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Psych Traumatic Experience
Are there ways to psych yourself from traumatic experiences? To totally forget or to overcome traumatic experiences?
TRAUMA?: You sound like something bad happened and you wish it hadn't. When it's bad enough it becoes ptsd or something partly like that. And yes, there are ways to recover from even that. Hard alone. No shame to get help with problems. Check with a therapist and ask what you can do with this. My patients usually make things better. ...Read more
Can a traumatic experience push someone with potential psychopathic tendencies into full blown psychopathy?
PTSD.: Post-traumatic stress disorder is a strong impetus for mental illness, both in those predisposed to such and in those who are not. In the context you mentioned, intense psychological counseling and perhaps medications may be helpful for someone so suffering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a traumatic experience with a large toy of chucky when i was probably 6-8. I am now sixteen and have had a phobia to him since. Will it go away?
Not by itself: It depends on what else this traumatic experience is connected to. An isolated phobia is fairly easy to extinguish, but those which are more multiply determined can linger and be more difficult. Cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure with response prevention can be very effective. Work with a psychologist proficient in these areas for best results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Six years ago I developed hypochondria after traumatic experience. It is awful, and I feel despair and hate myself. What can I do to get rid of this?
This is a classic: job for a psychologist and/or psychiatrist for meds support. You'll have to re-visit the trauma in "other" ways, therapeutic safety using de-sensitization, EMDR, meditation, self-hypnosis and the like, until you regain your sense of control over the triggers and resulting experience of anxiety. Sounds like self-esteem work is indicated. Also, pay attention to your mood. ...Read more
I am 18 years old(female) and have bad night terrors and wake up with racing heart.No traumatic experience/medication. What's the problem? Help?
Not if done right.: All depends on who's placing the implants and their respective skill level. I teach at NYU in the implant program and if the practitioner doesn't know how to make procedures like this as atraumatic as possible, then you should probably find someone that puts you at ease. Remember, no one wants to go to the dentist. Myself included. I'd rather be on the beach. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I don't think so: The claim is that men who enjoy their bodies while they're lying face down are subsequently unable to climax in any other way. There's a single one-author article from 1998. I think it's one more scare story. A smart man varies his technique to prepare for different possible partners. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Wells: Severe, chronic ptsd may last a lifetime - especially if complex. Ptsd resolves for some. It becomes more hardwired in with time. Thus intervention is imperative to return toward normal function. Cognitive processing therapy (a form of cbt) is the gold standard. Emdr (eyeballs) ; virtual reality exposure therapy can be very helpful. Psychiatric meds are often needed. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are no good research studies that prove a relationship between stress and psoriasis flares. However both patients and psoriasis experts have noted that there is likely a connection. Many of my patients have noticed psoriasis flares with increasing stress. The flares only serve to add to their stress. Stress reduction is always a good thing so in many ways it is a moot question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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