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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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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Fiber,fiber,and more: Fiber as well as adequate daily hydration.Have you been evaluated by a board certified gastroenterologist?If not, do so.There may be more to the story , of which, you are yet unaware. ...Read more

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Treatments for irritable bowel syndrome?

Treatments for irritable bowel syndrome?

Proper diet and flui: Eat consistently every day both in time and types/quantity of foods, modest amount of fiber in diet, and drinking 80-100 ounces non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluid daily. ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for chronic lazy bowel syndrome?

See a doctor: If the doctor and find the true cause, usually can be treated with medication. You need to see a doctor to find the true cause. ...Read more

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I suffer from dermatillomania and other OCD related symptoms for many years, including alcoholism, cigarettes and overeating. Therapy, meds don't work?

I suffer from dermatillomania and other OCD related symptoms for many years, including alcoholism, cigarettes and overeating. Therapy, meds don't work?

You need a plan: When you're ready to truly change your behaviors, work with a professional to get your overall treatment plan in place, one that addresses all of your disorders in a systematic way. Your problems with impulse control and "will power" are significantly related to your addiction (dependence) on substances (especially alcohol), which undermines your ability to stick to your long-term goals. ...Read more

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Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Medical opinions:  nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read more

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What other treatment options is there for borderline personality disorder besides behavioral therapy?

What other treatment options is there for borderline personality disorder besides behavioral therapy?

DBT: The main recommended treatment is dialectical behavior therapy. www.dbtselfhelp.com information about all aspects of dialectical behaviour therapy. Find handouts, worksheets, lessons, and research articles. Flash cards·dbt skills list·dbt lessons·connecting skills·instant mindfulness·what is dbt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Lifelong history depression &gad, diagnosed ptsd 2007, worsened depression. Tried so many drugs, different therapies, ready to give up. Suggestions?

Lifelong history depression &gad, diagnosed ptsd 2007, worsened depression. Tried so many drugs, different therapies, ready to give up. Suggestions?

Skilled therapist: That sounds really difficult. It might be a good idea to find a psychologist whose specialty is trauma and ptsd. Emdr and other body based therapies with a skilled practitioner could also help. Psychologytoday.Com is a good resource to find someone who will be a good fit. All the best and I do hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Types of IBS medications?

Types of IBS medications?

Depends on symptoms: After a positive diagnosis of IBS made in conjunction with your Dr, the condition is best managed with reflection and change to diet, lifestyle. Medication options include; antispasmodics (Buscopan, Mebeverine) for pain, Loperamide for diarrhoea, Laxative for constipation and antidepressants (SSRI or TCA) which probably modifying the body/mind pain processing and promoting a feeling of wellbeing. ...Read more

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Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms ?

Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms ?

Definitely: There have been a number of studies supporting the use of cognitive behavioral therapy in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain states. They should be used more often. ...Read more

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Avoidance personality disorder - what treatment can be offered?

Avoidance personality disorder -  what treatment can be offered?

Psychotherapy : Insight-oriented to get to the root issues; also, therapy will help examine and revisit related thoughts and belief systems and develop and strengthen some coping skills to deal with the related uncomfortable feelings. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with gastroparesis and irritable bowel syndrome but treatments don't work. Why?

Diagnosed with gastroparesis and irritable bowel syndrome but treatments don't work. Why?

Gastroparesis hard: Unfortunately there is no good treatment to gastroparesis, there motility centers that might help, have your gastroenetrologist help you out. ...Read more

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Are there any effective medications for irritable bowel syndrome?

Are there any effective medications for irritable bowel syndrome?

Various: Much is being learned about irritable bowel syndrome and the best ways to treat it. There are fda approved drugs available to treat the symptoms, but you should see a specialist in GI to help guide your therapy. There is no "one size fits all" treatment for ibs. ...Read more

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What can other IBS sufferers use as treatment?

What can other IBS sufferers use as treatment?

Individualized : Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Possible celiec ? Countless medications for gastric issues (useless) afterthe norovirus - symptoms are bloating, indigestion, itchylegs&arms& diareah

Possible celiec ? Countless medications for gastric issues (useless) afterthe norovirus - symptoms are bloating, indigestion, itchylegs&arms& diareah

Celiac or more: Celiac disease can be tested for and requires that you see your doctor for the blood work. It can be more than just celiac and different people have different levels of sensitivity for celiac. Some are very sensitive to contamination. There are other sources for gastrointenstinal upset. After the norovirus it will take awhile to get back to baseline. Start with bananas, rice and gluten free. ...Read more

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Is there a practice treating anxiety / panic disorders without ssri, snri, bzd and cbt?

Is there a practice treating anxiety / panic disorders without ssri, snri, bzd and cbt?

NO: I am not aware of any evidence based effective treatment for panic disorder that is widely practiced with a consensus other than what you mentioned ...What is wrong with the above ? ...Read more

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