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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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How to build self confidence and self esteem?

How to build self confidence and self esteem?

Self Esteem: You probably need to uncover the roots of your loss of esteem and development of anxiety. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org web site for daily and ongoing support and eduction. Consult a clinical psychologist if your esteem does not rise as psychotherapy can be very effective in combating low self worth. Best. ...Read more

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How can hatha yoga build self esteem and confidence?

How can hatha yoga build self esteem and confidence?

Self Esteem : Various forms of yoga can create confidence by teaching you to have the ability to calm and control your anxiety and tensions. The calm that results from yoga practice can lift your spirits and produce feel good chemicals that combat a low mood. Best. ...Read more

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How to boost self esteem confidence and just height ?

How to boost self esteem confidence and just height
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Positive Thinking: Self-esteem can be nurtured and built. It requires daily practice. Focus on strengths, successes, blessings, and positive events during the day. Consider keeping a positive journal to track these things. Plan to make at least one positive statement about yourself a day. Practicing any new skill builds confidence. Balance exercise, nutrition, sleep, & school to build a healthy YOU. ...Read more

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Is acmas programs really beneficial for kids brain and learning abilities ?

Is acmas programs really beneficial for kids brain and learning abilities ?

I did a search: On yahoo and no relevant programs turned up. In general neuro cognitive training has limited short term benefits but people who are promoting this are trying to sell this to insurance agencies, the government and to general public to ask them to pay for these training programs which have questionable long term benefits. ...Read more

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My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

Anxiety/A, Phobias/P: Part of normal development. 1.Social p: fear of contact with unfamiliar people, social isolation; desire of involvement w/family, familiar peers. 2.Separation a: unrealistic, persistent worries of possible harm befalling primary caregivers, persistent avoidance of being alone, complain distress. 3.School p. 4. Generalized a disorder: worries about future events. Encourage, talk; get counselling. ...Read more

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What are some activities for adults that improve social skills?

Therapy: Is a start. You could also check out dale carnegie courses or toastmasters in your area. ...Read more

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How does develoing one's self-esteem support social and emotional health?

How does develoing one's self-esteem support social and emotional health?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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At 60 are women more likely to work out for prevention of osteo, self defense, aesthetics, fitness?

At 60 are women more likely to work out for prevention of osteo, self defense, aesthetics, fitness?

Great question!: It's been my experience that women who work out regularly at 60 are generally the kind of people that like being the best they can be in all kinds of ways. Presenting the best version of you to the world means more than either of the things you mentioned. Beautiful people are healthy people and vice versa. In my practice we are committed our mantra that health and beauty are one in the same. ...Read more

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Is self worth and self esteem built,within yourself or do you need others to accept and validate , can we really get esteem by being isolated on own?

Is self worth and self esteem built,within yourself or do you need others to accept and validate , can we really get esteem by being isolated on own?

Depression: You are a Precious Human Being! Your Self-worth and Self-esteem is within yourself. Believe in yourself who you are. Respect yourself for your journey of life of 48 years with achievements in education, work and personal interests. Feel WONDER of Great Barrier Reef in your country ...Read more

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How to deal with a boss who belittles others in order to boost his low self esteem?

How to deal with a boss who belittles others in order to boost his low self esteem?

Work Stress: Difficult situation but the best you probably can do is to assert yourself without anger, be direct and tactful and remember to try to not personalize his or her responses as you they are driven by insecurity. Read my book, "managing the stress of success" featured on the soundmindz.Org website as i address workplace bullying specifically. Best. ...Read more

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How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

Be good, and learn!: There are many ways to have healthy self-esteem. Most agree that there are two broad components to self-esteem: (1) the view that I am a worthwhile or good person; and (2) the view that I have some competence (i know things or know how to do things). If people continue to strive to be virtuous or good and to learn and develop skills they will tend to have a positive self-concept. Striving is key. ...Read more

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11 year old who urinates self, poor grooming, and add like symptoms. Recently began soiling self. Poor social skills. Is it signs of abuse?

One possibility: While abuse is one of the things in the possible reasons for this scenario, it is not the only one. There could be a neurologic problem leading to the soiling and wetting. There could be psychologic problems, with the number one disorder coming to mind being depression and/or anxiety in this age group. The kid's thyroid could be out of whack. This child needs a complete head to toe evaluation! ...Read more

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Will signing up my child for martial arts lessons give him more discipline?

Will signing up my child for martial arts lessons give him more discipline?

Absolutely!: I'm glad you posted this question...Having studied martial arts myself and having enrolled my son in the study as well. 'studying' imparts not only self-discipline but confidence and self esteem as well; and can be great in potentially dealing with "bullies". The only warning would be the demeanor of the sensei(or teacher); your child needs to 'fit' with him/her so meet with first and decide. ...Read more

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Is this video game addiction unhealthy behavior or good training for future air force careers?

Is this video game addiction unhealthy behavior or good training for future air force careers?

Yes: All addiction is unhealthy; however, spending a lot of time playing video games is not neccesarily bad unless it is leading to predictably negative consequences in your life.. A former patient of mine who spent a lot of time on games, got a job working for a games development company getting the kinks out. If there are negative consequences, counseling may be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction? Do they bond with family members?

Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction?  Do they bond with family members?

Schizoid PD: People with schizoid pd consistently lack desire for intimate human connection. They may have families and jobs, but keep people at a distance. They mostly appear cold and dull in affect. They would be unlikely to seem outgoing or socially engaged, but are able to respond to carefully selected others whom they need intensely. Some of these could be family. ...Read more

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Introvert coping techniques for big party besides boozing it up?

Introvert coping techniques for big party besides boozing it up?

Party game: Hey, introverts like parties too! they just don't participate in the same way as extraverts do. Perhaps what you're concerned about is anxiety. If so, here's a quick tip: you can't feel anxious unless you're thinking about yourself. So, think of your focus or attention as a hot potato. As long as you keep it on someone else you won't get burned. ...Read more

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Fear of gaining weight obsession with food weight loss calorie counting, depression, low self esteem, self harm, preoccupation with food what is this?

Fear of gaining weight obsession with food weight loss calorie counting, depression, low self esteem, self harm, preoccupation with food what is this?

Fear and Depression: This is something that you seek professional help for, to help you figure it out. Depression sounds like the main thing here, and is causing everything else to feel even worse. There is help available for this. Contact your family doctor first, and then you can have your doctor recommend a counselor. I would do this sooner than later. You really can get over this! ...Read more

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2 adult sisters who are bipolar constantly argue with everyone,have temper tantrums, make threats to leave. Unfortunately, will stay 1 mo. Strategy?

2 adult sisters who are bipolar constantly argue with everyone,have temper tantrums, make threats to leave. Unfortunately, will stay 1 mo. Strategy?

Tell them your : household rules before they come or as soon as they arrive. Ask them how they'll get their meds refilled while with you. Tell them you love them, but if their mood disorders are not stabilized, you need their doctors to refer & send records to a psychiatrist & psychologist in your town. Discuss what you'll do if their BPD disrupts family function. Get written permission to talk to their doctors. ...Read more

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How would know if my gifted child has healthy self-esteem?

How would   know if my gifted child has healthy self-esteem?

Identifies strengths: A child with healthy self-esteem is able to identify their strengths. Look at how they think others view them, we often project our beliefs onto others. Children with low self-esteem may make negative self comments & are more likely to think others view them negatively. To build self-esteem, work with your child on improving their natural talents and offer praise &compliments on accomplishments. ...Read more

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My child is gaining too much weight. How do I help her without causing self-esteem problems?

My child is gaining too much weight.  How do I help her without causing self-esteem problems?

Self Esteem: Try to exercise and eat healthy yourself, when we model health we are far more effective than lecturing our children. Go for walks together, and depending on her age engage in age appropriate physical activities and make sure you maintain a healthy life style as she is likely to follow your lead. Best. ...Read more

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What factors affect a child's self-esteem?

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What factors affect a child's self-esteem?

Self-esteem: Several, such as achievement, insecurity, mood, motivation, confidence, self-image, communication, parenting, illness, support system, etc. ...Read more

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Is a child's self-esteem impacted by obesity?

Obesity: Definitely, it becomes worse when they get bullied at school. ...Read more

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Can i take my 10 year old for laser hair removal? She is having kids at school make fun of her and i don't want it to influence her self esteem!

Can i take my 10 year old for laser hair removal? She is having kids at school make fun of her and i don't want it to influence her self esteem!

Generally no: Laser hair removal is usually only done after 18 years old. The skin and hair is too immature for proper laser safety and effect at ten years old. Instead, try bleaching or waxing the hair until she's old enough for laser therapy. ...Read more

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I always mumbled as kid & now slur. Mainly self esteem issues. If it was tongue issue caused by ALS, MS, Stroke would I be able to change voice tone?

I always mumbled as kid & now slur. Mainly self esteem issues. If it was tongue issue caused by ALS, MS, Stroke would I be able to change voice tone?

Probably yes: In those conditions, people can modulate their voice and change the tone. Sometimes those illnesses do not affect the voice at all. Sometimes those illnesses result in a person being unable to speak. ...Read more

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I have phases of euphoria and sadness, feelings of low self esteem, tiredness, Panic attacks in arguments and phases of self harm since I was a child.

I have phases of euphoria and sadness, feelings of low self esteem, tiredness, Panic attacks in arguments and phases of self harm since I was a child.

You need to seek a: Mental health counselor to seek why you are going through this extreme mood in such a degree. Sounds like Bipolar but to be sure get an assessment so that proper diagnosis and treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a divorced parents affects the self-esteem of a cleft lip child.. Please site some refence.. Tnx?

Is it possible that a divorced parents affects the self-esteem of a cleft lip child.. Please site some refence.. Tnx?

It depends: Divorce is painful for kids, but resources indicate that they do recover well. http://tinyurl.com/d4koj4j this recovery depends on how the parents treat each other and the child. Some are bitter and fight with each other through the child, and this does not provide the support the child needs. If the child also has a cleft lip that needs help, the parents need to stand together for the child. ...Read more

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What can I do to boost self-esteem?

What can I do to boost self-esteem?

Help someone daily: I firmly believe that one of the best ways to help self-esteem is to make sure that not a day in your life passes that you do not reach out to say something kind to someone else or help someone else. I think if you start there you willl find your self-esteem will start to lift. Also make sure that you are very centered in your spirituality. Volunteering to help. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help as can most forms of psychotherapy. If you are in a depression please get professional help from a psychiatrist or your family practitioner if medication is necessary. Include a healthy dose of laughter in your life daily. Learn the joy of laughing at yourself as you learn to not take yourself so seriously. Also do something every day to make yourself feel better. ...Read more

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What can I do to better my self esteem?

Act on values: Act according to your values, time after time. Set small goals, and meet them. Break larger goals down into doable portions, and get there step by step. As you live up to your own values and goals, your view of yourself becomes more positive. "i am a person who gets up and gets a shower in the morning." "i pay my bills on time, " etc. Avoid those who belittle you. Psychotherapy helps too! ...Read more

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Why does my self-esteem change so often?

Why does my self-esteem change so often?

Changes: Self esteem is a result of how one interprets the environment as it applies to the person. As different things happen we reassess ourselves. My guess is that you do not have a solid understanding or your particular strengths and weaknesses. You may need counseling to clarify these and feel better about yourself. ...Read more

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Does self-esteem affect intellectual health?

Positive self esteem: helps emotional, physical and intellectual health and well being. Negative self esteem does the opposite. ...Read more

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My bra is too big, my self esteem has lowered?

My bra is too big, my self esteem has lowered?

Breast size doesn't: Make the woman. Encourage you to get a bra that fits correctly and feels comfortable. Carry yourself with confidence. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

Be good, and learn!: There are many ways to have healthy self-esteem. Most agree that there are two broad components to self-esteem: (1) the view that I am a worthwhile or good person; and (2) the view that I have some competence (i know things or know how to do things). If people continue to strive to be virtuous or good and to learn and develop skills they will tend to have a positive self-concept. Striving is key. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could have better self esteem?

Can you tell me how I could have better self esteem?

This is tough : since I dont know you or what you have going on medically or what stressors you face. Writing down a list of compliments and good things in your life/people is helpful. Try to draw out how you want your life to be and remember you can do anything. you need to try and get some help and education about what needs to be done and how to go about it. Dont give up, you are worth it. ...Read more

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How to boost self esteem confidence and just height ?

Positive Thinking: Self-esteem can be nurtured and built. It requires daily practice. Focus on strengths, successes, blessings, and positive events during the day. Consider keeping a positive journal to track these things. Plan to make at least one positive statement about yourself a day. Practicing any new skill builds confidence. Balance exercise, nutrition, sleep, & school to build a healthy YOU. ...Read more

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Why is self-esteem so important to our overall health?

Why is self-esteem so important to our overall health?

Attitude: Self-esteem is the basis for how we interpret the things that happen to us and our response to these. If you feel you are worthless, you do not take care of yourself and may put yourself in risky situations. In addition, there may be a mind-body connection in that a positive attitude causes the physical mechanisms of your body to function more effectively. ...Read more

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I am dumb and want to be smarter so i can get more self esteem?

Shrinks are great!: Wow, is that ever a loaded question! My advice would be 2-fold: 1) Theres a great free course on eDx by Dr. Dacher Keltner about pursuit of happiness - I'd start there. 2) Talk to a psychiatrist to help in realizing your full potential. Hang in there & good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do for low self esteem?

What can I do for low self esteem?

Self esteem: Comes from doing things you're proud of and not distorting or denigrating your accomplishments, abilities and basic human worth. If you haven't done anything you think is worthwhile, then do something. If you think negatively and distort or denigrate your accomplishments, abilities or basic worth as a human being, a mental health professional can help you learn to change that. ...Read more

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