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What are the benefits of medical model of dementia?

What are the benefits of medical model of dementia?

Clear Diagnosis: There are a lot of important tests that are done and it can eliminate people with depression who are not demented as well as many medical conditions, all of which can be cured. ...Read more

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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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What are the disadvantages of the medical model for depression?

What are the disadvantages of the medical model for depression?

There are Many: While the medical model for depression, which places a strong emphasis on biochemistry, is necessary, it has drawbacks. It causes some people to feel helpless in doing anything to help their symptoms, despite the benefits of some lifestyle changes. It also locates the cause of the depression as inside the person, when sometimes powerful external forces ('isms) set the stage for it to manifest. ...Read more

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What are the goals of addiction treatment for the criminal justice system?

What are the goals of addiction treatment for the criminal justice system?

INTERESTING!: The goal for the justice system for addiction treatment is just what you might imagine, stay out of the justice system! so there is a bit of a different goal of just trying to reduce recidivism. Forced treatment by the legal system has not been very successful in the long term. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for the mental problems of codependency/adult child of alcoholic/para-alcoholic?

What is the medical term for the mental problems of codependency/adult child of alcoholic/para-alcoholic?

There isn't one: Since each person may experience a situation differently, many outcomes are possible. If pathology is there, it might be diagnosed differently. "codependent" is a common term, but it isn't a medical one. Depression and anxiety are frequent in people with such backgrounds. Sometimes they can also end up with compulsive personality features. Many other possibilities also. ...Read more

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What is the medical model of abuse in children?

What is the medical model of abuse in children?

Abuse and neglect: The medical model says that any child who is actively harmed physically or sexually or who is neglected or left in harms way or to fend for themselves then such treatment needs to be reported to child protective services as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are the ethical challenges of the inplementstion of the affordable Care act?

What are the ethical challenges of the inplementstion of the affordable  Care act?

2 Big Problems: 1st: 1st: It does not ? costs; it drives up costs ?. 2nd: The medical industry=primarily about partially treating symptoms of advanced disease, not health. Thus the Affordable Care Act = neither more affordable & is about disease care. Who benefits? ? Medicaid $, some politicians, many bureaucrats. Study my answers for more basic principles&details, e.g. https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/117838 ...Read more

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What are the is the medical model of child abuse?

What are the is the medical model of child abuse?

Combination things: Likelihood of abuse with three elements:child with provocative behavior;parent with psychological predisposition;stressful event triggering violent reaction. Social&cultural, in addition to psychological and familial, factors have been described,dispelling the widely accepted myth that child abuse results solely from individual deviant behavior.Series of stresses that impinge on parents & ...Read more

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What are the main objectives of complementary health practices?

What are the main objectives of  complementary health practices?

Alternative help: For those suspicious of conventional medicine, or fearful of its application, complementary health provides an outlet which can be emotionally satisfactory although many of its practices have not been tested and many are of no value except as a placebo. The underlying objective is of course to accept a fee for these practices. ...Read more

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Which type of medical jobs deal with the brain?

Which type of medical jobs deal with the brain?

Many: Physicians such as neurosurgeons and neurologists deal with the brain. So also psychiatrists. Of course the brain underlies many attitudes and feelings in medicine so all deal with the brain at some time. Brain is dealt with by psychologists, social workers, nurses and a host of neuroscientists. The brain is central to how we behave, how we feel and how we respond. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of liberal reproductive health programs?

What are the disadvantages of liberal reproductive health programs?

Loss of flexibility: Don't know exactly what your ? Relates to but could be related to mandatory states insurance coverage for infertility. What happens is that pushes more patients to ivf crowding clinics. Instead of 200 patients we now see 2000 cycles per clinic. This creates impersonal care. Other thoughts would address liberal clinic policy for women to have access to contraceptives etc. No disadvantage. ...Read more

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What factors directed the change of thinking from modern biomedical health care to alternative therapies?

Patient demand. : When patients aren't getting better using current or conventional therapies, good doctors look for alternatives. And, correspondingly, patients urge their doctors to look for alternatives. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using technetium-99m for medical tracing instead of x-rays?

What are the benefits of using technetium-99m for medical tracing instead of x-rays?

Funct. vs. anatomic: Nuclear medicine involves using internal irradiation in order to define function of various organ systems of body, . Some isotopes are injected iv, inhaled, and some ingested. Most diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures involve low doses of radiation. The isotopes of higher doses are used to treat thyroid diseases or cancer. Benefits are from diagnosis of abnormality that can be detected/ treated. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of choosing specialized memory care accommodations?

What are the benefits of choosing specialized memory care accommodations?

Optimize functioning.: Specialized memory care is set up to help people with dementia be the most functional that they can be. The idea is to compensate for someone's impairments by predictable schedules, a peer group, and easy availability of assistance with adequate supervision for safety. Look for a place that will work for someone with brain problems, not for a place that would have worked for the person before that. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of choosing specialized memory care accommodation?

What are the benefits of choosing specialized memory care accommodation?

Better match: The overall quality of care ( and caring) is primary but specialty units often have staff with better trading and experience working with these conditions which adds to the quality of care. ...Read more

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What are the basic principles of manual handling of the elderly?

What are the basic principles of manual handling of the elderly?

Communication is key: check for hearing and may need to remove wax or change the tone of speech. check for visual activity and may need routine eye care. check for memory to ensure safety and to maintain independence otherwise potential vulnerable and it needs to be addressed by elder attorney and geriatrician. check for safety to prevent falls and accidents. and check for nutrition - balanced diet is maintained ...Read more

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What are some ongoing debates in the field of premarital counselling?

What are some ongoing debates in the field of premarital counselling?

There are endless : debates about whether people should have premarital counseling. Whether they should live together or not, have sex before marriage or not, etc. Is there something specific you are curious about? People with problematic relationships who enter marriage, generally find themselves seeking marital therapy and being surprised the issue was there all along. Take someone as is, dont try to change them, ...Read more

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What are the impacts of chemotherapy of the following factor : economic, social, cultural, environmental?

What are the impacts of chemotherapy of the following factor : economic, social, cultural, environmental?

Chemotherapy : Each of those questions questions is bet answered in a review article or dissertation not in 400 characters or less. ...Read more

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What is the medical model of child abuse?

What is the medical model of child abuse?

Combination things: Likelihood of abuse with three elements:child with provocative behavior;parent with psychological predisposition;stressful event triggering violent reaction. Social&cultural, in addition to psychological and familial, factors have been described,dispelling the widely accepted myth that child abuse results solely from individual deviant behavior.Series of stresses that impinge on parents & children ...Read more

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