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Doctor insights on: Psychological Affects Of Authoritarian Parenting

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Can my controlling parents have psychological problems?

Can my controlling parents have psychological problems?

Of course. but: There may be little you can do about their problems other than caring prompts that you wish they's find ways to feel more content. It's so much more important that you pay attention to your quality of life. If you feel that you could be doing better but can't do it yourself, find help of some sort. Most folk have left over issues from their childhood that need to be overcome. It's possible. Best! ...Read more

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What's a good way to handle this when my parents won't seek psychological help?

What's a good way to handle this when my parents won't seek psychological help?

Some suggestions: Since you are 46 i assume your parents are 60 - 70+. It is hard to make your parents get help. Here are a few back doors you can knock on for help. Alert elder services in their town to the issues and see what they have to offer. You can call their primary care physician and let them know that you are worried about their mental health. They will listen and may have ideas. ...Read more

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Is authoritarian parenting associated with what many would consider "old fashioned parenting" if this parenting is bad why do so many favor it?

Is authoritarian parenting associated with what many would consider "old fashioned parenting" if this parenting is bad why do so many favor it?

Parenting styles: Parenting is a very difficult job and there is no formal training. Generally, people learn to parent as they were parented- since they are the only roll models around. So, many parents either copy their parents techniques or go the other way. Authoritarian parenting may be the model for many people and they have no idea how to change their style. ...Read more

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Is it normal & psychologically healthy for children to sleep in the same bed with a parent?

Is it normal & psychologically healthy for children  to sleep in the same bed with a parent?

The AAP, in your: Hometown, has a healthy child app that addresses sleep issues. In many cultures, the "family bed" is a necessity. Infants who learn to fall asleep in their own beds by 1-4 months consolidate sleep & night-wake less. Co-sleeping can impede a child's development of independent self-calming skills, if it's not a cultural norm. Family therapy would help everyone get to sleep in his/her own bed. ...Read more

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What psychological effects could my 3 year old have due to the absence of both his parents for two years?

What psychological effects could my 3 year old have due to the absence of both his parents for two years?

Separation anxiety: A 3 year old is old enough to have bonded to both parents, assuming both have been consistently in his/her life. But he/she does not yet have abstract reasoning or the cognitive ability to understand "why" the parents are gone. And ability to soothe self is not fully developed. All these areas could lead to difficulty later. Results depend a lot on who'll care for the child during this time. ...Read more

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How do I open up to my parents about my psychological problem (diagnosed by amateur ra)?

How do I open up to my parents about my psychological problem (diagnosed by amateur ra)?

Tell your doctor: This is important. I am not clear is your are saying amateur RA to mean rheumatoid arthritis or if something else is meant by ra. I am sure your parents love you and want to help you. If you do not feel you can directly go to them to get help, consider help from your doctor, a teacher , a minister or other religious figure that is meaningful to you or other community mental health resource. ...Read more

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16 yrs 6 ft 3 and everybody laugh on me,i'm so close to suicide my parents are like 5 ft 9 Psychologically i'm Done i have nothing to lose, HELP ME?

16 yrs 6 ft 3 and everybody laugh on me,i'm so close to suicide my parents are like 5 ft 9 Psychologically i'm Done i have nothing to lose, HELP ME?

You are not alone: My dear. All life including yours is precious. At your age with this issue it can be very painful as people can be so cruel. Coming from a former fat kid who was always teased and bullied I know your pain. It's not you with the problem. It is those who say and do hurtful things to you. Please call 800 273 8255 now. There is someone there who can help you. You have a whole life of greatness ahead ...Read more

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Can a child get bipolar disorder by having two psychologically different parents?

Can a child get bipolar disorder by having two psychologically different parents?

Not usually: Having very different parents by itself is not a risk factor and can even be considered positive.However its all in the delivery. The match between the parental personalities and yours is crucial. Its long been argued that giving mixed messages, putting children in binds of allsorts and a nnegative environment can contribute. Great questions to explore in therapy. ...Read more

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Looking after my aged parents is the most emotionally taxing job i've ever done. How do I keep going without getting psychologically affected myself?

Looking after my aged parents is the most emotionally taxing job i've ever done. How do I keep going without getting psychologically affected myself?

Caring for parents: It's important to also ask for help from others so that you get appropriate sleep, time "off, " and emotional support. There may be local support groups in your area, and you could find out about them. Local hospitals and clinics (including geriatric physicians' offices or home nursing services) may be able to direct you to these. Don't try to do it all alone! make sure you care for you too. ...Read more

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Is it fair to have a psychological evaluation when you are sad and depress? The court ordered psychological evaluation on the parents. One parent who had custody of the child for 16 years temporary loss custody and the child was given to the abusive paren

Is it fair to have a psychological evaluation when you are sad and depress? The court ordered psychological evaluation on the parents. One parent who had custody of the child for 16 years temporary loss custody and the child was given to the abusive paren

A : A good court evaluator would take into consideration all aspects of the parental care of the minor child. It is certainly understandable that the circumstances described would create great stress for the custodial parent and could contribute to the mood disorder described. However, if that parent had custody for 16 years, it is reasonable to assume that the child is at least 16 years of age and certainly in many state jurisdictions has a say about which parent he/she wishes to live with. It is not stated why the long term custodial parent lost custody nor what the nature of the alleged abuse might have been. These are the very factors, especially the adolescent's viewpoint that a competent evaluator would be taking into account. ...Read more

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Is psychological 'help' really effective?

Is psychological 'help' really effective?

Yes: I am a huge fan of psychological treatment. I often find people in very intense and stressful personal circumstances expect a magic cure from anti-depressants, but a pill can't cure a bad boss, friendship, maritial problems, etc. The benefit of augmenting any medical treatment with a caring advocate who can help you see clearly through solutions depression itself often clouds can be key! ...Read more

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What is a psychological processing disorder?

What is a psychological processing disorder?

Processing disorder: There are learning disorders of information processing. This can include auditory and visual information processing. However, i've never heard of a psychological processing disorder, so it could be a jargon term. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a psychological problem ?

How to tell if I have a psychological problem ?

Mental health : Basically we all have some psychological issues in our lives. As a psychologist I tell people when symptoms interfere with your everyday functioning then there could be a problem. Also, if you are unhappy about an issue in your life and you cannot find the solution on your own professional guidance could help. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a psychological disorder?

How to know if I have a psychological disorder?

Like any other: concern, you need to see a licensed professional for a diagnosis and possible treatment. Clinical psychologists diagnose and treat, often using psychological tests. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to deal with my teenagers parental alienation?

How to deal with my teenagers parental alienation?

A few ideas: All parents of teens need to get used to being unthanked, unappreciated, and considered foolish. Tell Junior, 'Well be here for you when you get in trouble' -- and your teen will, and you will offer unconditional help and love. It's a stage of spiritual growth for you. Now, if this isn't the right answer, I'm sure one of my colleagues here will be able to help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I want to know what psychological disorders I have?

I want to know what psychological disorders I have?

Psychologist: You will need to see a psychologist for a visit to get an accurate DX . ...Read more

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Is Genderfluid something made up or is it a psychological disorder?

Is Genderfluid something made up or is it a psychological disorder?

Neither: It's a way to try to describe a real phenomena experienced by real people who may be very successful and high-functioning or not - just like anyone else. It's just that they are sometimes feeling male and other times female in a profound way. It's only a disorder if it's hated by the person long term. It's not common, but it may be on the rise as we accept ourselves more as we really are. ...Read more

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What could be the psychological reasons for being afraid of the dark?

What could be the psychological reasons for being afraid of the dark?

Many possibilities: It depends on your own experience of darkness, when you can't see what's there. Fear of the dark is very common in small children -- they fear monsters and such coming to get them. In adults, there can also be flashbacks to previous experiences that may have happened in the dark. This is a wordless place that involves your whole system. With care, it can be articulated and understood. ...Read more

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What are some good parenting styles?

What are some good parenting styles?

Active parenting: This style teaches you to give your child freedom with limits. The limits expand as the child shows more responsibility. Check out dr. Michael popkin's program at www.Activeparenting.Com. I used to teach the class to parents and found to be the best. ...Read more

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