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Keep 'em functioning: Mental health clinics, public or private, offer counseling and medication when appropriate. Some mental health problems are 'curable'; others are 'manageable'. In either case, the goal of the clinic is to keep patients functioning and achieving their realistic goals. Oh yes, and a good mental health professional has a goal of getting a patient healthy enough to not have to come back. ...Read more
Many factors: Choice of treatment depends on many factors. Research on which treatments work for which disorders is a key factor. For example, forms of cognitive behavioral therapy (e.g., prolonged exposure) have been shown to be best for treating post-traumatic stress disorder. Some other factors include the chronicity and nature of the disorder and the motivation of the patient to change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the cornerstones of care plan for elderly besides physical, mental, spiritual health programs?
Attention: Frequent visits from their loved ones!Get a more detailed answer ›
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How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in prescribing drugs for complicated health conditions?
ER/general doctor: Both are well qualified to prescribe drugs for complicated health conditions as they have gone through similar training program. It's the experience which makes the difference. ...Read more
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
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
18 or 14: Depends on the issue. For general medical issues the age is 18 years. For issues involving sex, drugs, alcohol, mild psych issues, smoking, or pregnancy, the age is 14 years old in most states. You might need to check your state laws to see what they are specifically but those are the general laws in most states. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some good questions to ask when considering an assisted living center for your elderly parent?
Supervise Care-giver: Ask for credentials of clinical supervisor of alf, mode of supervision & monitoring of care-giving staff, modes of communication between staff & resident, communication lines with nearest of kin, criminal & background investigation of staff, st licensing & accreditation, familiarity w ombudsman, policies re drug prescription & administration & documentation, ratio of care-giover staff to residents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: Have a caregiver to drive you home. No driving until the next day. No solid food 6 hrs before sedation. ...Read more
What is the effect of telemedicine, telehealth, and e-health on cost and access for rural patients?
Telehealth: Telemedicine is wonderful. You can get patients in rural settings access to a full variety of specialists on a flexible schedule. It cost less. Most patient feedback is very positive on the experience. If it were not for this technology, many specialties would be totally unavailable to small towns. This is a growth industry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It would depend on the area of adoption being addressed. For example, for help with navigating through the adoption process itself, a specializing agency in the community would be best. Since research has shown that an inordinate number of adoptees use mental health services, and this is the area of service needed, then a psychologist, psychiatrist, or social worker could be consulted. ...Read more
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