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Are there mental exercises that improve mental health?

Are there mental exercises that improve mental health?

Also: In the case of dementia, cognitive exercises like playing chess, doing crosswords and listening to classical music have been shown helpful. Other mental exercises like envisioning a potentially stressful situation and going though what you will do in your mind beforehand also can be helpful. Cognitive techniques that involve how you think about things also can work well for many problems. ...Read more

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I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

I am experiencing  impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.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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How can hatha yoga build self esteem and confidence?

How can hatha yoga build self esteem and confidence?

Self Esteem : Various forms of yoga can create confidence by teaching you to have the ability to calm and control your anxiety and tensions. The calm that results from yoga practice can lift your spirits and produce feel good chemicals that combat a low mood. Best. ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairment from mental disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Can cognitive impairment from mental disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Of course!: No further answer is really indicated here -- it's just an obvious "yes". If you are impaired cognitively -- for any reason -- you should get professional help. Similarly, if you have a "mental disorder", you should get expert professional help. ...Read more

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Are there medications that can improve motivation, planning, and executive functioning deficits associated with nonverbal learning disability?

Are there medications that can improve motivation, planning, and executive functioning deficits associated with nonverbal learning disability?

Executive function: Assuming you've had a thorough psychological evaluation, you might benefit from cognitive working memory training. Cogmed is a brain fitness program that is based on the concept of Neuroplasticity. Through training one can improve working memory. Helpful info is available at www.cogmed.com. There is a list of providers in your area.. ...Read more

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Do brain training exercises such as lumosity really work?

Do brain training exercises such as lumosity really work?

Yes: Studies have shown that mental activities such as reading, puzzle games, etc can help prevent mental deterioration and conditions like alzheimer"s. ...Read more

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How can exercises that improve your physical balance benefit your mental and emotional health?

How can exercises that improve your physical balance benefit your mental and emotional health?

Exercise: Exercise is a great place to channel mental stress and/or aggression. I would also submit that exercise releases the body's natural endorphins, that give feelings of well being and satiation, such as the tell-tale "runner's high." Try 20 minutes of walking briskly every day for a week, and see how the walking effects you. ...Read more

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Scoliosis--how to provide teen with motivation to improve posture?

Scoliosis--how to provide teen with motivation to improve posture?

Varies: Sometimes patients will appear to have bad posture, but it can simply be there scoliosis, which is a spinal deformity. Other times patients can truly have bad posture that can worsen the appearance of their scoliosis. Doing some postural exercises or even physical therapy can at least help with the posture part of it. Xrays can give an idea about the size and flexibility of your curve. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can ballet negatively impact someone's mental health?

Can ballet negatively impact someone's mental health?

Not by itself.: Most things, when experienced in moderation, don't do damage, and if so, allow for recovery because, well, they're don in moderation. When taken to extreme, including ballet, most things have a negative impact. Stereotypes aside, practice but not to the point of hurting yourself, either physically or emotionally. Diet and sleep should be normalized, as with any exercise plan. Instructor? ...Read more

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Is endurance exercise better for mental cognition than strength exercise?

Is endurance exercise better for mental cognition than strength exercise?

Best=what you'll do!: Yes, endurance/other activity that raises hr is better than simply lifting weights, eg. But the regimen need not be overly strenuous. Even walking has been shown to have beneficial effects on cognitive function of "seniors" (note the numerous articles by art kramer, phd, and colleagues). So it is best to select or continue an activity that is enjoyable and engage in it on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Can you please describe emotional, mental, physical, spiritual benefits to practicing yoga?

Can you please describe emotional, mental, physical, spiritual benefits to practicing yoga?

Stability: You are in control of yourself and keeps you very stable in all that aspects and you grow younger in time, happier, healthier and prettier. ...Read more

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How can marriage effect someone's physical, intellectual development?

How can marriage effect someone's physical, intellectual development?

Marriage: Everyone who is married, regardless of station in life, wishes for a loving marriage. When we fail or go through difficult times it can affect our spirits, lower our mood as our emotions connect to our brain chemistry and we start to feel low and in some cases slow intellectually. Depression and low mood can have dramatic affects on all aspects of our lives. Remember how great falling in love felt. ...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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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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How can a lack of exercise affect your physical, emotional, intellectual and social health?

How can a lack of exercise affect your physical, emotional, intellectual and social health?

Use your body: A good general rule is that life equals movement and death equals stillness. Exercise benefits all aspects of life in your question (above). It does not need to be fancy or popular. Finding enjoyable ways of moving around is positive for everyone. ...Read more

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Will social skills training help someone on the autism spectrum?

Will social skills training help someone on the autism spectrum?

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 more

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Can cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder affect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Can cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder affect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Subtle question: In mania, people subjectively feel their performance is superior when actually it is not--it becomes degraded by distractability and flighty thinking. Yet underlying cognitive capacity remains intact. Mild mania (hypomania) provide boosts of energy that multiply the effect of intelligence even though, once again, the underlying capacity remains unchanged. Untreated bipolar reduces net performance. ...Read more

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Is acmas programs really beneficial for kids brain and learning abilities ?

Is acmas programs really beneficial for kids brain and learning abilities ?

I did a search: On yahoo and no relevant programs turned up. In general neuro cognitive training has limited short term benefits but people who are promoting this are trying to sell this to insurance agencies, the government and to general public to ask them to pay for these training programs which have questionable long term benefits. ...Read more

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Learning disability diagnosis method? How are learning disabilities diagnosed?

Psychoeducational : Testing can diagnose learning disabilities. Find a psychologist who does said testing. It is worth the time and money. ...Read more

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Lose focus when people talk, hard to start/finish tasks and stud, disorganized, low grades, poor social skills, anxiety. Just lazy/antisocial or add?

Lose focus when people talk, hard to start/finish tasks and stud, disorganized, low grades, poor social skills, anxiety. Just lazy/antisocial or add?

Attention deficit: Many of the symptoms you describe are an adhd presentation, but you also report anxiety. I would encourage you to consult your physician and also get a referral for a psychological evaluation for diagnosis and treatment planning. ...Read more

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