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Is a good mental health therapist as good as a psychiatrist for ocd?

Is a good mental health therapist as good as a psychiatrist for ocd?

ERP Expert, Meds: Obsessions=unwanted thoughts, get stuck in head. Can spook u/trick so that we come 2believe they're real or they mean something. See http://www.Ocfoundation.Org or http://bit.Ly/ykpajd. Exposure & response prevention=treatment of choice. Impt 2find someone experienced in erp - usu psychologists (some) r the ones who train in erp. But see a psychiatrist 4 meds 2 help if erp alone is too hard. ...Read more

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Mental Health (Definition)

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


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Is mental health is more important than physical health?

Is mental health is more important than physical health?

Why do you ask?: Lacking either one will make you, and perhaps those around you, miserable. Almost everyone desires physical health, but part of what makes mental illness so treacherous is that many of these unfortunates do not want to become able to love, work, and play effectively, especially while the disease is controlling them. ...Read more

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Is good health inherited or just good health behavior?

Is good health inherited or just good health behavior?

Both, but . . . : “each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.” there are lots of sayings like this one about this topic. One can't do much about what health is inherited, but one can do a great deal about health behaviors. One must learn what promotes and maintains good health, and one must act. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is social health the same as emotional health?

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Is social health the same as emotional health?

Social/Mental health: Social health involves forming satisfying interpersonal relationships, adapting to different social situations, and acting appropriately in different settings. Mental health is our Psychological & emotional well-being. ...Read more

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Can there be such thing as a mental health doctor?

Can there be such thing as a mental health doctor?

Yes: There are several types of "mental health doctors": psychiatrists, PhD/PsyD psychologists, EdD psychologists, Doctors of Social Work, Doctors of Nursing Practice with psychiatric focus, Doctors of Behavioral Health to list a few. ...Read more

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Why is it important to maintain good physical health as a student?

Why is it important to maintain good physical health as a student?

Why do you ask?: You're studying hard, and time talking with and learning from peers is also key. You need to eat sensibly, exercise & avoid the dangers of alcohol and drugs. The risks of neglecting this are obesity, loss of the self-esteem that goes with a good body, depression/dysthymia, social isolation, and the horrible consequences of mistakes while drunk/on drugs. It's a cruel world; staying fit helps. ...Read more

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Do you think mental health is just as important as physical health, or even more important?

Do you think mental health is just as important as physical health, or even more important?

Of course: There is a relationship between physical health and mental health. It is documented that each can affect the other. They cannot be separated. Both are most important. ...Read more

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Why is spiritual health so important for mental health?

Why is spiritual health so important for mental health?

Meaning and Purpose: Our spirituality often helps us define our meaning and purpose for living. Having a clear idea what we are about and how are values fit in with our purpose helps us to be more in tune with our feelings and being. This increases our self esteem, especially if our spirituality allows us to see a positive good and impact on the world and people around us. ...Read more

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Is running good for mental physical health?

Is running good for mental physical health?

↓ Depression & Learn: Multiple observational & a few prospective studies have demonstrated clear trends toward ?ed rates of depression, some ? in coping skills for life problems & ?ed rates of advanced disease states in people who perform a variety of regular exercises, as compared to those who are more sedentary. However, running stresses can also ? many physical injuries, a complex balance, like the rest of life. ...Read more

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Is beer good for a person's physical and mental health?

Depends: How much? How often? Other specifics about the person? Moderate amounts, not too often for a healthy active adult should be fine - both physically & mentally. Drinking to intoxication, or too often - especially for folk in less than good condition is not healthy - both physically & mentally. Best! ...Read more

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Is gad considered a disability as well as a mental illness?

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Is gad considered a disability as well as a mental illness?

Could be disability: If you mean "generalized anxiety disorder" = gad, it is defined as a mental illness. Just like other mental illness, people with gad suffer from symptoms that affect ability to enjoy life or work. Since it is treatable, gad may or may not be a disability depending on each person's condition. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted advantages of a mental health care plan?

Insurance likes it: Some policies expect to see a treatment plan if they are going to pay for your treatment. Moreover the treatment plan gets everyone involved in your therapy (including you!) in establishing specific goals and timeframes. ...Read more

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How does mental health affect a person's physical health?

How does mental health affect a person's physical health?

Axiety: Here is one example. Let's say a person becomes very anxious, for whatever reason. If he/she is anxious enough and for a long enough period of time, sleep loss begins, and then overeating or undereating, then the immune system can slowly be compromised, which means more physical illness, and in dire, extreme prolonged cases, ulcers and cardiac issues, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Is yoga often recommended by family physicians as a way to heal mental health problems?

Is yoga often recommended by family physicians as a way to heal mental health problems?

Sometimes: Yoga can be beneficial in helping one reduce stress and anxiety. However, it is only one of many things that are recommended to "heal mental health problems." it certainly is worth a try and has very low risk of harm. See your doctor for other recommendations as well. ...Read more

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Why is important for doctors to recognize and value an individual with mental health problems as a person?

Why is important for doctors to recognize and value an individual with mental health problems as a person?

MH individuals: Those are human beings who did not choose to have mental illness, who are in need of support and guidance, and who can function in society when treated & given compassion & empathy. ...Read more

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Is it more important to prioritize your physical health or your spiritual health?

Is it more important to prioritize your physical health or your spiritual health?

Personal Choice: The answer to this question lies within your own priorities. Spiritual dissonance within oneself can and does often lead to a stress response from the body. Humans are interactive biological organisms with a mind, body, spirit, and connectedness that all demand attention. Prioritize your meaning and purpose in life, and the other areas will benefit from your well being. ...Read more

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Why is good social health important for someone with depression?

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Why is good social health important for someone with depression?

Social health: Social support system is vital for depressed people to help them gain social coping skills, interact instead of isolating self, and boost self-esteem & confidence & self-worth. ...Read more

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Why is emotional health important?

Why is emotional health important?

Normal/health: A way of thinking about normalcy is a range of behaviors for instance if you were to wash your hands one or two times a day, typically that would not be considered abnormal. However, if you were to wash your hands dozens of times per day, that quite likely would be considered abnormal. In this context normalcy should not be thought of in simple terms of yes or no, black or white. ...Read more

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Is oversleeping bad for your emotional, physical or mental health?

Is oversleeping bad for your emotional, physical or mental health?

Yes!: Sleep is the nurse of all creatures. During sleep we rejuvenate and regenerate our physiology. However, oversleep is detrimental for emotional, physical and mental health. Oversleep is often a symptom of depression. Oversleep causes a heaviness in the mind-body and interferes with our vitality. ...Read more

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Is mental health is more important than physical health?

Why do you ask?: Lacking either one will make you, and perhaps those around you, miserable. Almost everyone desires physical health, but part of what makes mental illness so treacherous is that many of these unfortunates do not want to become able to love, work, and play effectively, especially while the disease is controlling them. ...Read more

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Do you think mental health is just as important as physical health, or even more important?

Of course: There is a relationship between physical health and mental health. It is documented that each can affect the other. They cannot be separated. Both are most important. ...Read more

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How does mental health affect a person's physical health?

Axiety: Here is one example. Let's say a person becomes very anxious, for whatever reason. If he/she is anxious enough and for a long enough period of time, sleep loss begins, and then overeating or undereating, then the immune system can slowly be compromised, which means more physical illness, and in dire, extreme prolonged cases, ulcers and cardiac issues, just to name a few. ...Read more

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How does negative mental health ruin your physical health?

How does negative mental health ruin your physical health?

Differnt ways: People with mental health issues tend to neglect their physical health. In addition conditions like anxiety and depression can cause deterioration of physical health. All illnesses are both physical and mental. Every month professional journals are indicating how this occurs. Some of the processes are simple and some are very complex. ...Read more

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How can negative mental health affect your physical health?

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Mental health: Negative mh can affect your adls (activities of daily living) which can include self care. ...Read more

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And in what ways can joining a physical activity help a person's mental health and physical health?

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And in what ways can joining a physical activity help a person's mental health and physical health?

Health: Good mental health requires good physical health which can be maintained by physical activity, stress reduction, diet, & lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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How severely can your mental health affect your physical health? Can your mental health really damage your body?

How severely can your mental health affect your physical health?  Can your mental health really damage your body?

Yes: It' a two-way street. Mental health begets physical health and vice versa. One must consider achieving one with the other. And always consider heavy metal exposures fromm foods and dental fillings. ...Read more

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Why are eating disorders both a mental health problem and a physical health problem?

Why are eating disorders both a mental health problem and a physical health problem?

Eating disorders: They can be a physical health problem because being overweight or underweight physically taxes the body and can be lethal in extreme vases of morbid obesity or anorexia. The eating is a physical manifestation of unprocessed, and often deeply conflicted emotions that can be quite extreme in some patients. ...Read more

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Is running good for mental physical health?

↓ Depression & Learn: Multiple observational & a few prospective studies have demonstrated clear trends toward ?ed rates of depression, some ? in coping skills for life problems & ?ed rates of advanced disease states in people who perform a variety of regular exercises, as compared to those who are more sedentary. However, running stresses can also ? many physical injuries, a complex balance, like the rest of life. ...Read more

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Is it more important to prioritize your physical health or your spiritual health?

Personal Choice: The answer to this question lies within your own priorities. Spiritual dissonance within oneself can and does often lead to a stress response from the body. Humans are interactive biological organisms with a mind, body, spirit, and connectedness that all demand attention. Prioritize your meaning and purpose in life, and the other areas will benefit from your well being. ...Read more

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Can touch increase a child's mental functioning and physical health?

Can touch increase a child's mental functioning and physical health?

Yes: Touch is a big stimulus and can definately increase a child mental and physical health . Holding , caressing , hugging all help. ...Read more

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Why is it important to maintain good physical health as a student?

Why do you ask?: You're studying hard, and time talking with and learning from peers is also key. You need to eat sensibly, exercise & avoid the dangers of alcohol and drugs. The risks of neglecting this are obesity, loss of the self-esteem that goes with a good body, depression/dysthymia, social isolation, and the horrible consequences of mistakes while drunk/on drugs. It's a cruel world; staying fit helps. ...Read more

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How do your promote physical health for people with mental illness?

How do your promote physical health for people with mental illness?

By example: Loving someone who is mentally ill is a tremendous challenge that will take sacrifice, courage, and goodness that may not be returned. Some of the strongest medications promote obesity. One of the kindest things you can do is find some form of vigorous physical activity you and your loved one anjoy doing together, and share this time. It's a precious opportunity. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that long term use of Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep is detrimental to mental or physical health?

Is there any evidence that long term use of Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep is detrimental to mental or physical health?

Ambien (zolpidem) vs melatonin: ambien (zolpidem) does not facilitate a normal sleep cycle. It is helpful for a short period but after that it is better to use natural remedies like melatonin, chamomile tea or sour cherry juice to return to the development of a full sleep cycle. ...Read more

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How does boot camp affect one's mental and physical health?

How does boot camp affect one's mental and physical health?

Variably: I loved "boot camp" (it was different for officers). The 6 weeks was a time to become indoctrinated into military life, understand the philosophy, become more physically fit than any other time in life, and to develop friendships and bonds that will last a lifetime. I still communicate with my buddies from 20 years ago! ...Read more

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Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Smoking in pregnancy: Advise to quit as soon as you found out u r pregnant. Low birth weight and other complications possible. Also if quitting now, it would do both of you good. ...Read more

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Is potency test a good way to confirm whether your erectile dysfunction is due to your mental or physical health not being good?

Is potency test a good way to confirm whether your erectile dysfunction is due to your mental or physical health not being good?

No: I'm not sure what you mean by a "potency test, " but if you're referring to a semen analysis, the answer is no. There's really no relationship between sperm count and erectile function. ...Read more

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Physical Health (Definition)

As opposed to mental, spiritual or emotional health, physical health is the overall condition of a living organism at a given time. It is the soundness of the body, freedom from disease or abnormality, and the condition of optimal well-being. It is when the body is functioning as it ...Read more