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the result or product of thinking.
thought broadcasting the belief that one's thoughts are being broadcast from one's head to the external world.
thought disorder a disturbance in the thought process that is most narrowly defined as disorganized thinking with altered associations, as is characteristic of schizophrenia. The term is often used much more broadly to include any disturbance of thought, such as confusion, hallucinations, or delusions, which affects possession, quantity, or content of thought.
thought stopping a method of overcoming obsessive, phobic, or otherwise distressing thoughts by first concentrating on them and after a short time stopping or interrupting them.


1. The faculty of reasoning.
2. The process or act of thinking.
3. The result of thinking.


1. The faculty of reasoning.
2. The process or act of thinking.
3. The result of thinking.

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Q. Could anyone share your thought about this medicine? hi all…my son is suffering from ADHD for the past 3 years. He is currently on Adderall and is not able to tolerate it effectively. When I shared this with the doctor, he has prescribed him Strattera. To my knowledge it works more for kids with ADD than those with ADHD…..Could anyone share your thought about this medicine...Please……

A. I have no idea about Strattera, I am ADHD and I take Adderall. It worked well for me but I got severe side effects with Ritalin. I have found that Adderall has fewer side effects and is safe. Adderall is a stimulant drug and Strattera is a non-stimulant drug used in the treatment of ADHD in adults and children over 6. I have also read a critic in a medical journal that Strattera could develop suicidal thoughts in patients. Hey! Don’t from your own conclusions. Doctor is an individual who possess the required qualifications and knowledge to give the kind of treatment. Do consult with your doctor for any of your doubts.

Q. Is it normal for someone with untreated Adult ADHD to have constant, worried thoughts? As a child I was diagnosed with "off the charts" ADHD and took medication which fixed the problem for about 7 years. I ended the medication in junior high and now I am in college. I am no having constant worried thoughts and my mind is always racing. I think this may be the ADHD back now as an adult, would this make sense?

A. Attention Def is often goes hand in hand with Depression. Depression is often missed in diagnosis because the person suggests that they are not sad and don't cry often. Depression might better be described as a feeling of emotional heavyness or pressure without a real reason. This feeling of emotional heavyness is awful and people will try to find reasons to explain why they feel this way so that they can do something about it. Generally, if a person makes a decision about something, such as paying a bill, this heavyness will lift for a while and the person can move on to another thought. When a person is depressed this heavyness is lifted but only for a very short period of time, sometimes only for a few seconds, and the person cannot move on to a new thought. Instead, the tendency is to rethink the same thought over and over to get, although short lived, a bit of emotional releif.

Q. Any advice and thoughts you have about dieting & exercise I'd love to know. Thanks………….. After having tried with so many diets I loved the nutri- system diet. But it’s too expensive. I want to have an easy and fun diet that would work for me and actually I love to eat healthy. If you guys had any success with such a diet, please share with me. Any advice and thoughts you have about dieting & exercise I'd love to know. Thanks…………..

A. Make sure to have lots of fruits, vegetables, less of meat, exercise and lots of water especially every morning. Make sure you’re always hydrated. It's the best. Eliminate all soda or soft drinks and those sweet candies and please balance out your meals.

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The 30-item Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire-Positive (ATQ-P; Ingram & Wisnicki, 1988) measures the frequency of positive self-statements (e.
Among the types of automatic thoughts cognitive therapists believe
Mean scores and standard deviations on the Beck Depression Inventory, Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire, and the Family Environment Scale are presented in Table 1.
A camp counselor who can evaluate his automatic thoughts after a trigger stands a far better chance of maintaining his emotional balance.
uses standard cognitive-behavioral techniques to examine offending behavior, identify and challenge pro-offending cognitive distortions and automatic thoughts (it also examines decision chains and alternative ways of achieving goals, culminating with individual action plans for high-risk situations).
Life rules are the strategies we employ to enact our core beliefs in day-to-day life and negative automatic thoughts are triggered in response to the situations we face.
Dispute the automatic thoughts by marshaling contrary evidence.
First I needed to establish with this young man what I was seeing in him, what I thought was causing the problems, and whether he was willing to work with me in a way to challenge the automatic thoughts he had about himself and his "inabilities.
Individuals weren't always conscious of these automatic thoughts, but they could learn to identify them.
She provides a wide variety of embedded resources to explain the rationale, theory, research and assessment of chronic pain, and shows how to use a cognitive treatment program in a series of modules that move step-by-step from the initial contact with the patient to the final session, using a techniques such as exploring core beliefs, using expressive writing, and challenging automatic thoughts about pain.
Cognitive therapeutic formulations explain these people in terms of the negativity of their automatic thoughts and therefore aim to develop challenges to these thinking patterns.

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