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Jacqueline J. Davitt

Psychologist

Dr. Jacqueline Davitt is a psychologist practicing in Omaha , Nebraska. Dr. Davitt specializes in the treatment of health mental problems, and helps people to cope with their mental illnesses. As a psychologist, Dr. Davitt evaluates and treats patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy. Patients usually visit Dr. Davitt because they have been experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or anger for a significant period of time and are seeking help. Psychologists may perform a variety of exams and assessments to diagnose a mental condition.
Jacqueline J. Davitt
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • University of Oxford
  • Accepting new patients

My son has been diagnosed with autism and it is depressing my wife. Please help.

She needs to be a caring adult of your child and get more testing to the degree of Autism he has. Look on line for support groups and attend. It is a medical condition, no one READ MORE
She needs to be a caring adult of your child and get more testing to the degree of Autism he has. Look on line for support groups and attend. It is a medical condition, no one is at fault and find out the best things to do for your son!

Can my psychologist talk to anyone else about me?

Not unless you give permission for them to talk to anyone. If they are bound by law to be professional and if they do speak to anyone, you may take legal action. If you are threatening READ MORE
Not unless you give permission for them to talk to anyone. If they are bound by law to be professional and if they do speak to anyone, you may take legal action. If you are threatening to harm yourself or others, then they are obligated to contact the authorities.

My wife is a shopaholic. Is it a mental problem?

Yes. You should talk with a psychologist and get her and possibly yourself into therapy.

I'm having some severe chest pain with anxiety. Is this dangerous? What could it be?

First, let me say, you need to see your medical doctor and be told it is just anxiety. If that is the case, yes, this can be common with anxiety and panic attacks.

Small penis and crossdressing?

No! The size of your penis does not have anything to do with cross dressing. I would say I am concerned about why your stepmother knows anything about the size of your penis!

Would I be able to cure my depression with just exercise?

I know for a fact the endorphins released by exercising can help with depression, and a good exercise is health. You will have to judge that on your own. If you get into a routine READ MORE
I know for a fact the endorphins released by exercising can help with depression, and a good exercise is health. You will have to judge that on your own. If you get into a routine and exercise often and experience less or no depression that answers your question. It will also depend on the degree of depression you have. Go for it!

My father started hallucinating. What can we do to help?

Take him to a Doctor and find out the cause for the hallucinations!

Do bad dreams mean anything?

It can, or it can be the result of hormones, age, or your surroundings.

Are panic attacks while taking anti depressants normal?

No, but your depression could be the result of having anxiety and panic attacks. Talk with your prescribing physician.

I burst into frequent crying spells. Is it a sign of depression?

If you are a female, it could be hormonal. Talk to your doctor.

Is biofeedback helpful?

Yes it can be helpful if you work at it. It will not happen overnight, but if you stick with it you may find it a helpful tool in relieving stress in your day to day life.

My wife is experiencing postpartum depression. How can I help her in the recovery process?

Be supportive and listen, even if you don't understand. Be helpful with the baby and if it is a major concern contact your Doctor Immediately.

Can depression medicines cause excessive sleeping?

Antidepressants can cause drowsiness. It can clear up at times, after you have been on it for a bit. If it persists, contact your physician.

Is constantly worrying about getting a sick a disease in itself?

This is a common problem with an underlying issue. 1st, I would recommend she have a complete physical. If all is well, she should seek a therapist to determine the underlying READ MORE
This is a common problem with an underlying issue. 1st, I would recommend she have a complete physical. If all is well, she should seek a therapist to determine the underlying problem.

How can I help my daughter recover from accident trauma?

Get her back in therapy! If she doesn't like the person she was seeing, interview more.

I am always anxious and have been this way for the last 7 years. What can I do to get a break from this anxiety?

I think you might have some separation anxiety since the passing of your mother. Get involved doing activities with other people and get out of your head. If it persists, seek READ MORE
I think you might have some separation anxiety since the passing of your mother. Get involved doing activities with other people and get out of your head. If it persists, seek a therapist.

Can weight loss become an obsession?

Yes it can. There are usually other underlying issues. I would find a therapist to talk to.

Should I take my son to a psychologist to remove the fear of exams from his mind?

Yes. I do question the fever. Anxiety doesn't cause a fever. It can cause sweating but not a fever.

Is OCD a disease or a habit?

It is a real medical issue and yes there is treatment for it. She needs to see a Psychiatrist or Medical doctor.