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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 do processed foods affect your psychological health?

How do processed foods affect your psychological health?

Psychological health: Rests upon brain health, which is a BIG part of your body. Whatever you put in your body affects brain tissue, hence how your psychology functions. Zillions of studies show that unnatural food additives can be harmful. Here's where a lot of research is indicated. Here's a starting point:

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/UCM078753.pdf ...Read more

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What kind of psychological processes can be said to be involved in procrastination?

What kind of psychological processes can be said to be involved in procrastination?

Perfectionism: Can be associated w/procrastination. If we can't do things good enough then we wait until the last minute and use it as an excuse. Work at accepting yourself and this imperfect world and doing what you can. A sage once said "Perfection consists in working against your imperfection." That's all it takes. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Psychologically I've processed I'm fat. I walk with a swing I think and feel out of breath and get leg pain. Has my body begun to work like I think?

Psychologically I've processed I'm fat. I walk with a swing I think and feel out of breath and get leg pain. Has my body begun to work like I think?

Body image?: What I hearin your question are issues of body image, and can be discussed at length with a reputable psychotherapist. What does fat mean to you? What does it mean to be fat? I also hear issues of personal control in your question. Do you feel as though you have no say about your weight and whether or not you are actually fat? Find a good psychotherapist, and have at it! Best of luck. ...Read more

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My right clavicle looks like it disappears on the midclavicular line. Supraclavicular fossa seems bulkier. Is this normal? I'm really scared I've got cancer. It may be psychological as I am in the process of quitting smoking and I'm a medical student. I h

My right clavicle looks like it disappears on the midclavicular line. Supraclavicular fossa seems bulkier. Is this normal? I'm really scared I've got cancer. It may be psychological as I am in the process of quitting smoking and I'm a medical student. I h

Med student syndrome: I developed almost everything that I was studying, including finding lymph nodes in my neck and being sure I had hodgkins disease. It is probably nothing, and head/neck cancer or lung cancer in a young person (i am presuming you are) would be incredibly unusual. Get a physical exam by a physician, if for no other reason for re-assurance. You need some hobbies, interests and other things in life. ...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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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 angleman syndrome a type of psychological disease?

No: Angelman syndrome is a genetic disorder with a small deletion on chromosome 15. Persons wiht this often have mental retardation but are also frequently noted to be laughing. They however may alsi gave bugtnares and autistic symptoms. ...Read more

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What type of psychological disorder does peter pan have?

What type of psychological disorder does peter pan have?

Immaturity: Peter pan syndrome is psychological immaturity with the failure to adopt adult social responsibilities. ...Read more

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How to know if I have some kind of psychological disease?

How to know if I have some kind of psychological disease?

Get an evaluation: Call a psychologist or other mental health professional and have an evaluation. They can help you determine whether you have a psychological disorder. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have some kind of psychological disease?

How do I know if I have some kind of psychological disease?

Get an evaluation: Call a psychologist or other mental health professional and have an evaluation. They can help you determine whether you have a psychological disorder. ...Read more

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What should I do when psychological disorders changes a loved one?

What should I do when psychological disorders changes a loved one?

Be supportive: Attempt to be supportive and, more importantly, assist the loved one to get some professional help. Most individuals who suffer from some sort of "psychological disorder" return to their old self once the underlying issue is treated. If this is a member of a family, it may be a systemic problem within the family and thus, family therapy would be indicated. ...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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Can there be a psychological disorder related to bloodlust or extreme violence?

Can there be a psychological disorder related to bloodlust or extreme violence?

Real or fictional?: If the attraction is to actual violent acts it is a matter of public safety and criminal behavior. An underlying psychological disorder may be important, but secondary.
If drawn to violent film & books only, it still may not be a good way to live - especially if it is compulsive - but that may be a matter if taste and nobody's business but one's own. I'd be scared. Ask yourself how you feel? ...Read more

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Can there be any free help for people possibly developing a psychological disorder?

Can there be any free help for people possibly developing a psychological disorder?

Yes: There are local resources - public clinics, hotlines (for urgent situations suicide prevention lines), etcetera. There are also some free online self help resources. I like mood gym - which is a legitimate and well done australian site. ...Read more

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Could you know which psychological disorder makes someone believe others are robots?

Capgras Syndrome: You may be describing this disorder if the belief is that others you know have been replaced by imposters. The others look, act, and seem identical to the real people but somehow are imposters. Perhaps highly sophisticated robots have replaced them. There have been a number of movies promoting this idea. It does not have to be a robot. It could be any other type of replacement of the person. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm getting distracted by what people say to me, what kind of psychological disorder is this?

I need more info: Are you distracted by what anyone says or just specific people. Does it vary when they are critical of you or supportive? I am not sure what psychological disorder this might be. ...Read more

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If you've been neglected as a child, and always have been seeking love and attention. Is there a psychological disorder for that?

If you've been neglected as a child, and always have been seeking love and attention. Is there a psychological disorder for that?

Yes many: depression
anxiety disorders
poor self-esteem
aggressive behaviour
suicide attempts
eating disorders
use of illicit drugs
alcohol abuse
post-traumatic stress
dissocation
sexual difficulties
self-harming behaviours
personality disorders. ...Read more

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Is there a psychological disease where you feel bad for objects when something bad happens to them, but you don't usually feel bad for people?

Is there a psychological disease where you feel bad for objects when something bad happens to them, but you don't usually feel bad for people?

Your medical history: Gives you lots to think about and perhaps it is difficult for you to focus on the feelings of others. This low empathy can be discussed w/a clinical psychologist, as can possible psychological aspects of your physical situation. You sound like a nice person and I wish you peace and good health. Hormones may be playing a role so keep in touch w/your doc. ...Read more

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Is it a psychological disorder to be a fussy eater?

Is it a psychological disorder to be a fussy eater?

Depends how fussy.: Fussy eating taken to an extreme can be part of a psychological disorder which can include anorexia nervosa, obsessive- compulsive disorder, phobic behaviors and even various forms of psychosis. On the other hand people have preferences for various foods which are in the range of normal behavior and are not a part of any psychological disorder. ...Read more

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Is there psychological disorders associated with crohns?

Is there psychological disorders associated with crohns?

Coping: Specific research on psychological disorders with crohns is slim, but one series of 110 patients showed a high incidence of depressed mood along with anxiety, especially when the disease is active [ http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19644430 ] not only are the gut and brain richly interconnected, but coping with any life-altering chronic disease is challenging. It takes both courage & support. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a psychological disorder if I despised germs?

See a psychiatrist: Most people don't like germs since they bring a potential for illness. However, they are all around us. If a person is preoccupied with worry about germs, it suggests that they may have an obsessive compulsive disorder or perhaps another mental condition. In any case talking to a mental health professional is a good idea. ...Read more

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What are some psychological disorders caused by hormonal imbalances?

What are some psychological disorders caused by hormonal imbalances?

There are many: Thyroid low (depression) high (anxiety/panic). Low t (depression), menopausal hormone changes (depression, irritability, anxiety). Just to name a few. Getting a physical is essential for understanding if a hormonal imbalance is present and affecting your mood. ...Read more

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Can there be a psychological disorder preventing men from making a move on women?

Can there be a psychological disorder preventing men from making a move on women?

THERE CAN BE: We carry the past with us. Things in the present often link with the past, but not necessarily in an obvious way. Don'tthink in terms of disorder - instead think of things that hamper or block you.
Psychotherapy is a way to search these things out and alter your understanding and feelings about them. It wouldbe nice to feel more comfortable. ...Read more

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Is there one or multiple psychological disorders associated with being emotionally disturbed?

Is there one or multiple psychological disorders associated with being emotionally disturbed?

Many, Many: There are so many ways to be emotionally disturbed, and also many ways to describe these. The diagnostic and statistical manual contains the criteria and much research on the many psychiatric/psychologic disorders one might develop. All of these cause suffering, and deserve care and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the psychological effects of Parkinson's disease?

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What are the psychological effects of Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson: The blunting of affect, slow mobility, tremors & stiffness can affect moods & present with depression & despair, also effect of some medications used can add to that, along with quality of life issues. ...Read more

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Can eating disorders be treated psychologically?

Can eating disorders be treated psychologically?

Yes: A big component of treating eating disorders is talk therapy. Eating disorders are about more than food and talk therapy helps us to learn more about what is triggering the disordered eating behaviors so that we can address those concerns and build healthy coping skills. ...Read more

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Is addiction a physical disease or a psychological one?

Is addiction a physical disease or a psychological one?

Both: Addiction to any substance implies that the body has not only become physically habituated to it, but a behavior change has also happened. Rather than using the substance sporadically, now the person pursues the substance and continues using it despite overt harm to his/her own life, relationships, and career. Tolerance has developed, and the person needs more for same effect. ...Read more

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How to deal with anxiety and psychological disorders in islam?

How to deal with anxiety and psychological disorders in islam?

I'm not sure what U: Mean. Are you questioning if your religion approves of psychological interventions? If so, you would need to speak with a Imam. If you are in an Islamic country and looking for treatment, I would google and search for a competent psychologist &/or psychiatrist and schedule an appointment. Let me know if I misunderstood your question and need more information from me. ...Read more

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What are some things I can do about anxiety at school and psychological disorders?

What are some things I can do about anxiety at school and psychological disorders?

Need more info: What psychological disorders? How old are you? If you are below 18, you may need your parent's help for anxiety. Speak to them about the issues that are concerning you ans ask them to take you to a psychologist. ...Read more

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What psychological disorder is characterized by the inability to experience any kind fear?

What psychological disorder is characterized by the inability to experience any kind fear?

Fearlessness?: Neurologically the genetic disorder called urbach-wiethe disease leads to bilateral destruction of the amygdala resulting in the inability to experience fear. Psychologically individuals with antisocial personality disorder may have a diminished fear response. ...Read more

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Is finding calmness through hearing other people screaming from pain a symptom of psychological disorder? If so what's the disease and how to cure it

Is finding calmness through hearing other people screaming from pain a symptom of psychological disorder? If so what's the disease and how to cure it

Could be: Multiple issues can cause you to find calmness hearing others screaming from pain. This could be sadism, where the person enjoys actually causing the pain. To gain understanding of what's happening with you, please see a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist or psychologist. You need attention to your specific situation for the best help. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is delayed milestones a psychological disorder?

Hello docs, is delayed milestones a psychological disorder?

If I understand your: Question, you are referring to delayed developmental milestones. This usually means that a child is developing at a slower pace than most of their peers. This is not necessarily a psychological disorder, just a concern. Sometimes children catch up and do fine. If they do not it could indicate potential emotional, physical or educational problems. ...Read more

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Why are eating disorders the most deadly psychological illness?

Why are eating disorders the most deadly psychological illness?

Anything that under-: Mines the physical body compromises the brain, which is directly connected (and forms a two-way communication with the body). The more something impacts the very mechanism that regulates survival, the more risk of death. Mental illness like anxiety, phobias don't have this impact as much. Major depression does, as does schizophrenia, and these death rates are higher, but not like ED's. ...Read more

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Which psychological disorders are better treated through cognitive treatments?

Which psychological disorders are better treated through cognitive treatments?

As many as possible: There are so many disorders, that it is hard to generalize, but I believe they all can benefit from good cognitive methods. There are also many varieties of tx. If your therapist thinks a med eval is a good idea, they will refer for a consult. If meds are not needed, they should be avoided imho. They have side effects and often understanding yourself better will help a lot. Find one you trust. ...Read more

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What are the most common psychiatric medications for adults with psychological disorders?

What are the most common psychiatric medications for adults with psychological disorders?

Anti-depressants &: Anti-anxiety medications are widely prescribed by primary care docs. Psychiatrists use a wider range of medications. Medication has its place but please try to avoid the "a pill will fix it" mentality. Many disorders, physical and psychological, are a result of lifestyle and the way we think. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help, or other forms of psychotherapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a medical disease or psychological disorder that can prevent you from going near the ocean?

Is there a medical disease or psychological disorder that can prevent you from going near the ocean?

Fear: Psychological terms are hydrophobia & aquaphobia. Dynamics could involve past scary experiences involving water in open spaces or accident in areas where there was water, such as near drowning. ...Read more

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Hi. I have Bi-Polar Disorder and PTS? Can this also hint at other underlying psychological disorders?

Hi. I have Bi-Polar Disorder and PTS? Can this also hint at other underlying psychological disorders?

Evaluation: In addition to a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, consider what medications might be appropriate. Also, ask for a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help with whatever bothers you currently. Medication and therapy is the optimal combination for most clinical scenarios. Good luck. ...Read more