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Does mental health have anything to do with how smart you are?

Does mental health have anything to do with how smart you are?

Yes it does but -: Maybe in ways you may not have thought. Understanding problems may come more readily and so may solutions because you are quick to get the ideas that mental health diagnosis and treatment are based on. That makes sense. What doesn't make sense is how many very intelligent people have mental disorders and either don't know it or believe they are immune to such a thing & don't do anything about it. ...Read more

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Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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Why do health clubs have to have those heart machines? Does anyone know how to use them?

Why do health clubs have to have those heart machines? Does anyone know how to use them?

Time is critical: AED is the machine you are talking about. In cases in which someone passes out, the machine can save a life if used quickly and its a heart related problem. Most machines have voice instructions and are easy to use. Just put the pads on the person when prompted and the machine can tell you if you need to hit the button to give a shock. Anyone can use the machines if needed. ...Read more

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What does reckless behavior have to do with mental health?

What does reckless behavior have to do with mental health?

A lot: Pull over& listen. You scare me. Do you really think a ''mentally well'' person would drive recklessly? As a psychiatrist, i hope you are kidding me. If not, you walk & think until you understand the death of a child ! go to your nearest morgue & look real good at the gruesome results of reckless driving. Got it? Good. ...Read more

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What could you tell someone who won't get help because they think their mental health problems are what defines them as a person?

What could you tell someone who won't get help because they think their mental health problems are what defines them as a person?

Frustration, Anxiety: I understand your frustration. Many people communicating with such people at home, work or social situations feel that they are stubborn, rigid, righteous and inflexible. Do not argue, show your concern about their specific behaviors, ask them to put themselves in your shoes and tune in with your feelings. Write a letter expressing your concern. Offer to go with them to any Therapist they choose. ...Read more

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What if you don t have health insurance and you you think you might possibly have cervical cancer is there people and places that can help me ?

What if you don t have health insurance and you you think you might possibly have cervical cancer is there people and places that can help me ?

Absolutely: If you are in a state with a major university contact them. First and foremost, contact the city health department to give you some assistance. If that doesn't work, ask a friend who knows a physician and see if they can help. First it needs to be confirmed. You need to see a gynecologist. Call your local hospital and see if there is funds for assistance, which usually they are available. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about any lymphatic diseases; and how do you get them?

Does anyone know about any lymphatic diseases; and how do you get them?

Tissue swelling: Latin lympha "water goddess" - lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then to the bloodstream, where it is recirculated back to the tissues.Tissues with lymphedema are at risk of infection and ulcer. Yes I am certified in lymphatic therapy. We use fda approved lymphedema laser therapy for lymph drainage. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to do a health presentation on lsd, so can you please help me answer these questions why do people abuse lsd?

What to do if I have to do a health presentation on lsd, so can you please help me answer these questions why do people abuse lsd?

If you are doing a: presentation, you need to go online to do RESEARCH on the issue, not use health tap or wikipedia for all your answers. People use hallucinogens to alter their perceptions, have visual hallucinations etc, sometimes even very spiritual experiences. Some are just unhappy with where they are, secondary to abuse, depression, anxiety etc. Most try it a few times and give it up within a short time. ...Read more

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If you work in health care how do you deal with patients that have aids or hiv? What special precautions?

If you work in health care how do you deal with patients that have aids or hiv?  What special precautions?

Universal precaution: All healthcare workers should be familiar with universal precautions. That is, treat every patient as though they are infected with HIV or hepatitis. If you obey that rule, then you don't have to take any special precautions. You always wear gloves when handling anything that could have body fluids on it, all sharps go in a sharp container regardless if it is from a newborn or a prostitute etc. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to obtain free mental health care?

Is there anything i can do to obtain free mental health care?

For free counseling: Try your local mental health center, a local college or university with a psychology training program, or a local medical school with a psychiatry training program. The mental health center may have a sliding fee based on income. The training programs may provide services to community people as training for their students. ...Read more

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How much exercise do I have to do to get any health benefit?

How much exercise do I have to do to get any health benefit?

CDC recommendations: See link to the current cdc recommendations http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/adults.Html. ...Read more

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What should someone do if they're about to kill themselves but do not want help from others, as they do not want to be a burden?

What should someone do if they're about to kill themselves but do not want help from others, as they do not want to be a burden?

Situations do differ: Assisted-dying is not illegal in about 5 states in the U.S., so if an adult there has a terminal illness, or is in a comparably bad situation, he has the right as a free American to choose his own destiny. However, many people become suicidal for other reasons, which are often temporary (breaking up with a loved one, loss of a job, etc...), so calling 911 to save them gives them a second chance. ...Read more

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How to stay mental health healthy with everyday task. Also If you are someone who gets stressed easily, how would you cope with that?

How to stay mental health healthy with everyday task. Also If you are someone who gets stressed easily, how would you cope with that?

Coping with Stress: I commend you for your desire to stay mentally healthy. At age17, pressure from parents, stressors of relationships, separation, breaking up of relationships, school, peer pressure, and finding your identity can make you stressed easily. Believe in yourself Develop good Self-esteem Do what you love Feel the blessings and wonders of your body and mind for 17 years See a Therapist for coping skills ...Read more

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Can you have ptsd related to problems from your childhood and is so how do you no and what do you do?

Can you have ptsd related to problems from your childhood and is so how do you no and what do you do?

Yes: Yes. Trauma from childhood can cause ptsd. Sxs can include insomnia, nightmares as well as avoiding people, places or things that remind you of the trauma. You may become easily hyperaroused (not sexually) by triggers with physiologic symptoms like rapid breathing, excellerated / pounding heartbeat, upset stomach etc. If you believe you may have ptsd, recommend working with a good psychologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not know how to deal with my problems without cutting or being suicidal?

What to do if I do not know how to deal with my problems without cutting or being suicidal?

Cutting: Meds and therapy together are your best bet. Get a psychiatric evaluation for what ails you, and what cutting means to you as well as anything else that may be going on. Then get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help with the emotional issues behind cutting. DO THIS RIGHT NOW. TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER AND GO TO YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM OR DIAL 911 IMMEDIATELY. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some depression issues. Can someone be so kind as to help me out?

What to do if I have some depression issues. Can someone be so kind as to help me out?

Go to a therapist.: Depression is a condition that often responds to talk therapy. If you can find someone please take advantage of therapy. Finding the cause or source of your depression will give you a starting point to make the changes you need to make to get out of your depression. Without the starting point it is difficult to make a plan. Exercise is often helpful with depression. ...Read more

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Living with depression; do you have any little things you do to help get you through the day?

Living with depression; do you have any little things you do to help get you through the day?

Focus on Health: As you deal with depression, it can be helpful to stay focused on your overall health. Pay attention to good sleep, nutrition, and exercise. Try to form or strengthen relationships. Some people also find comfort in spiritual practices. Try to stay focused on each day and what you can do to help move yourself in a postive direction. ...Read more

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What tips do you have to encourage someone with a mental disorder to take their medication?

What tips do you have to encourage someone with a mental disorder to take their medication?

Honesty and caring.: Mental disorders are difficult to treat in the best of circumstances. Part of the problem is the person may not believe that they have a problem. Give honest feedback about their behavior, mood, thinking; that they do/do not seem like their usual self. Speak honestly, offer to listen if they want to talk about medications or their frustrations. Remember, medications are tools for a better life. ...Read more

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How can I get good social skills? Not that I care, but I need them for work.

How can I get good social skills? Not that I care, but I need them for work.

Like any other skill: Your have to practice! dale carnegie courses or toastmasters could be helpful as could working with a therapist. And you are right --- you need good social skills to succeed in most jobs. ...Read more