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Has a victim of bullying ever won thru revenge?

Has a victim of bullying ever won thru revenge?

No one wins.: If one is bullied either emotionally or physically, revenge is not the answer (check out the new tv show that dissects the complexities). Learn an approach to stand up to the bullying that will raise yourself esteem, and make the aggressor look silly. If you are young, consider informing the bully's parents directly. Or be the bigger person, and ignore the bullying, slough it off. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Bullying (Definition)

Bullying is an abnormal behavior in which a person (the bully) treats others in an abusive way, uses force to harm others, or otherwise scares others into responding the way the bully wants. Bullying is common, and involves verbal abuse, physical assault, coercion (forcing others to do things) and is often targeted at selected victims, sometimes because of the victims' race, ...Read more


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Has a victim of bullying ever snapped and killed the bully in revenge?

Has a victim of bullying ever snapped and killed the bully in revenge?

Yes: This has been known to happen when people are bullied to the point that they see no escape and begin having difficulty thinking about the consequences of their actions. If you are being bullied it is vital that you talk to someone you trust about what you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Obsessive fear of death in a supposedly healthy 26 year old. Can it ever get better? How to stop fear of death?

Obsessive fear of death in a supposedly healthy 26 year old. Can it ever get better? How to stop fear of death?

Counseling and exam : Perhaps a good physical exam with some blood work might provide reassurance that you are indeed healthy. Counselling might help you find the source of your worries about death and dying. Perhaps a recent death of someone close or someone who died around your age might have triggered this fear. There is always help that can make things better. Do not get discouraged! ...Read more

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Theoretically, is group memory repression real: can an entire family who was traumatized repeatedly repress hundreds of memories over years?

Theoretically, is group memory repression real: can an entire family who was traumatized repeatedly repress hundreds of memories over years?

Not in real life: Maybe such stuff happens in movies or on the internet. In real life, if two people experience an event, one of them will remember even if the other one forgets. There is no way that a whole group of people will forget an event. ...Read more

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My husband has a constant fear of d death of himself or his loved ones.He avoids passing by roads which hv graveyards or cremation grounds .

My husband has a constant fear of d death of himself or his loved ones.He avoids passing by roads which hv graveyards or cremation grounds .

Helps available: Each of us must find our own answer to the question of mortality and the final riddle of human life. I'd rather ur husband fear death than take refuge in any easy / cheap answer. Many of us have had spiritual experiences giving powerful reassurance or trust others who report them, but you cannot help here. There is cbt that can help -- but he must ask his physician about treating "thanatophobia.". ...Read more

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Do people ever get ptsd from being bullied and witnessing a lot of bloody violence?

Do people ever get ptsd from being bullied and witnessing a lot of bloody violence?

YES: In the rare cases of severe bullying where perceived or actual loss of life or catastrophic injury with no chance of escape, yes, PTSD symptoms can manifest themselves. ...Read more

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How to I stop my medical records being stolen, or being a victim of healthcare identity theft?

How to I stop my medical records being stolen, or being a victim of healthcare identity theft?

No such thing: If your doc uses a computer connected to the Internet it can be "hacked". There are safeguards but the computers are not invulnerable. That is like asking to be perfectly safe in the world. No such thing. ...Read more

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Can childhood bullying lead a victim to have a fear of intimacy?

Bullying: Absolutely, the trauma of bullying can cause a fear of people in general. Keep in mind that the majority of people will not hurt you, the skill that is most protective is learning how to use your empathy to read people accurately so you know who to get close to and who to remain distant from. A psychologist could help you most likely if you make the commitment to psychotherapy. Best. ...Read more

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Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?

Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?

Police: Child abuse is very serious. They need to be stopped from harming other children. You need to report the child abuse to the police as soon as possible. It will require great courage on your part, but i know you can do it. Be brave, protect others. ...Read more

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Is my interest in domestic abuse unhealthy? I like to go to court cases.

Is my interest in domestic abuse unhealthy? I like to go to court cases.

Introspection.: Almost any behavior can be self-destructive. We usually consider behaviors harmful when they cause physical, mental, social, legal and/or financial problems in a persons life. Are you attending these hearings at the exclusion of important life responsibilities? what are you getting out of going? What good is it doing? Unless you can find some very good reasons, it is not likely not a good idea. ...Read more

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My child was hit by a family member now suffers from PTSD and is petrified of person, can that incident cause a change in their brain. ?

My child was hit by a family member  now suffers from PTSD and is petrified of person, can that incident cause a change in their brain.  ?

Seek counseling: We are all different and traumas all effect us different ways. I'd advise talking to a psychologist that is experienced with PTSD and can share cognitive behavioral therapies and coping strategies. To answer your question, yes, traumas are technically "stored" in the brain and trigger fear responses. ...Read more

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Is depression always connected to emotions eg(i'm sad that my cat died i become depressed) or experiences; eg(i witness the death of my mother)

Is depression always connected to emotions eg(i'm sad that my cat died i become depressed) or experiences; eg(i witness the death of my mother)

Absolutely-common: May also be related yo hormonal changes'-at your ages you may need to learn to master the sense of losses--which is part of life experience. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone who has lost their personal identity and past memories, to get overwhelming deja vu experiences?

Is it possible for someone who has lost their personal identity and past memories, to get overwhelming deja vu experiences?

Yes, it's possible: Depending on the cause of the memory loss, these could be dissociative flashbacks. That means the memories are still there somewhere but a defense mechanism called dissociation is keeping them from waking memory. If the problem is not physical, a psychologist who specializes in this would be helpful in assisting you in answering this and maybe regaining some of your identity. ...Read more

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Recently had a family member commit suicide by shooting himself in the temple. Was death quick and painless?

Recently had a family member commit suicide by shooting himself in the temple.  Was death quick and painless?

So sorry for the: trauma you and your family are going through. Almost certainly it was a quick and painless death. If you need a little emotional support consider a few sessions w/a grief counselor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm a therapist. I have a client who has significant OCD revolving around her fear of catching hep C. She feels that she may contract it from her shoes when she's walked in a public place and wont touch anything that anyone else has. Whilst I'm very aware

I'm a therapist. I have a client who has significant OCD revolving around her fear of catching hep C. She feels that she may contract it from her shoes when she's walked in a public place and wont touch anything that anyone else has. Whilst I'm very aware

Meds & Therapy: Treatment of OCD can include a combination of medication ( such as an SSRI ie Zoloft (sertraline) & others ) as well as therapy. Therapy approach can be a combination of CBT and insight oriented therapy (as well as other techniques )The patient should have a complete physical exam & blood tests . There is always the possibility that the patient knows that she may have been exposed to Hep C or other infection. ...Read more

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Do childhood bullies turn into lawyers or presidential candidates, or do they descend into a life of crime?

Do childhood bullies turn into lawyers or presidential candidates, or do they descend into a life of crime?

People can change: Gosh, there is not anything predetermined for sure, but an intersting q just the same. Turns out some criminals, lawyers, docs, police and probably politicians do often have some drive to be in control and tend to think independently. The degree to which bullying persists into adulthood and is accompanied by other illegal behaviors raises risk for antisocial personality disorder - and jail. ...Read more

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