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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
How can I get someone to review medical records for a negligence lawsuit my husband almost died from lithium toxicity in jail. He has permanent disab. He is now in prison. The medical dept won't review his records so I have a power of attorney and am tryi
I'm getting divorce from what I finally learned was a very bad narcissistic man. I need legal assistance. Can you ref me to domestic violence lawyer??
Call bar association: This is a medical consult service not a legal referral service. Call your state or county bar association for referral ...Read more
Bpd realization effected marriage greatly. Do i project the bad things i've done onto him thinking lying cheating adamant it don 2me reflection, snicky?
WHAT???: What exactly are you trying to ask. Please carefully re-word your question and post again. ...Read more
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?
I was demon possessed in the past. I believe in demonic possession, and it controls my life. I avoid people. Could this be Schizophrenia, or OCD?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently had a family member commit suicide by shooting himself in the temple. Was death quick and painless?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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