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Can a child therapist work only with little kids or with the whole family?

Can a child therapist work only with little kids or with the whole family?

Most Kid +: Most of the therapists i work with include family/parent interviews as a way to understand family dynamics. These interviews may be conducted with or separate from the kid. As treatment evolves, the focus is on the kid but may be modified to include others as treatment progresses. No "one size fits all" approach will work with the diverse issues involved. ...Read more

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Is a virtual colonoscopy a good choice for a 35 yo healthy female who has a family history of colon cancer?

Is a virtual colonoscopy a good choice for a 35 yo healthy female who has a family history of colon cancer?

Perhaps: Virtual colonoscopy can certainly find colon polyps. The problem is that if one is found you would have to have another colon prep and colonoscopy so that the polyp could be biopsied. If you have a strong family history or other risk factors for colon cancer colonoscopy may be the better test. ...Read more

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On a psychological point of view which is more important fr a successful marriage love or an affluent guy with all money..

On a psychological point of view which is more important fr a successful marriage love or an affluent guy with all money..

What's your guess?: Marrying for money will not provide love or emotional connection for either partner -- and at best is more like a business deal. If both people are aware of the relationship's basis then they can agree or not. At worst it exploits someone who may think he's loved personally, when his money is the desired object. Usually this kind of deal backfires, and the woman is misused also. ...Read more

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I'm a natural loner who enjoys being along. Is this weird or an acceptable lifestyle choice?

There are some: People who are relatively asocial. That isn't good nor is it bad. It just is. Knowing yourself is important. It is not weird and there isn't anything wrong with it. ...Read more

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How come a marriage and family therapist (mft) not considered a psychologist?

How come a marriage and family therapist (mft) not considered a psychologist?

Different degrees: It is just a different degree and certification. Any mental health professional (social worker, counselor or psychologist) can become a marriage and family therapist. Most marriage and family therapists have had extensive training just working with families and couples as oppose to individuals. ...Read more

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Is a pastor available for family members of those in a critical care room?

Is a pastor available for family members of those in a critical care room?

Yes: Pastoral care is a part of the healthcare team in an ICU and should be available to you. ...Read more

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And what changes for another for a couple who have already had a child with a cleft lip?

And what changes for another for a couple who have already had a child with a cleft lip?

That depends: I guess you mean what are the chances of another child with a cleft lip. That depends on whether one or both parents have a cleft lip. Roughly it can be as low as 4% to as high as 20%. Surgery to correct a cleft lip can be quite successful, but stressful on the family. Please consult with a geneticist to find out the reality of your exact situation. All the best to you. ...Read more

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Which will be consider as best device of family planning method for a newly married couple who doesnot want baby for at least 3 years?

Which will be consider as best device of family planning method for a newly married couple who doesnot want baby for at least 3 years?

Depends: Depends on personal preference. There are a number of good options for family planning. Some people like the pill, others prefer non-hormonal options like the copper IUD. See your primary provider to discuss all the options and decide what works best for you. Planned Parenthood is a great resource for learning about all options. ...Read more

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Is there a way for a patient to work with both a chinese and western medical doctor at the same time?

Is there a way for a patient to work with both a chinese and western medical doctor at the same time?

Yes: More western medical doctors are receiving training in integrative and holistic medicine and may be knowledgeable about and therefore more comfortable with collaborating with healers of other traditions. The university of arizona integrative fellowship is one such training program for mds another resource is the american board of integrative and holistic medicine. ...Read more

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Can a dr recommend some sort of meetings for people getting divorced or dealing with and gone through a divorce. Somewhere in Staten Island please?

Can a dr recommend some sort of meetings for people getting divorced or dealing with and gone through a divorce. Somewhere in Staten Island please?

Divorce support: Search online or look in your local paper for a divorce support group. Also check with your local Y. Support groups are a great way to cope with the divorce process. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm in small town with a torn muscle. Between family medicine and general surgery. Which should I choose?

I'm in small town with a torn muscle. Between family medicine and general surgery. Which should I choose?

Family doc : It's probably best to see your family doctor. They can take a look and make some recommendations. In the mean time you can use Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. A muscle strain wouldn't be treated surgically. ...Read more

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A friend of mine who is a male with CF wants to have a child. Is there any hope?

A friend of mine who is a male with CF wants to have a child.  Is there any hope?

Infertility MD: Males with CF may be infertile and reproducing may require ivf techniques. Genetic counselling is recommended prior to having children to evaluate the risk of the baby having cf. Speak with a specialist in reproduction / infertility. ...Read more

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Who decides the sex of a babay.Man or a woman?

Who decides the sex of a babay.Man or a woman?

MAN: Females have the xx chromosome and males have the xy chromosome. Sperm are blessed with either the x chromosome or the y chromosome. Females can only produce x eggs. Therefore, the father determines whether the product is xy (male) or xx (female). ...Read more

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Can a 25 year old today have a good chance of living to 100 with artificial parts?

Can a 25 year old today have a good chance of living to 100 with artificial parts?

Perhaps: It depends upon your definition of good chance. The entire population is living longer due to public health measures, improved medication and surgery as well as artificial parts and transplanted parts. So there is a slow trend towards longer life and more have passed 100. So at 25 you have a chance. ...Read more

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A friend of mind works as a nurse in a hospital, he contracted hepatitis somehow threw a patent, is this a common occurrence?

A friend of mind works as a nurse in a hospital, he contracted hepatitis somehow threw a patent, is this a common occurrence?

Hepatitis: No it's not common. There are several causes of hepatitis, and infectious hepatitis in the hospital environment can be due to many different strains, including a, b, c, ebv, cmv, and others. There are vaccines against a and b but not against c. Hep a is acquired through infected food so it is unlikely in the hospital, hep b and c through blood and sexual contact and needle sticks. ...Read more

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Is a psychologist or psychiatrist better for a career with the study of the mind and phobias?

Is a psychologist or psychiatrist better for a career with the study of the mind and phobias?

Both are good: If you're interested in social behavior and social sciences, psychology may be for you. If you're attracted to the basic sciences, (biology, chemistry, etc.) and don't mind a long educational journey, medicine and psychiatry might be the ticket. Fwiw, most psychiatrists made the decision first to be a physician and secondarily to be a psychiatrist. Most psychologists knew in undergrad studies. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a career as a health psychologist with an undergraduate degree in psychology?

It Depends: I don't know what you mean about being a "health psychologist." I do know that different states have varied requirements as to who can call themselves a psychologist or even a therapist. Mostly, one needs a masters degree for such a career. You may be able to obtain a job in a related field, for example, you could work as an assistant in a psychiatric hospital to first see if you like it. ...Read more

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Is there a doctor patient confidentially code between a doc and a minor (17years of age)? In reference to having smoked pot before.

Is there a doctor patient confidentially code between a doc and a minor (17years of age)? In reference to having smoked pot before.

Yes: Doctors are under an ethical obligation to maintain confidentiality of all patients regardless of age unless they are a threat to their own life or to the lives of others. Maintaining this confidentiality is what gives patients the confidence to tell us about their behaviors. Only by having all the information can we deliver the best care possible. ...Read more

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How come a marriage and family therapist (mft) not considered a psychologist?

Different degrees: It is just a different degree and certification. Any mental health professional (social worker, counselor or psychologist) can become a marriage and family therapist. Most marriage and family therapists have had extensive training just working with families and couples as oppose to individuals. ...Read more

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Is marriage and family life for everyone? I have had people ask me why i don't have kids or why I am not married yet. I don't follow what others do.

Is marriage and family life for everyone? I have had people ask me why i don't have kids or why I am not married yet.  I don't follow what others do.

No: Every person is different and having children isn't for everyone. It is really up to you and how you feel, you shouldn't worry to much about what others think. As long as your happy i wouldn't change a thing. ...Read more

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I am a 28 year old woman and i have four children from a previous marriage and now i an married again and we want to startour ow family I have been ha?

I am a 28 year old woman and i have four children from a previous marriage and now i an married again and we want to startour ow family I have been ha?

Please re-ask: Your statement above doesn't have a question to be responded to... please retype, making sure that the question isn't cut off. Thank you. ...Read more

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What's a marriage and family therapist?

Relationship therapy: Marriage and family therapists (mfts) are relationship specialists who treat persons involved in interpersonal relationships. They are trained to assess, diagnose and treat individuals, couples, families and groups to achieve more adequate, satisfying and productive marriage, family and social adjustment. ...Read more

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I am wondering what can marriage family therapist do for you?

Family therapy: Can help families communicate more clearly and effectively and also correct chronic misunderstandings that may exist in the family. Best ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can marriage family therapist do for you?

I'm curious as to what can marriage family therapist do for you?

Repair relationship: An impartial constructionist. First to identify everyone's interpersonal problems ; explain the destructiveness ; pain caused by each of you to one another by your behavior to date. Either intentional or unintentional. This will be followed by how to be respectful.Constructive, harmonious ; mutually supportive. Will include teaching you techniques in conflict resolution. ...Read more

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Ppl who hv sexless marriage bt can't get a divorce due to family circumstances indulge in online sex..Will tis lead to any medical prob mentally...

Ppl who hv sexless marriage bt can't get a divorce due to family circumstances indulge in online sex..Will tis lead to any medical prob mentally...

Get therapy: It is my opinion, that engaging in those activities portends potential trouble for a couple. Partners can have emotional and romantic needs fulfilled without sex by each other. Resorting to voyeuristic and potentially illegal activities can lead to disastrous consequences in any relationship. They should consider marriage counseling or couples therapy. ...Read more

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What will be the chances of birthdefects in my children if i marry a maternal cousin whose parents are first cousins? No cousin marriages in my family

What will be the chances of birthdefects in my children if i marry a maternal cousin whose parents are first cousins? No cousin marriages in my family

Pre-marital genetic : Counseling will help define your risk of autosomal recessive genetic disorders, in which each parent carries the harmful gene mutation.In pakistan, first-cousin marriage has a 7.9% risk of infant mortality ; a 5-6% risk for birth defects, but having multiple generations of first-cousin marriages increases chances of having a child with a recessive disorder 13 times that of the general population. ...Read more

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In my family we goes for arranged marriages, I had problems in my engagement and it's almost broken.. Already are but my mom trying to fix it! all these problems stressed me out a lot until this morning I went to hospital as a result of hard crying and bo

In my family we goes for arranged marriages, I had problems in my engagement and it's almost broken.. Already are but my mom trying to fix it! all these problems stressed me out a lot until this morning I went to hospital as a result of hard crying and bo

Stress & Obligation: I am very sorry to hear this. But, it sounds normal. You are dealing with significant life events, and family norms and cultural traditions. I would hope that you are given some time to sort through the myriad of emotions to know what you want to do, and how you want to live. I hope the team at the hospital was kind and understanding. But, if you are overwhelmed or depressed please call to help. ...Read more

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My marriage is on 12/12/12?

Marriage: Congratulations! what is your question? Are you concerned about the date? Unless u are an avid believer in numerology, the numbers of the day you plan to marry should have no significance. Your wedding is the main event, not the configuration of the date. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do arranged marriages last?

Why do arranged marriages last?

A bit of data: Interesting research, and it appears to depend on the culture. Across multiple studies, Indian spouses in arranged marriages report greater satisfaction than do spouses in partner selected marriages. But, this effect depends on duration. Newlyweds in partner selected marriages were happiest while over longer durations, those in arranged marriages reported greater happiness. ...Read more

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Do arranged marriages last long?

Marriage: It depends on the commitment and willingness to grow and communicate clearly and with love and compassion. ...Read more

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Can a sexless marriage still be healthy?

Can a sexless marriage still be healthy?

Yes: A successful & healthy marriage is made up of many components, only one of which is sex. Other components include intimacy, openness, honesty, compassion, friendship, common values, common goals, respect, the ability to forgive, & the feeling that each of you is getting more out of the relationship than you are giving to the relationship (read this last one carefully). This is only a partial list. ...Read more

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What are the secrets to a happy marriage?

What are the secrets to a happy marriage?

Happy Marriage: Communication, communication, communication! talk to each other - about everything and anything. The more you communicate, the more you reinforce that intimate foundation. ...Read more

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Can marriage just not agree with some men?

Can marriage just not agree with some men?

Marriage: There are many men who fear intimacy and being vulnerable but don't acknowledge to themselves or others this reality, as a result they come on strong but do not how to maintain intimacy in the long run. Best. ...Read more

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How can marriage affect one intellectually?

How can marriage affect one intellectually?

If you have to ask: you may want to consider pre- marital counseling. Having said that in the majority of cases it should be a should be intellectually stimulating. Communication is the key. ...Read more

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My marriage one year but I am not pargnent why?

My marriage one year but I am not pargnent why?

Fertility: I am sorry to inform you but infertility is very complicated and you will not find an answer for your problem on the internet. It is time for a full medical examination and testing of both you and your husband to see what the exact problem is and a treatment can be then instituted to help you become parents. ...Read more

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How can I help keep the spark alive in my marriage?

How can I help  keep the spark alive in my marriage?

Marital Happiness: Be open, truthful, non-defensive, high spirited, empathic and when you are troubled by how you both are communicating be direct with your dissapointment, focus on the character traits of your mate, not material or image status. ...Read more

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What's the outlook of single career women on marriage?

What's the outlook of single career women on marriage?

Marriage: If you are able to balance your life having a career should not be a problem, if you are obsessed with work and achieving it could certainly be a problem. My Best ...Read more

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Please help! what are the health risks of early marriage?

Please help! what are the health risks of early marriage?

Marriage: There are no known health risks other than divoroce is higher among young marriages adn thus can create more stress, which in turn can compromise health if in excess. Best. ...Read more

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