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Bulimia Nervosa Treatment

The primary treatment for bulimia often combines psychotherapy, antidepressants, and nutritional counseling. Bulimia Nervosa is generally accompanied by depression, anxiety or substance abuse. They lack control in this period of time and these people don’t know how much or what all food they have consumed in this period of time. It is helpful to find a psychologist or psychiatrist experienced in dealing with eating disorders. The same is true for nutritional counseling, whether the patient sees the family doctor or another health professional.

Headspace Clinic that specialize in eating disorders can often provide psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and nutritionists. All therapists involved should work in close cooperation with one another.

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Anorexia Nervosa Treatment

Anorexia nervosa, also called anorexia, is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder that is characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. The disorder is diagnosed when a person weighs at least 15% less than his or her normal/ideal body weight. Extreme weight loss in people with anorexia nervosa can lead to dangerous health problems and even death.

If Anorexia Nervosa is not treated within time it can have serious health affects, as it is the most serious and deadly eating disorder. People with anorexia nervosa have intense fears of becoming fat and see themselves as fat even when they are very thin. These individuals may try to correct this perceived "flaw" by strictly limiting food intake and exercising excessively in order to lose weight.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a type of anxiety disorder, can happen after a deeply threatening or scary event. Even if you weren't directly involved, the shock of what happened can be so great that you have a hard time living a normal life. Post traumatic stress disorder is a result of a personal harm done to the person or someone they loved deeply.

People with PTSD can have insomnia, flashbacks, low self-esteem, and a lot of painful or unpleasant emotions. You might constantly relive the event or lose your memory of it altogether. Short- and long-term psychotherapy and medications can work very well. Often, the two kinds of treatment are more effective together.

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Hypochondriasis Treatment

Hypochondriasis is a disorder in which a person believes that he is suffering from some serious illness. Hypochondria is more than an active imagination - it is a real anxiety disorder.

It often starts in a person's 20s and can be triggered by a medical scare or the illness of a friend or relative. It then can wax and wane over a person's life, flaring up during stressful times. It affects men and women equally. These people even after getting their medical tests done by a physician believe they have some serious illness. The symptoms should remain for a minimum period of 6 months to be diagnosed under hypochondriasis.

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Somatoform Disorder Treatment

Somatic symptom disorder is a form of mental illness that causes one or more bodily symptoms, including pain. The symptoms may or may not be traceable to a physical cause including general medical conditions, other mental illnesses, or substance abuse. Somatoform Disorder is a chronic disease which generally occurs after the age of 30 years. In this mental illness the person feels bodily symptoms like pain or ache in more than one part of body, this pain or ache has no physical medical reason.

People with SSD are not faking their symptoms. The distress they experience from pain and other problems they experience are real, regardless of whether or not a physical explanation can be found.

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Dissociative Disorder Treatment

Dissociative identity disorder is a severe form of dissociation, a mental process which produces a lack of connection in a person's thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity. Dissociative identity disorder is thought to stem from a combination of factors that may include trauma experienced by the person with the disorder.

The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism -- the person literally shuts off or dissociates himself from a situation or experience that's too violent, traumatic, or painful to assimilate with his conscious self.Dissociative identity disorder is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality states that continually have power over the person's behavior.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment

GAD is excessive worry and tension on everyday basis, which can be defined as an anticipating disorder where an individual finds it difficult to control their worries. Their tension and anxiety are unwarranted which results in frequent panics, concentration problems and troubles in sleeping.

Generally a short-term treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on teaching you specific skills to directly manage your worries and help you gradually return to the activities you've avoided because of anxiety. Through this process, your symptoms improve as you build on your initial success.

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Mania Treatment

Mania is closely associated with Bipolar disorder and can be explained as abnormal and persistently increased goal-directed activity with abnormally high levels of energy, extreme mood change, hyperactivity and in a sense a person being struck by hysteria. Mania is a persistent elevated expansion of a particular mood. Mania should last for a minimum period of 1 week and should be present for most part of the day.

If you are suffering from bipolar mania, your doctor at first may treat you with an anti-manic mood stabilizer and sometimes also an antipsychotic drug and/or a benzodiazepine to quickly control hyperactivity, sleeplessness, hostility, and irritability.

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Panic Disorder Treatment

A panic disorder is a series of panic attacks circulating intense fear or intense discomfort, which reaches its peak within minutes. Doctors generally treat panic attacks by setting people up with psychological therapy, medication, or both. Whichever route you and your doctor take, it will need time to work, so try to be patient. When people follow through with their treatment plan, the overwhelming majority of them find relief and have no permanent problems.

Panic Disorder is an episode of intense and fearful emotions and the thought of losing control over oneself to a situation which is not as disturbing as according to the state a person is in. The treatment may begin with “talk therapy.” You’ll sit down with a counselor who can help you understand what panic disorder is and how you can manage it.

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Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Bipolar Disorder is a disease in which periodic changes from elevated mood to depression occur without any significant change in the external environment. During the times of mania or elevated mood a person feels extremely happy, hyperactive, extremely energetic and sometimes highly irritated. Whereas in depression time, a person is surrounded by negative thoughts about life, excessive crying and extreme feeling of hopelessness and loneliness

Bipolar disorder is treated with three main classes of medication: mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and, while their safety and effectiveness for the condition are sometimes controversial,antidepressants.

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Schizo-Affective Disorder Treatment

Schizoaffective disorder is a chronic mental health condition that involves symptoms of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder like major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. In fact, many people with schizophrenia are incorrectly diagnosed at first with depression or bipolar disorder.

Schizo-Affective Disorder is defined as the uninterrupted period of illness during which a person experiences a combination of schizophrenia symptoms like hallucinations and delusions and mood disorder symptoms such as mania and depression. Schizo-affective disorder is characterised by abnormal thought process and deregulated emotions resulting in social isolation and difficulties in self care.

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Phobia Treatment

Phobia treatment will work depends partly on the severity of the phobia. Though some phobias are never completely cured, therapy can help many people learn to function effectively. Phobia is an extreme reaction to an object or situation which provokes immediate fear and anxiety, which is often exaggerated in the context of danger that is being possessed by the object or situation.

These situations or objects provokes a fanatical physical and psychological reaction, which has significant distress leads to impairment of social, occupational and other important areas of functioning. The therapist may sometimes decide that medications will help. In the treatment of phobias, medications are used in conjunction with therapy and may not necessarily be a part of initial treatment.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder doesn’t go away on its own, and it has no cure. You can’t ignore it or think your way out of the repetitive thoughts and behaviors that control your life. What you can control is your decision to get treatment. With OCD a person may not or may realize that their obsessions aren’t reasonable, the element of fear drives compulsion to greater heights as a result they do compulsive acts to ease their stressful feelings.

An exam will show if your symptoms are the result of a physical issue. If they’re not, your doctor can recommend a mental illness specialist, like a psychologist, psychiatrist, or social worker, who can create a plan for you. The symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be seen in childhood, adolescence or adulthood.

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Delusional Disorder Treatment

Delusional disorder, previously called paranoid disorder, is a type of serious mental illness called a psychotic disorder. People who have it can’t tell what’s real from what is imagined. Delusions are the main symptom of delusional disorder. They’re unshakable beliefs in something that isn’t true or based on reality. But that doesn’t mean they’re completely unrealistic.

Delusional disorder involves delusions that aren’t bizarre, having to do with situations that could happen in real life, like being followed, poisoned, deceived, conspired against, or loved from a distance. These delusions usually involve mistaken perceptions or experiences. But in reality, the situations are either not true at all or highly exaggerated. Delusional Disorder is generally not due to a medical condition or substance abuse.

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Sexual Disorder Treatment

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder and sexual aversion disorder affect both men and women. Despite their prevalence, these disorders are often not addressed by healthcare providers or patients due to their private and awkward nature.

Sexuality is a complex interplay of multiple facets, including anatomical, physiological, psychological, developmental, cultural, and relational factors.1 All of these contribute to an individual’s sexuality in varying degrees at any point in time as well as developing and changing throughout the life cycle. The interplay of the first six components contributes to the emotional satisfaction of the experience. In addition to the multiple factors involved in sexuality, there is the added complexity of the corresponding sexuality of the partner. The expression of a person’s sexuality is intimately related to his or her partner’s sexuality.

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