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Doctor insights on: Self Perception And Self Concept Among Alcoholics

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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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I am attracted to thick & fuller women.Why most men are attracted to rail thin & skinny women.Do I have any disorder or self perception?

I am attracted to thick & fuller women.Why most men are attracted to rail thin & skinny women.Do I have any disorder or self perception?

Really?: Please clarify why you asked this question. You are attracted to who you are attracted to. What is wrong with that? There is no disease here. There is nothing wrong with you. You are a guy. You are having sexual attractions which makes life worth living. Love the woman you love. You do not and should not be like someone else. You should be you. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does "struggles with self concept" mean?

I was wondering what does "struggles with self concept" mean?

Can mean many things: This is a general description which could mean many specifics depending on how it is being used and its' context. In general, however, struggles with self concept refer to conflicts with how you see yourself in your life and relative to others. It is often associated with feelings of inadequacy or low self esteem, or a view of onself that is less positive than others see you. ...Read more

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As a teenager, my self-concept is always bad, how can I improve myself?

As a teenager, my self-concept is always bad, how can I improve myself?

Better question: Why do you not feel happy with yourself? The best person to discuss this with is a good clinical psychologist, particularly if you can open yourself up enough to listen to what they have to say. ...Read more

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How do I get a positive self-concept?

How do I get a positive self-concept?

Be a Good Person: 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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How do I become happy with myself and establish a positive self-concept?

How do I become happy with myself and establish a positive self-concept?

Keys to happiness: To be happy with yourself, you must live in alignment with what matters most to you. Identify your values, then focus on building health habits to keep you on track, building positive relationships to support you, and finding a way to make a difference in the lives of others. Too many people spend too much time focused on themselves. Contributing positively to others usually works much better! ...Read more

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What are some of the ways for a teen boy to develop a positive self-concept?

What are some of the ways for a teen boy to develop a positive self-concept?

Keys to happiness: Help him identify and then live in alignment with what matters most to him. Identify his values, then focus on helping him build healthy habits to keep him on track, building positive relationships with others, and finding a way to make a difference in the lives of others. ...Read more

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Can u change the perception of a situation with self hypnosis? Is it actually possible?

Can u change the perception of a situation with self hypnosis? Is it actually possible?

Self Hypnosis : Yes. Self hypnosis, like other therapeutic and behavioral techniques will change your perception, your understanding, and your response to the issues you are facing. ...Read more

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Why do alcoholics have very poor judgement and self control sometimes?

Why do alcoholics  have very poor judgement and self control sometimes?

Brain rewiring: With addictions the brain has been "hijacked" our prefrontal cortex is responsible for judgement, decision making, and weighing risks and consequences. In addiction there is a part of the brain that feels the reward of alcohol above all else, literally thinks its necessary for survival. These signals are send directly to the prefrontal cortex and what seems "crazy to you" is logical to them. ...Read more

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How soon after stopping drinking should an alcoholic see a physician? What tests should be requested? Any suggestions for supplements or self-care?

How soon after stopping drinking should an alcoholic see a physician?  What tests should be requested? Any suggestions for supplements or self-care?

Drinking : At 49 you should have, if you have not had , a general physical ; check your blood pressure and cholesterol ; your urine . In your situation your liver for signs of cirrhosis. This is probably not urgent but you should do it within a couple months. ...Read more