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What social problems are linked to health issues?

What social problems are linked to health issues?

Depends: How disease is viewed depends on time, society and context. Usually, higher socio-economic status correlates with better access to healthcare. For example, diabetes in poor areas might be associated with poor access to healthful foods and education, while in affluent areas, might be due to sedentary life-style and overindulgence. ...Read more

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Global Health (Definition)

Global health refers to the study and promotion of health in a global context. Global health involves the improvement of health for all ...Read more


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What role do social workers play in children with mental health problems?

What role do social workers play in children with mental health problems?

Several roles: Social workers can play many roles in the lives of children with mental health problems. Two of the more common is helping to gain access to helpful services and providing direct counseling services. This can be done through both private and public agencies, within and outside of a hospital or clinic. ...Read more

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Discuss role of stress, psychpathology and psychotherapy on mental diseases?

Discuss role of stress, psychpathology and psychotherapy on mental diseases?

Interactive: Psychopathology refers to harmfully unusual psychological qualities of the person caused by biology and traumatic learning histories. Stress consists of a response to upsetting events that triggers or worsens pathological factors. Psychotherapy aims to teach coping for unchangeable factors, de-condition negative factors that were learned, and strengthen positive factors already present. ...Read more

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Help please! is depression and other mental health problems genetic?

Help please! is depression and other mental health problems genetic?

Depression Familial: While depression and other mental health problems are not technically genetic, it can be familial. If you have one or more 1st degree relative (mother, father, etc) with depression or another mental illness, you could be at increased risk for the condition as well. ...Read more

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Mental health problems from learning disorders. Is this so?

Mental health problems from learning disorders. Is this so?

Possibly: Depending of the level of impairment of a learning disorder, there may be significant stress that can trigger or exacerbate psychiatric disorders such as anxiety or depression. In addition, psychiatric disorders such as adhd may masquerade as learning disorders. ...Read more

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Mental health advocates: is war on poverty of thought as important as war on poverty?

Mental health advocates: is war on poverty of thought as important as war on poverty?

Really: I think your answer can ne found by examing how mich government funding os provided to each. ...Read more

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Role of occupational health and safety?

Role of occupational health and safety?

Workplace safety: Osha, or the department of occupational health and safety, keeps the workplace safe for workers and those who come into the work space. They oversee all safety issues, and infectious issues at the office, educate workers on safety issues, and enforce the rules. ...Read more

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Too many qustion on the mental health forms?

Too many qustion on the mental health forms?

Please clarify: What forms? Intake? Pertaining to testing?

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How can poor physical health have an impact on your social health?

How can poor physical health have an impact on your social health?

Activities: If you are limited in what you can do, it will be harder to keep up with activities you may have shared with friends. You will lose their emotional and personal support. You may find friends instead among people who are struggling against the same Health problems. ...Read more

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How are social inequality and poor health linked?

There seems to be a: Correlation between low income and lesser health however no one knows what the link is for sure ...Read more

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What factors most strongly influence mental and emotional health?

What factors most strongly influence mental and emotional health?

Probably the most: important factors for mental and emotional health are strong support systems made up of family, friends and community. We can overcome all kinds adversity in life when we have support systems. ...Read more

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Too many children on the mental health forms?

Too many children on the mental health forms?

Get help if needed!: Not sure what you mean by "mental health forms"? If the question is are more children having mental health problems, the answer is probably yes. We are seeing a higher rate of childhood depression, anxiety, anger, behavioral problems, etc. If the next question is "why" , there would be way too many reasons to list in this small space but if you think your child needs help, go get it. ...Read more

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What factors most strongly influence our mental health?

What factors most strongly influence our mental health?

Internal/external: There is the person's internal world, in other words their thought processes, emotions, and general internal dialogue as well as chemical balance in the nervous system (or lack thereof) and the person's genetic makeup. There is also the person's external world, such as family members and friends, their jobs, where they live, socioeconomic status, and cultural and ethnic issues. Nature vs nurture. ...Read more

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Are public health causes getting good use on social media sites?

Are public health causes getting good use on social media sites?

Not enough yet: I think that social media will prove helpful, but their sue so far is far too limited. However, much good (as well as bad) information can be found on the web. See www.Jpc-se.Org to learn about developing policy issues. (i am the chair of that international committee.). ...Read more

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Any ideas of good occupations or career paths for mid-career professionals that developed OCD and other anxiety related issues?

Any ideas of good occupations or career paths for mid-career professionals that developed OCD and other anxiety related issues?

Wide open options: Your options are wide open. What are your interests? Your experience? Your willingness to learn -- or be coached, if entering a new career? An ocd diagnosis does not limit your possibilities, especially if you have been working on this ; have it well-managed. A detail-oriented career could even be one in which you excel naturally. Good luck. ...Read more

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What makes records and statistics on accidents valuable in contributing towards improving health and safety?

What makes records and statistics on accidents valuable in contributing towards improving health and safety?

Epidemiology: Is how we learn about many aspects of medicine. A single doctor cannot see tghe whole picture. For instance we see the incidence of heart disease rising in direct proportion to the effort to advertise and promite cheese and meat in our diet in the 50's. We see a rise in lyphoma and leukewmia in directr proportion toxray dosage given to patients. We know in our minds that these associations cot. ...Read more

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What are two issues associated with leukemia that impact on public health?

What are two issues associated with leukemia that impact on public health?

Test questions?: Environmental exposures are often raised as issues for leukemia, and excess cases in a region often prompt investigation of factors in common among clusters. the health care system, and financing thereof, are also pertinent public health issues since leukemia treatment capabilities may be unevenly distributed geographically, and often have high costs, unevenly born by insured and non-insured. ...Read more

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Whole family mental health problems! could mine be hereditary?

Tendency may be : The tendency to develop mental health issues may very well be inherited, but the environment you live in and your approach to problems also plays a big role. You can overcome the possible heredity issues by working to manage your environment and developing healthy coping skills for addressing problems. ...Read more