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Dr. K. Olson Dr. Olson
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How to treat people who suffered bipolar disorder?

Dr. K. Olson Dr. Olson
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How to treat people who suffered bipolar disorder?

Excellent prognosis: Accurate diagnosis is the fundamental first step. A specialist in the treatment of depression and bipolar illness would be best to make the diagnosis. That would be a psychiatrist.. Depending on the phase of illness - depression, irritability or mania -medications are selected accordingly . Psychotherapy (counseling) is important. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more


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How to deal with someone who has histrionic personality disorder?

How to deal with someone who has histrionic personality disorder?

Remain calm : Take deep breaths and stay calm. Be reassuring without judgement. Never get into an argument about the reality of the situation . Simply emphathize without riding on the same roller coaster of emotion. ...Read more

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How can therapists deal with patients who have antisocial personality disorder?

How can therapists deal with patients who have antisocial personality disorder?

Not good candidates.: People with antisocial personalities do not learn from their previous mistakes and therapy does not work. They do understand that for a criminal behavior, they have to be legally responsible. They have no remorse and they are sorry only that they got caught. ...Read more

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How to tackle delusional depression in a person who has hereditary depression?

How to tackle delusional depression in a person who has hereditary depression?

See a psychiatrist: You may need drug treatment under supervision of a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How can you treat narcissistic personality disorder?

How can you treat narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissistic PD: Treating narcissistic pd requires intensive, long-term psychotherapy with an experienced therapist. These people usually don't seek treatment until marital or work relationship problems cause enough distress to force the issue. They are exquisitely sensitive to slights or criticism, and intense shame and scathing rage can disrupt the therapeutic relationship. The therapist walks a thin line. ...Read more

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How can you treat avoidant personality disorder?

How can you treat avoidant personality disorder?

Tough to treat: It is hard to treat any personality disorder because it is ingrained in the person's sense of self. Usually they do not think there is anything wrong with them and do not seek treatment unless someone else forces them to. If they also avoid social interactions they will try to avoid therapists, too. If they feel any discomfort with their behavior, that is where to try to help them. ...Read more

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How do you treat antisocial personality disorder in teens?

Professional Only: Treatment is strictly left to the professionals. A nonprofessional has no business in even attempting any treatment whatsoever. ...Read more

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How do I explain bipolar disorder to people ?

How do I explain bipolar disorder to people ?

Bipolar disorder: If you do have to explain it to people, the best way is to tell the truth, which is: my mood may change without any specific reasons. I may feel depressed for a while, and then i may feel unusually happy and "up" for no particular reason. I may say things which do not make much sense, and some people may even feel annoyed by my overtalkativeness. ...Read more

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How to treat histrionic personality disorder?

How to treat histrionic personality disorder?

Talk therapy: Medication may help the symptoms, but talk therapy (psychotherapy) is the best treatment for the condition itself. ...Read more

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How can I treat personality disorder?

How can I treat personality disorder?

Therapy: Seek out individual and/or group therapy with a licensed therapist who has experience and training in this area. Work hard and good luck! ...Read more

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How to treat cyclothymic disorder?

How to treat cyclothymic disorder?

Therapy: Sometimes medication is used and can be helpful. Another approach might be psychotherapy. This can help adjust thought patterns and coping skills and work through painful issues contributing to mood fluctuations. Exercise, healthy dietary habits, proper sleep patterns and healthy relationships are also helpful. Cyclothymia needs to be addressed so one can have the most happy life possible. ...Read more

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What will happen to someone with schizoaffective disorder who refuses to take antipsychotics?

What will happen to someone with schizoaffective disorder who refuses to take antipsychotics?

Psychosis likely: Schizoaffective disorder is a "halfway" diagnosis between schizophrenia and a major mood disorder, eg., major depression or bipolar disorder. An antipsychotic is generally needed to control psychotic symptoms, and sometimes, though not always, will treat the mood disorder as well. (usually antidepressant or mood stabilizers are needed too.) psychosis often persists for long periods if untreated. ...Read more

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Who would want to cure narcissistic personality disorder?

Who would want to cure narcissistic personality disorder?

Psychotherapists: Many psychotherapists are specifically interested in working with personality disorders and develop a special expertise in this area. Given how prevalent npd is, however, most therapists work with individuals with this diagnosis, or definitely traits of it... ...Read more

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How can you treat borderline personality disorder?

How can you treat borderline personality disorder?

Not Your Job: You are not a professional therapist and have no business trying to be one. Get professional help or leave this person forever. To keep in a relationship that you are trying to establish would be destructive to you and your future. ...Read more

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What is bipolar disorder?and how can someone deal with a person who suffers from it?

What is bipolar disorder?and how can someone deal with a person who suffers from it?

You may know that: Bipolar disorder manifests in extreme mood swings between depression and mania/hyperactivity. Some folks are more hyper and some more depressed. The cycle can be very quick or span over days. A licensed mental health professional can diagnose and treat you. It's best to go to someone who has a lot of experience w/this. Your family doc can refer you. Peace and good health. Education helps. ...Read more

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How to deal with bipolar disorder?

How to deal with bipolar disorder?

Well...: Seek out an evaluation by a doctor have regular sleep habits, eat he, althy, avoid alcohol drugs, exercise regularly. ...Read more

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How can you treat schizophrenia and somatoform disorder?

How can you treat schizophrenia and somatoform disorder?

Differences: The treatments used for these disorders are different. For schizophrenia the main treatment is antipsychotic medication. The most effective treatment for somatoform disorder is cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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How can you treat depression in aspergers?

How can you treat depression in aspergers?

Depression: It is treated the same way whether a person has aspergers or not. Talking therapy is key & psychiatric medications are sometimes indicated. ...Read more

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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic depressive illness, this brain disorder causes dramatic shifts in mood, ...Read more