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Doctor insights on: Psychological Treatments For Physical Disorders

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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 is the most effectivtive treatment for  psychological codependency?

What is the most effectivtive treatment for  psychological codependency?

Probably counseling: That can be tailored to the type of codependency one is dealing with. That could mean aa or alanon, na, perhaps gamblers anonymous, maybe eating disorders programs. Depending on the seriousness of the codependency psychiatric consultation or medication might be needed. A very broad range of interventions potentially are involved in the process. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of psychological erectile dysfuncion? How is it diagnosed?

What is the treatment of psychological erectile dysfuncion? How is it diagnosed?

Number of ways: Erectile dysfunction has many causes the most common is possibly psychogenic one has to rule out physical causes, diabetes, some drugs and narcotics, a number of neurological conditions affecting the spinal cord endocrinological illnesses especially low testosterone etc. Psychotherapy and medications such as viagra (sildenafil) or localized injections may work. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure some psychological problems through osteopathy treatment? Getting back to shape. Relaxed and so on.

Is it possible to cure some psychological problems through osteopathy treatment? Getting back to shape. Relaxed and so on.

Improve not cure: Certain psychological conditions have physical manifestations in the body especially the paraspinal muscles. Osteopathic treatment can diminish those aspects, relieve stress and help an individual feel more relaxed. They may then be more able to deal with their issues more effectively. ...Read more

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I just realized I have psychological trauma from a extremely frightening experience with a recreational drug. What kind of treatment do I need?

I just realized I have psychological trauma from a extremely frightening experience with a recreational drug. What kind of treatment do I need?

Evaluation 1st: An evaluation of your problem is needed before determining the best treatment -- they're not "one size fits all." best to see a psychiatrist first. Some drugs can trigger psychosis, and it doesn't go away when the drug leaves your system. Medications and/or talk therapy may help; the doctor will be able to suggest once s/he hears about your experience and how things are now for you. ...Read more

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How good are the current psychological techniques in the treatment of anxiety?

How good are the current psychological techniques in the treatment of anxiety?

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy (with or without psychotropic medication) can be very effective. ...Read more

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What are some of the psychological treatments available for ibs?

What are some of the psychological treatments available for ibs?

Controversial: The effectiveness of psychological treatments are still being debated. Hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation therapy, stress reduction counseling, psychosocial counseling, meditation and guided-imagery techniques have all had some success. It is not yet possible to predict which patients will respond to this type of treatment. A close doctor-patient relationship is also helpful. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for terminal viral illnesses that induce hallucinations/other psychological effects? Answer please!

Are there any treatments for terminal viral illnesses that induce hallucinations/other psychological effects? Answer please!

Yes perhaps: I need more information. What kind of virus, what do mean end stage, what kind of hallucinations, any other symptoms and diagnoses? ...Read more

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What is the treatment of erectile dysfunction secondary to psychological trauma due to a distressing sexual experience?

What is the treatment of erectile dysfunction secondary to psychological trauma due to a distressing sexual experience?

Sounds a little like: PTSD, but such a dx needs to be made by a sex therapist, or psychologist with experience with sexual trauma. ED, if all physical causes have been eliminated, is largely about anxiety, in your case probably about potentially emotionally revisiting the trauma, triggered by sexual stimuli. The tx is relaxation, sensate focus, and desensitization--standard tx's for anxiety, applied to sexuality. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress), restless (tossing and turning) sleep, nervousness and difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) what treatment can be prescribed for me?

I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress), restless (tossing and turning) sleep, nervousness and difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) what treatment can be prescribed for me?

CBT and medical: I suggest psychotherapy using CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and a thorough medical examination to rule out underlying medical issues (illness, thyroid issues, blood sugar fluctuations. You will need a team approach to your issues. ...Read more

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Does psychological therapy work, in light of the country singer's recent death?

Does psychological therapy work, in light of the country singer's recent death?

Yes - it can: Situations can become more complex if there is a mix of chemical abuse and psychiatric illness. The degree to which one commits to wellness and compliance with treatment are also major factors. ...Read more

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What if delayed ejaculation is due to psycological reason? Is there any treatment

What if delayed ejaculation is due to psycological reason? Is there any treatment

Yes: Unless it is caused by a physiological problem, like a drug effect, delayed ejaculation often responds to psychotherapeutic intervention. ...Read more

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What other then psycological issues can give a 16 year old erectile dusfunction and what kind of treatment is there other then pills is it temporary?

What other then psycological issues can give a 16 year old erectile dusfunction and what kind of treatment is there other then pills is it temporary?

ED: This is unusual in a teen. Physical problems like spinal cord injury or testicular abnormalities. Hormonal issues like pituitary gland disorders high prolactin levels. Medications and drugs can also do it. ...Read more

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I want to stop taking my psychological medicationby using Cognitive behavioral therapy?

I want to stop taking my psychological medicationby using Cognitive behavioral therapy?

With guidance: Cognitive behavioral therapy has helped many people, and I hope it can help you too. However, one should never change or discontinue their medication regimen without the supervision and guidance of the prescribing physician. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are some allergies psychological, at least to an extent? I want to use mint for aroma therapy, but I feel slightly allergic.

Are some allergies psychological, at least to an extent? I want to use mint for aroma therapy, but I feel slightly allergic.

No but: Allergic symptoms can be aggravated by psychologic factors. If your nose is already inflamed by allergic reactions, irritants such as strong odor may trigger nasal symptoms.
A recent study found that stress itself increased the size of the allergy skin test response (but would not lead to a positive reaction if one is not allergic). ...Read more

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Told here that gay conversion therapy would be psychologically damaging. Would that be because it's ineffective or why would it cause emotional harm?

Told here that gay conversion therapy would be psychologically damaging. Would that be because it's ineffective or why would it cause emotional harm?

Trying to be another: Excellent question. Trying to become something one is not can lead to unhappiness. But so can working toward change, which can be difficult and challenging, and involve anxiety and strain on relationships and family. Some "conversion therapy" approaches are abusive and traumatizing as well. They can also delay engaging in a process of acceptance and adaptation, for long-term fulfillment. ...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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I've had Lyme disease for 15 yrs. Never been treated. I am35 waiting on my treatment wht should I expect physically?

I've had Lyme disease for 15 yrs. Never been treated. I am35 waiting on my treatment wht should I expect physically?

Symptoms?: If you are blood test positive (western blot as a confirmatory test) and have no symptoms, it is not clear if you need treatment at all. ...Read more

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I know that doctors are not totally in agreement as to whether obesity is a disease. What about whether obesity is psychological or physical?

Excellent question!!: Obesity is a condition that may result from another illness but it almost always will lead to "secondary" illnesses such as hypertension, type ii diabetes, degenerative joint disease, reflux, sleep apnea, heart disease, etc. The primary cause of obesity in america today is a combination of poor diet management and too little physical exercise. Psychology plays a huge role, which is great for tx! ...Read more

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Is physical therapy a treatment option for muscular disorders?

Is physical therapy a treatment option for muscular disorders?

Yes: Muscular disorders is a general term and this could mean muscle weakness, muscle pain, muscle damage or atrophy, muscle spasm, tightness etc. All of these symptoms would be amenable to physical therapy although the techniques pt goals would differ depending on the condition. ...Read more

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Is attention deficit disorder physical or psychological?

Is attention deficit disorder physical or psychological?

Criteria for ADHD,: A neurodevelopmental disorder, define it as chronic & brain-based. It harmfully impacts a person's functioning in at least 2 settings (home & school/work). Often with executive function (taking in, processing, organizing, storing & retrieving information) deficits, it can impact learning, behavior, academics/work, & peer interaction. Management = medications + behavior therapy + structure. ...Read more

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I have graves disease. After my rai treatment, I am now hypothyroid. What physical & emotional symptoms should I expect?

I have graves disease. After my rai treatment, I am now hypothyroid. What physical & emotional symptoms should I expect?

Hypothyroidism: Symptoms of hypothyroidism are: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, trouble concentrating, slower speech, dry skin, brittle nails, feeling cold, weight gain, constipation...All of these should be temporary because your doctor should start you on thyroid replacement to bring the level back to normal. Some patients have no symptoms of hypothyroidism even when hypo. ...Read more

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I've physical symptomps, and there is no physical cause, had a chest ct, gastroscope and manometry. Is it somatoform disorder? 2-what is treatment (meds)

I've physical symptomps, and there is no physical cause, had a chest ct, gastroscope and manometry. Is it somatoform disorder? 2-what is treatment (meds)

Being Anxious: You have an anxiety disorder. Your body believes it is in trouble when it is really the way you are not managing the stress in your life in healthy ways. You holding your chest too tight, not breathing in deep relaxed ways and then letting the signals from your chest to make you more anxious. Pills will not solve this problem (I feel you are on way too many as it is). ...Read more

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Can physical therapy help treat rotator cuff disorders?

Can physical therapy help treat rotator cuff disorders?

Yes: Physical therapy and time generally can do wonders for most rotator cuff problems. However, if you are not making any progress you need to see an orthopedic surgeon to help better define and treat your shoulder problem. ...Read more

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Does physical therapy help degenerative disc disease?

Does physical therapy help degenerative disc disease?

Could look vey real: Physical therapy helps to strengthen the supporting joint muscles which it will lead to better joint support. In addition, exercise and healthy diet will help to lower body weight which it will help to decrease weight demand on the joints. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy be helpful for neurological problems and/or disorders?

Can physical therapy be helpful for neurological problems and/or disorders?

Absolutely: Physical Therapists can do miracles for patients with various neurological problems/injuries. ...Read more