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Can you tell me how are some ways to cope with the death of a close family member?

Can you tell me how are some ways to cope with the death of a close family member?

Grieving: I am sorry for your loss. There is no one 'right' way to grieve the loss of a close family member. Deal with the loss in your own way; but being able to share feelings with others is helpful. For a good overview of the grieving process, see: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/grief-loss/coping-with-grief-and-loss.htm I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm stressed out from finding work, multiple deaths(don't know how to deal with them), and being a single mom what should I do with noone to talk to?

I'm stressed out from finding work, multiple deaths(don't know how to deal with them), and being a single mom what should I do with noone to talk to?

Therapy for coping: I'm sorry to hear about the many stresses you're experiencing. Your message says "richmond va", where medical college of virginia is. You could look into their psychiatry resident clinic, and see if there might be supportive psychotherapy available at sliding-scale fees. Or, you could look into church organizations, which may have other kinds of counseling available. Please don't give up! ...Read more

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Doing erp on my own.So many triggers to address with the ocd. No personal or family support of encouragement. How long does it take to be effective?

Doing erp on my own.So many triggers to address with the ocd. No personal or family support of encouragement. How long does it take to be effective?

Sorting challenge: Coming up w/a plan 4 how 2 carve challenges into small bites can be a huge challenge esp. 4 someone who finds making decisions hard! ("i used 2 be indecisive but now i'm not so sure.") certainly having an expert guide can be a huge help. I'd suggest picking one challenge/compulsion, deciding on ur goal ; thinking about smaller steps in between. Self-help handout 4 leads: http://bit.Ly/1bsa9ut. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff exercises, how do I know this will help me? I'm 61yo female with grandkids to pick up and play with!

Rotator cuff exercises, how do I know this will help me? I'm 61yo female with grandkids to pick up and play with!

Refer To answer: You can not reverse the time, and expect to do the same as you were their mother. Every day we will get one day older. As a grand mom your maximum capacity to lift, I do not recommend to be more than 20 -25 lbs, because at this age you are prone to develop neck and back problems. Children are very approachable. Kneel, or sit and then give them hug and kisses ...Read more

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What are good ways to overcome my addiction to tarot cards?

What are good ways to overcome my addiction to tarot cards?

Tarot cards: What are you looking for from the tarot cards? Advice? Predictions? How are your relationships with live people you can talk with and enjoy doing things with? These are crucial issues for you. You've seemingly noticed that one activity is receiving an inordinate amount of your time. I know of no 12 step group specifically for tarot card users, but personal counseling may help you move on. ...Read more

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What can you do to politely deal with social eating when you're allergic to everything on the menu?

What can you do to politely deal with social eating when you're allergic to everything on the menu?

Bring snacks: Bringing snacks with you that you can eat will reduce your need to explain yourself, though will not eliminate it. We are becoming more aware of allergies and this helps allergy sufferers not have to bear the burden of having to worry about offending others. An alternate source of foods you can eat and a brief, kind explanation ought to suffice. ...Read more

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How to deal with depression when parents don't want to pay for a shrink?Is there a cure without pills?Depression made me not to have a love life.

How to deal with depression when parents don't want to pay for a shrink?Is there a cure without pills?Depression made me not to have a love life.

Depression: I'm so very sorry to hear that. I'm not sure where you live but if you are here in the United States then why don't you try county clinics. Also Yoga, deep breathing , meditation and relaxation techniques would be really beneficial. ...Read more

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How to deal with my pregnancy scare?

How to deal with my pregnancy scare?

Are you scared that: you might be pregnant? If so, the best approach is to take a pregnancy test. Did you have a near miss? If so - ensure that you use excellent protection in the future so that you are not faced with this worry. Take care. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to cope with depression while i'm a full time single mother?

Can someone tell me how to cope with depression while i'm a full time single mother?

I know it must be: Very demanding to juggle your responsibilities as a single parent. However, it is really important to take time out to care for yourself. At the minimum - would encourage some form of counseling. Evaluation by your physician or a psychiatrist will help to determine if you have clinical depression and if psychiatric medications are indicated. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with my emotional security after the death of a family member?

What can I do to deal with my emotional security after the death of a family member?

Grieving is normal: Strive for self-reliance regarding emotional security to prepare for changes/events in life. Grieving is normal & necessary for emotional health following the death of a family member/loved one. The loss must not diminish you but strengthen you. Be there for the others in your life (and allow them tio be there for you), especially those who share grief over the death of the family member. ...Read more

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Having suicidal thoughts and wish to run away like christopher mccandlless. Can't find any reason to live.. All alone. What to do?

Having suicidal thoughts and wish to run away like christopher mccandlless. Can't find any reason to live..  All alone.  What to do?

Please seek help!!!: It sounds like you're depressed (which may be a bit obvious as i imagine few people who are not depressed consider suicide). If you are considering suicide soon call the national suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Please see a psychologist or psychiatrist for counseling- they should be able to help you find a reason to live. Know that however bad things seem now, they can get a whole lot better. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid the upcoming divorce court case?

What can I do to avoid the upcoming divorce court case?

Be calm: Court cases for divorce can be anxiety provoking to say the least. You may benefit from meeting with a Psychologist to discuss your options, how to respond to certain types of questions or issues. ...Read more

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How to communicate with someone as your mother who always fear what people say and wants to make your decisions, she's hard to deal with, pessimistic , get angry quickly, and her tong cuts like sword ! I need her to listen and accept my decisions?

How to communicate with someone as your mother who always fear what people say and wants to make your decisions, she's hard to deal with, pessimistic ,  get angry quickly,  and her tong cuts like sword ! I need her to listen and accept my decisions?

Growing up: On the question form, it indicates you're 25 years old. It sounds like you're trying to create your own individual life as you want it, and would like your mother to approve. But, growing up may mean some clashes with those close to us -- especially if they want you to conform to their notions of you. It's very important to develop other support systems, and believe in yourself & your abilities. ...Read more

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Can anyone help with ethical/medical dilemma? Should we terminate a pregnancy with trisomy?

Can anyone help with ethical/medical dilemma? Should we terminate a pregnancy with trisomy?

Depends.: Depending on which trisomy syndrome you are referring to; if it is trisomy 13/18 (patau/edwards syndromes) my answer would be an unequivocal yes and asap. If you are referring to trisomy 21 (down syndrome), the issues are much more debatable and each option can be appropriate for different families. Keep in mind that >90% of families with down syndrome children end in divorce within a decade... ...Read more

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Child with cancer is scared of chemo, need advice on how to deal with them?

Child with cancer is scared of chemo, need advice on how to deal with them?

CBT: Find a child therapist to work with who is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT has been clinically proven to decrease children's anxiety and help them cope with trauma. Talk to other parent's who have children getting chemo. Remember to take care of yourself so you can best help your child. Good info available here: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/youngpeople ...Read more

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How do you teach a person with CHF to remember to take their meds?

How do you teach a person with CHF to remember to take their meds?

Taking meds: There are several ways to remind patients to take their meds, the first is to get a pill box and fill it so that he or she knows whether they took the meds. Phone calls from family members or visiting nurses can also be used to remind patients. There are also apps for smartphones with alarms that can remind patients to take their meds. ...Read more

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How to deal with the disappointment of not conceiving?

Get tested: You and your partner need testing to evaluate organs and counts etc. Even with abnormalities, treatments exist. ...Read more

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We need to know how we can prepare ourselves for a healthy conception. Any tips?

We need to know how we can prepare ourselves for a healthy conception. Any tips?

Folic acid: The best thing you can do is to start taking a vitamin with Folic Acid before you are pregnant. You should also discuss any drugs you are on with your ob, and make sure any medical problems are under control. ...Read more

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Tragic. How to cope with friend with metastatic melanoma?

Tragic. How to cope with friend with metastatic melanoma?

With great caring: There are exciting new treatments for this disease, but they still are not cures. I would support them during treatment. Listen carefully and with caring. ...Read more

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How can I learn to comfortably share responsibility with my baby's caregiver?

How can I learn to comfortably share responsibility with my baby's caregiver?

First...: ...When you ascertain that the caregiver is in fact worthy of trust. Second, when you start trusting yourself to still be important to your child even if the caregiver does some things better. ...Read more

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