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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Its possible to have anxiety disorder without depression or depression without anxiety disorder can depression treatment help anxiety disorder ?
58 yr. old-chronic, constant belching(since 2012). No apparent determinable digestive or other physical cause. Deemed Psychological. Rx'd Xanax (alprazolam). Other Treatment options? Nothing so far has worked.
Yes: Try smaller meals and avoid sodas.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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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