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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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Can poor dental health causes disorders in fetus?

Can poor dental health causes disorders in fetus?

YES: Poor oral health is the primary causes of low birthweight and premature deliveries. ...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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What factors most prominently affect mental health?

What factors most prominently affect 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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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 in our environment affect our emotional health?

What factors in our environment affect our emotional health?

Surrounding yourself: with emotionally healthy people is a great place to start. It helps to do this if your family of origin was also emotionally healthy. Being in good physical health also has emotional benefits, and conversely, good emotional health prompts good physical behaviors. Hang out with people who are open and talk about their feelings. Avoid folks to can't do this without substances. ...Read more

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Child mental health problems. How common are the real psychiatric problems, not autism or add?

Child mental health problems.  How common are the real psychiatric problems, not autism or add?

Wow, where to begin?: I'm not sure what's "not real" about autism or adhd; but, in prepubertal children, there's also anxiety, sometimes depression, & learning disabilities. After puberty, depression and anxiety increase markedly, as do eating disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder. Not counting adhd (8-10% of the population), in any one year, serious other illness affect about 10-12% of the child population. ...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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Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure, like any other psychological stress, can make a person uncomfortable, irritable, or distracted. Health problems can result if this pressure leads the person to act in unhealthy or risky ways. Common problems include smoking, irresponsible sex, unsafe driving, drug use, etc. Although resisting peer pressure can be hard, it's often the smartest & healthiest choice. ...Read more

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What factors may affect a preschooler's emotional development?

What factors may affect a preschooler's emotional development?

Emotions: The love, understanding, attentiveness and empathy they receive is crucial to a young child's development. You may benefit from reading my blog, "the psychology of goodness" on the soundmindz.Org website which describes how early emotional development influences us in one direction or the other. Best. ...Read more

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Can the mental health effects of inhalants affect psychological dependence?

Can the mental health effects of inhalants affect psychological dependence?

What do you mean?: Can you rephrase the question? What mental health effects? What aspect of psychological dependency? Someone will be happy to help. Best wishes. ...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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Can workplace bullying is affect your health?

Can workplace bullying is affect your health?

Yes, maybe: You have to talk to a counselor who specializes in this to see if it is true in this case but it may be possible. ...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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How strongly do our nutritional decisions affect the health of our digestive system?

How strongly do our nutritional decisions affect the health of our digestive system?

Food affects GI: Consider the beneficial effects of live-lactobacillus yogurt when compared to the detrimental effects of some processed foods containing nitrates. Choose mindfully. Avoid fasting because of the overeating imbalance seen after the fast. Favor fresh, whole foods grown locally. ...Read more

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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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Is obesity associated with any mental health illnesses?

Is obesity associated with any mental health illnesses?

It can be: associated with many types of mental illness. It (or extreme thinness) is often seen in people who were sexually abused as a way to try to be less attractive to an abuser. People who are depressed may suffer from overeating and obesity (or lack of appetite and thinness) as well. ...Read more

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