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How do couples cope with a stillbirth?

How do couples cope with a stillbirth?

It varies: If this has affected you, I am sorry for your loss. The death of a child before or after birth will strain the relationship in ways that do not make sense. Now is a time to work hard to reaffirm your love for one another. Ask your physician about support groups; there is no one-size-fits-all answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Stephens
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Stillbirth (Definition)

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How to cope with miscarriage and hormones.?

How to cope with miscarriage and hormones.?

No easy answer: Miscarriage is a very common, natural and difficult thing. Yes, hormones can fluctuate wildly as your body transitions through this process. It can be an emotional time, and it's perfectly normal to experience the full grieving process. Medications aren't likely necessary as things will correct on their own. Counseling and support groups can be helpful in dealing with the grief. ...Read more

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How to cope with anxiety?

How to cope with anxiety?

Do you have an : Anxiety disorder or do you just find yourself feeling anxious at times? If it is more serious than occasional anxious mood then a medical eval to rule out underlying medical conditions is a good idea. A psychiatric evaluation can also accurate assess. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity. ...Read more

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How can I cope with this isolation/loneliness?

How can I cope with this isolation/loneliness?

Reach out: Don't stay alone/isolated. Find a therapist that you trust and can work through the obstacles to making positive, healthy connections with people. ...Read more

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How to deal with ptsd?

How to deal with ptsd?

Paythotheray: You need to see a psychiatrist for an evaluation. He/she can recommend meds and psychotherapy. ...Read more

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How to cope with allergies?

How to cope with allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Allergy shots also option. See Allergist to determine what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more

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How to deal with kids?

How to deal with kids?

This could B interes: I will hold the comedy/sarcasm! joint the rest of us! i wold recommend you go to some parenting classes. You can get some good tips on issues dealing with rearing children. Find an older man/woman/couple who your respect and get some mentoring from them. Speak with your relatives, close friend and clergy. Grandparents are a must. Relief valve! best to you! you can do it. Keep calm! ...Read more

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How can you best cope with depression?

How can you best cope with depression?

Try Kelee meditation: I would recommend checking out kelee meditation (www.Thekelee.Org). I have been doing this meditation for 7 years and it was very helpful in quieting the negative brain chatter associated with my own stress, anxiety and depression. I just finished a medical study using kelee meditation for stress, anxiety, and depression in patients with significant improvements. Check it out! ...Read more

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How to deal with chronophobia?

How to deal with chronophobia?

Chronophobia: I would suggest seeing a psychologist who works with people with phobias. One technique very effective for phobias is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing(EMDR). Chronophobia(fear of time) is often known as "Prison Neurosis" due to its prevalence in prison populations. It can occur after natural disasters when daily routine is interrupted, older adults, or those with terminal illness ...Read more

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How can I cope with fears of dementia?

How can I cope with fears of dementia?

Irrational fear: A phobia is an irrational fear--we know what we fear is probably not dangerous. Behavioral psychologists view them as learned and treatment is to desensitize or unlearn them. An atavistic trait is something we inherit that can keep us from danger but is not necessary in today's world. This could be a fear of bugs, snakes, heights, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can one cope with dissociation?

How can one cope with dissociation?

Psychotherapy: The dissociative disorders are most frequently the result of severe trauma as a child. Long-term insight oriented psychotherapy can help reintegrate the personality by processing the trauma in a more developmentally developed way. ...Read more

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How to deal or learn to live with tourettes syndrome?

How to deal or learn to live with tourettes syndrome?

Join the Tourette : Syndrome Association of Texas:Texas Chapter 281-238-8096 e-mail: TouretteTexas@aol.com website: http://www.tourettetexas.org/ & learn all you can about your disorder, local providers & your legal rights under the ADA. If you can, have your primary physician or TS specialist refer you for a neuropsychological evaluation, individual & family therapy. Knowledge is powerful. ...Read more

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How to cope with illness of your child?

How to cope with illness of your child?

Coping: It is difficult. Try a book called "why bad things happen to good people". It's by a rabbi whose son was diagnosed with cancer. ...Read more

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How to deal with agoraphobia?

How to deal with agoraphobia?

Exposure Therapy!: If u learn 2 avoid what u fear & u have many fears, your life can get very restricted. Facing your fears using systematic method -esp Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy- is powerful. Watch a skilled anxiety expert guide someone face her fears (exposure), while helping her become aware of AND change the thoughts feeding the avoidance behaviors (cognitive therapy component): http://youtu.be/wE5F-FjbTRk ...Read more

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How can I cope with gestational diabetes?

How can I cope with gestational diabetes?

Lo carb, no sugar: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. A lo carb, no sugar diet is effective for many women. ...Read more

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How to deal with hiccups?

How to deal with hiccups?

Cause?: The cause of the hiccups is the real issue but most things are myths: holding your breath, drinking water +- upside down, getting scared or startled to name a few. Depending on your age, medical conditions, and medications it might be worth discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you cope with insomnia?

How can you cope with insomnia?

Improve it: Start with good sleep hygiene.1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & >. ...Read more

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How to deal with pcos?

How to deal with pcos?

Different symptoms: PCOS affects different people in different ways. There are different ways of responding to it depending upon your symptoms. Menstrual irregularity, obesity, infertility, excess hair growth, acne..... Each may benefit from a different treatment. Most people with PCOS don't need any treatment, however! ...Read more