with challenging discrimination in the workplace?

AVVO.Com: This would be an excellent question to pose on avvo.Com. It will allow lawyers from your state to provide free legal feedback to your question. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are job descriptions that require team skills and good communication skills discriminating against autistic?

Can you tell me, are job descriptions that require team skills and good communication skills discriminating against autistic?

There : May be some jobs out there that are, but sometimes the autistic mind can outperform piers if they are able to get by with some basic ability and training. Keep looking, there is something out there! ...Read more

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What are your personal experiences of success using erp to treat adult ocd? Relapse rate? Treatment success in symptom reduction?

What are your personal experiences of success using erp to treat adult ocd? Relapse rate? Treatment success in symptom reduction?

ERP works if you do: Exposure and response prevention (erp) for ocd works. It only works, however, if you work and stay committed to it. A therapist who is a good fit will push you to stretch your limits but not so hard that it feels impossible, and will support you through setbacks and encourage you to keep on pushing your limits. If you keep working on it, little by little you will be successful. ...Read more

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Is counseling effective in treating internet addiction?

Is counseling effective in treating internet addiction?

Some could be: Internet addiction takes many faces and is becoming more common. It can be internet porn, cybersex, internet gaming & gambling, compulsive web surfing, etc. If you're using this to modulate mood and are doing it more than you intend, you may well have an addiction similar to use of a substance. Some types of counseling may be helpful. Here is a resource: http://www.Netaddiction.Com/. ...Read more

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Most effective medication for treating intrusive negative unwanted thoughts and memories?

Most effective medication for treating intrusive negative unwanted thoughts and memories?

Psychotherapy: Along w/ whatever medication you are prescribed - I urge you to consider psychotherapy to learn skills to handle these too. In fact, I'd also recommend looking into Mindfulness Meditation. It is a great healthy way to increase awareness of and mastery over thinking. You learn to observe your thoughts w/o being at their mercy. You become able to put them aside like a good parent controls a toddler. ...Read more

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What are the differences between philosophical counselling, humanistic psychology, and existential psychotherapy?

What are the differences between philosophical counselling, humanistic psychology, and existential psychotherapy?

This is too broad of: a question for 400 characters. Each of the 3 types of counseling mentioned are based on the therapist's orientation to therapy. all three relate to their philosophy of how and why psychotherapy works. ...Read more

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Is sexual education successful in preventing stds?

Is sexual education successful in preventing stds?

Yes: As with any area of health care, being well informed of risks & ways to modify behavior to avoid illness is crucial. Learning how std's are transmitted, what symptoms to be aware of & how to prevent them is very important.Likewise, learning how to seek care & treatment for std's is needed.After being diagnosed with an std people receive re-education which has proven to reduce further transmission. ...Read more

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Is the Sonrise approach effective for kids with autism?

Is the Sonrise approach effective for kids with autism?

Because of the: home-based nature of the program, no published independent study has tested the program's efficacy. A 2003 study revealed that involvement with the program led to more drawbacks than benefits for the involved families over time, though there was a strong correlation between patterns of intervention implementation and outcomes. ABA is the only evidence-based therapy with known efficacy. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to correct bad behavior in children with autism ?

What are effective ways to correct bad behavior in children with autism ?

Redirection: As with most kids, trying to change what is happening at the moment by directing the child to do something different. We too often yell at kids for bad behavior, so pick your battles and save the important reprimands for major stuff. Most of the other behaviors should attempted to be changed by reinforcement of new projects or challenges. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for borderline personality?

Are there effective alternative therapies for borderline personality?

DBT Therapy: Dialectical behavioral therapy is probably the most well studied non medication treatment for borderline pd. Medications only help somewhat with the mood swings, depression, and impulsive behaviors. Marsha linehan phd actually suffers borderline pd and developed this model of therapy. ...Read more

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Is there alternative methods to treating depression without dealing with quacks and drugs?

Is there alternative methods to treating depression without dealing with  quacks and drugs?

Yes.: Seek an expert mental health professional who takes the time to hear you & to begin to know you clinically. Listen to him/her. Engage. If that professional communicates effectively with you, work with him/her. Expertly managed psycho-active meds may be crucial, but it is a comprehensive process not just a prescription that will determine your response/recovery. ...Read more

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Which books about autism are considered effective?

Which books about autism are considered effective?

Asperger's syndrome: Asperger's syndrome is considered by most to be part of the autism spectrum and this book by tony attwood is the best about asperger's syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

What are the complications of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

None: DBT is a treatment approach used by therapists trained in it.It heals by teaching life skills in 4 categories: mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal and distress tolerance.Clients using DBT work on it outside of therapy & can learn it through individual or group therapy.It is neither a medicine nor a cure-all,but can be really effective when used well, in and out of the therapy office. ...Read more

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Aside from benzodiazepines, are there any equally effective treatments to prevent severe panic attacks?

Aside from benzodiazepines, are there any equally effective treatments to prevent severe panic attacks?

Yes: Other pharmacological options include antidepressants such as ssri's, some tricyclics, and maoi's. A psychiatrist can evaluate your situation and recommend effective treatments. Because they induce tolerance, benozdiazepines are not a good long term approach. Paired with antidepressants, various types of psychotherapy (including cognitive behavioral) are essential and will improve your results. ...Read more

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Which substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?

Which substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?

Insight: To my knowledge, no medication, and especially no herbal / "pop" remedy will touch Asperger's. The key is to learn about other people, how to read them, how to relate to them, how to capitalize on your intellectual gifts and power to focus, how to find a sport that's right for you (strength / endurance, not ream or coordination) and how to be happy in a world where there are no quick fixes. ...Read more

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What are common treatment facilities that treat compulsive behavior addictions such as internet, video games, ect?

What are common treatment facilities that treat compulsive behavior addictions such as internet, video games, ect?

Yes: There are many out there. This is one that i know of: http://morningsiderecovery.Com/addiction-treatment/video-games/gaming-addiction-treatment.Php. ...Read more