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I Keep Talking To Myself Is Something Wrong With My Mental Health
Brain Stimulation: Studies have shown that people who talk aloud to themselves are actually doing something useful: they are stimulating various brain functions, especially memory. Talking aloud is a strategy to aid thinking, and may be used more frequently by people who tend to have a noisy, distractible brain. It will boost brain power, so don't worry! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more
Let them know how...: Let your mum & sister know how you feel? If you have tried before & need help, talk to a therapist & consider speaking with them with the therapist. Many family members feel guilty when they hear about a person's mental health challenges. You may need help letting them know that you do not blame them, so speaking with a therapist may help... ...Read more
So what career in mental health would you recommend if my goal is to help people out while being able to sit down and talk with them?
Why is the mental health industry so freely perscribing drugs, seems that there should be mandatory physical check and then talk theropy first?
No one standard: I can't speak for the whole industry but providers differ in their approaches. I treat a fair amount of combat related ptsd. Some of the men & women with really severe ptsd develop marked worsening of symptoms if they jump right into talking treatment without being stabilized on medications first. I see some patients come in asking for psychiatric medications who i decline to prescribe to until. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an appointment with a mental counselor but will likely need to talk to someone before then. Are there any HealthTap services for mental health?
Try CONCIERGE: Try HealthTap CONCIERGE. Concierge doctors can see and treat their own patients via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Certain medications (not all) can be prescribed. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can send images while in the middle of a Concierge consultation. (Doctors answering HealthTap BASIC, free questions are providing information only, and do not provide medical care.) ...Read more
The taboo is less: than it was in the past. Thanks in part to app like healthtap where people can ask questions about all kinds of medical and psychological issues. Feel free to ask any questions you may have felt self conscious about before and find out more about mental health and illness. ...Read more
Plenty of pro's : There are plenty of mental health professionals out there at community mental health centers, in private practice and at univeristy medical programs. If things are really bad, look for a local 'hot line' and give them a call to get started. ...Read more
It's not taboo here!: Depending on the culture, just about anything that's not a 'light, breezy, it's just fine' attitude can be 'taboo'. I think it's fear. Humans are easily threatened and don't like having that exposed. So, when we mention troubling feelings, thoughts and behaviors - many get scared and react badly. Now, let's move on. Healthtap is a wonderful place to 'talk' openly about all health issues. Shoot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many kinds: There are many different types of psychotherapy on the other hand, such as psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and gestalt, just to name a few. If you were seeking psychotherapy, I would suggest reading up on all of these types of psychotherapy, and choose which one sounds the best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm very worried about my mental health. I feel like I need to talk to someone. In the last three months two of my coworkers ended there lives.
A friend is talking about suicide with a plan; however, she has also been traumatized by the local mental health system. How can I be supportive?
Suicide and trauma: I am sorry to hear that your friend feels "traumatized by the local mental health system." she may not like the idea of working with them, but suicidal plans are serious and need professional attention. You can help her to connect with a doctor or doctors who will work with her to resolve her challenges. She may need hospital admission at this time. Call 911 if you need to, to get her to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Generally a psychologist has the largest number of tools to diagnose and treat mental disorders ...Read more
How do I approach my parents to talk about issues concerning my mental health without feeling scared?
Ask for help: It can be a scary discussing personal health issues with parents. In general parents want the best for their children. First ask permission to discuss something important to you. Be authentic and describe what you have been experiencing and for how long. If you are nervous about their response consider discussing that fact as well. Ask them for their support in the process to feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Sleep preparation should involve winding down, quiet, getting ready to sleep. Talking to people on the phone, isn't exactly winding down. It could even be stressful depending what you are talking about. If its business related. You might need some down time and time to relax before going to bed. Best of health ...Read more
Problems concentrating, forget things, when people are talking i zone out, sometimes i end up talking to myself what is wrong?
I will explain as soon as we talk I just thing I, crazy like there's something wrong with me mentally will someone please video chat or Skype ?
?What is the issue: You would find it difficult to have someone chat or Skype without knowing what the issue is - at least in brief. ...Read more
Do I have a mental disorder if i don't stand up for myself anymore? People talk bad about me to my face or behind my back. I don't do anything.
Possibly: Many reasons can cause such reactions -- including depression and various anxiety disorders. Also trauma can result in shame responses, making it hard to stand up for yourself. Or, you have learned from early childhood that asserting yourself is not appropriate, and are simply following family-given rules. You can get help with any of these issues by working with a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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