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Dr. Evan Altman
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Definition)

A condition where one has unusually-shaped features, either from intrinsic abnormal development (malformation) or a normal form disrupted ...Read more


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Is there anyway to cure body dysmorphic disorder?

Is there anyway to cure body dysmorphic disorder?

"Cure" : There is no "cure" per say, but there is certainly treatment for body dysmorphia. You may want to seek a therapist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders or specifically body dysmporphia... Cognitive behavioral therapy works well. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there a written test for body dysmorphic disorder?

No: Body dysmorphic disorder is determined by the presence of symptoms related to misperception and distorted thoughts of one's body shape and perceived unhappiness about one's body. The diagnosis is made based on the presenting history. ...Read more

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What is the schizo-obsessive disorder? Is there a cure?

What is the schizo-obsessive disorder? Is there a cure?

No such thing: There is no such thing as schizo-obsessive disorder, as you put it. There is such a thing as schizoaffective disorder which is a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and there is also obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) which involves repeating unwanted thoughts and repeated acts or rituals based on those thoughts. Most often the emotional impetus behind OCD is fear and/or anger. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for bipolar or schizophrenia disorder?

Is there a cure for bipolar or schizophrenia disorder?

Bipolar: Sadly, there is not a cure for either of these. It's much more a matter of management, which is life-long and arduous, than it is of cure, I am sorry to say. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for mitochondrial disorder?

Is there a treatment for mitochondrial disorder?

No cure yet: There is no curative treatment yet available for mitochondrial disorders. However, a lot of research is being done in this area. In the meantime, the treatment includes various supplements (vitamins and antioxidants) that may help some patients, maintaining healthy lifestyle, and avoiding triggers that may make disease worse such as certain medications that affect mitochondrial function. ...Read more

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Do you think there is a cure for antisocial personality disorder?

Do you think there is a cure for antisocial personality disorder?

Yes: Will require years of therapy and a recognition of, and commitment to conforming with rules and expectations. ...Read more

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Is there any mental illness which has a cure not a temporary treatement ?

Is there any mental illness which has a cure not a temporary treatement ?

Mental illness: There are various ailments such as B12 deficiency that can manifest as mental illness which is completely curable there is also hydrocephalus or fluid on the brain and also depression in the elderly which can be cured with various treatments in certain circumstances which can otherwise show up as pseudodementia. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for binge eating disorder?

Is there a good cure for binge eating disorder?

Recovery is possible: BED is an attempt to resolve a psychological conflict through physical action. People often think they are triggered by food but actually are triggered by internal conflicts that lead to the food. They binge to numb, distract or comfort themselves. The "cure" is to identify what's eating "at" you instead of focusing on what you're eating, and find new ways to respond to yourself. ...Read more

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Is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness and is there medication for it?

Is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness and is there medication for it?

Ill Personality: Antisocial personality disorder is a mental illness and, while it is difficult to treat, it is treated primarily with psychotherapy and, sometimes, with added medications. Unfortunately, people with this disorder may not want treatment or think they need it. Often individuals with antisocial personality disorder are arrested because they have little or no regard for right and wrong. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for depression?

Is there a cure for depression?

Depression Treatment: Depression is Treatable with very good results for:
•Overcoming hopelessness and despair
•Improving mood
•Improving motivation, energy and sleep
•Unresolved Feelings with family members
•Resolving conflicts in relationships
•Enjoying personal hobbies
•Feeling pleasure in relationships
•Feeling Blessings and Wonders of Life
See a psychiatrist for Therapy and discuss antidepressant medication. ...Read more

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Is there any hope for a person with schizoid personality disorder? Or is there prognosis to just live like a hermit?

Is there any hope for a person with schizoid personality disorder? Or is there prognosis to just live like a hermit?

Hope for help?: Schizoid personality disorder can be difficult, but not impossible to help with ongoing psychotherapy. If the person is truly willing to try new behaviors which may not feel natural at first, some progress can be made. Some do prefer solitude to interactions with others, though. It depends on what you really want for yourself, and how committed you are to change. ...Read more

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Is bipolar and depression a disorder or a disease there is no detail

Is bipolar and depression a disorder or a disease there is no detail

Bipolar disorder: They are referred to as disorders.If you google disorder vs disease you will find that some dictionaries distinguish between the terms, with disease indicating something caused by a virus or bacteria and disorder having to do with congenital or mental illness.Some, however, make no distinction and the words have essentially become synonymous in common parlance as well as in the mrdical literature. ...Read more

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How does an anxiety disorder develop? Is there a 'cure', or just treatment?

How does an anxiety disorder develop? Is there a 'cure', or just treatment?

Treatment: There are several different anxiety disorders with different treatments - generalized anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is not clear how these develop, genetics probably plays a role, but trauma may also play a role. It is important that medical causes be ruled out (thyroid, cardiac and pulmonary). Anxiety tends to persist but effective treatments include SSRIs and CBT. ...Read more

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Is there a homeopatic treatment for immune deficiency disorder?

Is there a homeopatic treatment for immune deficiency disorder?

No: Pt with primary immune deficiency pidd have defects in their immune system that do not allow then to fight infections. Pidd is a very serious disease and must be taken very seriously. Pidd can kill. A great resource www.Primaryimmune.Org. ...Read more

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Antisocial personality disorder. Is there any treatment for this ?

Antisocial personality disorder. Is there any treatment for this ?

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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Is there a treatment for narcissitic personality disorders?

Yes: Personality disorders start in early adulthood and are often hard to treat. There are no fda approved medications. There are numerous skilled therapists who are adept at various psychotherapeutic techniques that can help you realize how your behaviors impact you and those around you. Through self reflection, some of the behaviors can be changed. ...Read more

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Is misophonia a real illness and is there any treatment?

Is misophonia a real illness and is there any treatment?

May be: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/what-is-misophonia For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more