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ARKANSAS CATHOLIC NOVEMBER 18, 1990 PAGE 7 in the , A short history from page 6 professional will refer a client for a the recovery process or give them relief, medical checkup if there's the slightest Sin 3) If the person's way of responding possibility that the client's symptoms , f ce the beginning of civilization, His technique, called mesmerism, was | PeOple have attempted to understandlater refined to hypnotism, to stress is customary for that person could originate in a physical problem. • ] the causes of human emotional behav- Fifty years after Pinel had unchained and the other aspects of the person's 10r. Primitive societies believed that the his patients in France, Dorothea Dix in life are continuing quite normally - it's (Dr. Carol IL Siemon is a staffpsycholo- probably just a normal response for that gist for Professional Counseling Associates [1 t00k entallYnossessionill were seizedof thebYvictim'sdem°nsbodWh° decrythe U.S.theappearedstate of beforethe mentallyC°ngressill int° person. (Your Aunt Matilda has fainting in Little Rock and is a member oflmmacu- . y. ,7;| aental disturbances were treated with America, who were "bound with gall- spells at family gatherings, particularly late Conception.) i! [ Cee fiCaeX ing chains, bowed beneath fetters and funerals.) lacerated with• ropes. Unless the "usual response" begins Following World War II, conditions to cause problems, the person seldom hospitals continued to feels a need for help. But: [ zation. Hitmocrates, trehoused in over- 1) If an exaggerated response con- i the Fatherof Medic ' ns, patients suffered tinues - your neighbor continues to drink four, five and six cans of beer , , . . . ii.-..': i: . " " after work and comes over on weekends obviously intoxicated - he needs help. A natural recovery hasn't occurred, and his stress overload has caused him to develop unhealthy coping strategies and he s not thinking straight. 2) Your teenage son who came home with Ds and Fs on his report card when he usually earns As, may need help from a mental health professional - coun- selor, psychologist, psychiatrist or social worker. The changes in his behavior are [ dramatic and could have consequences [ DO yOU hurt too much? for his future - and could be reflecting [ a serious underlying problem. ] DO yOU drink or use drugs 3) If you notice you're becoming ] increasingly irritable with your spouse [ because you hurt? and co-workers, smoking more ciga- I rettes and having terrifying nightmares I DO yOU hurt more after about past events that cause you to wake ] drinking or using? up in cold sweats, you need to seek [ consultation from a=mental health [ professional. Even if you are managing [ Are you angry at yourself?. 1200 to learn more about our Out Resmre 0f St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center specializes in the treatment 0fall addictive diseases, Ieating disorders and c0-depen- to carry out your duties, the distress that [ you are experiencing can probably be [ Do you hurt the ones you helped. (Often people do not fully re-[ 10ve' alize how much stress they have been [ living with until after they feel better.) [ These are some 0fthe symptoms Whenever there is a change in a I of addiction. If you or a family person's functioning that seems to I member can say "Yes to one or suggest she or he is not doing as well as I moreofthese questions call 376- before, we need to be alert to physical I or mental illness. A competent medicalI patient Addiction Treatment professional will refer a patient to a[ Pr0gam. mental health professional if no physical [ basis can be found for the problems. [ And, likewise, an alert mental health Dennis Kellar, M.S. dency. : Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment Program Counseling Services 11 ] St. Vincent Infirmary ......... Medical Center -- offeang -1 [ Two St. Vincent Circle, Christian Counseltrtgfor I [ Little Rock, AR Monday - Saturday DEPRE 'ON'AN' I I (Days or Evenings) Member of Christ the Ktng Parish ] I To register call: Ltccrmed by AR Board of Examhacrs In I I Psychology. I I Linda Fordyce, LCSW Mem be:r Assoc. of Christian Therapists. I I 376-1200 Ovex 20yrs"experlence' la tn private pracUce 11501 N. University - Suite glO I II 1"800"225"1112 . Little Rock, 72207 I I Can You Answer "Yes" ToThese Questions? Dennis KeUar, M.S. of New Life Counseling Services