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About left0089

Columnist at American News Report. Pain care activist. Poet, memoirist.

(From Quora) Is narcissism a real problem and how can therapy help

Narcissism is a broad category that runs from healthy narcissism, pride in one’s work, for example, the abnormal such as paranoia. Paranoia may seem a rather odd manifestation of deranged narcissism but think of it like this: how much narcissism … Continue reading

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Why is making friends so exhausting when you have borderline personality disorder?

Because, primarily, the person suffering from this disorder is so very sensitive to any signs of rejection. This ravening fear often borders on paranoia and all to often breeches that frontier. In my experience in treatment with those who suffer … Continue reading

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How do I know if my problems are real or downplayed by me

How do I know if I subconsciously downplay my problems or if they are real? Mark Maginn Mark Maginn, Psychotherapist, poet, memoirist, blogger, (2012-present) Answered just now Fascinating question. Not sure, but how about talking over a couple of your … Continue reading

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What will you do if you are sad? (Quora)

Hold still and feel the sadness; get to know it; don’t push it away; befriend it. This will not only lessen the feeling but will allow the person the time and space to resolve it. By this I mean that … Continue reading

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What will you do if you are sad? (Quora)

Hold still and feel the sadness; get to know it; don’t push it away; befriend it. This will not only lessen the feeling but will allow the person the time and space to resolve it. By this I mean that … Continue reading

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Exactly what does my therapist mean when she says to “be mindful”? Quora)

This comes from Mindfulness Meditation a practice that research has shown to be quite effective in the treatment of mental disorders. You might want to ask your therapist about this as I’m quite sure it will be helpful to you.

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Why did loneliness lead me to psychosis? (Quora)

Ask or Search Quora Ask Question Read Answer 3 Notifications Why did loneliness lead me to psychosis? I was studying abroad. I wasn’t able to make friends, and worse than that, I made some people angry at me (I think, … Continue reading

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How do you take mentally ill relatives to the psychiatrist? (Quora)

These situations are so confusing, tragic and possibly lethal. Yes, the mother and daughter should waste no time in leaving to be somewhere that they can be safe from him. As he is a threat to them, he can be … Continue reading

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How can I choose a good therapist or psychiatrist? How can I know they are good at what they do or good for me? (Quora)

1st off, there are not many psychiatrists who actual engage in psychotherapy as they are pushed ever more into doing medication management. Clinical social workers provide the most therapy services in the US and many psychologists specialize in psychotherapy. Almost … Continue reading

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Why and when do we use family focused therapy or interpersonal and social rhythm therapy for bipolar disorder over CBT? (Quora)

I endorse family therapy for this. The patient with the diagnosis of bipolar disorder may also be in individual therapy. I suggest family therapy to work on issues, patterns and triangles that may contribute to the identified patient’s—here, the one … Continue reading

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