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I can't face dealing with the loss of my parents. How can I prepare?

I can't face dealing with the loss of my parents. How can I prepare?

You really cant: It is very hard to lose your parents....That is natural and normal and no matter how prepared you are it is often still very hard. So "preparing" means accepting and going through the stages of grief. Get help if you need it. Talk to them and have them tell you their story...It is so amazing. And you will get through it.... ...Read more

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What can I do to cope with the thought of moving from my childhood home?

What can I do to cope with the thought of moving from my childhood home?

Be positive: I have seen this question a few days ago. Let me try if this help. Be thankful that you have a wonderful chilhhood in this house. Look forward that you will have a bright future and a lot of other opportunities at other houses. You will also meet a lot of good friends in your life. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I help my child cope with fear of the dark?

How can I help my child cope with fear of the dark?

Exposure: Expose him or her to the dark for short periods of time, reassure that nothing has happened, increase the intervals, eventually leaving him or her alone in the dark for short periods of time till no longer an issue...In difficult cases or if panic ensues, seek help from a behavioral psychologist. ...Read more

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I have lost my purpose. I feel. like I'm in a hole full of despair and anxiety. does anyone have any advice on how to deal with this?

I have lost my purpose. I feel. like I'm in a hole full of despair and anxiety. does anyone have any advice on how to deal with this?

Depression & Anxiety: With the despair you described, this sounds like clinical depression. I strongly suggest seeking help as soon as possible. Anxiety also frequently co-occurs with depression. Depression is highly treatable by talk therapy, especially when a psychotherapist uses cognitive behavior therapy. Your therapist might also suggest a psychiatric evaluation to learn if medication can also be helpful. ...Read more

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I have BPD but I can't afford help nor insurance. How can I keep it from affecting my marriage and the upbringing of my infant?

I have BPD but I can't afford help nor insurance. How can I keep it from affecting my marriage and the upbringing  of my infant?

BPD: You past the first step - recognizing your feelings. Try to find a dear friend who will give you buckets of empathy. Exercise lots. Eat three healthy meals a day. Get enough rest and sleep when you can. Take time to be alone with your husband. Journal. Do lots of self talk and encouragement. Try to not judge yourself and others. Avoid negative people. If you need help get it ...Read more

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I argue with my mind a lot of the time, i can have outbursts, speak randomly without wanting to and controlling myself. What should I do?

Psychiatrist: I think seeing a psychiatrist and discussing your problems may be helpful. You have too much on your mind and you need help to understand the underlying crisis in your mind. ...Read more

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How do I deal with my confidence issues from all of my hair loss?

How do I deal with my confidence issues from all of my hair loss?

You have to accept i: You have to accept it and do not worry too much about it.It is something you have no control over there are treatments like Minoxidil which gives mixed results.And there is hair transplants etc. But do not loose your confidence as it is not the end of the world. ...Read more

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How do I deal with the pain and side effects of breaking my cafffiene addictiction? I have support from a teacher at my school who is the one that me actually thinking about quiting. What do I do?

How do I deal with the pain and side effects of breaking my cafffiene addictiction? I have support from a teacher at my school who is the one that me actually thinking about quiting. What do I do?

Taper off: If you look at how much caffeine you are taking in then taper yourself off you can avoid the discomfort of just quitting all caffeine. For exampe if you drink 6 cups of coffee and 3 sodas a day, cut down to 6 cups of coffee and 2 sodas a day for a week. Then cut down each week by one caffeinated beverage until you are off or down to no more than 1-2 per day. ...Read more

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How can I help my nephew deal with the death of his parents?

How can I help my nephew deal with the death of his parents?

Best way to help: Be open to his questions, let him know you are supportive. His concerns may be different than his. Talk in general ways about how you are coping with this but do not overwhelm him. Take him to a suuport group for children who lost their parents, consider finding a counselor. Find a good family therapist who can give you advice on what to look for. ...Read more

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Hello doctor my question is how i could deal with my situation in which i facing the hair fall everyday, and finally thanks a lot doctor.

Hello doctor my question is how i could deal with my situation in which i facing the hair fall everyday,  and finally thanks a lot doctor.

Hair: I would discuss this with your barber and also make an appointment to see a dermatologist. One or both will know what is best for you. ...Read more

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My health problems keep me from any success with weight loss, but my doctor seems to shrug off my struggle. What can I ask of him anyway?

My health problems keep me from any success with weight loss, but my doctor seems to shrug off my struggle.  What can I ask of him anyway?

Complicated: Hi there, i have found that it is best to seek out physicians who are trained and comfortable with treating obesity. While I am comfortable with the great advances in obesity surgery, there is room for the use of medical weight management. Meds, such as phentermine, can be used successfully even with patients with chronic medical conditions as long as they are monitored effectively. ...Read more

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As a college student, i find myself vomiting and experiencing hair loss near due dates and exams. What can I do to help with my stress?

As a college student, i find myself vomiting and experiencing hair loss near due dates and exams. What can I do to help with my stress?

Stress release: Step one would be a good physical exam, to make sure all is well. Next, there are many available stress release options, which need to be practiced daily & not just when "stressed." these include meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, etc. Used intermittently, yogi stress relief tea may also help. In addition, personal psychotherapy around your anxiety may be really useful for you. ...Read more

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What can I do to forget the memories of the rape i suffered in kindergarten by my female teacher? They haunt me 24/7. I can't handle it anymore.

What can I do to forget the memories of the rape i suffered in kindergarten by my female teacher? They haunt me 24/7. I can't handle it anymore.

How anout a book?: A great book to help you get started is caleed: stop obsessing by rdna foa. I'm not suggesting this book will solve all of your problems, but i'm pretty sure it will help. After you complete the book, you may decide to proceed further with some counseling to help you deal with issues still bothering you. ...Read more

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I embarass my son in public all of the time. How can I improve my social skills?

I embarass my son in public all of the time. How can I improve my social skills?

STOP IT.: Embarrassing your son in public, as his mother, is probably one of the most damaging thing you can do to your son's self-esteem. Why would you want to do that. You must seek help to get to the bottom of it, and change. We are not simply talking social skills here, it's deeper than that. Do you want your son to have low self esteem and be bullied or made fun of all his life. I'm pissed. ...Read more

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What can my diet consist of when I am strugging to go to the bathroom?

What can my diet consist of when I am strugging to go to the bathroom?

More fiber: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day). Eat 5 vegetable & 4 fruit servings per day – get that fiber in. Avoid junk carbohydrates - look for whole grains instead. Stay physically active. ...Read more

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I need help with empty nest.I am in identity crisis.I don't know what I really want in my life and what to do with my future?

I need help with empty nest.I am in identity crisis.I don't know what I really want in my life and what to do with my future?

Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy is a great place to work through the problems you are discussing. It is very normal after kids leave the home to experience identity crisis - especially if much of your identity was wrapped up in your child's life (sports, friends, etc.) consider getting involved in a fitness program, hobbies you enjoy, spending time with friends, etc. ...Read more

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How can I fix myself without having to live with the label and stigma of depression?

How can I fix myself without having to live with the label and stigma of depression?

Any label out there: is in the minds of others. It's a real challenge but you can personally reject the negative label and replace it w/one that is more positive and accurate. We are made up of many factors, not just the ones folks see. Peace and good health. A mental health professional can help. ...Read more