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What is psychology? Is it the same as psychiatry?

What is psychology? Is it the same as psychiatry?

Similar: Psychology is the study of behavior. Clinical psychology is the diagnosis and treatment or mental disorders. Psychiatry is the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. These two disciplines have different training and have different focus for treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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What is the pleasure principle in psych?

What is the pleasure principle in psych?

The Force: Essentially, this is a psychoanalytic term for the tendency or drive to achieve pleasure and avoid pain as the chief motivating force in behavior. ...Read more

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What is synkinesia? What is the relationship between this & adhd?

What is synkinesia? What is the relationship between this & adhd?

Involuntary movement: In dyskinesia, when one muscle is moved, there is involuntary movement of another muscle. This sometimes happens in severe bell palsy. Some medicines used for adhd (such as ritalin) list dyskinesia as a side effect. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of psychological pain?

What is the meaning of psychological pain?

Pain: Usually in reference to pain that is psychological in nature rather than medical in nature. Emotional rather than physical. Best. ...Read more

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What's your opinion what is the real reason why autism is increasing?

What's your opinion what is the real reason why autism is increasing?

Toxic environment: Autism is a combination of genetic vulnerability and environmental triggers. As we have added more toxins to the environment we are also processing much of the nutrition right out of our food supply. ...Read more

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What is the pleasure in self-mutilation?

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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What is the pleasure in self-mutilation?

Maybe...: Maybe thinking about it in a different way than just "seeking pleasure" may help. People do things for a lot of different reasons. Self-mutilation (by this i assume you mean "cutting") is not different. Self-mutilation may help a person feel more in control of their feelings or emotion, or meet some other perceived need that the person has. ...Read more

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What is the purpose behind genetic counseling?

What is the purpose behind genetic counseling?

Several reasons: There are many reasons. One is to understand the chance of a child inheriting the disease. Is it 50% like in huntington's disease? Is it 25% as in a recessive gene? If the gene is sex-linked, the percentages become much more complex depending on the baby's sex. Another reason is to understand the ramications of a positive test. What does this mean to the person? Is that person now uninsurable? ...Read more

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My nose is blocked about 99.9% of the time, what is the issue here?

My nose is blocked about 99.9% of the time, what is the issue here?

Here's some guidance: Blocked nasal passages can be from a mechanical obstruction or a lack of sensed airflow. Examples of obstruction include septal deviation, enlarged turbinates, excessive mucus production (from a cold or allergies), or nasal sidewall collapse. Decreased sense of airflow is from swelling, trauma, or prior nasal surgery. A good start is to see an ent, and take note if it's one or both nostrils. ...Read more

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What is the psychological reasoning behind anorexia?

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What is the psychological reasoning behind anorexia?

Anorexia: Pursuit of thinness, regaining the control over own body from poor self-image & self-esteem, or distorted body image. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for poker addiction?

What is the treatment for poker addiction?

2 parts of treatment: Counseling may be provided on a one to one basis (individual) or in a group. Most of the time, both kinds of counseling are necessary for successful treatment. Medications may be prescribed, if mood instability has been a problem. Gamblers anonymous is often helpful. ...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 the difference between a psychological addiction and a physiological addiction?

What is the difference between a psychological addiction and a physiological addiction?

Addiction: When a heroin addict quits cold turkey, the pain that he feels in being "dope sick" is beyond description in agony. This is an example of physical addiction. When the physical symptoms finally pass, but the feeling of still needing the heroin in order to live remains, that is psychological addiction. ...Read more

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What is the physiological basis for addiction?

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What is the physiological basis for addiction?

Addiction: Stimulating the reward system in the brain. ...Read more

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I was wondering is addiction really that or is it moreso a lack of self discipline?

I was wondering is addiction really that or is it moreso a lack of self discipline?

Addiction = disease: It looks ; often feels like voluntary behavior, but addiction is a disease. See the video, "pleasure unwoven, " from www.Instituteforaddictionstudy.Com or watch segments on youtube. Hard for many to believe it's a disease because you do not look ill until you are nearly dead. It's like having a parasite living in your head that takes over sometimes ; impersonates you, speaks to you in yr own voice. ...Read more

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What is sex addiction?

What is sex addiction?

A mental disorder: Sex addiction is a mental disorder where thoughts about sex are constant and intrusive to the point of interfering with otherwise normal behavior. It requires therapy to recover. ...Read more

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What is the aspect of sex addiction & hyper religiousity that keeps people in aa sober?

What is the aspect of sex addiction & hyper religiousity that keeps people in aa sober?

Wow - generalization: Alcoholics anonymous is a program that incorporates spirituality (not religion). Although there are some alcohol dependent individuals who also have sexual addictions - that is by no means the majority. People come back because it provides hope. It helps to keep them alive and helps to keep them sane. ...Read more

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Is drug addiction inherited or is it learned behavior & what's the difference between?

Is drug addiction inherited or is it learned behavior & what's the difference between?

Largely inherited: Lots of evidence of strong genetic component: those w/ genetic family history are much more likely to become addicted even if not raised around those relatives. Read kathleen whalen firzgerald's 1988 book "alcoholism: the genetic inheritance." also, for the brain science about this, see the video "pleasure unwoven, available from www.Instituteforaddictionstudy.Com or watch it on youtube. ...Read more

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What is psychological health? Is it the same thing as emotional health?

What is psychological health? Is it the same thing as emotional health?

Normal/health: A way of thinking about normalcy is a range of behaviors for instance if you were to wash your hands one or two times a day, typically that would not be considered abnormal. However, if you were to wash your hands dozens of times per day, that quite likely would be considered abnormal. In this context normalcy should not be thought of in simple terms of yes or no, black or white. ...Read more

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Is it obsessive compulsive to be dreaming several days about the same thing, or is there a crack in my subconscious?

Dreams: Dreams are often an attempt to solve problems or conflicts in our waking life. This is not OCD but may reflect some unresolved conflict. ...Read more

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Sex Addiction (Definition)

Sexual urges, behaviors or thoughts that appear extreme in frequency or feel out of one's control. There's a pattern of recurrent failure to resist impulses to engage in acts of sex, persistent desire or unsuccessful effort to stop or control those behaviors, & continuation of the behavior despite knowledge of having social, academic, financial, psychological or physical problems ...Read more


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Psychology (Definition)

The formal definition of psychology is: the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. The mental characteristics or attitude of ...Read more