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Doctor insights on: Movies About Schizophrenia

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more


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Any movies that educate you about ADHD diagnosis?

Any movies that educate you about ADHD diagnosis?

Yes lengthy list is : At: connect.Additudemag.Com/videos adhd videos: attention deficit disorder resources watch videos that explain adhd symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and management techniques for children and adults. ...Read more

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Anyone ever hear of nonverbal learning disorder?

Anyone ever hear of nonverbal learning disorder?

Yes: These are more common in young children. You should seak a child psychologist or a child psychiatrist who specializes in learning disabilities and they will be better able to explain whether someone has it and how to deal with it. ...Read more

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Anyone know about music therapy for mental disorders?

Anyone know about music therapy for mental disorders?

Yes, I c'd answer it: There are variety of different music therapy modalities in mental disorders, which could be recommended by the therapist, psychologist in your area. Music is very healing. I described it in my book: 'you playlist can change your life' it is on amazon. Also you could find information on my website: http://www.Brainmusictreatment.Com. You'll find there bmt (brain music therapy) as well. Best, dr. M. ...Read more

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Tell me about "paranoid personality disorder"?

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Tell me about "paranoid personality disorder"?

Paranoid: Is one of cluster a personality disorders, classified along with schizoid & schizotypal personality disorders. It is a pervasive global mistrust of others & preoccupation with hidden motives & suspiciousness, severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. ...Read more

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3yo girl: extreme anxiety, violent temper tantrums, scary smart, obsessive OCD type behaviors, night terrors. Should I have her checked out?

3yo girl: extreme anxiety, violent temper tantrums, scary smart, obsessive OCD type behaviors, night terrors. Should I have her checked out?

Start by giving her: pediatrician a list of specific behaviors, e.g., screaming, hitting, biting, lining up toys, insistence. on routine, + onset, duration, immediate precipitants & consequences for each behavior to guide referral to a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to assess for Autistic Spectrum Disorder or child psychiatrist for mental illness vs. ASD. Also get a (neuro)psychological evaluation & therapy. ...Read more

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Homicidal and suicidal thoughts, people I recognise but haven't met yell at me, paranoid, agoraphobia, and other weird fears?

Homicidal and suicidal thoughts, people I recognise but haven't met yell at me, paranoid, agoraphobia, and other weird fears?

Major Depression: You are a Precious Human Being! I feel empathy for your emotional pain possibly due to Traumatic experiences in life causing these symptoms. You were born with Wonder of Life Force giving you Breath of Life; due to which you have lived for 16 years and are still alive. You deserve Healing. Call 911 for ER, or ask a close family member or friend take you to ER, and call Suicide and Crisis center. ...Read more

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I'm worried about dementia, 29 will cbt help?

I'm worried about dementia, 29 will cbt help?

Dementia and CBT: Can you give more information about the worry you have about dementia, and what 29 in your question means? The onset of dementia is 65 or older (with 5% in the 40's and 50's for alzheimer's). Cbt could possibly help with anxiety, although it depends upon the individual--that would require an evaluation. You might want to consider counseling now for your worry, and to deal with your anxiety now. ...Read more

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I am experiencing emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment) , mood swings, hallucinations, impulsive or reckless behavior, t...

I am experiencing  emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment) , mood swings, hallucinations, impulsive or reckless behavior, t...

See your doctor: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. If you feel like harming yourself, go to the emergency room right now! The very best of wishes. ...Read more

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What do you think about sexual abuse exisiting only in repressed memories?

What do you think about sexual abuse exisiting only in repressed memories?

Possibly: The phenomenon has been abused, with totally unqualified "therapists" creating issues where none had previously existed. There is substantial evidence that repression of traumatic events occurs and these can be retrieved with psychotherapy. The purpose and utilization of such information should be the purview of a competent and experienced therapist, and not for the purposes of litigation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have schizophrenia if one experiences non-bizarre delusions, but no hallucinations, hearing voices or bizarre delusions?

Is it possible to have schizophrenia if one experiences non-bizarre delusions, but no hallucinations, hearing voices or bizarre delusions?

Complicated, but yes: If someone has non-bizarre delusions and disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior, or flat affect, alogia, or avolition, schizophrenia may be present. But, this might be the case only if there is significant disturbance in important areas of functioning in day-to-day life (e.g., work, school, relationships, self-care). A professional evaluation can help clarify this. ...Read more

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Anyone know about anxiety vs panic disorder?

Anyone know about anxiety vs panic disorder?

Anxiety is a symptom: Of a number of physical and psychiatric illnesses. There may be no pnic attacks at all. Panic disorder by definition involves discrete panic attacks. ...Read more

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What to do about escalating aggression in blind autistic teen. Puberty or mental illness?

What to do about escalating aggression in blind autistic teen. Puberty or mental illness?

Tough question: It could be a combination of both the underlying mental condition and possible hormonal involvement. Have a childhood behavioral specialist examine him and help you out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Masochism excites me: what are your thoughts about dominating women?

Masochism excites me: what are your thoughts about dominating women?

See a therapist.: Dominating someone, or even the thoughts of dominating someone or being dominated is abnormal. It could be harmless, but you need a therapist to help you get to the root of the problem. ...Read more

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Sir,does does confabulated person have any fake evidence about his confabulated memories??

Sir,does does confabulated person have any fake evidence about his confabulated memories??

If this is a sincere: question, perhaps you can re-phrase it so we can better understand it. You may be talking about "false memory syndrome" wherein we remember things that have been suggested to us by others. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is mania when talking about bipolar?

What is mania when talking about bipolar?

The top end of 2 : If depression is the bottom, mania is the opposite end of the two. During mania, the patient often goes for long periods without rest or sleep, may talk in a rapid flow of ideas & thought, can spend excessive hours focused on a task & seem to accomplish a great deal. ...Read more

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Question about social anxiety--is that just extreme shyness?

Question about social anxiety--is that just extreme shyness?

Avoidance & Drea: Shyness is not same as social anxiety. People w/social anxiety repeatedly avoid social situations b/c they dread feeling embarrassed or judged/shamed by others. (See http://ow.ly/EXo0z) Gradual exposure 2 those sitn's -easier ones at 1st, then harder-really helps. Tools 4 managing social anx: http://ow.ly/EXnfP | But anything that interferes w/building relationships seems worth working on! ...Read more

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