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Is There Any Kind Of Psychotherapy That Can Help Improve Mental Retardation
Psychotherapy is one treatment strategy for a variety of mental health conditions. It has also been shown to help a variety of chronic medical difficulties such as chronic pain. There are a variety of therapy types including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt), psychodynamic therapy, & interpersonal therapy. Certain therapy is better suited for ...Read more
Some do some don't: Most older kids and adults will be aware of their learning and performance difficulties when they have milder forms of intellectual impairment. The more profound the impairment, the less likely they are aware of the ramifications. ...Read more
Which psychotherapy would be more appropriate to help me out with the three voices I have in my head? And what kind of medication could be useful?
Voices: If you are hearing voices in your head you need to seek immediate help from a psychiatrist and therapist. There is treatment for this condition but there are many medications that may help. Please see a psychiatrist and/or therapist for this condition to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Psychotherapy has limited my capacity & increased intensity of symptoms. I no longer feel safe with therapists. Help outside of mental health system?
Psychotherapy has: limited your capacity for what? Symptoms can increase as treatment progresses but then can subside. Maybe you left treatment too early or were w/someone who was not a good match. Cognitive behavioral therapy may be a better type of treatment. Lifestyle changes in nutrition, exercise, etc. may be an alternative. Please see your doc. Spectracell lab in TX has a nutrition test. Peace & health. ...Read more
Interactive: Psychopathology refers to harmfully unusual psychological qualities of the person caused by biology and traumatic learning histories. Stress consists of a response to upsetting events that triggers or worsens pathological factors. Psychotherapy aims to teach coping for unchangeable factors, de-condition negative factors that were learned, and strengthen positive factors already present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read mental health occupational therapists in Canada can now perform psychotherapy. Is this a recently new trend?
Not really new: Occupational therapists have always dealt with the consequences of chronic disease, and have provided counseling to numerous patients. Suppose we could call some of this "psychotherapy". But historically, not only psychiatrists and psychologists, but also clergy and social workers and speech therapists have provided psych support. ...Read more
Is sexual arousal by some people's feet (only some) a mental illness? If so,that would mean psychotherapy could make those thoughts go away, right?
Feet: It is possible that sexual arousal by feet is a paraphilia as defined in the Diagnostic manual the DSM5. BUT it might not be because it is a complex diagnosis therefore you must see a psychologist or psychiatrist for an evaluation and diagnosis. Be well, Dr.G ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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