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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Psychological Services (Overview)

Psychological services provide non-medical treatment, including counseling and therapy, of psychiatric disorders.


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Can you tell me if there are psychological services to deal with leg amputation?

Can you tell me if there are psychological services to deal with leg amputation?

Yes there are.: Your surgeon performing your amputation should be able to put you in touch with your local services. The amputee coalition is an excellent resource. Here is the link: http://www.Amputee-coalition.Org/. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
210 doctors shared insights

Psychological Services (Overview)

Psychological services provide non-medical treatment, including counseling and therapy, of psychiatric disorders.


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Is it possible to have psychological pain?

Is it possible to have psychological pain?

Absolutely: I'm not sure if i understand your exact question, but all pain has a psychological component and although it can play a more or less significant role, it is almost never absent. That's part of why general anesthesia involves you being unconscious. Pain experience is psychological in some way. It think you want to know if it can be there w/out physical cause. The answer is yes - it can be. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of psychological pain?

Pain: Usually in reference to pain that is psychological in nature rather than medical in nature. Emotional rather than physical. Best. ...Read more

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Could it be I have a psychological condition?

Not enough info.: Please provide us with a little more history and re-ask. ...Read more

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What are the psychological factors that tend to make a person a fetishist?

What are the psychological factors that tend to make a person a fetishist?

Fetishism: Dynamic theories for paraphilias include regression to or fixation at earlier stage of psychosexual development resulting in repetitive pattern of immature sexual behaviors. Another theory is that they represent expression of hostility in which sexual fantasies are means to gain revenge for a childhood trauma such as abuse. Another theory is that these behaviors are conditioned & become repetitive. ...Read more

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Does caffeine affects psychologically?

Does caffeine affects psychologically?

Yes: Caffeine is a neurostimulant and affects mood. That is why so many people think they need coffee to start the day. The negatives of coffee (most common source of caffeine) are bone loss and frequent urination. ...Read more

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What are psychological defense mechanisms?

Avoid Pain: They are unconscious ways of defending your ego or psyche from painful situations or revelations. ...Read more

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Psychological issue in sibling rivalry at 60?

Psychological issue in sibling rivalry at 60?

Sounds like: A very longstanding psychological issue. Why not make an appointment with a therapist to help you sort this out? ...Read more

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Any psychological benefits from smoking pipe?

Any psychological benefits from smoking pipe?

Possibly: Oral fixations and habits are assuaged by pipe smoking. But the negatives far outway the positives. Better to suck on lollipops than smoke a pipe. ...Read more

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What are the psychological causes of masochism?

What are the psychological causes of masochism?

Masochism: "masochism" has many meanings, from a self-defeating way of behaving with others, to a sexual perversion. Van der kolk speaks of compulsion to repeat a trauma, in people who have been violated or brutalized. The original trauma doesn't always have to be physical, but can be acted out that way. It can be a way of connecting with others, through suffering. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2664732. ...Read more

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Can psychological factors lead to poor eyesight?

Can psychological factors lead to poor eyesight?

Poor vision: They usually do not lead to but may be associated with impaired vision which can be aggravated by certain medications. ...Read more

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Is there a psychological cause to rage flare ups?

Could be: I'd suggest seeing a psychiatrist to try to diagnose the problem and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Is being hungry a lot purely a psychological thing?

Rule out: One would always want to rule out physiological causes before assuming something is "purely a psychological thing." ...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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What are the psychological factors behind kleptomania?

What are the psychological factors behind kleptomania?

Kleptomania: Several. Older theories talk about unresolved or unmet dependency needs and yearning for a father figure. ...Read more

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What's the big psychological issue in sibling rivalry?

What's the big psychological issue in sibling rivalry?

Siblings: Some issues involve dominance, control, seeking attention from caretakers, or pursuit to excel. ...Read more

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What are the psychological effects of being overweight?

What are the psychological effects of being overweight?

Numerous: Poor physical and mental health. Low self esteem. Higher medical bills and insurance rates. Need for medication for secondary problems. Fatigue and pain keep you from activities and friends. You have less of a chance to get the new and better job. The list goes on and on.......... ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of psychological trauma?

What is the medical definition of psychological trauma?

Injury: Trauma means injury whether it is a physical or psychological event. This is defined by the long and short term effects on the individual. Death of a pet is traumatic, but usually does not have a long term effect whereas, death of a close relative may. ...Read more