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Selecting Suitable Psychotherapist to Treat Psychiatric Problems

There are two things to think about— chemistry and competence. Stud­ies show that the best predictor of good outcome in treatment is that the people involved in it like and respect each other and work well together. Don’t stay with a therapist you really don’t like as a test of your endurance or in the Read more

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Diagnosis of Delirium, Dementia and Psychiatric Conditions

Delirium and Dementia both cause severe cognitive problems affecting multiple intellectual abilities, but there are several ways to distinguish them. The most important difference is the clarity of the person’s con­sciousness. People with Delirium act as if they are in a cloud — it is almost impossible to sustain more than a brief conversation with Read more

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Schizophrenia and Schizophreniform Disorder

Popular usage to the contrary, Schizophrenia is not synonymous with split per­sonality (which falls closest to Dissociative Identity Disorder). Schiz­ophrenia is a brain disorder that causes severe problems in thinking, feeling, and behavior. People with Schizophrenia experience difficulty distinguishing reality from fantasy. They also have trouble relating to other people, com­municating through language, controlling their Read more