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Ptsd In The Workplace
Wrong forum: I feel bad that no one has answer this questions, but this really is not a political site and you're asking a fundamentally political question. Although domestic violence is an enormous problem with obvious health implications, you might want to go to your congressperson or senator to ask this question of someone who possibly could answer it--and even take action. ...Read more
Yes but . . .: Education is a key factor in more advanced employment so slow learning can be a problem. Is this person through with schooling? Has this person gotten in trouble due to lack of learning skills. These skills can be improved but sometimes the goals may need adjustment. A vocational counselor should be consulted for the best options. ...Read more
Can't give you a: Definitive response. Don't know that it's been studied. If there is significant dishonesty - have you considered confronting the issue/ person? ...Read more
How to deal with non traumatic uncontrollable unwanted thoughts from the past in the same environment it took place in relating to OCD?
OCD therapy: There are psychotherapy specialists in OCD management. Find one who will guide you through practice in reducing the power of and tolerating the anxiety that emerges in your trigger situation. It takes effort and time, but getting started is good. Medication may help you through the early challenges so that you can win this struggle. ...Read more
Yes - it can: Situations can become more complex if there is a mix of chemical abuse and psychiatric illness. The degree to which one commits to wellness and compliance with treatment are also major factors. ...Read more
Things That Trigger: Yes, if u r asking can we all get unwanted thoughts stuck in our head that drive us crazy... That drive us 2do things that help calm us yet drive us 2repeat them as the obsessive thought takes over again? Eg the surfacing of a new, mysterious diseases can really bring out the inner germ-a-phobe in us. Imagine a terrible flu being reported in the news & ur coworker starting 2 display flu symptoms.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interested in being an urban gardener but wondering about lead levels in the soil and pollutants in the air. Safe?
Ask: Call your local state college or university. They can perform standard tests. ...Read more
Might the hyperexcitability of brain in epilepsy be related to the hyperactivity of people with asperger's?
Workplace anxiety: First, explore what you're anxious about -- is it the work itself, the people you work with, or something you're being asked to do that you feel uncomfortable with, etc? Talk this over with someone you trust -- could even be a counselor. Develop possible solutions. Make sure you take care of yourself well in non-work hours too -- healthy eating, exercise, rest, etc. More resilience that way. ...Read more
Canadian Psych.: Basically philosophy is same as far as mission & goals. The canadian classification of mental illnesses follows the world health organization classification (icd), whereas the american follows the diagnostic & statistical manual of mental illnesses (dsm). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does a therapist handle confidentiality in cases in which the client expresses thoughts of self harm?
Legal Issues first: If one is potentially harmful to one's self or to others it must be reported and the person is taken to the nearest facility for psychiatric evaluation. Aside from that exception it is a matter of law that information given to a therapist remains confidential unless released by the patient. If the patient is a minor, parents or guardians have access. Dss can access it if abuse is reported. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't know.: Official stats are usually artificial &often misleading. Stats depend on definitions &these criteria are changing all the time. Plus, "learning disability" is a relative term --so many types & levels of severity. My take: 1)a huge # of us struggles w/ learning; 2) schools are overwhelmed by the needs, & rarely meet the need; 3)more funding is only part of the answer; better ed approaches needed. ...Read more
Explore Specifics?: Apart from knowing about anxiety & how it ticks, it can b very helpful 2explore the specifics of ur anxiety w/a skilled mental health clinician - one who has expertise treating persons struggling w/anxiety. Pinpointing the anxiety-producing aspects of this situation, tying them 2prior experiences & coming up w/ theories 2test can all be helpful - esp along w/applying principles 4reducing anxiety! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers