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What is the best career for a person with social anxiety problems?

What is the best career for a person with social anxiety problems?

Tx before decision: Rather than let your anxiety dictate your career, you may want to find a psychologist who specializes in structured cognitive behavioral therapy so you can learn to understand and control you anxiety instead of letting it control you. It may be easier to pick a career that avoids social contact but it may be more rewarding in the long run to learn skills to become anxiety free. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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What is a job for someone with anxiety / social problems?

What is a job for someone with anxiety / social problems?

Solve the problem: Anxiety can be quite unpleasant if it lasts over time or frequently appears in specific situations. The good news about anxiety is that it tends to respond well to treatment with medications, psychotherapy, or a combination of both. It's important to note that anxiety often leads people to avoid feared social situations. Avoidance often provides immediate relief but worsens anxiety over time. ...Read more

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Is a psychologist or psychiatrist better for a career with the study of the mind and phobias?

Is a psychologist or psychiatrist better for a career with the study of the mind and phobias?

Both are good: If you're interested in social behavior and social sciences, psychology may be for you. If you're attracted to the basic sciences, (biology, chemistry, etc.) and don't mind a long educational journey, medicine and psychiatry might be the ticket. Fwiw, most psychiatrists made the decision first to be a physician and secondarily to be a psychiatrist. Most psychologists knew in undergrad studies. ...Read more

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What is the average time for a psychiatrist to diagnose a person with schizophrenia and other similar disorders?

What is the average time for a psychiatrist to diagnose a person with schizophrenia and other similar disorders?

"Working" diagnosis: One might note symptomatic criteria & mental status findings for diagnoses like schizophrenia -- leading to a "working diagnosis" in the first session. However, an experienced psychiatrist would also want to gather corroborating history from the patient's family and/or significant others, plus follow the person over time. This important data could either support or refute the initial diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a good type of therapy for a person with anxiety issues?

What is a good type of therapy for a person with anxiety issues?

Depends on the type: Anxiety has many forms and this will dictate the best treatment. Sometimes behavior therapy is most effective in reducing specific fears. Some sorts like panic attacks work best with a combination of talking and medication. Social anxiety is often best addressed through both talking and behavioral techniques . See a trained doctor who can evaluate your specific needs and provide treatment. ...Read more

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What is a good type of therapy for a person with anxiety issues?

What is a good type of therapy for a person with anxiety issues?

Cognitive Behavior: Known widely as CBT, a skilled psychotherapist who 'fits' well w/ you so you trust and enjoy working them really helps. It's a working relationship, a bit like a gym coach, and you learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety as you discover yourself. Your strengths and weaknesses provide direction - so it is a custom made process for your life. Seek until you find a good one for you. ...Read more

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What is the outlook for a child with bipolar who is on medication?

What is the outlook for a child with bipolar who is on medication?

Good on meds: Bipolar disease is an inherited disorder that can present at any age. When symptoms occur in children, they can often be controlled with medication. It is likely that the child will require some form of medication during his/her lifetime; however, on medication, the child can be symptom free. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to have Major Depression, Anxiety, OCD and eating disorder at the same time?

Is it possible for a person to have Major Depression, Anxiety, OCD and eating disorder at the same time?

Yes certainly though: I would make sure that all my medications for those conditions are taken seriously and that I would have a good tight professional relationship with my psychiatrist. Any and all of these conditions, if diagnosed properly, can cause lifelong problems if not managed correctly. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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As a skilled and knowledgable doctor, what in your opinion is the best medication for treating social anxiety? I'm 19. Had sad ever since childhood

As a skilled and knowledgable doctor, what in your opinion is the best medication for treating social anxiety?  I'm 19. Had sad ever since childhood

Behavior modificati.: Your will be exposed to social pressures all you life. The best approach is to work with psichologist who will train you to manage or eliminate your fears. Medication is a supplement, which can be used, but long term is less favorable pass. ...Read more

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What is a good career for someone with ADHD inattentive?

What is a good career for someone with ADHD inattentive?

Yes: Follow your calling, adhd is a diagnosis, not a disability and certainly it is not who you are.Get a proper diagnosis, proper treatment learn to deal with your symptoms through behavioral intervention, and enjoy , perhaps you might stay away from air traffic controller, lol. ...Read more

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How is this for the start of my blog about a person with histrionic personality disorder?

How is this for the start of my blog about a person with histrionic personality disorder?

????: Where is the beginning? The question does sound attention-seeking, but doesn't hold reader's interest. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a child with asperger's disease and someone with social anxiety?

What is the difference between a child with asperger's disease and someone with social anxiety?

A world apart: On the surface at a social event, the two entities can look similar: poor eye contact, little discussion, odd utterances. However, a child with social anxiety will have normal social interaction in trusted environments, understand social cues, have a clear idea of social norms, adaptations, etc. A child with asperger's does not have these things, and has other issues like sensory and processing. ...Read more

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Psychology:Adult acquaintenance with daily manic episodes is visiting for one mo. Besides empathy for this person with the disorder what else helps?

Psychology:Adult acquaintenance with daily manic episodes is visiting for one mo. Besides empathy for this person with the disorder what else helps?

Be clear w/in: yourself about how much time you will spend w/friend when manic. If not, he will run your schedule and your day. You can give him 1/2 hour, for example, when he's like that and then have him entertain himself until later. You can tell him this beforehand. Sounds like he is being treated professionally. If not, provide a referral. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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A clinical social worker, what is this? A therapist, psychotherapist...not sure what their role is and how important, rank amongst other clinicians

A clinical social worker, what is this? A therapist, psychotherapist...not sure what their role is and how important, rank amongst other clinicians

Social workers are: well trained and dedicated professions who help people in need connect w/the support system provided by government, churches, etc. Some take advanced training also and provide therapy. Their titles vary from state to state but clinical social worker fits the latter. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist? Which would be the better one to see about health anxiety(hypochondria)?

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist? Which would be the better one to see about health anxiety(hypochondria)?

Therapy vs meds: Speaking very generally, most psychologists hold either a PhD or a PsyD degree (I hold both) and practice psychotherapy. Psychiatrists hold either an MD or a DO degree, and they prescribe psychotropic medications, and generally do not do all that much therapy these days, but years ago psychiatrists would do both. If symptoms are severe, see the psychiatrist first. ...Read more

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What is a good medical job for someone with high functioning autism?

What is a good medical job for someone with high functioning autism?

Informatics: Medical informatics might be a good fit for someone seeking medical work that isn't heavily interactive with the public. Medical informatics helps doctors and other healthcare personnel create ; manage medical records and other highly sensitive data, in caring for patients. The field is more and more needed in running hospital systems too. ...Read more

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For psychologists: what is the best approach to deal with an overwhelming amount of stress from all aspects of life on your own? Can't afford therapy.

For psychologists: what is the best approach to deal with an overwhelming amount of stress from all aspects of life on your own? Can't afford therapy.

Dealing with stress: First, make sure you eat healthily and get at least 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night. Create a small group of reliable friends who will meet together regularly to hear and support each other. Find a type of exercise you'll enjoy enough to do regularly -- dancing, walking, hiking, yoga, etc. Daily meditation will help you stay aware and focused. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, ; street drugs. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Social Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

An anxiety disorder in which a person is preoccupied and self conscious of his or her behavior in public ...Read more