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I think I need to talk to someone about my depression. Where should I go?

I've been feeling really depressed lately, and I'm finding it difficult to wake up every day. I feel like I need help, but I'm not sure on who to really turn to for help. Would...

Are antidepressants good for elderly patients?

To relieve her depression, my mom's doctor prescribed her antidepressants. But I'm worried that because of her age, that she would experience a further decline in her mental health--since...

Drinking himself into unconsciousness

My husband is an alcoholic. After years of treatment, counseling and AA meetings he has stopped drinking. Or so I thought. I find empty, hidden liquor bottles plus most nights...

My kid won't eat. Help!

My 14-year-old daughter has suddenly refused to eat anything. Could it be a physical or psychological issue? She does complain of stomach pain but I'm not sure she's telling...

Can hypnosis help me give up smoking?

I heard hypnosis can help people get rid of a smoking addiction. Is this a more effective way to kick the habit than any medication or patch?

My friend doesn't take care of her mother. Is this elder abuse?

My friend's mom has a severe case of Alzheimer's disease, and right now, she's not really doing anything--not really taking care of. It seems like she has no regard about how...

How can I help my grandmother with her depression?

My grandmother has been very depressed since my grandfather passed away and she had to move in with me and my family. She was always so energetic but now I can hardly get her...

Can a family practitioner recommend antidepressant medications?

One of my family friends is being treated for depression by her family doctor, who is prescribing her certain antidepressants. Is that okay or would it be better to reach out...

What is the difference between a child life specialist and a pediatrician?

When a child’s mental well-being is in question, should the child be referred to a child life specialist or the pediatrician?

Is there a difference between Psychiatrist and a Therapist?

I am suffering from relationship issues, which is leading me into a depression. Whom should I approach for treatment: a psychiatrist or a therapist? Also, what is the difference...

Can a psychiatrist treat people who are suffering from alcohol addiction?

My husband is an alcoholic. All of our earlier attempts to rid him of this addiction have not turned out well. Will visiting a psychiatrist pave some way for improvement?

What is the education and training required to become a psychiatrist?

I am curious to know to know about the type of training required for becoming a psychiatrist. Also, what kind of medical degree does a psychiatrist have?

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medications to his or her patients?

My friend has been visiting a psychiatrist for the treatment of depression. After about month, she is still feeling quite down. Can a psychiatrist prescribe drugs to help treat...

Can psychoanalysis help in treating my bad dreams?

I have very bad dreams. Can psychoanalysis help me find answers to why I am having them so often?

How do I detect it?

How do I know if I don't have it or if I do? Sometimes I have crazy mood swings and I can't explain them. Sometimes I'm happy and all I want to do is run around and sometimes...

My daughter is depressed about her speech problems

My 12 year old daughter has a speech impediment. She works very hard on improving her disorder, and rigorously practices her home exercises from her speech-language pathologist,...

What can I do to overcome my fear of heights?

I have a severe fear of heights. I want to overcome this fear as it keeps me from enjoying many activities. What can I do to overcome this fear?

How can I get rid of my depression and anxiety?

I have issues with depression and anxiety, and it's beginning to get in the way of my daily routine. What can I do to ease these depressing, anxious feelings?

My son has a birth defect in his hand. How can I make sure it doesn’t affect his confidence level?

My son is 6 years old and is suffering from a birth defect in his hand. This is now showing in his confidence level, making him an introvert and very aggressive. What can I do...

Why are my dreams so vague?

My dreams seem very weird and vague, and I'm not sure about what to really think of them. In my next therapy session, can my therapist help me understand my dreams?

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