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How to find a devout christian believer doctor - please help?

How to find a devout christian believer doctor - please help?

Look here: There is something called the 'shepherd's guide' in many cities which is a christian directory of businesses including physicians and therapists who are christian. ...Read more

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What might b good way 2 approach spouse addiction 2 internet(OBSESSED w news&posting on political msg boards)w/o making him defensive&angry?PLZ HELP!

What might b good way 2 approach spouse addiction 2 internet(OBSESSED w news&posting on political msg boards)w/o making him defensive&angry?PLZ HELP!

Alanon? Therapy?: Many discover that there is little we can do to change others. It is hard enough to change ourselves! You can find possible support at an Alanon meeting or from a psychotherapist. Then, you might find the voice to use to invite spouse to help you with your problem. I know this sounds backward. It's not. Best wishes. ...Read more

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India for a business trip, how to avoid food poisoning? my colleagues got sick from chain hotels and famous restaurants. what to eat?cooked veggie?

India for a business trip, how to avoid food poisoning? my colleagues got sick from chain hotels and famous restaurants. what to eat?cooked veggie?

Food poisoning: OK..first..make sure your hepatitis A vaccine has taken and you have antibodies. Second, wash your hands religiously. If possible drink bottled water. With drinks....no ice..because they are usually from tap water. Lastly...stay away from public waterways, rivers and lakes. Just have a good time and be cautious, you'll be fine! ...Read more

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How can I regain my social skills? Convinced myself i couldn't talk or i'd be boring from OCD thoughts. Had really good social skills/debating skills

How can I regain my social skills? Convinced myself i couldn't talk or i'd be boring from OCD thoughts. Had really good social skills/debating skills

Social skills: You can rebuild your social skills by repeating positive affirmations to yourself, talk to yourself in front of the mirror, write positive quotes to yourself on mirrors, index cards... By the time you know it you will start becoming what you say. Like ' I am very well liked', i enjoy socializing'. Things like that. Keep me posted. ...Read more

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Do soldiers get free psychotherapy?

Do soldiers get free psychotherapy?

Active armed service: Active armed service members are covered for psychotherapy services through their military health insurance benefits and often do not have a copayment if they see a psychotherapist in the network. You can find out who is in your network by going to the insurance provider list. For example: if you have Tricare and search for behavioral health for the zip code you would see a list of providers. ...Read more

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I live with a poverty mentality yet don't mind gladly playing the slots, what's wrong with me?

I live with a poverty mentality yet don't mind gladly playing the slots, what's wrong with me?

Gambling dependency: People get into gambling, whether live or online, and get "hooked" on it, much like getting hooked on alcohol or drugs. There is denial of the problem often, and unwillingness to seek help. It sometimes indicates other deep-seated emotional issues, but not always. See your doctor or mental health professional. Gamblers anonymous (ga) can be found in your phone book. Get help. ...Read more

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Dont know how to study, school times got passed by cheating, i learn everything(even topics u can read and do)cover 20% syllabus, stressed, confusedsuicide?

Dont know how to study, school times got passed by cheating, i learn everything(even topics u can read and do)cover 20% syllabus, stressed, confusedsuicide?

2 Suggestions: Colleges & universities have student health services that can refer you for counseling since you state suicidal thoughts - these services/hotlines are available 24/7. As for studying, most universities provide a student resource center which can help you to learn proper techniques.Your adviser, dean or dorm monitor should be able to direct you and may be trained to help you. ...Read more

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Bipolar..see new Doc dec1st. Think havin mental breakdown.feel hopeless, uncontrollable outburts, crying, sad, want to go away.feel loosing it.

Bipolar..see new Doc dec1st. Think havin mental breakdown.feel hopeless, uncontrollable outburts, crying, sad, want to go away.feel loosing it.

Bipolar disorder: is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state. Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis. When depressed 1 may have low mood, v energy level, ...Read more

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I've tried exercise, eat healthier, meds, psychologist, meditation, still have bad anxiety attacks! help?

I've tried exercise,  eat healthier, meds, psychologist,  meditation, still have bad anxiety attacks!  help?

Something missing: Are you drinking caffeinated beverages like colas or coffee? Using other stimulants or alcohol? Also, Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not particularly known for helping anxiety attacks, and other options may help you more. You might benefit from consulting a psychiatrist to more closely review your situation and medications, considering possible changes or additions. Be well. ...Read more

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Can I be qualify for medical, im 26 fulltime community college student. No job r income. I live w/ & get help from my low income parents. Live in cali?

Can I be qualify for medical, im 26 fulltime community college student. No job r income. I live w/ & get help from my low income parents. Live in cali?

Eligibility : There are many people who qualify for medical, but have no idea how to apply. I suggest starting with contacting a federally qualified health center (it'll take some google work to find one in your area). These health centers have financial counselors and other staff to determine your exact eligibility for medical and help you get registered and set up with a primary care doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Trouble thinking (unpred., comes & goes); really hurts me @ work. Just don't know who to see. Psychiatry? Neuropsychiatry?Neuropsychology? Neurology?

Trouble thinking (unpred., comes & goes); really hurts me @ work. Just don't know who to see. Psychiatry? Neuropsychiatry?Neuropsychology? Neurology?

Start w/family doc: He/she will make appropriate referrals. Neuropsych testing can give you more information. Natural approaches from a nutritionist or nutritionally oriented doc would be good. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do people who smoke mary jane really get dumber?

Do people who smoke mary jane really get dumber?

Actually some very: Smart folks smoke mj, but they act very dumb while under the influence. They think they are profound and brilliant, but they really are just stoned. Many not so smart people smoke, and they do not get any brighter afterward. It can be psychoaddictive and can tempt you to smoke and do nothing else. That is indeed not productive, if not dumb. ...Read more

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Aren't aarp programs just grand schemes to rip off people?

Aren't aarp programs just grand schemes to rip off people?

AARP: Aarp has strong connections to insurance programs selling policies and other things which no doubt make them significant income. They are an occasionally effective lobby for some issues. The cost to 'belong' is cheap and this reflects their ability to get you on their list to sell products. Some are probably fairly priced given current market conditions but some are certainly 'rip-offs'. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to treat severe social phobia anxiety for my family christmas party?

Could you tell me ways to treat severe social phobia anxiety for my family christmas party?

Behavioral Path: Social phobia = intense fear of embarrassment + feeling judged by others. Effective behavioral treatment involves facing these fears - even trying 2embarrass urself deliberately in front of others. U work ur way up 2more & more challenging situations. A clinical psychologist/anxiety expert can tailor a specific plan 4u based on ur history & needs. See http://1.Usa.Gov/10k & http://bit.Ly/16ctddm. ...Read more

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52 5"6 80lb have mental & eating disorder no inpatient for eating disorder in ky won't take my insurance out of state my dr won't put me in hospital?

52 5"6 80lb have mental & eating disorder no inpatient for eating disorder in  ky won't take my insurance out of state 
my dr won't put me in hospital?

Does Insurance cover: outpatient therapy? I believe it is mandated to cover mental health like physical health. Go to an outpatient clinic and start working with a psychiatrist, psychologist and nutritionist. If you need hospitalization (which you might given your weight) they may know how to get the insurance to cover it. Anorexia can be fatal, get help NOW!!! ...Read more

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I love assisting people. How do I get involved in disaster counseling, etc...?

I love assisting people.  How do I get involved in disaster counseling, etc...?

Law enforcement: No one, not even a physician, can do as much genuine good in a community as a wise police officer. It was my first career choice, and only when i discovered i had much more science smarts than street smarts did i settle for runner-up and become a physician. Whatever you choose, keep your eyes peeled to those in need in your own community, especially the neglected kids in your own neighborhood. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my aspergers limits my social life (help)?

Need help docs! my aspergers limits my social life (help)?

Speak with a : therapist who specializes in Aspergers to learn social skills. There are books that can help you as we'll . Search for a support group for people with Aspergers where you can discuss common social concerns. ...Read more

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I believe i'm depressed-who do I call? Psychologist, psychiatrist, msw?

I believe i'm depressed-who do I call? Psychologist, psychiatrist, msw?

Therapy vs. Meds: A psychologist who specializes in cbt will help you better understand and control your emotional feelings, thus decreasing or eliminating your depression. A psychiatrist may prescribe an anti-depressant medication. Some patients go to both at the same time. ...Read more

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