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Gestalt psychology/therapy benefit?

Gestalt psychology/therapy benefit?

Not for everyone...: Gestalt therapy is considered a phenomenological-existential therapy that focuses on bringing immediate present experience into greater clarity and increasing awareness. The goal is for patients to become aware of what they are doing and how they are doing it, while learning to accept and esteem themselves. It's an excellent approach for less severe problems with effective functioning. ...Read more

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Psychology (Definition)

The formal definition of psychology is: the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. The mental characteristics or attitude of ...Read more


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Was Sigmund Freud a doctor? Are his psychoanalytic theories important in the medical community?

Was Sigmund Freud a doctor? Are his psychoanalytic theories important in the medical community?

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

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Any medical research on art kids meeting donors?

Any medical research on art kids meeting donors?

Yes: There is quite a bit of deliberation on this topic, as well as case history studies on the boston pediatric hospital's website, under renal transplant. ...Read more

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What is integrated clinical psychology?

What is integrated clinical psychology?

Multi-centered Psych: Integrated clinical psychology emphasizes both professional collaboration and extensive clinical training with the goal of advancing the profession of psychology through scientific, clinical and scholarly contributions. ...Read more

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How different is psy.D. Vs ph.D in clinical psychology?

How different is psy.D. Vs ph.D in clinical psychology?

Focus: The psy.D. Focuses more on practice based upon psychological knowledge. When they emerge from school, usually they have moderately more field experience than a pH.D. The pH.D. Focuses more on research, but in clinical and counseling psychology must also amass hands-on experiences. Over time, the two tend to even out, with pH.D.'s perhaps doing more academic work on average. ...Read more

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Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor?

Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor?

All roads lead2rome: Which one to see? Or which one to become? See the one you like the best, feel most comfortable with & feel has ur best interests in mind at all times. Also helpful to see one who has some connection to a doc should you need medication in treatment. Which to become depends on your area of interest, & the legal requirements for study & practice in your area. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Neurologist and author, David Perlmutter, claims that gluten causes Alzheimer's. Can someone provide journal references on research that proves this?

Neurologist and author, David Perlmutter, claims that gluten causes Alzheimer's. Can someone provide journal references on research that proves this?

Fully disagree: There is NO solid evidence anywhere that gluten causes Alzheimer's disease, and there is NO relationship with Celiac disease and dementia, but Celiac disease does cause a Peripheral Small Fibre Neuropathy. We have some anecdotal cases of gluten sensitivity affecting MS indirectly, and maybe transient worsening of other conditions, but no Alzheimer's links. ...Read more

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Any psychotherapy self-help books?

Any psychotherapy self-help books?

What context?: If psychotherapy is a process between a therapist and someone seeking help, "self-help" seems to be contradictory. While a book may give valuable information, the feedback given in therapy seems much more germane. A prominent tenet of therapy is that "self can't see self". Have an experience of real psychotherapy. Don't sell yourself short! you are worth more than that! ...Read more

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What are the differences between philosophical counselling, humanistic psychology, and existential psychotherapy?

What are the differences between philosophical counselling, humanistic psychology, and existential psychotherapy?

This is too broad of: a question for 400 characters. Each of the 3 types of counseling mentioned are based on the therapist's orientation to therapy. all three relate to their philosophy of how and why psychotherapy works. ...Read more

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Aptitude vs intelligence test?

Aptitude vs intelligence test?

IQ is broader: An IQ test is a broad measure of knowledge is many areas, whereas aptitude is the ability in a more focused area. A standard IQ test, the weschler IQ measures the average IQ at 100 with a standard deviation of 15. This means than an IQ below 70 falls into the range of mental retardation and an IQ above 130 is in the "superior" range. An aptitude test measures things like an aptitude to build. ...Read more

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Define health psychology please?

See below...: Health psychology is a specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior & social factors influence health & illness. Assessment & therapy are formulated to study the mind/body connection & facilitate healing. ...Read more

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Do politics attract abnormal personalities? Any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?

Do politics attract abnormal personalities? Any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?

No study, but Blogs: A PH.D. has an article in Psychology Today magazine. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self/201112/narcissism-why-its-so-rampant-in-politics and there are lots of bloggers writing about it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers--who is cheapest for neuropsych eval?

Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers--who is cheapest for neuropsych eval?

Neuro psycologist: Neuro psychological evaluation is performed by psychologist who get special training in neuropsychology. It is not cheap as it is time consuming and involves several more tests than regular psycological evaluation. ...Read more

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Any good dissociative disorder programs/ hospitals?

Any good dissociative disorder programs/ hospitals?

Contact Univ hosp: McLean Hospital a Harvard Medical School Affiliate is a good start. They may know of other programs in your city. ...Read more

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Do all public schools offer classes in comprehensive sex education?

Do all public schools offer classes in comprehensive sex education?

No: No, they do not. And even if they do, its not always required and many offer parents and children the right to opt out. So not all children will receive comprehensive sex education. ...Read more

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How are clinical psychology and mental health counseling different?

How are clinical psychology and mental health counseling different?

They are different: All sorts of professionals (social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists) can do mental health counseling, but only a licensed psychologist can do therapy and call it psychology. In order to become a licensed psychologist, one must get a doctorate in psychology and meet a number of other state requirements that other mental health professionals do not have. ...Read more

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Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor? What's the difference in terms of scope of practice?

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

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I would like to develop neurofeedback software. Can you tell me what degree would be best for me? (psychology, neurology, biomedical research)?

I would like to develop neurofeedback software.  Can you tell me what degree would be best for me? (psychology, neurology, biomedical research)?

Choices: There are multiple ways to prepare yourself to do this. Neurology requires a medical degree (md or do) plus 1 year of internal medicine internship, then 3 more years in neurology residency. Psychology education varies depending on how you mean to use it -- but you'll need a phd to do independent research. Biomedical engineers typically have an ms or phd to do this kind of research & development. ...Read more

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I plan to try and help research the cause of homosexuality. Which degree would be more beneficial: degree in biology,psychology,or an MD? Or all three

I plan to try and help research the cause of homosexuality. Which degree would be more beneficial: degree in biology,psychology,or an MD? Or all three

Homosexuality: Any of these paths can lead you to your goal. Follow your passion and you will succeed. Start with a guidance counselor or advisor to help you plan your future education. ...Read more

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What is abnormal psychology !!!?

What is abnormal psychology !!!?

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 more

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What's contingency management in psychology?

What's contingency management in psychology?

Reinforcement: In applied behavioral analysis it is the arranging of contingencies in order to produce a specified behavior. As a treatment for mental disorders or substance abuse, behaviors are rewarded (or sometimes punished). If a reward (or + reinforcer) is given, it is in response to (or contingent upon) a desirable target behavior. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as adolescent psychology?

Is there such a thing as adolescent psychology?

There sure is!: Some psychologists specialize in studying child and adolescent behavior. Some also specialize in treating children and adolescents who are struggling for one reason or another. ...Read more

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In psychology, how to know if someone is lying ?

In psychology, how to know if someone is lying ?

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 more

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How can you improve your health with psychology?

Mindfulness....: Mindfulness psychology can help a person gain better insight and awareness of their physical condition opening the door to improvement in mind and body. The mind and body health are connected and improving one invariably improves the other. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: psychology?

Def of psychology: The formal definition of psychology is: the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. The mental characteristics or attitude of a person or group. ...Read more

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What is the relevance of psychology in health records?

What is the relevance of psychology in health records?

Holistic health: From a general perspective, inclusion of psychological health factors in a health record are valuable for monitoring and treating the "whole" person. There is a great deal of research that demonstrates psychological factors (I.e., mental status, memory and neurocognition, general mental health, beliefs and thought patterns, ability to cope and resilience, etc.) affect health outcomes. ...Read more

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I want to know abot psychology but i want an easy refrence?

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 more

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What is the difference between a PhD vs D.psych. (Psychology) ?

Research vs Clinical: A PhD is typically a research degree that emphasizes experimentation, time in the library, and publications with lesser of an emphasis on clinical work. A PsyD on the other hand, is a clinical degree that emphasizes work with patients instead of research quite so much ...Read more

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Why is there a mental health section and a psychology section? Explanations please?

Why is there a mental health section and a psychology section? Explanations please?

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 more

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Any tips or exercises for stay calm in some situation.. I mean to be psychology stronger?

Any tips or exercises for stay calm in some situation.. I mean to be psychology stronger?

Many sources: Anxiety can come from chemical imbalances, a side effect of medications, external stressors, too much change in too short a period of time, and other areas. I would say go to a reputable psychotherapist immediately and talk about what anxiety means to YOU. ...Read more

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In psychology , how to convince someone important to you that you have a problem but he doesn't believe you ? Helpp

In psychology , how to convince someone important to you that you have a problem but he doesn't believe you ? Helpp

Talk to him about : His reactions and fear of acknowledging your problem. If you're in therapy, invite him to a session. If you're not in therapy, find a therapist to help with your problem and your relationship. If you need information for him, find internet sites or books that explain your problem in a way you like. ...Read more

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Why do so many people fail the moca? My psychology class was tested and a lot of people failed even though most are below age 25

Screening tool: The MoCA is a screening tool for mild cognitive impairment. It is not specific for alzheimers. As with all screening tools, the test will have a larger group of people that it indicates need further evaluation then really have any cognitive issues. This is important in screening tests to avoid "missing" those who do have issues. A screening tool is designed to reduce false-negatives. ...Read more

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Hello, i'm a french student in psychology and i'm really interested in the "iwqol-kids" but i don't find it. Would you please send it to me?

Test: Hi, if that's a test that is copyrighted, you'll need to find someone who can access it, such as one of your professors. ...Read more

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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

Good option....: This is a good option if you live far from a provider. If your goal is simply medication management, telepsychiatry shouldn't be a problem. However, if you are seeking ongoing therapy, you may want to combine telepsychiatry/telepsychology with face-to-face appointments with your provider. ...Read more

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