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Hypnosis For Tics
TBD : I'm not aware if hypnosis has been proven to be effective in the treatment of vocal tics from tourrette syndrome. In light of the fact that there is no cure for this condition and the fact that available pharmaceutical treatments can have unpleasant side effects, i would not object to a trial of hyponotherpay. Than have been said, one does not know if hypnotherapy will worsen the condition. ...Read more
Hypnosis has been shown in some studies to help with nausea and vomiting. The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily ...Read more
For the OCD: Tourette syndrome, adhd & OCD are hand-in-glove. A specific form of cognitive-behavioral therapy called exposure-and-response-prevention is used for the ocd. Oppositional defiant disorder often accompanies the adhd. It is treated with behavior-modification & behavior management training for parents. Social skills group therapy & tutoring for associated learning disabilities are often needed. ...Read more
Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?
It can...: Depending on the child that you are treating. No child is the same and should not be treated that way. With social anxiety disorder, it may be useful to take an eclectic approach using play therapy, social skills training, and relaxation training in working with this diagnosis that requires skill building. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hypnotherapy: In some cases yes, but it may be because of the relaxed state one must be in. Training is involved in learning to be hypnotized, and relaxation is a major component. Anxiety is not compatible with a relaxed state and, therefore, in some cases, learning to relax and training yourself to be calm reduces anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is cognitive behavioral therapy self-taught? How can one use it for generalized social phobia? Examples of cbt related to so. Phobia, please?
Yes it can be: In hypnosis, you're focusing very intensely on the hypnotist's voice & suggestions, screening out other things. It can be like getting involved in an exciting movie. Through practice, can learn how to focus on things other than anxious body symptoms -- which if you do that, they enlarge. Or there can be reframing of physical symptoms. Self-hypnosis can be very useful also. Session recordings help. ...Read more
Find Person U Like!: Current compilations ("meta-analyses") of research comparing the effectiveness of various therapies psychologist don meichenbaum & others call "acronym therapies" -cbt, cpt, emdr, etc- show that one is no more effective than another. But they also show that the single, most powerful predictor of treatment outcome =strength of the relationship between patient & therapist ("therapeutic alliance"). ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Yes: Cbt works well on average, but perhaps not for absolutely everyone. Other modalities can work too, but they are less structured and thus harder to study. Anxiety and depression are two areas for which there is very clear evidence that therapy works a good deal. Fortunately for talk / behavior therapy, a great many difficulties have at least 'some' anxiety or demoralization / depression component. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can be: Faverin = fluvoxamine, an antidepressant which also has significant anti-anxiety attributes. Like most ssri's, it may cause GI side effects such as nausea and diarrhea. These may dissipate in the first weeks of use. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20238342 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18568110. ...Read more
Exposure therapy: For anxiety involves putting yourself in the feared situation, sticking with it rather than leaving, & changing your thoughts to "it's ok to be anxious. I can handle it." anxiety decreases when you accept, even welcome, the anxiety feelings & discover you can handle them. Finding opportunities to face your fear makes you stronger. It helps to do this with a confident therapist you trust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Questions regarding generalized anxiety disorder and cognitive behavioral therapy. How helpful is it?
In short, : Very effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
It can be controlled: Anxiety can be quite unpleasant if it lasts over time or frequently appears in specific situations. The good news about anxiety is that it tends to respond well to treatment with medications, psychotherapy, or a combination of both. It's important to note that anxiety often leads people to avoid feared social situations. Avoidance often provides immediate relief but worsens anxiety over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both are great: Psychotherapy can involve many forms of treatment including behavior modification. Cognitive-behavioral therapy in particular with exposure therapy is often very effective to treat phobias. See your doctor to determine the best treatment plan for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers