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I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

I am experiencing  impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...Read more

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Are all relationships spiritual or emotional rewards?

Are all relationships spiritual or emotional rewards?

Relationships: Our relationships offer us endless opportunities to grow and evolve. This may not always feel pleasant at the time. People tend to choose each other for unconscious reasons, and then struggle over issues that are sensitive to both. The most mutually satisfying relationships provide love, trust, connection, and affection that extend over time, no matter what stresses are also going on. ...Read more

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Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

That is a lot going : On ; it doesn't sound like fun. Take on a little "can do" attitude. Encourage you to enlist the care of a good psychiatrist as well as a therapist/ psychologist. Alk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). ...Read more

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Has depression ever impaired social skills?

Has depression ever impaired social skills?

Yes!: Loss of interest, withdrawal, isolation are some of the common symptoms of depression that have an evident effect on one's social life. Sense of worthlessness, inadequacy and low self esteem, are other symptoms that clearly affect one's social skills. In contrast, self confidence characterises socially skilled individuals. ...Read more

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How can learning disabilities lead to poor social skills?

How can learning disabilities lead to poor social skills?

Poor self image: I don't remember how many teens I have seen over the years who want me to clear up their acne for prom --in 3 days--. All of us feel vulnerable at times and those who have an ld feel more vulnerable than those teens because it sets them apart during a period when they are building self concept.A sense of vulnerability may lead to isolation & desire to avoid additional exposure to failure. ...Read more

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Marijuanas role in coping with depression, anxiety?

Marijuanas role in coping with depression, anxiety?

Unsure: While not really a depressant, marijuana may not help a person to feel motivated, which is often missing in depression! it might temporarily mask emotional pain, but in excess can lead to problems. Some research suggests it can potentiate mental symptoms--and results were not simply due to ill people self-medicating. And it can lead to jail. That's depressing / scary. Psychiatrists, gps? ...Read more

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Can cognitive behavioral therapy rewire your brain?

Can cognitive behavioral therapy rewire your brain?

Yes: Rewiring the brain is how we learn things, and how we change behavior of all kinds. We strengthen certain connections between neurons (brain cells) and weaken others. ...Read more

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How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy in dealing with depression and emotional distress?

How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy in dealing with depression and emotional distress?

Very effective: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can be very helpful for depression & emotional distress. With it, you explore your thinking patterns and see how these can lead to depressed feelings. With your therapist's help, you learn ways of moving beyond these, or correcting assumptions that lead to suffering. In terms of effectiveness, cbt can outlast antidepressants, and also improve outcomes. ...Read more

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How to overcome social anxiety?

How to overcome social anxiety?

Skills-Based Help: See this page of Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. a video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://ow.ly/EXyqE Effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A CBT expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Some: Biofeedback will help you to manage and control anxiety symptoms, but to help social anxiety you will need to also get graduated exposure (doing things that seems scary, but starting with easy things and working up the list until you master them). ...Read more

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Difference between avoidant personality and social anxiety disorder and social phobia ?

Different condiions: One is a personality problem and need long term therapy. The other two are anxiety conditions and are easily treatable with medication/counselling. ...Read more

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Are emotional outbursts good for mental health?

Are emotional outbursts good for mental health?

It depends: It depends on what is meant by "emotional outbursts." sometimes people need to know the intensity and direction of your emotions -- like when someone's trying to harm you and you're screaming "no!" in ongoing relationships, it's healthier to find safe ways to discharge anger, aggression, etc until you decide how you want to deal with the person & situation. Our words & actions have after-effects. ...Read more

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Epilepsy and impulsive behavior; any relationship?

Epilepsy and impulsive behavior; any relationship?

Could be: Especially if you possess complex partial seizures. Discuss with your neurologist, but do not disregard possibility of medication adverse effect, especially if you are taking a Dopamine agonist. ...Read more

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Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

It can...: Depending on the child that you are treating. No child is the same and should not be treated that way. With social anxiety disorder, it may be useful to take an eclectic approach using play therapy, social skills training, and relaxation training in working with this diagnosis that requires skill building. ...Read more

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How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

Our brain receives: And processes information through various parts of the brain, e.g., the speech center is in the left hemisphere and emotionality is in an area known as the libmic system. Verbal skills are highly developed in one part and recognition of nonverbal cues from face, tone of voice, etc. Are not as well developed, thus creating some social issues. Strengths and weakness vary for everyone. ...Read more

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Can breathing techniques cure social anxiety?

Can breathing techniques cure social anxiety?

Natural anti-anxiety: Yes. Breathing techniques will bring you lots of tools as you age and take on more and more responsibilities. There are a variety of meditation techniques and there is yoga and yoga breathing. This is a great way to prepare for adulthood. ...Read more

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How to deal with social anxiety?

How to deal with social anxiety?

Talk to: a psychologist or counselor who treats anxiety. The most effective treatments are relaxation training (sometimes with the aid of biofeedback) plus cognitive therapy that includes gradual exposure to anxiety-producing situations in imagination and real life. Therapy is sometimes augmented with medication and is quite successful. ...Read more

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How to deal with social anxiety?

How to deal with social anxiety?

CBT therapy: Social anxiety responds well to professional mental health treatment. An effective treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy with an individual therapist. Also it's really important to confront your social anxiety and group therapy may provide you the support and push you need to overcome your fears. ...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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Can kids with socialized conduct disorder feel empathy?

Can kids with socialized conduct disorder feel empathy?

Yes.: It's important to remember that within any diagnosis the individuals differ. Yes, children with socialized conduct disorder can experience empathy. Research has shown that children, in general, are very empathic beings. ...Read more

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Is emotional IQ related to social skills in one way or another?

Is emotional IQ related to social skills in one way or another?

No: Social skill is learned behavior. Emotional IQ is inborn, ability to perceive. The saying "truth has to be realized" truth = social version: realization = emotional piece. ...Read more

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What sort of health benefits -- both phys and emotional -- can be obtained by taking up a new skill/hobby such as oil painting or playing the piano?

What sort of health benefits -- both phys and emotional -- can be obtained by taking up a new skill/hobby such as oil painting or playing the piano?

Low Stress Level: In addition to unleashing your creative genius, pursuing a new hobby will bring about mind/body synchronicity, which will ultimately result in greater health benefits and self-satisfaction. ...Read more

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I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some coping skills to deal with anxiety?

Please tell me what are some coping skills to deal with anxiety?

Breathe: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more

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What are the challenges of coping with emotional illness?

What are the challenges of coping with emotional illness?

Many: It can be very hard to cope with any kind of emotional illness and requires a lot of support. Unfortunately the stigma of mental illness adds to the challenges of coping, but therapy and other support groups are helpful and medications may also be needed. The national alliance for the mentally ill nami.Com is a good resource for local support groups. ...Read more

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How to change my mindset? I.know that sometimes I get angry and I know inside to use my.coping skills but then I end up saying stuff I regret later to people I care/look up to.

How to change my mindset? I.know that sometimes I get angry and I know inside to use my.coping skills but then I end up saying stuff I regret later to people I care/look up to.

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy is the general approach most psychologists take to help people look at their thoughts and then make "adjustments." A specific example of this is anger management. Here's a reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page17.html ...Read more

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Do blind rehabilitation centers help each coping skills?

Do blind rehabilitation centers help each  coping skills?

Sometimes: Low vision rehab is variable from place to place. It is clear that a person must be okay with their vision before any meaningful progress can be made with the rehab process. ...Read more

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All the abilities and coping skills that didnt develop properly becouse of my substance abusing, will I get them if remaining sober for a looong time?

Yes, but not by UPS: Good for you! Yes, stay sober for a looong time (maybe a bit of healthy wine/beer will be ok). But those lost years and the abilities/skills won't just come in a delivery truck. You need to develop them and you can. Even if you were older - but you're not. It will be ok. Plants usually catch up if planted late in our garden. Stay on track. Good luck. ...Read more

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What coping skills are required of those close to the victim of a borderline personality disorder?

What coping skills are required of those close to the victim of a borderline personality disorder?

Gentleness: Those with bpd, despite their emotional problems, are actually often better than average at noticing subtle levels of emotion. Therefore take a deep breath and help get them more comfortable by you dialing down your emotions both the positive and negative. Makes it easier for all involved in the long run! ...Read more

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When is the right time to ask for help when you selfharm like cutting I am in thearpy had some life changing events went back to a coping skill i know?

When is the right time to ask for help when you selfharm like cutting I am in thearpy had some life changing events went back to a coping skill i know?

Now.: When particularly stressed or challenged it is common to default back to an old coping mechanism. In this case, cutting is being used to cope. It is time to get back on the horse and ride now. Get help now to get back onto the track of using healthier ways to cope. Recovery is 1 step forward & 2 steps back. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good coping skills for bipolar disorder?

Could you tell me what are good coping skills for bipolar disorder?

I like your question: I often tried to help my bipolar type patients try to find ways to cope. We'd attempt to get a good sense of their usual pattern or rhythm and predict the weeks that were likely to be up or down and plan optional activities with that in mind. Also, if not smoothed out by medication, i urged them to remember that downs would be temporary - to wait it out. No permanent solution to temporary problems. ...Read more

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What are the best coping skills for anxiety.?Had over a year anxiety now and still having panic attacks and setbacks.Always thinking i die everytime

What are the best coping skills for anxiety.?Had over a year anxiety now and still having panic attacks and setbacks.Always thinking i die everytime

Breath work mindful: Skills like deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindfulness help. Like any other skill these have to practiced regularly including when you are not having anxiety and panic for them to work well. I highly recommend seeing a psychologist to help you find skills tailored to your particular needs. Understand the reasons for your anxiety to find long-term solutions. Therapy will help. ...Read more

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There's mental health issues in family. They didn't learn coping skills. After years of me learning w. therapy/hard work, I'm finding that I've maybe got more than learned behavior. What does the discovery process look like. Just see my primary?

There's mental health issues in family. They didn't learn coping skills. After years of me learning w. therapy/hard work, I'm finding that I've maybe got more than learned behavior. What does the discovery process look like. Just see my primary?

Congratulations: on working on your own coping skills. You MAY be being discouraged by the pathology that still exists in your family system. Stay rooted in what you have learned and exercise compassion w/family. See clinical psychologist for psych testing if you would like to know more about your personality. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does needing antidepressents mean that i just don't know how to handle my sadness and could medication be replaced with coping skills?

Does needing antidepressents mean that i just don't know how to handle my sadness and could medication be replaced with coping skills?

Perhaps: But the best way to succeed without medication is w/ a coach - a CTB therapist you trust and work well with can teach you coping skills and more. If they think you would benefit from meds, they'll help you see why. I'd try it drug free for a bit if you want to give it your best! ...Read more

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Find coping skills in raising a traumatic brain injury adult child now when its only yourself and husband around to helping?

Find coping skills in raising a traumatic brain injury adult child  now when its only yourself and husband around to helping?

Extra resources : Parenting a special needs child places many demands on you. You may need some help such as respite, specialized therapy for the child and you, a special school with additional resources. Check with your local health department for resources. ...Read more

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7.7pack years.I quit, had hard time and had a few packs.Should I screen for lung cancer?No health issues.i know I need better coping skills. I’m 30.

7.7pack years.I quit, had hard time and had a few packs.Should I screen for lung cancer?No health issues.i know I need better coping skills. I’m 30.

No: You do not need screening at your age but if continue smoking you understand you will eventually pay a terrible price. ...Read more

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What can I do to have high memorizing skills?

What can I do to have high memorizing skills?

READ: and repeat understanding or "visualize" a cartoon in your head. For example: "Johnny bought new golf clubs, a new golf shirt,crayons and picked up his prescriptions at the pharmacy OR a mental picture of Johnny shopping at the pharmacy, carrying his golf bag/clubs, with crayons in the pocket of his new shirt as he picks up his medicine:. If you have trouble with names: i Phil- think "fill 'er up" ...Read more

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What causes the emotional changes in an adolescent?

What causes the emotional changes in an adolescent?

Hormones: Hormones surge in the adolescent. The body is changing rapidly and many times it is just an emotional roller coaster. The teen is not a child and not an adult yet...They don't know what to do with their growing bodies and of course there is chemistry with the opposite sex making it all a big learning experience. They are trying not to need the parents they still need in a big way. ...Read more