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Might mirrors affect self perception?

Mirrors are reality: Mirrors certainly reflect the self in the most accurate sense in the same way a scale reflects weight. If you mean do mirrors have a negative effect on self perception, the answer would be no - its the thoughts that come along with the perception that can be distorted, helpful, or harmful to oneself. ...Read more

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Is insomnia usually self inflicted?

Is insomnia usually self inflicted?

Sometimes: Poor sleep habits can definately cause poor quality sleep. Check out this sleep hygiene info. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. ...Read more

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Why is self esteem related to body image?

Why is self esteem related to body image?

Voices Within Us: It's painful not 2feel good about urself. I wonder what kind of "mirroring" u got when u were young -what u heard about urself from adults around u, esp ur caregivers, while growing up. If their voices were critical & harsh, vs nurturing & encouraging. I wonder if u felt criticized 4ur appearance or u heard adults being critical of own/others' looks. We tend 2absorb msgs we hear repeatedly as kids. ...Read more

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Self confidence improvement methods. Any good ideas?

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Self confidence improvement methods. Any good ideas?

Self confidence: Try tackling tasks you've been avoiding. As the old saying goes "if once you try & not succeed, try try again". ...Read more

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Who does self inflicted body art?

Who does self inflicted body art?

Many do this: Art of the tattoo type can be done by anyone, although few do so. Prisoners are well known for the acquisition of tattoos which signify status and gang membership. Most body art that is self inflicted is temporary. Some also involve branding in various ways and the attachment of body jewelry. ...Read more

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Neurotic mind can sabotage itself with its own intelligence, true?

Neurotic mind can sabotage itself with its own intelligence, true?

In a word,: Yes. Life is about so many things other than intelligence but including it. ...Read more

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Is thinkrightnow cds to cure avoidant personality disorder affective?

Is thinkrightnow cds to cure avoidant personality disorder affective?

CDs and books: can be valuable additions to psychotherapy, but seeing a psychotherapist raises the probability of a good outcome. Relating to another person, in this case a professional, is a good antidote for avoidance. I'm not familiar w/the CDs you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to self treat for schizoid personality disorder?

Seek treatment: While personality tends to be stable, consider treatment if you do have a schizoid personality. Psychotherapeutic support and cbt may be able to help. ...Read more

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I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

I am experiencing  impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...Read more

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What's motivational enhancement therapy involve?

What's motivational enhancement therapy involve?

Non-confrontational: If you mean motivational interviewing, it was an approach developed to help the patient with an addiction, say, alcohol, to consider both sides of staying dependent on alcohol or getting into recovery. The motivational interviewer does not say, 'you should get into recovery.' he or she simply helps the patient figure out what is going to cause the least harm in his or her life. ...Read more

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Patuitary tumours .... Mental illness irational thinking aggression are these normal symptoms?

Patuitary tumours .... Mental illness irational thinking aggression are these normal symptoms?

No, not normal: No, it's not normal to have a mental illness, irrational thinking, or aggression. Pituitary tumors can cause endocrine & other changes, and these can affect how you view & respond to others. Please see your physician as soon as possible about the symptoms you're having. ...Read more

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What therapy techniques might a psychologist use for acne related self esteem issues?

What therapy techniques might a psychologist use for acne related self esteem issues?

Look beyondyour skin: Hard to assess how severe the acne is as you have also listed OCD as a problem, suggesting that you may amplify the condition in your mind.But a therapist would first make sure that a dermatologist is on board w you.Next, a thorough assessment of what you want out of life and how you are going about getting it would help you to put the focus back on achieving the goals that are meaningful to you. ...Read more

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Personalization cognitive disorder test online?

Personalization cognitive disorder test online?

Online cognitive: Gosh, never heard of such a combination? Cognitive test makes sense, but be wary of online tests. In most states psychological testing must be done by a licensed psychologist, and this provides legal confidentiality. For general discussion see http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/internetpsychotherapyethics.Asp. ...Read more

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Can cognitive behavioral therapy rewire your brain?

Can cognitive behavioral therapy rewire your brain?

Yes: Rewiring the brain is how we learn things, and how we change behavior of all kinds. We strengthen certain connections between neurons (brain cells) and weaken others. ...Read more

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Hypnosis to uncover the subconcious like freud still ok?

Hypnosis to uncover the subconcious like freud still ok?

Yes: Techniques involving hypnosis can be very helpful in identifying past stressful events which can lead to symptoms. Sometimes, the symptoms can be relieved without delving into past experiences, but when the symptoms are not helped or relapse, hypnosis can indeed be very effective. ...Read more

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Aree visual hallucinations triggered by fear?

Aree visual hallucinations triggered by fear?

Not likely.: Visual hallucinations can be triggered by sleep deprivation, drugs, temporal lobe epilepsy, ; severe psychiatric illnesses. Seizures in the primary visual cortex of the brain may cause simple seizures like shadows, ; seizures in the visual association areas may cause more elaborate ones loss of sensory input from the eyes i.e. Nerve damage ; lesions in the brainstem can also cause them. ...Read more