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Can therapy help get rid of suicidal thoughts?

Can therapy help get rid of suicidal thoughts?

Therapy: Yes, it can. Get an evaluation by a psychiatrist to determine what bothers you, and consider medication to help ease the symptoms. Get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help put words to these feelings to aid in your recovery. ...Read more

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Will meditation get rid of unwanted thoughts bit by bit?

Will meditation get rid of unwanted thoughts bit by bit?

Not necessarily: Meditation does not get rid of your thoughts, but it can help you stop identifying with them so much. You might have thoughts, but not have to believe they're true. Meditation also helps train you to observe and let go of your thoughts, so you're peaceful despite them. Consistent meditators also create brain effects that quiet more disturbing thoughts, feelings, and images vs more positive ones. ...Read more

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What are the 2-3 best meds to get rid of my obsessive compulsive behavior?

What are the 2-3 best meds to get rid of my obsessive compulsive behavior?

Not clear: All of the ssris have been shown to be highly beneficial for treating ocd. Those available in the us are fluoxetine (prozac), sertraline (zoloft), fluvoxamine (luvox), citalopram (celexa), escitalopram (lexapro), and clomipramine (anafranil). Side effects vary, and sometimes one will work and aother won't, so trying several if needed is appropriate. ...Read more

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What are the causes of OCD people to think unwanted thoughts uncontrollably?

What are the causes of OCD people to think unwanted thoughts uncontrollably?

Tackling Obsessions: Obsessions =unwanted thoughts that get stuck in ur head. They can spook u ; trick u so that u come 2 believe the thoughts r real or that they mean something. They can also trick u into performing actions/rituals 2 chase away these thoughts ("compulsions"). See http://bit.Ly/ykpajd. We don't understand what causes obsessions. For help tacking obsessions, see http://bit.Ly/1azqpnh. ...Read more

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How do I overcome the fear of getting an anxiety attack?

How do I overcome the fear of getting an anxiety attack?

Self-talk: Remind yourself when you are not panicky that you don't feel that way all the time. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the agoraphobia symptoms of my anxiety disorder?

How do I get rid of the agoraphobia symptoms of my anxiety disorder?

Professional help.: Agoraphobia symptoms may respond to psychotherapy or medication, or a combination of both. It depends on many factors and is best resolved through your relationship with a psychiatrist and/or psychotherapist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of feeling of unreality from extreme anxiety?

Control adrenaline: Yes, the feeling of unreality is typically just a side effect of all the stress hormones/adrenaline from the fight or flight response of extreme anxiety. Psychologists can teach you to control your anxiety with a structured cognitive behavioral therapy program. As you learn to control your anxiety, you will learn keep your body from going into that fight or flght mode and not release adrenaline. ...Read more

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Could ect erase the fear of getting cancer?

No.: ECT is used to treat severe (life-threatening) depression and some other life-threatening psychiatric conditions, especially in the elderly. It has some risks, however, and it is not likely to help a phobia about cancer. Psychological therapy can help reduce unwarranted fear. Sometimes medication can also help reduce anxieties. ...Read more

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Would hypnotherapy be useful for getting rid of constant, unpleasant thoughts?

Would hypnotherapy be useful for getting rid of constant, unpleasant thoughts?

Yes: Hypnosis is by definition a heightened state of focus and concentration. There are various techniques for using hypnotic methods to explore and transform distracting thoughts. ...Read more

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Ocd and fears of catching stomach bugs. How can I relieve these fears?

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Ocd and fears of catching stomach bugs. How can I relieve these fears?

Behavior Therapy: Bt and meds together are used to treat this. Fears of germs and or becoming sick are very common types of ocd. You start with deciding if your fears are causing undue distress or interfering in your life or effecting functioning. It can be a focus of treatment and be addressed by learning about ocd treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of anxiety get rid of depersonalization/derealization?

How to get rid of anxiety get rid of depersonalization/derealization?

previous answers: please refer to multiple previous answers on symptoms and treatment of anxiety. treatment is available and effective. good luck and feel better ...Read more

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Irrational spider fear! how to get rid of them?

Irrational spider fear! how to get rid of them?

Arachnophobia: That seems to be a fairly common phobia. I would encourage you to consider seeing a therapist who practices cognitive behavioral therapy. It can be effective for phobias. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cheap ways of getting rid of fleas?

Cheap ways of getting rid of fleas?

Borax: Sprinkle borax on the outer parameter of your home and on all carpets. Vacuum often with a disposable vacuum bag. Dispose of bag after use. Plan lavender or marigolds around your home to repel fleas. You can also place small amounts of lavender essential oils through out the house. The original formula “dawn” dishwashing liquid detergent can be used well on your infested animals (rinse well). ...Read more

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I have compulsive and obsessions of negative emotions, intrusive thoughts. Should I get treated for "impulsivity"?

I have compulsive and obsessions of negative emotions, intrusive thoughts.  Should I get treated for "impulsivity"?

Not the same: Although "impulsive: and "compulsive" sound similar, they have completely different meanings. In one sense they may even be considered the opposite. You may be having a problem in the obsessive-compulsive spectrum, but it sounds like clinical (major) depression is a definite possibility as well. I recommend that you obtain an evaluation from a qualified professional for a more accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of these suicidal thoughts?

Please get help: A person shouldn't have to struggle by themselves with such thoughts. Having a mental health evaluation and working with a therapist, possibly with medication is the best way to approach this problem. It also is good to confide in a friend, family member, doctor or clergy person who can assist you in getting help. If you can't arrange help immediately you can always call 911 and get assistance, . ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my depression and suicidal thoughts?

How can I get rid of my depression and suicidal thoughts?

See a psychiatrist: If you are depressed to the extent of having suicidal thoughts you should not try to manage this without professional help. Seek psychiatric assistance. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of feelings of hopelessness?

How do you get rid of feelings of hopelessness?

Help others : If that doesn't help there may be a neuro chemical issue that may need a temporary solution with medications.Long term solution is counseling to figure out past hurts or unsettled issues that need to be addressed. ...Read more

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Could treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder improve clarity of thought?

Could treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder improve clarity of thought?

Yes, that is: Possible. When a person is obsessed with particular thoughts - they aren't attending well to other things that are happening. With obsessive compulsive personality traits - people can lose the bigger picture when focused on small details. Therapy can help with both obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive personality disordE.R. ...Read more

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What's usually recommended for getting rid of panic attacks?

What's usually recommended for getting rid of panic attacks?

Lasts few minutes: Panic attacks can only last for few minutes but fear of getting the next is scary. Once you realize that treatment gets easy, that's what cognitive behavior therapy teaches you: identify thoughts that trigger panic attacks and then work on reducing the impact. Once in panic it's hard to relax. But abdominal breathing helps to shorten the panic attack. Google abdominal breathing and practice. ...Read more

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Can anyone help me in getting rid of homosexual tendencies?

Can anyone help me in getting rid of homosexual tendencies?

Not gay? Please help: Good morning i appreciate your question. In our society there seems to be little that is worse than being homosexual. But, our sexual feelings and the need to love and be loved are gifts that are part of being human. The desire not to have these gifts can be very dangerous and damaging. Please find a good, nonjudgmental, health care provider who can work with you as your explore this. ...Read more

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