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Dr. Linda Kondilis
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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. Linda Kondilis
195 doctors shared insights

Psychological Services (Overview)

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


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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 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 typically happens during a psychological evaluation?

What typically happens during a psychological evaluation?

Battery of tests: A psychological eval usually starts with a clinical interview in which the examiner works to develop a history on the client, gather the client's perception of current dysfunction, and develop rapport. This may be followed by self-report and/or examiner administered tests. The types of tests will depend on the referral question. A report is generally written and feedback provided to he client. ...Read more

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Please recommend an accurate, printable online psychological test?

Any online: Any test online is not an 'industry standard' and subjected to rigorous peer review and data sampling. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the spread of psychological diseases in the developed world?

What is the cause of the spread of psychological diseases in the developed world?

Developed world: Having experience overseas, my guess is that in underdeveloped countries when a person shows symptoms of mental illness, he/she are taken by family to isolation or they are labeled insane & end up roaming the streets. Anything less is treated thru nature/nurture, with proper medical/psychological interventions being reserved for the rich or fortunate few. ...Read more

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What are the long-term psychological effects of having been kidnapped earlier in lfie?

What are the long-term psychological effects of having been kidnapped earlier in lfie?

Potential problems: Long term effects will depend on the ego strength of the victim. Unresolved emotional distress from this sort of trauma may include trust issues, difficulty relating to others, posttraumatic stress symptoms, emotional stunting, hypersensitivity, hyper awareness, nightmares, dissociation, etc. Some dysfunctional personality traits have been associated with early-life trauma as well. ...Read more

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What could be psychologically wrong with a kid that is torturing animals?

What could be psychologically wrong with a kid that is torturing animals?

This is a harbinger: Of potential serious problems. I hope that the child receives intervention. ...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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