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What Do You Recommend For Dealing With People With Suicidal Tendencies
Depression: Symptoms of depression can include: feeling sad, irritable or angry. There can be a decrease in sex drive. Energy level & motivation levels may drop. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep may increase or decrease. Weight can change in relation to increase or decrease in appetite. Concentration or memory may decline. There can be an absence of joy as well as >. ...Read more
Talk with OB/GYN: Your doctor can recommend a psychologist or psychiatrist to safely and effectively assist you in decreasing your distress and helping you feel more comfortable in situations outside your home. There are excellent cognitive-behavioral practices as well as meditation, exercise, social interactions, structuring exercises, and medications that can significantly reduce your unnecessary anxiety. ...Read more
Honesty and caring.: Mental disorders are difficult to treat in the best of circumstances. Part of the problem is the person may not believe that they have a problem. Give honest feedback about their behavior, mood, thinking; that they do/do not seem like their usual self. Speak honestly, offer to listen if they want to talk about medications or their frustrations. Remember, medications are tools for a better life. ...Read more
Psychiatrist: Find a psychiatrist in your area, get an appointment, get evaluation and diagnosis; eventually treatment if needed. That is a good start; in order to take care of and solve the problems. Good luck ! ...Read more
What are some strategies for dealing with a parent who doesn't want to admit to serious memory loss?
Why is it necessary?: You're not likely to win that argument, & if you do, the parent won't remember it! so, why push it? I'm only half-kidding. You have to deal with safety & happiness issues -but you do not need to emphasize inadequacy & advancing age. Aging is hard enough. Plus the elder is either competent or not; if so, leave them alone, & they'll adjust. If incompetent, admitting their limits won't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of options: Besides eating disorder clinics and psychiatry/psychology offices, look at private and community-based programs that help people with emotional problems, mental illness, obesity. Depending on your skills, experience, motivation, and how you present, there may be an opportunity for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if i need advice about dealing with depression and weight loss and self hate.?
Encourage: Formal psychiatric evaluation to get a good idea of what is going on ; so that a treatment plan can be developed that is specific to you. Take care. ...Read more
Can you tell me an examples of types of activities you do with a person who you have worked with and experience dementia?
Use your mind/body: At all stages of dementia strengthening brain connections (called synapses) is the goal. We do not have proven therapies in humans with dementia that can do this. However, any type of physical or mental exercize will help you feel better at any stage of dementia. Aroma therapy, pet therapy, music therapy are but a few modalities I recommend. Contact with 'happy people' and engage them. ...Read more
Many Emotions: Eating disorders are filled with emotions as well as physical symptoms. Persons with eating disorders can be in such denial that they feel little discomfort. Or they may be so overwhelmed with anxiety or depression, that they become suicidal. Each individual will experience different emotions. Fortunately there is treatment in which one uses their emotions as tools for recovery. ...Read more
What are some ways to know if youre dealing with anxiety specifically health anxiety or hypochondriac ?
Honesty: Be as honest as you can with yourself and your care team. If you have a history of diagnosed ailments and a family history of similar ailments a case could be made for having a genuine concern. If you're aware of hypochondriacal tendencies, be as honest with these as well. Often, true hypochondriacs have emotional issues that hypochondriasis masks. If this is the case, find a recommended therapist ...Read more
Dont answer.: You might say you are really not an expert in that area.Different strategies work for different people.They should ask a dietician or nutritionist. ...Read more
Fear of embarassment: People with social anxiety disorder (sad) have an irrational fear of being watched, judged or evaluated, or of embarrassing or humiliating themselves. The anxiety and discomfort becomes so extreme that it interferes with daily functioning. Sad is one of the most common mental disorders with up to 13% of the general population experiencing symptoms at some point in their life. Treatment helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Helping person w SAD: There are no simple answers to this but i'm going to give you links to three websites with excellent discussions of the issues. www.mayoclinic.com/health/social-anxiety-disorder/ds... www.livingwithanxiety.com/articles/anxiety/how-to... Ezinearticles.Com/?How-to-help-someone-with-social... ...Read more
Depression great but: Anxiety not so great. Bupropion is an "energizing" or "activating" antidepressant, and actually can make anxiety worse, at least transiently. There is little or no evidence that bupropion reduces anxiety long-term. Other antidepressants (ssri/snri) like paxil, zoloft, celexa, lexapro, Effexor (venlafaxine) (all available as generics) are better for anxiety, as well as depression. Psychotherapy also works. ...Read more
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