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Can anyone do a psych exam?

Can anyone do a psych exam?

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

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What is transient organic phychosis?

What is transient organic phychosis?

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

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How can I tell if I have psych issues?

How can I tell if I have psych issues?

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

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What's a conditioned response in psych?

What's a conditioned response in psych?

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

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How do I find a dr to do a neuro/psych exam?

How do I find a dr to do a neuro/psych exam?

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

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What is different about psyd vs phd training for psych?

What is different about psyd vs phd training for psych?

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

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I have access to psych testing supplies. Can I use them on my kids?

I have access to psych testing supplies. Can I use them on my kids?

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

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Hi. If someone looking for answers to psych questions is it ok to ask here?

Hi. If someone looking for answers to psych questions is it ok to ask here?

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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Seeing my psych scares me so much I dissociate, how can I better get my symptoms across?

Seeing my psych scares me so much I dissociate, how can I better get my symptoms across?

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

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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?

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

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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.

There is not enough: Info to provide you a very useful response. I see you take valium & propranolol. You list your condition as "psychiatric problem". If you provide your diagnosis, may be able to give you more input. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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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

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

Experienced provider: If you have symptoms consistent with ptsd, it would be in your best interest to work with a therapist who is experienced with this condition. On the other hand, it you are just curious about it, there are a number of great sites on -line. ...Read more

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My psych meds don't work?

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

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How effective are psych meds?

How effective are psych meds?

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

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Is fibromyalgia a psych problem?

Is fibromyalgia a psych problem?

Fibromyalgia: It can progress to depression/anxiety when chronic pain & disabilities persist. ...Read more

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What is the pleasure principle in psych?

What is the pleasure principle in psych?

The Force: Essentially, this is a psychoanalytic term for the tendency or drive to achieve pleasure and avoid pain as the chief motivating force in behavior. ...Read more

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Is journaling online ok if I have a psych history?

Is journaling online ok if I have a psych history?

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

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How many different psych medications can somebody be on?

There is no one: Answer for every patient. Some patients do well on one medication and some need many. ...Read more

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What would be a way to get someone to take psych medication?

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

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Is there anywhere where I can have a psych evaluation online?

Is there anywhere where I can have a psych evaluation online?

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

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What is the difference between a PhD vs D.psych. (Psychology)?

What is the difference between a PhD vs D.psych. (Psychology)?

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

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Are there ways to psych yourself out from traumatic experiences?

Are there ways to psych yourself out from traumatic experiences?

Not sure what you: Mean. Certainly there are ways for you to work through traumatic experiences by working with a therapist. ...Read more

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Do people with schizoaffective disorder have a lot of psychc pain?

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

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How do I get my psych to listen to my problems before he diagnoses me?

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

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Is there some psych condition that won't allow a guy to commit to a woman?

Is there some psych condition that won't allow a guy to commit to a woman?

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

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I agreed to meet with a physio and now I don't want to go anymore, what do I do?

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

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