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Doctor insights on: Four Milestones In Development Of Cognitive Psychology

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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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Psychology (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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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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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Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined? What factors besides milestones are considered?

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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Can IBS cause mild lower abdominal discomfort, sporadically throughout the day (mostly at night for me)? Also is IBS mostly a result of psychology?

Can IBS cause mild lower abdominal discomfort, sporadically throughout the day (mostly at night for me)? Also is IBS mostly a result of psychology?

IBS: Yes, IBS can cause the symptoms you mention. The gut is often called the "second brain" and responds powerfully to emotions such as anxiety & depression. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Consider getting some support w/a clinical psychologist who can help you learn how to manage stress more effectively. Peace and good health. Consider probiotics to help gut. ...Read more

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In psychology, how to convince someone important to you that you have a problem but he doesn't believe you? Helpp

In psychology, how to convince someone important to you that you have a problem but he doesn't believe you? Helpp

Talk to him about: His reactions and fear of acknowledging your problem. If you're in therapy, invite him to a session. If you're not in therapy, find a therapist to help with your problem and your relationship. If you need information for him, find internet sites or books that explain your problem in a way you like. ...Read more

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Define health psychology?

Define health psychology?

See below...: Health psychology is a specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior & social factors influence health & illness. Assessment & therapy are formulated to study the mind/body connection & facilitate healing. ...Read more

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Define health psychology please?

Define health psychology please?

See below...: Health psychology is a specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior & social factors influence health & illness. Assessment & therapy are formulated to study the mind/body connection & facilitate healing. ...Read more

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How different is psy. D. Vs ph. D in clinical psychology?

Focus: The psy. D. Focuses more on practice based upon psychological knowledge. When they emerge from school, usually they have moderately more field experience than a pH. D. The pH. D. Focuses more on research, but in clinical and counseling psychology must also amass hands-on experiences. Over time, the two tend to even out, with pH. D.'s perhaps doing more academic work on average. ...Read more

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Is there a psychology term for an adult that has tantrums?

Is there a psychology term for an adult that has tantrums?

Anger management: Low frustration tolerance and explosive angry outbursts. Cause needs to be determined. ...Read more

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I have heard communication, psychology, and linguistics are good majors for this field. What else?

What fits you?: Whatever field you choose, you have to except the fact that there is no such thing as a perfect job or perfect field to get into. They are all mixed bags. You have to find something that has more in it that you enjoy than what you do not enjoy. You also have to think of this in terms of what you would like to do for long periods of time in other words for years of your life. ...Read more

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I was thinking about going for my B.S. in Psychology and was wondering if this would be a degree that's looked at highly by medical schools thanks?

Meh.: All the sources I've seen say there are a lot of other more important features to being a good applicant.
1) GPA and other hard metrics
2) school
3) Genki. Japanese term encompassing passion/energy/drive/personal energy. Demonstrable by self-directed activities of real worth.
I'm pretty sure my father pulled personal strings and did some low-level bribing, but that's not generally applicable. ...Read more

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How precise is psychiatry vs psychology?

How precise is psychiatry vs psychology?

Moderately: Precision depends on the practitioner and not the discipline. As in many fields of medicine, many pracitices are understood with a degree of certainty, but many others are vaguely defined. ...Read more

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What kind of therapy is christian psychology?

What kind of therapy is christian psychology?

Therapy + Christian: Christian therapists are not a homogenous group in terms of psychoanalytical orientation and technique. Someone who advertises their services as a "christian" therapist is usually a therapist (of any psychoanalytical persuasion) who integrates christianity-based spiritual counseling into their psychotherapeutic work. ...Read more

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What is psychology? Is it the same as psychiatry?

What is psychology? Is it the same as psychiatry?

Similar: Psychology is the study of behavior. Clinical psychology is the diagnosis and treatment or mental disorders. Psychiatry is the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. These two disciplines have different training and have different focus for treatment. ...Read more

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How are psychotherapy and clinical psychology different?

How are psychotherapy and clinical psychology different?

An apple and orange: Clinical psychology is a field of study or discipline. Psychotherapy is a treatment that is employed by clinical psychologists. Psychotherapy is aimed at behavior change to improve the quality of life of the patient. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how psychology and psychiatry differ?

Can you please tell me how psychology and psychiatry differ?

Psychiatrist is MD: A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in psychiatry, a branch of medicine, has gone to medical school, completed an internship and residency and maybe further training in child, geriatric, forensic, or addiction psychiatry. Can prescribe medication just like any other md. Psychologists go to graduate school after college, get phd in psychology. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between psychology and psychiatry?

What is the main difference between psychology and psychiatry?

Educational track: Psychiatrists are medical doctors who after completing their graduate courses specialize in the field of psychiatry. Being physicians they are licensed to precribe medications. Psychologists on the other hand studied normal psychology and psychological disorders in a non medical domain. In the usa psychologist can treat mental illness but are not licensed to prescribe medications. ...Read more

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Can you believe in biolgical psychology and biological treatments?

Psychology: Yes. There is overwhelming evidence that biochemical changes in the brain are related to behavior, moods, and emotions, and medications can, in part along with psychotherapy, affect positive changes in those areas. ...Read more

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What is the difference between counseling and clinical psychology?

What is the difference between counseling and clinical psychology?

PhD vs EdD: Clinical psychology resides within the department of psychology (PhD) whereas counseling psychology is in the department of education (EdD). Typically, the patient population for clinical psychologists is more pathological than for counseling psychologists and the training for clinical psychologists is more focussed on psychopathology. ...Read more

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How are clinical psychology and mental health counseling different?

How are clinical psychology and mental health counseling different?

They are different: All sorts of professionals (social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists) can do mental health counseling, but only a licensed psychologist can do therapy and call it psychology. In order to become a licensed psychologist, one must get a doctorate in psychology and meet a number of other state requirements that other mental health professionals do not have. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the fields of psychology and psychiatry?

What is the difference between the fields of psychology and psychiatry?

Medical training: Psychiatrists go to medical school for 4 years and residency for another four years. Then many take a board examination.

Psychologists get training in a university and obtain a phd. They have to write a thesis and do a internship and sometimes a post doctorate. ...Read more

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What is health psychology and how does it help with stress effect on health?

Health psychology: Health psychology focuses on the psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors involved in health and illness. With regard to stress, thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and environmental factors are involved, and HP involves addressing these factors, including changing beliefs, dissipating distressing thoughts, relaxation techniques, exercise, healthy diet, environmental changes, etc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between clinical psychology and counseling psychology?

Some: Counseling psychologists can get licensed for mental health purposes just like clinical. Usually they focus on more 'normative' problems in living, educational concerns, and occupational guidance and concerns. That said, I know of some counseling psychologists who work with severe mental illnesses. What really matters is experience and training, in addition to the base 'degree.'. ...Read more

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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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What are the differences between a degree in clinical psychology and counseling psychology?

What are the differences between a degree in clinical psychology and counseling psychology?

Some similarities: Most generally, clinical psychologists work with severely mentally ill persons as opposed to counseling psychologists who may work primarily with the "worried well." Both disciplines are capable of working with both populations; there is a lot of overlap. The biggest difference comes in the focus of formal education: treatment/assessment of severely mentally ill versus day-to-day life stressors. ...Read more

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What steps should I take to become a nutritionist after graduating with a ba in psychology?

What steps should I take to become a nutritionist after graduating with a ba in psychology?

Multiple pathways: There are multiple pathways to becoming a nutritionist -- including certified nutritional specialist (cns), certified clinical nutritionist (ccn) as well as others: http://tinyurl. Com/mag8rto consider how you want to apply the training, and network with other nutrition professionals to get a feel for each. For physicians, integrative medicine and functional medicine provide great training. ...Read more

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Psychology: I am so very bored in retirement but cannot find paid employment. Top educated. Advice?

Psychology: I am so very bored in retirement but cannot find paid employment. Top educated. Advice?

Retirement goes best: When someone has a plan of action in place prior to retirement. One can always create one later if needed. If you can do so financially, consider volunteer work through a civic organization or religious group, e.g., hospice visitor, soup kitchen, meals on wheels, blood bank, etc. The world needs you and what you can do to help the rest of us a bit. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the differences between philosophical counselling, humanistic psychology, and existential psychotherapy?

What are the differences between philosophical counselling, humanistic psychology, and existential psychotherapy?

This is too broad of: A question for 400 characters. Each of the 3 types of counseling mentioned are based on the therapist's orientation to therapy. All three relate to their philosophy of how and why psychotherapy works. ...Read more