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I don't want to commit suicide but I have no option. All people I love are suffering psychological because of me. I don't know what to do.

I don't want to commit suicide but I have no option. All people I love are suffering psychological because of me. I don't know what to do.

Call 911 now!: You need to call 911 right now! You could also call the suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ ...Read more

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Psychological conditions that a lot of doctors might be suffering from in times of crisis (economy, general day to day, overwhelmed, procrastination)?

Psychological conditions that a lot of doctors might be suffering from in times of crisis (economy, general day to day, overwhelmed, procrastination)?

Physician stress: You're correct that many physicians are stressed these days. One recent study showed that 45.8% of physicians showed at least 1 symptom of burnout -- highest rates being in family medicine, primary care internal medicine, and emergency medicine. http://tinyurl.com/k4zjlhh having treated hundreds of my colleagues, i feel that additional methods such as mindfulness training can be lifesaving. ...Read more

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I am suffering from little energy and motivation and always feel tired. Is this medical or psychological problem or am i just lazy?

I am suffering from little energy and motivation and always feel tired. Is this medical or psychological problem or am i just lazy?

Get evaluated: Your sx could be either medical, psychological, or both. You have to rule out medical causes first:i would recommend contacting your physician asking for complete work up. If results are normal, then you might want to speak to a psychologist to figure out what causing stress. If there's abnormality, you still might want to enlist help of a psychologist to improve coping. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I am suffering from phobia of closed spaces and of darkness. I need a psychological guidance to overcome the same.

Hello doctor, I am suffering from phobia of closed spaces and of darkness. I need a psychological guidance to overcome the same.

Guidance: Hello. Myctophobia (fear of darkness) and claustrophobia(fear of tight spaces) are both conditions that may respond well to cognitive behavioral therapy. Check out a provider in your area. Take care. ...Read more

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Psychological suffering since childhood.After 20 years and dozen doctors no one agrees(adhd, gifted, mood/anxiety disorder). How can I know what i have?

Psychological suffering since childhood.After 20 years and dozen doctors no one agrees(adhd, gifted, mood/anxiety disorder). How can I know what i have?

Uncertainty: One approach to diagnostic uncertainty is to establish & maintain treatment with one behavioral health provider. Regular contact with one provider over an extended duration of time can increase the probability of diagnostic certainty. This in turn, can increase the precision of treatment options. However, the goal of treatment is to alleviate suffering irregardless of diagnostic label. ...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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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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How precise are psychological online tests?

How precise are psychological online tests?

Depends on the tests: Screening tests for depression such as the beck depression inventory or the mood disorders questionaire for bipolar disorder or the ybocs for obsessive compulsive disorder are very good. ...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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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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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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What are psychological benefits of working out?

What are psychological benefits of working out?

Working out: move lymphatic fluid (sludge) out of the body. Hence we can feel more clear-minded and positive. It also raises the level of endorphins in the body which are responsible for elevated mood. Overall health is improved as can be self confidence due to controlling what can be controlled in life, i.e., a workout schedule. Peace and good health. ...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 do you advise if i want medical/psychological help?

What do you advise if i want medical/psychological help?

Start by making an: appointment with your GP and let him/her ask you a bunch of questions to see what you really need. S/he will refer you to the next specialist for further examination (psychiatrist, psychologist, etc.). You might go to your insurance plan for a list of covered docs, to save some cash. Or, community clinics and public clinics are a good place to start. ...Read more

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