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An Representation And Bias On Diet Fads
Bias towards women: These organizations have tried for years to enhance the health of women and eliminate medical and political obstacles their care and well being. Yes they are biased - they are biased towards women and against the ignorance and errors of the past. ...Read more
This sounds like: class work. I can't do homework for anybody. ...Read more
Not really: I don't think there is a bias, its just different for everybody their wants and desires. Each family should make that decision for themselves, we all have different needs and different situations. ...Read more
My shrink won't tell me what my diagnosis is because she thinks it would have a negative effect on me. Do you think this is a good bias?
Disagreement vs bias: If you are really 18 or older, you should talk to your psychiatrist ("shrink") and ask what your rights are regarding your knowing about your mental health. You may also ask to talk to the office manager or your state medical board. If you are under 18, then you need to talk to your parent or legal guardian. If you life in a hospital or group home, talk to your case worker. I don't see a bias. ...Read more
Second opinion: Although im not entirely sure what you mean by biased, i would answer that they generally are not. However, mental health and diagnosis can be very complex and some clinics may be more biased toward one diagnosis vs another. It is always good to seek a second opinion if you arent sure or disagree with one clinics opinion. If several clinics say the same thing then you are on the right track. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes certain diagnoses are applied to more women vs men, and problems can be missed because our index of suspicion may not be high enough. For instance, heart attack symptoms may differ in men vs women, but both genders will be just as sick. Some doctors may also assume that women are "hysterical" rather than understanding they may have a complicated health problem. We have a lot to learn. ...Read more
Where can I find scientific evidence that being transgender is not a mental disorder? I'm told APA is political and biased so that doesn't work.
Don't bash the APA: without facts. "Gender Identity Disorder" in the DSM-IV was replaced by "Gender Dysphoria,” in the DSM-V as "emotional distress from a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender & assigned gender.” If no medical diagnosis existed, insurance companies would refuse to pay for surgical, medical & therapeutic transition care as "not medically necessary", so the "bias" helps you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: During the newborn period baby grows ~ 10in the first yr and ~4in the 2nd & 3in/yr until puberty. At that point they may jump up to ~5in/yr for a yr or so. Timing is different from kid to kid and in boys or girls. So in truth, growth both slows down & spurts as part of normal growth & development. ...Read more
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