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What are effective treatments for self harm scars in public?

What are effective treatments for self harm scars in public?

Camoflaging scars: Scars may be difficult to explain, but there are methods to camouflage them so you can focus on more positive topics of conversation. Carboxytherapy, microneedling, tissue expansion, surgical tissue rearrangement, etc. Are the medical methods that involve some recovery. Body makeup, strategic jewelry, and clothing are simpler, but sometimes inconvenient methods. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Self Mutilation (Definition)

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Is there alternative methods to treating depression without dealing with quacks and drugs?

Is there alternative methods to treating depression without dealing with  quacks and drugs?

Yes.: Seek an expert mental health professional who takes the time to hear you & to begin to know you clinically. Listen to him/her. Engage. If that professional communicates effectively with you, work with him/her. Expertly managed psycho-active meds may be crucial, but it is a comprehensive process not just a prescription that will determine your response/recovery. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for emotional masochism?

Is there an effective treatment for emotional masochism?

Professional help: Emotional masochism is a deeply intrapsychic issue. Seek out a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with a great deal of experience in personality disorders and intrapsychic issues. Object relations and self psychologists may have the necessary background/skills to help. It will take time, perhaps a year or more of intense therapy. ...Read more

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Are there long term care facilities for patients with self mutilation i.E. To help recovering cutters?

Are there  long term care facilities for patients with self mutilation i.E. To help recovering cutters?

See below: Programs and criteria for admission will vary by state. I would suggest to start by going to the websites below -- they provide phone numbers and will serve as a starting point. http://www.samhsa.gov/treatment/ http://www.Nami.Org good luck! ...Read more

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Self care tips for vitiligo.

Vitiligo care: Two things that are important to do for a person with vitiligo: 1. Protect skin from sun exposure. Areas of vitiligo have no melanin to protect them from damaging sun rays. Also a sunburn can cause new areas of vitiligo to appear. 2. Protect skin from trauma. Just like sunburn, trauma (scratches, etc) can cause vitiligo to appear on normal skin. This is known as koebner phenomenon. ...Read more

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Is spiritual healing an effective treatment for cancer or tumors?

Is spiritual healing an effective treatment for cancer or tumors?

Not on it's own.: When it comes to cancer treatment methods outside the realm of traditional medicine, i try to keep an open-mind, recognizing that there is a lot about cancer that we don't understand. However, it is a dangerous practice to replace a proven therapy with one that is not--if you believe that spiritual healing may help, please pursue that in addition to traditional treatment. ...Read more

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Is there an effective herbal treatment for anxiety?

Is there an effective herbal treatment for anxiety?

Several herbal remedies have been studied as a treatment for anxiety, but more research is needed to understand the risks and benefits: Here's what we know — and don't know: Kava. , Passionflower. , Valerian. , Chamomile. , Lavender. , Lemon balm. . If you're considering taking any herbal supplement as a treatment for anxiety, talk to your doctor first, especially if you take other medications. The interaction of some herbal supplements and certain medications can cause serious side effects. If your anxiety is interfering with daily activities, talk with your doctor. More serious forms of anxiety generally need medical treatment or psychological counseling (psychotherapy) for symptoms to improve. ...Read more

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Any advice for self medication of severe depression?

Any advice for self medication of severe depression?

Yes DONT!!: Severe depression should be treated by a psychiatrist. Self medication is a very bad idea. ...Read more

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What therapy techniques might a psychologist use for acne related self esteem issues?

What therapy techniques might a psychologist use for acne related self esteem issues?

Look beyondyour skin: Hard to assess how severe the acne is as you have also listed OCD as a problem, suggesting that you may amplify the condition in your mind.But a therapist would first make sure that a dermatologist is on board w you.Next, a thorough assessment of what you want out of life and how you are going about getting it would help you to put the focus back on achieving the goals that are meaningful to you. ...Read more

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Is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder(ocd)?

Is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder(ocd)?

Classical homeopathy: Ocd is a difficult disorder to treat, even in conventional medicine. However, there are psychiatrists who are well-trained in classical homeopathy and who can help you. Many people who have not responded to conventional medications or who are very sensitive to them, may respond well to homeopathy. You must be sure your homeopath is familiar with ocd and is experienced in treating this problem. ...Read more

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Is psychotherapy a realistic treatment for chronic alcoholism?

Is psychotherapy a realistic treatment for chronic alcoholism?

Treat Alcoholism: Definitely. I would recommend a cognitive-behavioral therapist (cbt) who specializes in substance abuse and is familiar with motivational interviewing. This treatment is the most research-supported. However, initial detoxification in a hospital may be necessary (to prevent life-threatening withdrawal symptoms) and the person should seek an evaluation for this as a first step. ...Read more

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What is an alternative treatment for HPV for males besides condylox (podofilox)?

What is an alternative treatment for HPV for males besides condylox (podofilox)?

You mean warts ?: The HPV warts can self clear over a period of 2 years or so. You can destroy them with caustic material like the podofilox, freeze them (liquid nitrogen, nitrous oxide cryopen), cut them off (avoid) or burn them off with laser treatments. There is a possibility for them to re-appear, since the germ can hibernate in other skin locations. A dermatologist or urologist would likely have a preference ...Read more

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Help please! is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder(ocd) in india?

Help please! is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder(ocd) in india?

Classical homeopathy: Classical homeopathy is widely used in india -- where there are at least 120 homeopathic medical colleges and over 100, 000 homeopathic doctors (some who are also psychiatrists). Mahesh gandhi md in mumbai is one of the most well-known homeopathic psychiatrists in the world, and successfully treats many people suffering from ocd. ...Read more

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Need some advice for self treatment for a chemical burn?

Need some advice for self treatment for a chemical burn?

Many issues: Depends upon the chemical and the part of the body involved. If the eyes, see an ophthalmologist right away after flushing for 10-15 minutes. Otherwise flush and then see a doctor if the skin appears damaged. The condition will be worse if the chemical was an alcohol or a very strong acid. Most organic chemicals flush off well and the skin is usually resistant to them. ...Read more

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Is hypnotherapy effective for treating psychiatric illness?

Is hypnotherapy effective for treating psychiatric illness?

Depends upon who: you read. Hypnotherapists will tell you "Yes." My experience as a therapist of 30 years says "No" and I practiced hypnosis 10 years. ...Read more

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Are there herbal treatment option for curing alcoholism?

No: Most substance abuse experts would state that there is no "cure" for alcoholism except abstinence. I am unaware of any herbal preparations that help on a reliable basis. There are prescription medications that are fda approved to assist with abstinence from alcohol. ...Read more

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