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Yes and no.: There is nothing to prevent anyone with an interest from learning the basics of a pscyh exam. Most of the questions are straightforward. However, learning to interpret the results is why people spend years in training. There are lots of screening tools for all sorts of mental disorders, but they are just screens. If concerned, work with a professional. ...Read more
T.O.P...: Poisoning, alcoholism, disease, trauma, etc. Can produce organic (non-functional) mental illnesses in which a person has a distorted, but transient, sense of what is objective reality. This is to be distinguished from either schizophrenia or related affective disorders. Check out the many "scholarly" articles for more detail and current research. Thanks! ...Read more
Too vague: It would be hard to imagine a more vague question. As humans, we all have psychological challenges, and none of us fully know our own hearts and minds. There is no sharp line between mental health ; illness; it is a matter of degree. If emotional problems interfere with functioning (in work, relationships, etc.) or cause significant distress, then you could benefit from talking to a professional. ...Read more
A Basic Concept: The idea is, when one pairs a stimulus with an effect over and over again, that can be called a conditioned response. The classic example is pavlov and his dog. A conditioned response may be something as simple as complimenting your spouse upon arriving home resulting in a kiss. There can be desirable and undesirable conditioned responses. ...Read more
Ask around: People you could ask include your primary care doctor, or people at your local chapter of organizations of patients suffering from mental illness and their families - examples of which in the us would be nami. Org, nmha. Org and dbsalliance. Org. ...Read more
Clinical focus: Although both psyd and phd psychologists are trained in the care of those with mental disorders, psyd programs focus primarily of preparing the person to be a therapist and tester, whereas phd programs also teach research techniques and require a formal, completed research project for completion of training. ...Read more
Why would you:
And how are you going to interpret the data?
If you have concerns on your kids behavior the best thing is to be the parent and let the health care pro. S take care of the issue you are concerned about. ...Read more
YES!!: Sure this is the forum to ask and use a a spring board to go get help in your own community. ...Read more
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Write it down: Some patients have found it helpful to write brief notes about their symptoms and concerns prior to their appointment. You could hand this to your doctor and then work from there to discuss your symptoms and treatment plan. Best wishes! ...Read more
Should I tell my psych that I took extra medication because I ate too much and wanted to be sick to stop eating or is this ok please?
Please discuss every: Aspect of your behavior w/your doc so he/she can see the big picture and help you. Always take meds the way the doc prescribes them. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Been to see a psych ' he said to me that no medication will help me because of my thought process is he right and can you add to this plz.
When I see a Dr. And tell them I'm taking clonaz/Pax they're all like omg no why?! Will I die much sooner bc of meds? Seeing psych - why the Same react
Hard to Say: I assume you are talking about clonazepam and paroxetine. Clonazepam should generally be limited to 4-6 weeks of use but many patients take it longer. There is an almost automatic negative reaction to benzodiazepines due to their addictive potential. Doses of the medicine could be too high or you may have been on them for an extended period, although the regimen may be very appropriate. Best. ...Read more
I'm desperate for help. I think I'm going to a breakdown. Please can someone refer me to a psych dr. Please see my profile, symt., cond., activity, meds?
Ask you family doc: There are plenty of psychiatrists in the staten island area. You might start with a community mental health center there run by the city of new york. They likely have a crisis team that can see you quickly. Do wait and get worse. ...Read more
I've inquired numerous times about p.T.S.D from my psych. But have gotten no real helpful information regarding the disease. Where can I look or can you elaborate
Work with your psych:
Talk to your doctor. Tell him or her what you are experiencing, and what you expect from the medication. Sometimes medication takes time to work, sometimes what we are looking for requires more than just medicine. Sometimes several approaches must be tried before the right one is found.
An alliance with the doctor increases the chance that you will get the results you need. ...Read more
FDA Approval: According to the food & drug administration, a drug must be proven to be both safe and effective for its' indicated use (s). For psychotropic drugs, that may mean studies have been done in which the drug is either significantly more effective than a placebo, or it is as effective as another drug already approved. It can be unethical to test with placebos for certain patient populations. ...Read more
Certainly can be: You don't describe what kind of psych history, but many famous writers have had severe psychiatric disorders. If you are worried about too much self-disclosure online, it might be a good idea to have some you can run your journaling by before posting it. People able to talk about their own problems can be enormously helpful to others who think they are the only ones with issues. ...Read more
There is no one: Answer for every patient. Some patients do well on one medication and some need many. ...Read more
You cant.: You can't force someone to take any sort of medications. You can help them understand why they may need them and how their life is affected without them, but at the end of the day the decision to take or not to take the medication is theirs. If it is an antipsychotic, there are injectable medications that can be given once a month which helps with medication adherence. No pills needed. ...Read more
Screening only: There are online screening tools for many mental health conditions. But the best resource for a full psychiatric/psychological evaluation is in person with a live professional interacting with you. Some areas may have telemedicine resources available with doctors. In these, the evaluation is "online" on camera, through a protected internet connection (not through email). ...Read more
Research vs Clinical: A PhD is typically a research degree that emphasizes experimentation, time in the library, and publications with lesser of an emphasis on clinical work. A PsyD on the other hand, is a clinical degree that emphasizes work with patients instead of research quite so much ...Read more
Not sure: Folks with schizoaffective disorder may suffer a great deal with disturbing thoughts and ideas. Having actual physical pain, is not included in the diagnostic criteria for such a condition. ...Read more
Ask?: Why don't you ask him or her that question? It is difficult to understand your question without more details. Ask your doctor the questions you have. Insist he or she listen to your concerns or find a new doctor. ...Read more
Usually not psych: Lack of commitment is usually not a psychiatric condition. That is to say that it is not a psychiatric illness. Lack or fear of commitment can be a part of a person's personality or can be a learned behavior. A man may exhibit lack of commitment to a woman alone or may have commitment issues in his work, social, or other spheres of life. ...Read more
I am not sure: What is meant by the abbreviation "physio". However, if you no longer wish to see a medical provider of any type - I would tell them upfront. ...Read more