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What is cognitive dysfunction?

What is cognitive dysfunction?

Thinking problems: Cognitive dysfunction generically refers to problems with thinking. This may be manifest in many different spheres. A common cognitive dysfunction for patients with alzheimer's disease for example is with memory. Some have difficulty with the processing/integration of information and some describe a "slowness" in their thinking. Alcohol and traumatic brain injury contribute to cognitive dysfuncti. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Behavior Problems (Definition)

Behavior is a very extensive psychological term under which there are many concepts..Behavioral problems are treated using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other behaviorally based treatments like Reward and Punishment. Behavioral problems can occur for many different reasons..Medical or Psychological and can happen with children and adults. Please ask ...Read more


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What is behavioral medicine?

What is behavioral medicine?

Integrative field: "behavioral medicine is the interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of behavioral, psychosocial, and biomedical science knowledge and techniques relevant to the understanding of health and illness, and the application of this knowledge and these techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation." --society of behavioral medicine. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is anxiety?

What sort of problem is anxiety?

Anxiety happens when: Your mind registers a threatening or intimidating future event and your body prepares for action (fight/flight). To manage anxiety, you can change your thoughts about the triggering situation, learn to calm your body's reaction, or deal with the situation to make it less threatening. If anxiety is a pattern or particularly distressing, talk to a psychologist, counselor or biofeedback therapist. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is amblyopia?

What sort of problem is amblyopia?

Poor vision: Amblyopia occurs when one or both eyes are not given the opportunity to see well in infancy and youth. It can be caused by uncorrected need for glasses, an eye that is not straight (strabismus), or something blocking the vision (congenital cataract, drooping eyelid). If not caught and treated early (by age 4-6), the eye will have limited potential vision (usually 20/40 or worse). ...Read more

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What is anti-social personality disorder? How is it treated?

What is anti-social personality disorder? How is it treated?

Sociopath: A person with an antisocial personality disorder lacks a conscience. This means that they are often insensitive, out for themselves, irresponsible & toxic to others. I know of no way to psychiatrically treat a sociopath. However, if they are held legally accountable for their actions, that may serve as a deterent for future criminal behavior. ...Read more

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What is behavior therapy?

What is behavior therapy?

Understanding how: Changing aubject's behavior can result in changes in how they are feeling ;/or how certain bodily functions work ; be modified. Examples of behavior therapy are:-biofeedback, a form of behavior therapy, and is used to learn bladder and bowel control. Aversion therapy is another form of behavior therapy used to control various impulses including smoking, overeating and unacceptable sexual behavior. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of psychological erectile dysfuncion? How is it diagnosed?

What is the treatment of psychological erectile dysfuncion? How is it diagnosed?

Number of ways: Erectile dysfunction has many causes the most common is possibly psychogenic one has to rule out physical causes, diabetes, some drugs and narcotics, a number of neurological conditions affecting the spinal cord endocrinological illnesses especially low testosterone etc. Psychotherapy and medications such as viagra (sildenafil) or localized injections may work. ...Read more

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What is anxiety?

What is anxiety?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is cognitive behaviour therapy?

Could you explain what is cognitive behaviour therapy?

What it is:: Cognitive behavior therapy or cbt helps people to understand how their thoughts effect their emotions ; their behavior. It helps to correct cognitive distortions. Cbt has been used to treat personality disorders, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse problems. ...Read more

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What is an auditory processing disorder? What treatment is recommended?

What is an auditory processing disorder? What treatment is recommended?

Learning Disability: Auditory processing disorders are a type of learning disability. As the name indicates, people with apd have more difficulty with processing auditory information than we would expect based on their intelligence otherwise. There is no cure, but especially for schoolchildren accommodations to the learning environment are very helpful, and people can learn skills to cope with an apd. Consult your doc. ...Read more

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What is cognitive therapy?

What is cognitive therapy?

A Therapeutic Method: Cognitive therapy (ct) is a type of psychotherapy that could be classified under the broader rubric of cognitive-behavioral therapies. Ct or cbt involves the therapist and the patient working together to revise problematic thinking patterns that lead to emotional and behavioral problems. This is essential because one's beliefs affect one's view of self and one's prospects for future happiness, etc. ...Read more

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What is the solution for longsight problem?

What is the solution for longsight problem?

Corrective glasses : I assume you mean farsighted. See an ophthalmologist for vision testing. You may need corrective glasses. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an adjustment disorder?

What sort of problem is an adjustment disorder?

Reaction to problems: Adjustment disorder refers to problems with mood, behavior, or both, that arise directly because of an identifiable situation. For example, a child might abruptly become sad, withdrawn, and oppositional upon hearing that her parents are getting a divorce. Although it can be chronic, it usually has a clear beginning and may resolve if conditions change. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is alcoholism?

What sort of problem is alcoholism?

A serious one.: Alcoholism is a disease that affects mind, body & spirit. One loses control of alcohol use, is preoccupied w alcohol & continues to drink alcohol in spite of problems related to it's use. One may drink more than intended & over time may need to drink larger amounts of alcohol to obtain the same effect. Attempts to cut down on use or to stop use may have been unsuccessful. Alcoholism creates > ...Read more

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What is psycho-dynamic therapy?

What is psycho-dynamic therapy?

Talk therapy: Psychodynamic therapy focuses on making a person consciously aware of previously unconscious childhood experiences, wishes, fears, desires, and motivations. Psychodynamic therapy also explores a person's use of "defense mechanisms". Psychodynamic therapy places a high value on gaining insight into underlying causes. Freud's psychoanalysis was a type of psychodynamic therapy. ...Read more

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What exactly is dialetic behavior therapy? And why is it helpful for bpd?

What exactly is dialetic behavior therapy? And why is it helpful for bpd?

DBT: Dialectic behavioral therapy - which found its start in the therapy of borderline personality disorder, essentially uses the "dialectical process" of thesis-antithesis-synthesis to reveal to the person in therapy where the reality behind their perceptions lies. (see: higelian dialectic). It is generally thought to be very effective and therapeutic. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Behavioral Problem (Definition)

Behavior encompasses a lot of what we do, and problems can be large or small - so it is a pretty loose term. It often refers to externailzing behaviors which tend to disrespect or disrupt the rights or activities of others. Aggression, stealing, defiance, are ...Read more