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Psychology Of Loners
No: Most are of limited intelligence, easily swayed by their confreres to engage in illegal activity. Many are victims of outrageous anti-drug laws which in fact promote the use of drugs rather than helping the victims. A few are there by accident. A small group indeed are sociopaths, with no consciences however these folks are frequently very intelligent and avoid capture. ...Read more
What are the differences between philosophical counselling, humanistic psychology, and existential psychotherapy?
Are patients with multiple personality disorder (mpd) aware of the existence of their different personalities?
Sometimes: There are cases where some of the personalities may be aware of the others but, as a general rule, persons with dissociative identity disorder (the clinical name for mpd) aren't aware of the different personalities within their psyche. Similarly, they are often not aware of what they are doing when the different personalities are controlling their actions, which can often be very frightening! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very little: To my knowledge, there is very little truly being offered in this area. ...Read more
Child psychologists: Children's mental facilities generally employ a variety of practitioners to help patients and their families. There may be child psychiatrists, child psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, teachers, and various assistants working as a team. There would also most likely be pediatricians, primary care physicians, or possibly nurse practitioners to help with basic medical needs. ...Read more
There are endless : debates about whether people should have premarital counseling. Whether they should live together or not, have sex before marriage or not, etc. Is there something specific you are curious about? People with problematic relationships who enter marriage, generally find themselves seeking marital therapy and being surprised the issue was there all along. Take someone as is, dont try to change them, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor? What's the difference in terms of scope of practice?
Not enough space.: Clinical psychotherapist can be a psychiatrist,psychologist or social workers who passed a board of accreditation. A clinical social worker has a master's degree but also have to pass a licensing board. A mental health counselor has some experience in mental health and usually work with facilities that deal with a broad range of practice and works under supervision. ...Read more
Many. : Social skill acquisition is learned. This is one of the primary areas of an add pts problem. Usually add pts are 2-4 years behind their chronological age peers in acquiring these skills. This can cause problems as suspected. Eventually, if treated with stimulant medication, these patients catch up with their peers. Usually this occurs around age 25. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong place to ask: You would be best served looking in government section of the phone book in your area or calling health services. It's a long shot that one of the professionals on this site is going to know the answer. ...Read more
Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?
Neurotic/psychotic: "grandiosity" refers to any sense of greatness. It exists on a continuum from healthy grandiosity in growing children through a sense of expansiveness to narcissistic defensiveness. "delusions of grandeur, " like all delusions, are psychotic in the sense that they are defenses against terrors of fragmentation, self-destruction, and other forms of personal annihilation. ...Read more
False importance: Delusions are beliefs detached from a generally accepted "reality" as most people would define it. For example, a middle aged man thinks he is going to play for the seattle mariners, although he has never played baseball, or more extreme, a woman who believes she has been contacted by aliens to save the human race. Delusions are usually firmly held and not very amenable to change. ...Read more
NO : It is a personal decision on your part like changing your mind. It is not mental illness. ...Read more
No.: Schizophrenia is an actual disorder of the brain in which there are abnormalities in levels of neurotransmitters in different circuits of the brain. People with schizophrenia do not channel spirits or become possessed by entities although they may believe so as part of a delusional system. Psychic mediumship is a practice some people believe in but it is not integrated with schizophrenia. ...Read more
Freud: Freud was an MD, and started his career as a neurologist, before developing his seminal theories of psychoanalysis. I would say nor only some of Freud's theories, but the psychoanalytic theories that have developed since then to the present time have importance to the medical community, most notable in psychiatry and psychology. ...Read more
It happens: As a pathologist, the emotional autopsy following a homicide or suicide is part of our work. Bullying is deplorable and the fact that we ignored it for centuries or considered it "part of building character" is equally deplorable. Despite all the attention it is rightly getting, i believe that more child / teen suicides result from emotional or physical abuse by parents than by peers. ...Read more