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Peer Pressure Scenarios For Teens
Do children and adolescents have differential response rates in placebo-controlled trials of fluoxetine?
Reasons why some people have authority issues? I am angered towards authority figures despite being brought up in a house with respect and many rules
Been wronged?: There are many possible reasons you might feel this way. My guess is that you felt wronged by someone in authority at some time, whether or not it was in your family is another question. Therapy may be helpful in figuring this out and keeping it from affecting other interactions where it doesn't belong. You may also find help from the book "the four agreements, " by don miguel ruiz. ...Read more
Interesting question: Kids are always under peer pressure. As kids mature, they become more self assured & independent (usually following ideals instilled by parents) rather than depending on others for validation. College represents a problem in that this is the first place young adults are completely on their own to make good or bad choices. A person is always responsible for their actions high school or college. ...Read more
To get tested: To get tested for a learning disabilty mild or severe you need to find two or three good psychologists in your area who do this work regularly and ask them. The mildness ofmthe disability does not mean it will cost les it could cost more. Mild ld may be harder to pinpoint and may take more time to find. A related question is why are your trying to find this ld? What difficulty does it present? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bullying happens in school, the work place, home, kids etc.. Is there a mental health diagnosis for why people bully others?
Nonspecific: Bullying can be a final common pathway of behavior for a wide variety of reasons. There is no specific psychiatric diagnosis that matches bullying. Certainly things in such a person's history -- like being mistreated or abused at home -- may be a factor. But it's not an excuse, and bullying must be stopped. If the bully has been through trauma, s/he needs help as well as firm limit-setting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?
Is there a straight forward guide for heart disease patients to follow? I'm young, but there are so many misconceptions with diets.
Are there medications effective in treating persisting, unprovable existential thoughts in teens with OCD?
Person i knew who was prodigy in visual arts committed suicide at 23. Is there some link btw the arts and suicide?
Possibly: Though there is no specific correlation, there may be a higher incidence of "mental illness" among artists and many individuals with mental illness are very artistic. Many very well known artists have suffered from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. One example is vangough. The stigma of mental illness leads to reluctance to seek help and leads to vulnerability to suicide. ...Read more
Can compounding trauma (Alzheimer in family, death of parent,etc) during childhood be a trigger for migraines and other health issues later in life?
Speaking as a: psychologist, the liklihood of onset depression goes up during the teen years if there is trauma or loss during the critical window of age 2 to 4. This is because of a developmental stage--constancy--that is interrupted, and then re-visited during the teen years, when it is again interrupted through individuation. Physical illnesses can accompany this, but consult an MD for more specific info. ...Read more
Why may ssris "cause suicide in teens, children or young adults"? What about this age cohort makes them different responders to ssris
Changing brain: It may be some time before we know. However, the young and adolescent brain is going through dramatic changes in is linkages/interconnections that does not occur after ~ age 25 when the brain reaches maturity. Ssri's at any dose alter neurotransmitters, and its effect on the changing brain is unpredictable even in experienced hands. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there antidepressants for someone who can't tolerate any side effects of seizure risk (childhood hx) & raised pulse & sleepiness (adult hx)?
Yes: Every patient has different responses to each medicine prescribed. Your childhood history is not a reason to avoid a certain class of medication. Your sleepiness may be tied to your medication. There are many classes of medications used for depression, both old and new. Your family practice doc or local psych clinic can help;. ...Read more
Is there a higher incidence of shopping addiction in people who are learning disabled with impulse control issues?
The bad rap psychiatrists are getting for their "15 minute" appointments is a shame, if many patients start treatingthemselves over internet. Thoughts?
Self- care using the: Internet is a pretty risky business. Many psychiatrists are willing to see patient's for longer sessions but the individual's insurance company often will not foot the bill. I am a psychiatrist ; I do therapy/ medication sessions that are up to 90 minutes long. Why? I do it because my system allows it ; I do it if medically indicated. Many simple issues can be handled in 15 minutes. What. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
From psychological stance-how were cavemen's relationships & social connections easier in a way that teens could mimic in a positive way? Less stress?
UTOPIA: You know, i've never had any caveman in psychotherapy. Cant help there. Sounds like social connections and relationships are some sort of problem now and you arent understanding/managing these very well. Might be a good idea to talk with a therapist and sort it out. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you suggest some good reading references for adult behavior modification (physical health issues) in a non-clinical setting?
Health issues: Mind body approaches to health issues include a trip to the doc to rule out or diagnose medical conditions if that has not been done yet. Then consider "Feeling Good" by David Burns for cognitive therapy to help mood disorders. "The Divided Mind" by John Sarno is good for pain. A clinical psychologist who specializes in health psychology or behavioral medicine can facilitate this process. Peace ...Read more
Do undiagnosed bipolar parents lead to severely depressed offspring(from all the unreined in verbal abuse while growing up)?
Living in an abusive: Home as a child impacts on the emotional health of any child. Since children are unable to get out of their home without help from adults, they are traumatized by abusive parents. If you are concerned that a child is being abuse, you can report it to child protective agencies anonymously and it will be investigated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read many conflicting reports about stress and iop increase. How stress influences iop for 1) glaucoma, 2) ocular hypertensive and 3) normal person?
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