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Uses Of Melatonin For Aggressive Behavior
Both are great: Psychotherapy can involve many forms of treatment including behavior modification. Cognitive-behavioral therapy in particular with exposure therapy is often very effective to treat phobias. See your doctor to determine the best treatment plan for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complex, no single definition brief it is the behavior directed at an animate or intimate object resulting in damage. Be it physical, verbal, or emotional, the object always suffers damages that can be as severe as death or total incapacity. Predatory, sex-related or inter-male aggression are examples observed and induced by need for sustenance, competing for ...Read more
What types of cognitive behaviour therapy or mindfullness training are most useful for managing bipolar?
Unknown: I'm not aware of any good data showing animal assisted therapy is either helpful or useless for adhd. There is data, however, to show that time spent in nature reduces the severity of adhd symptoms for the next several days following the time spent in nature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are your thoughts on the efficacy of "brainwave optimization" as a supplemental (not replacement) treatment for ptsd (me) or bi-polar (wife)? Considering brain state technologies.
Extremely variable: Brain state technologies is a franchise business opportunity which requires no previous health professional training or experience to own or operate. Neurofeedback technologies need to be applied in a context, and not indiscriminately. If you want to explore these therapies for your issues, please find someone through international society for neurofeedback & research -- http://www.Isnr.Org/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many misconceptions: "psychoanalysis" involves 3-5 sessions/week and may take years. Psychoanalytic therapy (based on psychoanalytic concepts/methods) involves weekly meetings and may take months. There is no scientific evidence cbt is more helpful. This is not just my opinion, it's the conclusion of the american psychological assn. Psychoanalytic therapy aims at self-knowledge and insight, ; a richer ; fuller life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One of Many: There are many possible explanations for irrational or impulsive behavior. Substance abuse (including alcohol) is certainly responsible for a great many problematic behaviors. If one has a concern about unexplained irrational or impulsive behavior a consultation with a professional is a good idea. ...Read more
What are early goals of a clinical psychology session for depression--change behavior or thoughts?
Both: Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses changing both cognitive distortions (thoughts, thinking) and also changing behaviors (actions) that are involved in depressed feelings ( mood). The early goal is to start and commit to the process and also includes "homework". Keeping it simple is often the most easy to follow approach. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is treating schizophrenia with cognitive behavioral therapy more or less beneficial than treating schizophrenia with the atypical antipsychotic risperidone?
Doubful: Antispychotic medications are primary proven ttreatments for schizophrenia - though cognitive-behavioral and interpersonall therapies can help build skills, coping, provide support and reduce negative impact and reduce frequency of psychotic episodes of decompensation. Few believe it is a substitue - since the moder marvel of medication allows many people to function relatively normally in society. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Looks promising : Refractory depression is often hard to treat. Tms offers a safe but expensive treatment which can be offered following failure to just one antidepressant. The treatments are usually 5 days a week and go on for 4-5 weeks in the parts of dallas I am familiar with.I wish insurance would cover this more often. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is the cognitive enhancement effects of modafinil the same for people with adhd, and without adhd?
How effective is the Seroquel-lithium combination therapy, for a major depressed person with BPD?
An option: This is a reasonable choice if you have not responded to primary therapies. As with many antidepressant combos, the efficacy is not well known. ...Read more
What're some good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults (schizophrenia, stroke, bipolar)?
Group therapy: Your local mental health center (csb) is best resource. ...Read more
What is more helpful most of the time for anxiety , health anxiety... Hypnosis, cbt (or other therapy) or meds? Scared of side affects...
Ask your doctor: It depends on your particular situation. I usually begin with hypnotherapy and cbt, then add meds, but if the situation warrants, all of the above just to help the person asap. Hypnosis and cbt have no chemical side effects but when the risk is worth it, the medicines are started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,but......: There are also many risks, and immature, impulsive child could also be at risk of been hurt by an animal that misinterprets the child's intention or gets spooked.There are manty other time tested, more coventional and potentially less expensive therapies that have shown better results...Medication, behavioral intervention, neurofeedback to name a few.However caring for an animal has its rewards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Herbs and vitamins are similar to medications in that none works for all. It is more a question of which helps you and which doesnt. Unfortunately, that comes down to trial and error. There is also Melatonin, Tryptophan, and Lobelia to name a few other substances that are often helpful. While the medications work 'better", they have more side effects and some are addicting ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is EFT Tapping effective in the treatment of OCD and impulse control disorders such as Dermatillomania?
EFT Tapping: EFT can be used in the treatment of OCD ...Read more
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