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Do the results of the mcmi and mmpi tests get mailed to the social security disability benefits office? I accidentally put down not paranoid bc coping

Do the results of the mcmi and mmpi tests get mailed to the social security disability benefits office? I accidentally put down not paranoid bc coping

Psych Test Results: The results of any such devices should be interpreted by a psychologist and reviewed with you before being provided to any outside party. Results should always take into account the whole picture of your situation and one answer here or there should not make a difference in the overall results, but recommend you approach the test giver and make sure to get feedback on your results. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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School paper: how does a disciplinary and or criminal record affect the ability to get into professional school/medical school?

School paper: how does a disciplinary and or criminal record affect the ability to get into professional school/medical school?

Agree with answer: I spent 16 years on the admission committee of our local medical school. A felony will prevent a medical license. The law school has a committee that reviews backgrounds and would not recommend admission. This is the state of indiana. I doubt others are more liberal. I have read stories about a "reformed" prisoner who was then admitted to the bar. Ask your attorney general. ...Read more

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Where can I find information about seniors medicare and social security benefits?

Where can I find information about seniors medicare and social security benefits?

Medicare information: Call medicare, they will actuallly answer the phone and can be very helpful. You can also go on line to medicare.Gov for information. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are job descriptions that require team skills and good communication skills discriminating against autistic?

Can you tell me, are job descriptions that require team skills and good communication skills discriminating against autistic?

There : May be some jobs out there that are, but sometimes the autistic mind can outperform piers if they are able to get by with some basic ability and training. Keep looking, there is something out there! ...Read more

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Can a psychiatric nurse practitioner do a clinical social workers job since they can prescribe and do therapy and a social worker can only do therapy?

Can a psychiatric nurse practitioner do a clinical social workers job since they can prescribe and do therapy and a social worker can only do therapy?

Perhaps, depends: Social worker typically is armed with more knowledge of community resources for your specific needs. Their work is more dedicated to getting you connected with resources. Technically a psych NP could also possess this knowledge but may not. The NP's work is more geared toward treatment. ...Read more

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Is social work a good professional to get into? I heard medical social work jobs are being deligated to other healthcare professbionals

Is social work a good professional to get into? I heard medical social work jobs are being deligated to other healthcare professbionals

Yes: There are big changes occurring in the healthcare field. In mental health it is difficult to find good, well trained professionals. Because of this duties are often delegated. ...Read more

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Government making cuts to medicaid, medicare and social security how would you do it?

Government making cuts to medicaid, medicare and social security how would you do it?

Complicated : Older doctor (30 years ago when i started) told me an office call should cost 100x the cost of a postage stamp. When letters were 6 cents to mail, an office call was about $6.. Now postage is 45 cents & most office calls are over $45. Insurance companies & governement regulations for medical care have added tons of paperwork for the dr. Pay the dr. Directly, & everybody pays something. ...Read more

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How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

Find a counselor : Who works on teaching social skills, or find a social skills group therapy group. ...Read more

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Can a mild intellectual disability prevent you from having certain jobs or going to university? Will these places make adjustments for me?

Can a mild intellectual disability prevent you from having certain jobs or going to university? Will these places make adjustments for me?

If your IQ & adapt- : ive ability scores fell between 50-70 on standardized tests before age 18, your diagnosis is Mild Intellectual Disability. UK laws for education & employment for people with ID are at: opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/ukreport_20051020_0.pdf. If you have mild ID, learning at university may be difficult, but you can certainly learn a trade & seek employment with accomodations. ...Read more

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What profitable jobs can be done from home if you have ADHD and social anxiety ?

What profitable jobs can be done from home if you have ADHD and social anxiety ?

Jobs for ADHD: If anxiety & adhd are stable, u can accomplish any job you have interest & experience in doing intellectually. ...Read more

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Should the elderly be expected to pay for residential care out of their own social security or medicare?

Should the elderly be expected to pay for residential care out of their own social security or medicare?

Who pays?: Medicare does not pay for long term care, assisted living, home care, transportation. So , yes, unless you financially qualify for medicaide, you will need to pay for residential care or home care(unless there is a skilled nursing need, then medicare will pay for a while in rehab or home care). ...Read more

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How can physical fitness affect social interactions and a team atmosphere in the work place?

How can physical fitness affect social interactions and a team atmosphere in the work place?

Shared purpose: You have asked a complex question that would be fun for discussion. In my opinion, one of the answers would be that the work group could share physical fitness as a valued lifestyle goal. The pursuit of fitness allows for shared sense of purpose among the group and makes interactions enjoyable and relevant; activities, information, discussion and debate surround fitness ambitions. ...Read more

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Can they take away your disability payments if you score well on the wram mcmi mmpi & other iq and psychological tests? I have paranoid schizophrenia

No not necessarily: Just because you have schizophrenia doesn't mean that you should be academically impaired or academically challenged. And if they decide to stop your benefits I would challenge their justifications in doing so. ...Read more

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Do u think with all medical records becoming digital by 2015, hackers will be able to get peoples confidential records and privacy will be a big issue?

Do u think with all medical records becoming digital by 2015, hackers will be able to get peoples confidential records and privacy will be a big issue?

Privacy: Health care privacy will continue to be a "big issue, " especially with continued push for more electronic record-keeping. I suspect hackers, too, will be a constant threat to healthcare information. ...Read more

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Innatentive aides and careless mistakes. How can the family of an elderly resident help?

Innatentive aides and careless mistakes. How can the family of an elderly resident help?

Stay involved.: The best way to help an elderly resident is to stay involved. Visit often and at various times in the day and week. Speak to the nurses and social workers often. Review care plan and medications with the doctors. Schedule meetings with the multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, PT, OT, speech, social work and financial counselor. ...Read more

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Does hipaa allow facility administration to keep information from aides that work "very closely" with alf residents with c-diff?

Does hipaa allow facility administration to keep information from aides that work "very closely" with alf residents with c-diff?

No: It is medically necessary for all people that work with patients with c. Difficile to be aware that they have it so that they can take the necessary precautions to prevent its spread throughout the facility. Also the aides must gown and glove to prevent acquiring the infection themselves. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotics and antidepressants help people find employment and stay employed or make it easier to go through schooling?

Do antipsychotics and antidepressants help people find employment and stay employed or make it easier to go through schooling?

They can sometimes: They are usually implemented with the intention of having someone be more capable of completing activities of daily living or being stable to the point of facilitating occupational pursuits although sometimes medication regimens can go awry. I would discuss any concerns you have with the prescribing physician if you feel there are still barriers to you being who you want to be! stay safe! ...Read more

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Can a clinical social worker (instead of a doctor) complete my fmla and disability paperwork?

Can a clinical social worker (instead of a doctor) complete my fmla and disability paperwork?

FMLA: This really depends on the state. I am from ny - the state with the greatest regulation, pork belly spending, highest taxes, highest sales tax etc.. You name it we got it! it requires a physician. ...Read more