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treatment for suicide prevention

treatment for suicide prevention A number of studies are emerging which elucidate the psychology of suicide and suicidal behaviors, particularly the hopelessness, absence of future thinking, lack of problem-solving skills, tendency toward impulsivity, and presence of psychological pain (Berman et al., 2006). These larger conceptual constructs are not necessarily diagnosis specifi c (Henriques, Beck, & […]

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treatment of avoidant personality disorder

treatment of avoidant personality disorder Avoidant personality disorder (APD) is characterized by “the pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation” (American Psychiatric Association, 2000, p. 718). In addition, these individuals oft en have low self-esteem and social phobia and tend to enter relationships only when unconditional acceptance is guaranteed […]

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Borderline personality disorder treatment plan

Borderline personality disorder treatment plan  Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is unlike the other personality disorders in that it shows individual and cultural variations and may improve with age, even without treatment. Typical characteristics of BPD include impulsivity; unstable and intense interpersonal relations; poorly regulated emotions, including pronounced feelings of rage, emptiness, and boredom; poor anxiety […]

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treatment of schizotypal personality disorder

treatment of schizotypal personality disorder Schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) is characterized by “a pervasive pattern of social and interpersonal defi cits marked by acute discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, close relationships as well as by cognitive or perceptual distortions and eccentricities of behavior”People with SPD are seen by others as eccentric or weird, are […]

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paranoid personality disorder treatment

paranoid personality disorder treatment Paranoid Personality Disorder Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) has three main features: (1) a pervasive, long-standing, and unwarranted suspiciousness and mistrust of people, (2) hypersensitivity when interacting with others, seeing their motivation as malevolent, and (3) emotional detachment (Maxmen and Ward, 1995). Robert, a second-year doctoral student, was referred to the counseling […]

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psychiatric treatment for eating disorders

psychiatric treatment for eating disorders Anorexia Although medication is frequently used in the treatment of anorexia, there is little evidence to support its effi cacy in acute stages of the illness. Antipsychotics, lithium, various antidepressants, and appetite stimulants have all produced disappointing results (Zhu & Walsh, 2002). Although there are promising case reports on the […]

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treatment for binge eating disorders

treatment for binge eating disorders Cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal approaches used with bulimia have been adapted for BED. Dialectical behavior therapy, originally designed for borderline personality disorder, has also been utilized. All three approaches have been shown to be reasonably successful at reducing short-term bingeing but are relatively ineff ective at producing long-term weight loss (Wonderlich, […]

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best treatment for bulimia nervosa

best treatment for bulimia nervosa Considerable evidence supports the eff ectiveness of CBT for bulimia and indicates good maintenance of symptom reduction at 6-month and 1-year followups (Wilson, Fairburn, & Agras, 1997). Although interpersonal therapy has also produced good results, improvement occurs more slowly, and fewer outcome studies have been conducted (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). […]

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types of treatment for eating disorders

types of treatment for eating disorders The Team Approach  for eating disorders Eating disorders are multidimensional syndromes that oft en require treatment from multiple disciplines: psychology, medicine, nutrition, and psychiatry. Practitioners need to communicate regularly with one another to pool their assessments and impressions of clients and to make united decisions about type and duration […]

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Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Inpatient Rehabilitation

Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Inpatient Rehabilitation If the various on-campus treatment alternatives don’t address a student’s diffi culties, the next options are IOPs and inpatient rehabilitation programs. Inpatient rehabilitation usually entails a 4- to 6-week stay at an alcoholism or drug addiction facility and includes concentrated individual and group treatment, family therapy, AA attendance, and […]

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