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Herbal Treatment For Fear Of Public Transport
How is ERP carried out for treatment of OCD (fear of certain chemical)? Is there any reliable website available for reference?
If ERP is: referring to Exposure Response Prevention, this is a treatment for OCD wherein you are gently exposed to situations that may trigger OCD and the various rituals that folks use to ward of perceived danger (often vague or unknown dangers). The response or ritual is prevented with the help of a therapist and in time the behavior extinguishes, dies off. Don't know of a specific website. Peace. ...Read more
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
Apply for it: There are sources of financial aid particularly for medical coverage for patients with cancer. Some is through the federal and some through the state.Medicaid/medicare are available, but one needs to apply for it. There are a lot of forms that a social worker can help with, but most patients get the health insurance coverage. Most hospitals and cancer programs have social workers that can help. ...Read more
From the CDC:: Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues. Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts. Enforce laws and regulations. ...Read more
In the united states, are there any good examples of bringing patients via telehealth for medical assessments?
Yes: I work in telehealth part-time and there are several good but early & primitive capabilities out there. Video calls allow the physician and patient to discuss symptoms, history, visual physical findings, and plans. There is a lot more research being done and new devices being developed for more robust care but the services are advancing quickly. Contact me if you would like any referrals. ...Read more
Is there any provision for free residential care in the malaysia for elderly people with mental illness?
I'm not sure: I'm not sure about this, buti do have patients who have an orphanage in malaysia and i would consider asking what they think. ...Read more
Alternative tx?: I don't know what you mean by "alternative treatments for schizophrenia". It you can tell me what they are - i will try to comment on each. Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are an option. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with meds include: family therapy, social skills training & voc rehab. ...Read more
Psychotherapy & EFT: Psychotherapy is natural ;) & would be a good thing to do to explore, process & resolve the insecurities. I would also recommend a self help tool, eft (emotional freedom technique); it is my experience that it is quite effective & quick at helping with shyness & public speaking anxieties. Check it out at www.Eftuniverse.Com let me know what u think or if u need further help! wishing u well... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can someone help explain what the National standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate services in healthcare & healthcare is? thanks!
Go to a lawyer when : Sick! They should be able to help you. If a doctor cannot understand the language the patient is speaking it will be hard to deliver health care! Also, depending on the cultural group that the patient grew up in, different ideas are interpreted very differently and you have to be aware of them and take that into account. "hot diseases" and "cold diseases", etc. that is cultural awareness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Priligy is a new medication for treatment of premature ejaculation available in some european countries. What is your medical opinion of its eficacy and safety? Thanks.
Priligy/dapoxetine: Belongs to the ssri family of antidepressants, some of which have been used for treating premature ejaculation. The following site gives good coverage of the drug, its efficacy (or lack thereof), & currently known side effects. It's currently undergoing fda approval process. http://www.prematureejaculation.org/reviews/priligy.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get evaluated first: To determine if you really have an anxiety disorder and if you need to be treated or not. If it turns out that you do, then the best treatment is usually a combination of therapy and medication. Cbt is a well-known and well researched form of treatment, although i myself am an advocate of insight oriented psychodynamic psychotherapy. ...Read more
Acupuncture: Alternative treatments for panic and anxiety include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. Any and all of these can be used in combination as well as stand alone therapies. Some herbs to improve anxiety are chamomile, lemon balm, and valerian. See a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What options are there to treat morbid jealousy, in addition to counseling? I'm the victim (male), and desperate for help. in relationship 17 years.
Jealousy can: destroy relationships as I'm sure you know. It would be helpful for you to go to counseling or group therapy so that you can be strong, resist self-doubt, stay out of the begging role. Logic does not work. Your friend may have OCD or another condition. A proper diagnosis is essential for treatment. Second opinion if necessary. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What are the current thoughts on phage therapy in the american medical mainstream? Will phage therapies be important parts of future trtmnt. Strats?
Under Study: Phage therapy is in phase 1 and 2 trials and in use in non-human applications. It is possible that it may be available in the future, but the two major hurdles that i see would be: 1) it is hard to patent living organisms, so it would be hard for companies to make money and 2) most uses require a combination of bacteriophage and the fda may have issues with that. Even so, cure rates are 50%. ...Read more
ADHD starts at 7: In order to diagnose adhd you need "d. There must be clear evidence of clinical significant impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning." a preschooler can't provide evidence of impairment of academic or occupational functioning. Social impairment would most likely get the diagnosis of autism. ...Read more
TB prevention: Many countries vaccinate kids for the prevention of tb...Quite effective too. ...Read more
Chck medicaid: Check with your sate medicaid program if this patient is eligible, some states have home aid service. ...Read more
I lack the determination to do the psychotherapy required for treatment of OCD, Example: exposure. I also refuse meds. Is treatment for me impossible?
Never impossible!: You're demonstrating at least some determination just by asking your question. Don't underestimate the accumulating power of small steps in exposure, healthy risk-taking, and self-encouragement. Just keep moving in the direction of what's important to you. If you wish, a treating professional can be your ally and collaborator. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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