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Doctor insights on: Socio Cultural Barriers To Chemical Dependency

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Will autism lead to criminal personalities?

Will autism lead to criminal personalities?

No more than others: People with autism do have behavior and social problems. I have not seen or heard of criminal personalities more than the general population. ...Read more

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Chemical Dependency (Definition)

Continued use with psychological or physiological dependence and difficulties in psychosocial, interpersonal, legal, occupational, ...Read more


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Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Other Problems: Societal problems such as child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and lack of availability of mental health services contribute to violence in our society. Some of our regulations also need to be re-examined. ...Read more

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Childhood emotional abuse trauma+susceptibility to addiction, what to do?

Childhood emotional abuse trauma+susceptibility to addiction, what to do?

Find a therapist: And work on all the emotional abuse you were exposed to. Make sure trauma is an area they specialize in. Ask about emdr since it can help sipped up the process, but be ready to work in therapy for a considerable amount of time. ...Read more

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What are the differences between philosophical counselling, humanistic psychology, and existential psychotherapy?

What are the differences between philosophical counselling, humanistic psychology, and existential psychotherapy?

This is too broad of: a question for 400 characters. Each of the 3 types of counseling mentioned are based on the therapist's orientation to therapy. all three relate to their philosophy of how and why psychotherapy works. ...Read more

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What factors or variables increase an adult's vulnerability to drug-facililiated sexual assault?

What factors or variables increase an adult's vulnerability to drug-facililiated sexual assault?

Vulnerability: Here's a starter list: Willingness to take any recreational substances, low-self-esteem, confidence, control, discipline. Boredom, loneliness, depression, poor judgement, bad environment,etc. Let's talk of good defenses: Opposites of the above! Find a source of support - from solid, safe activity groups like gym, yoga, meditation -thru- individual or group therapy. Be safe. Be strong. Be sober. ...Read more

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If fetishes, pedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia and other weird sexual attractions and behaviors are classified as paraphilias, how come gay isn't?

If fetishes, pedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia and other weird sexual attractions and behaviors are classified as paraphilias, how come gay isn't?

Once upon a time: It was in the past considered a disorder but they correctly recognized that error and now know that it's w/in the normal healthy range of humans. Any unlawful, non-consensual or violent acts apart, those may also be dropped. If the person is comfortable and harms no one - it's not a problem. If it's any of those - it is! Gay is not necessarily weird - sometimes it's even dull! ...Read more

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Would faking being happy trigger the chemical mechanisms for happiness?

Would faking being happy trigger the chemical mechanisms for happiness?

No: In fact, it is likely to have an anxiety provoking effect. If you feel the need to fake happiness, then you should see a psychologist and explore why happiness naturally eludes you. Happiness may be less important than meaning and purpose in life. Some say that happiness is getting and meaning and purpose is giving. Don't chase happiness but do look for satisfaction in life. ...Read more

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Is emotional abuse more damaging than other kinds of child abuse?

Is emotional abuse more damaging than other kinds of child abuse?

Sometimes: All types of abuse (emotional, physical, & sexual) are damaging. The extent of damage may be more severe for emotional or sexual abuse than for physical abuse. However, the extent of damage also has to do with the severity, frequency, and duration of abuse and the individual child's temperament, vulnerability to mental illness, support system, etc. Let's all pull together to help stop child abuse! ...Read more

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Cause of unknown depression ? Distancing from social events and from opportunities to get new friendship and socializing with existing ones.

Cause of unknown depression ? Distancing from social events and from opportunities to get new friendship and socializing with existing ones.

Social withdrawal: Hard to say with so little information. There can be many reasons why a person pulls back from social events and socializing. Everything is relative to what is typical and healthy for you vs now. Consider seeing a mental health professional to understand why you're withdrawing or isolating from others. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are all relationships spiritual or emotional rewards?

Are all relationships spiritual or emotional rewards?

Relationships: Our relationships offer us endless opportunities to grow and evolve. This may not always feel pleasant at the time. People tend to choose each other for unconscious reasons, and then struggle over issues that are sensitive to both. The most mutually satisfying relationships provide love, trust, connection, and affection that extend over time, no matter what stresses are also going on. ...Read more

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What are the relevant social, ethical, legal and economic effects of therapeutic cloning?

What are the relevant social, ethical, legal and economic effects of therapeutic cloning?

Homework?: Are you writing a paper? This subject can't be addressed in 400 letters or less. Check out this site: http://www.Cloneorgans.Com/therapeutic-cloning/14/. ...Read more

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From psychological stance-how were cavemen's relationships & social connections easier in a way that teens could mimic in a positive way? Less stress?

From psychological stance-how were cavemen's relationships & social connections easier in a way that teens could mimic in a positive way? Less stress?

UTOPIA: You know, i've never had any caveman in psychotherapy. Cant help there. Sounds like social connections and relationships are some sort of problem now and you arent understanding/managing these very well. Might be a good idea to talk with a therapist and sort it out. ...Read more

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Can a hostile work environment and severe psychological abuse by your employer cause PTSD?

Can a hostile work environment and severe psychological abuse by your employer cause PTSD?

Stress reaction: PTSD is a formal psychiatric diagnosis for a syndrome of that occur in veterans after military service or other people subjected to prolonged and inescapable severe stress. Hostile work environments can be extremelyunpleasant, but they are more likely to cause an acute (short-term) stress reaction that will eventually resolve. Importanly, you can leave the work environment to lower the stress. ...Read more

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What are any emotional/intimate partner abuse support lines, sites etc?

What are any emotional/intimate partner abuse support lines, sites etc?

Here is a good place: To start: http://www.Thehotline.Org/ it is a nationwide hotline for domestic abuse. They can help you find the right resources in your community. ...Read more

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What are good ways to overcome the distrust from past peer abuse?

What are good ways to overcome the distrust from past peer abuse?

Therapy: With a trusted psychologist or other therapist can help you heal from past abuse by peers. Be well, . ...Read more

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How much of a role do drug & alcohol abuse by parents play in addiction in their children?

How much of a role do drug & alcohol abuse by parents play in addiction in their children?

A Lot: There is controversy over whether these traits are genetic in origin, altho i believe they may be. But the modeling behavior of parenting is clearly a factor. ...Read more

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Which addiction is more difficult to deal with: mental or psychological dependence?

Which addiction is more difficult to deal with: mental or psychological dependence?

The same: Mental or psychological dependence are essentially the same. You might mean physiological rather than psychological. Physiological involves bodily functions to include heart rate, blood pressure, shakiness, and other changes. When people are physiologically dependent, they may feel those bodily changes without a clear psychological/mental need/addiction. Addiction relates to mental/psychological. ...Read more

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Are relationships necessary for the development of human social behavior?

Are relationships necessary for the development of human social behavior?

Yes: We learn constantly by the environment and by those around us. Without relationships , we would not learn how our actions affect others. It is critical that infants and children have strong, stable relationships with consistent caregivers to promote normal social interactions. ...Read more

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What does a chemical dependency mean?

What does a chemical dependency mean?

Dependency vs addict: The terms "dependency" and "addiction" are often used interchangeably, but this is incorrect. With dependency, the body exhibits a change when the substance is withheld. This could be something as serious as seizures with alcohol withdrawal or a "simple" as blood pressure going up in absences of anti-hypertensive. Addiction is the continued use despite adverse consequences. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chemical dependency?

= w/d + problems : Continued use with psychological or physiological dependence and difficulties in psychosocial, interpersonal, legal, occupational, marital or medical domains. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

Whats the difference between recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

Short vs long term: Over and over, clinical studies have proven the greater efficacy of long-term treatment for drug and alcohol dependency versus shorter-term (i.e. 30 day) treatment.  across the state of california, literally hundreds of treatment centers decorate the coastline, each offering a unique twist on a month's worth of holistic treatment for substance abuse. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between long, short term recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

Whats the difference between long, short term recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

Try 12-Step Program: Short term goals in substance abuse recovery would include abstinence and creating a good support system to remain sober. Long term goals would be to make life style changes consistent with sobriety, reestablishing relationships with family and friends, and becoming a contributing member of society again. I would encourage anyone to seek out a 12-step program as a first step in their recovery. ...Read more

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What is the difference between long and short term recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

What is the difference between long and short term recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

30days vs 1 year: Over and over, clinical studies have proven the greater efficacy of long-term treatment for drug and alcohol dependency versus shorter-term (i.e. 30 day) treatment.  across the United States literally hundreds of treatment centers decorate the coastline, each offering a unique twist on a month's worth of holistic treatment for substance abuse. ...Read more

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What's substance abuse or chemical dependence?

What's substance abuse or chemical dependence?

Maladaptive pattern: Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a maladaptive patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods not condoned by medical professionals. Substance abuse/drug abuse is not limited to mood-altering or psycho-active drugs. Activity is also considered substance abuse when inappropriately used(as in steroids for performance enhancement). ...Read more

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Could piracetam cause dependency?

Could piracetam cause dependency?

Little data: I have had experience with a grad school population and did not see dependency. I saw little benefit, too. ...Read more

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Polyethylene can cause dependency?

Polyethylene can cause dependency?

PEG: Vaping PEG is not recommended because it breaks down in the body to form toxic compounds. Here are some of the listed side effects: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bleeding from the rectum or rectal pain; diarrhea; severe or persistent nausea, bloating, cramping, or stomach pain. ...Read more

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I think I have become dependant on valium, what are the symptoms of dependency and how do I stop taking it?

I think I have become dependant on valium, what are the symptoms of dependency and how do I stop taking it?

Stop w/ supervision: You mention both valium & diazepam--are the same medicine. History of alcohol dependence or withdrawl is an added risk in your history. Red flags are daily use, increasing need--frequency or higher dose, daydreaming about this medicine, being secretive about use, hoarding pills from providers, needing it for sleep or stress. If you wonder if you are dependent you likely are.Seek help. ...Read more

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The exlax box says "dont use longer than 1 week" so if i only use it about twice a week ill be fine and this wont lead to dependency right?

The exlax box says "dont use longer than 1 week" so if i only use it about twice a week ill be fine and this wont lead to dependency right?

Dependency: If one is using a medication when they do not need to use a medication this is addiction, bad for health, and dependency. I can think of no normal situation where a young man needs repeatedly week after week to take a laxative. ...Read more

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How do I stop dependency on others to feel good?

How do I stop dependency on others to feel good?

Love Yourself: Everybody depends on someone sometimes. The more confidence you have in yourself, the less you depend on others, but you should always get some social support from others. Let friends help you to believe in yourself. If others believe in you, you can learn to believe in yourself. Change your self-talk by recognizing the things you do well. Be thankful for your friends and gifts. Meditate. ...Read more

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What pain medications work best and have the least risk of dependency?

What pain medications work best and have the least risk of dependency?

Pain medication: One of the best way to relieve acute pain is to alternate Advil or Motrin with Tylenol. Like all medications they should not be used long term with out consulting a doctor as Advil and Motrin can cause increased bleeding and Tylenol can cause liver damage, but they are not addictive and the combination works better to receive pain and inflammation than many narcotics. ...Read more

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Can Nortriptyline 50mg cause physical dependency?

Can Nortriptyline 50mg cause physical dependency?

Extremely unlikely.: Abrupt discontinuation should always be avoided, however, 50mg is a rather low dose and is unlikely to result in withdrawal symptoms if suddenly stopped. It is still recommended to slowly taper to zero rather that just quit taking it altogether. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of caffeine dependency?

What are the long term effects of caffeine dependency?

Tolerance: You can reach a point where the caffeine receptors r blocked and it won't affect you at all-- you can drink it and go to sleep--if you stop drinking as much you will experience withdrawal--headaches & sleepiness--caffeine is a stimulant & can cause jitteriness tachycardia & elevated bp. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to stop codeine and alcohol dependency?

What are the best ways to stop codeine and alcohol dependency?

Depends: Speak with your primary care physician, a referral to an addictionologist may be necessary. Consider na and aa as local resources as well. ...Read more

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How long is it okay to take Gabapetin before being concerned about dependency?

How long is it okay to take Gabapetin before being concerned about dependency?

Depends: In general, gabapentin is less likely to be associated with dependency. However, there are a number of reports that have indicated that there is potential for abuse, particularly based on use for either withdrawal from other substances (e.g. alcohol) or other non-FDA approved indications. Please talk to your doctor about these concerns and follow up. ...Read more