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Dr. Andrew Berry
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I do psychology and when I tested a number of young people using the MOCA cognitive assessment they failed? Do they have dementia?

I do psychology and when I tested a number of young people using the MOCA cognitive assessment they failed? Do they have dementia?

Neuropsychologist : Dementia is a very serious diagnosis and should NOT be based on the findings of one single test. The MOCA has only been validated for mild cognitive impairment, not full dementia. The patient needs a full evaluation administered by a neuropsychologist who specializes in geriatric issues. A comprehensive battery of tests will be administered to indicate a much more comprehensive clinical picture. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Discipline (Definition)

Discipline is a topic that includes recommendations on how to systematically train a person to have good moral behavior, follow important rules, know right from wrong, learn strong work habits, etc... Discipline should be seen ...Read more


Dr. Marina Armendariz
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What are important cognitive milestones for my one year old daughter?

What are important cognitive milestones for my one year old daughter?

12 month milestone: Developmentally: babies at 12 mo. Will call mom mama and dad dada, and maybe one more word.Some are walking but most are crawling cruising and pulling up to stand. Waving clapping and pincer grasp. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. James Ferguson
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Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined? What factors besides milestones are considered?

Definitions: The term "cognitive" confers the idea of the child thinking through an idea like responding to a stranger or formulating speech.The term global implys that both thinking & motor skill sets are involved in a process.Kids can have isolated fine motor, gross motor or thinking delays. Special scales like the bailey or minnesota child development inventory can assess these areas of early child developme. ...Read more

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Dr. Kerry Ragain
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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Meaning of growth and development in the field of psychology?

Meaning of growth and development in the field of psychology?

Please clarify: Please clarify what you mean by "meaning, " "growth, " and "development." are you referring to the growth and development of the field of psychology itself, or growth and development as an aspect of human mental experience? ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Cheryl Wilczak
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What is the definition or description of: psychology?

Def of psychology: The formal definition of psychology is: the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. The mental characteristics or attitude of a person or group. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Why do so many people fail the moca? My psychology class was tested and a lot of people failed even though most are below age 25

Screening tool: The MoCA is a screening tool for mild cognitive impairment. It is not specific for alzheimers. As with all screening tools, the test will have a larger group of people that it indicates need further evaluation then really have any cognitive issues. This is important in screening tests to avoid "missing" those who do have issues. A screening tool is designed to reduce false-negatives. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Ament
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Can you please tell me the important differences between psychiatry and psychology?

READ BELOW: A psychiatrist is a physician, a trained medical doctor. He will probably have more familiarity with medical illness that has psychiological symptoms. Also as a dr hr can prescribe medicaltions. These range from helpful to necessary, because there are things that will not respind to talk therapy or cognitive behavioraltherapy. As psychologist a ph d has had years of study and can be excellent too. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Whats the difference between clinical psychology and psychiatry for lifestyle health problems?

Whats the difference between clinical psychology and psychiatry for lifestyle health problems?

Psych: Depends on orientation & training, both can do psychotherapy. Psychiatrist can prescribe medications, psychologists perform psychological testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Delaney
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What are early goals of a clinical psychology session for depression--change behavior or thoughts?

What are early goals of a clinical psychology session for depression--change behavior or thoughts?

Both: Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses changing both cognitive distortions (thoughts, thinking) and also changing behaviors (actions) that are involved in depressed feelings ( mood). The early goal is to start and commit to the process and also includes "homework". Keeping it simple is often the most easy to follow approach. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Why is there a mental health section and a psychology section? Explanations please?

Why is there a mental health section and a psychology section? Explanations please?

Mental health: Mental health is pertinent to many medical specialties, because it can affect the illnesses each covers as well as patients' ability to work with treatment. Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc are all professionals working in the area of "mental health." so "mental health" is a large umbrella topic vital to overall health. Psychology is merely one area within that. ...Read more

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Psychology (Definition)

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