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Social Disorders In Adults
How can an adult with sensory processing disorder stay calm, relaxed and stress free when going out in public places with a lot of noise and activity?
Check anxietybc.org: One way 2 train your brain 2 become less reactive involves (a) examining your fears about bad things that might happen - what u actually tell yourself; (b) coming up w/ a different story 2 tell yourself - one that helps accept that you'll feel uncomfortable but that's ok; ; (c) gradually spending longer periods time in public places while staying long enough for your level of distress to subside. ...Read more
Stress & Reading: A reading disorder is categorically a specific deficit that would exist even without stress. However, high levels of stress interfere with concentration and can, therefore, affect reading (which requires paying attention). Lower, or eliminate the stress and your usual reading level should return. ...Read more
What kind of struggles in life has adolescents and young adults with severe cases of panic disorder?
PANIC DISORDERS: They are always on the look out for anything to happen.Causes of panic attack are sometimes minor for them to react. ...Read more
Looking for a professional that has studied hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania) in adult patients. Have multiple questions. Not officially diagnosed but i fit all the criteria for this disorder. I pull out my hair strand by strand which has created b
Look on trich.org: Treatment of choice = habit reversal training which involves a) awareness training; b) training in substituting behavior that competes w/hair-pulling; & c) social support. But hrt has not proven sufficient by itself. Treatment tends to be more successful/enduring when combined cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy &/or psychopharmacology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be dangerous: This is a personality characterized by attitudes that are not merely disinterested in the well being of others, but actually interested in opposing that. They can, therefore, do intentionally cruel or damaging things. Neither sympathy nor compassion will prevent them and depending on other things, even laws might not make them stop. Life is risky for others near them and for themselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Severe forms of attachment disorders in children can lead to personality problems in adults. However, such outcomes are not inevitable. Children can be amazingly resilient and "fix themselves" or benefit from therapy or simply find the right environment and people to help them deal with attachment problems as they get older. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-depressants &: anti-anxiety medications are widely prescribed by primary care docs. Psychiatrists use a wider range of medications. Medication has its place but please try to avoid the "a pill will fix it" mentality. Many disorders, physical and psychological, are a result of lifestyle and the way we think. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help, or other forms of psychotherapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What types of endocrine disorders could cause the height of a 30-something adult to increase quite a bit--certainly a noticeable amount? Thank you.
Can you tell me the most common kind/names of psychiatric medications for adults with mental/psychological disorders and illnesses?
Too many: Psychological illness is generally considered to be emotional in nature, and best treated with various forms of psychotherapy, not medications first line. Psychiatric illnesses are best evaluated and treated by psychiatrists, usually with psychiatric medications, of which there are about one hundred, so it's difficult to list them in this venue. If you can be more specific, that would help. ...Read more
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