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Psychology:Adult acquaintenance with daily manic episodes is visiting for one mo. Besides empathy for this person with the disorder what else helps?
Be clear w/in: yourself about how much time you will spend w/friend when manic. If not, he will run your schedule and your day. You can give him 1/2 hour, for example, when he's like that and then have him entertain himself until later. You can tell him this beforehand. Sounds like he is being treated professionally. If not, provide a referral. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I am asking in terms of psychology, i had narscissist/ codependent parents, is there a possibility that i developed a narcissist personality disorder?
Narcissistic Persona: Please reflect upon: Exaggerating talents and achievements Preoccupied with fantasies of beauty, power and unlimited success Grandiosity in fantasy or behavior Needing lot of admiration Unwilling to be in tune with feelings and needs of others It is not likely that you developed Narcissist personality disorder due to your parent’s Personality disorder See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and stressors ...Read more
What are the physiology and psychology of the phenomenon that people call being "burnt out"? Is this a medical illness or disease or is sociocultural?
Mental health: Mental health is pertinent to many medical specialties, because it can affect the illnesses each covers as well as patients' ability to work with treatment. Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc are all professionals working in the area of "mental health." so "mental health" is a large umbrella topic vital to overall health. Psychology is merely one area within that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I found this thing on psychology today website, it's a telepsychiatrist. What do you think? I live about 80mi from sacremento, this would work
I am not a big: fan of telepsychiatry. The medical establishment is just formulating rules on this matter. Effective psychiatry and/or psychology depends on the relationship established between patient and doctor. I have questions about this treatment delivery system. However, if this is the best available, then use it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
School: Psychology is its own multi-year degree. To "know about psychology" would require that investment; however, if you want a starter place to become aware of some aspects of psychology, you can try this about.Com site. http://psychology.about.com/od/psychology101/psychology_101_the_basics.htm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can and can't : What makes poker fun is - you really can't tell reliably when someone is lying. If the person lying has a negative emotional response because they are lying, they may have sympathetic nervous system signs - heart rate, flushing skin, averted eye contact, word finding problems ; more confusing (non-direct) language, also may be avoidant or confrontative. Knowing the person well helps detect changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It sounds like you: may be taking a course called abnormal psychology soon. It is the study of pathological behavior or psychological problems and diagnoses. Be careful not to diagnose yourself or others during the process. You may see some of the symptoms you learn about around or within you. It takes many years of training and experience t diagnose properly. A more basic counseling course is more useful.Peace. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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