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What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

Group Therapy: Educational groups can be every effective for low functioning people, groups that focus on teaching skills necessary for living a meaningful life. Occupational therapists are very good at designing and implementing such groups. ...Read more

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What is recommended for physical therapy for older adults with arthritis?

What is recommended for physical therapy for older adults with arthritis?

Pool?: I recommend exercises that maximize mobility with as little stress on the joints as possible. Pool (aquatic) therapy is great for this. The classes are also a wonderful social experience, and most insurances will cover this with proper documentation. ...Read more

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Is individual therapy with teens different than therapy with adults?

Is individual therapy with teens different than therapy with adults?

Yes: In some ways. First, the parents are involved in the treatment of the teen at some level. When i work with teens i ask that the parents and the teen to respect the teen's confidentiality unless the teen is talking about doing something dangerous. In other ways, therapy is similar in helping the person grow and heal. ...Read more

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Is there a support group for children of drug-addicted parents?

Is there a support group for children of drug-addicted parents?

Yes: If either parent uses alcohol, the most well developed support group for this purpose is al-anon. If the addiction is to drugs, and no alcohol is involved, the less well developed support group nar-anon would be the best choice. If nar-anon is not available, codependents anonymous would also be useful. ...Read more

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Why do most teen group therapy groups gender-separate?

Why do most teen group therapy groups gender-separate?

Distraction: They do not want the teens to use the group as a dating environment. Also if the group discusses tough issues like physical or sexual abuse, the participant will not discuss this in front of the opposite sex. And in general, males and females relate and deal with problems differently. ...Read more

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Why are older children and young adults at such a high risk for the h1n1 flu?

Why are older children and young adults at such a high risk for the h1n1 flu?

See below: They are not at higher risk for complications, unless they have underlying problems (heart and lung, cancer), they may be at more risk for catching the illness due to crowding, such as dorms, and sports, and not being vaccinated. It is the very young and very old that have most of the complications. ...Read more

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Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

No there are not: No there are no mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Benefit from an art therapy group for people with dementia/alzheimers?

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Benefit from an art therapy group for people with dementia/alzheimers?

Yes : An art therapy group can provide opportunity for socialization and expression of thoughts and feelings. In addition, art work is also a very good way for me as a clinician to monitor my client's level of functioning in planning and organizing information. I get very positive results in my practice using sand tray with my elderly clients as well. ...Read more

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Types of psychotherapy what type of therapy is used for young adults with autism?

Types of psychotherapy what type of therapy is used for young adults with autism?

Autism: The spectrum of autism is very broad. Therapies can range from talking to behavior shaping. For young adults as well as children, social skills and language communication skills should be targeted for improvement. ...Read more

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What is the vaccination schedule/ program for various age group?

What is the vaccination schedule/ program for various age group?

Vaccine schedules: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/ Schedules vary by age and previous immunization status. The CDC updates immunization schedules annually on their website. ...Read more

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Do all kids have germs---or is there a particular age group that are more germy- for example, 0-3 years old vs. 3-5 year olds?

Do all kids have germs---or is there a particular age group that are more germy- for example, 0-3 years old vs. 3-5 year olds?

All kids & adults !!: Everyone at all ages has a coexistence with germs. People acquire a germ profile on their skin and in their upper airways & intestines within hours of birth & this continues through life. Young kids mouthing & touching behavior acquires new germs a bit faster than adults, but studies show adults put their fingers to their face/nose multiple times/waking hour. This brings germs to your body. ...Read more

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Which exercises for teens with jra are considered effective?

Which exercises for teens with jra are considered effective?

If there is: If there is neck involvement from jra, you do need to discuss with your child's rheumatologist before starting any exercise program. ...Read more

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How is bipolar disorder different in teens and children compared to adults?

How is bipolar disorder different in teens and children compared to adults?

Good Question: The whole issue of bipolar disorder in children is controversial, mostly because what we call bipolar disorder in children tends to look different than with adults. Chidlren with bipolar disorder tend to be more irritable, and their moods tend to be more fluctuating or mixed. There are not usually the clear cycles of mania and depression that occur more with teens and adults. ...Read more

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Recommended iron level for a woman in child-bearing age? Does it have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups of people?

Recommended iron level for a woman in child-bearing age?  Does it have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups of people?

18 mg per day: 18 mg / day of iron for woman of child bearing age, increasing to 27 mg/day while pregnant. Meat proteins and vitamin c will improve the absorption of nonheme iron. It does not have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups. ...Read more

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Are there any teen or young adult support groups for people with gluten or celiac?

Are there any teen or young adult support groups for people with gluten or celiac?

Probably: This is not my area of expertise ...... But, i follow a primal / paleo diet by choice which is a grain free diet. If you look for "paleo" there is an amazing community online and (hopefully) locally also! my favorite websites are mark's daily apple (search "teen"), the food lovers kitchen, paleo hacks, and for recipes, chowstalker. Also, search for paleo blogs! ...Read more

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Is there a group of tests considered an STD screening for young men and for young women?

Is there a group of tests considered an STD screening for young men and for young women?

Depends: Routine screening for stds in general is seldom performed anymore. On the other hand if you know you have been exposed to a particular one, you may be tested for several others as well. ...Read more

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Is animal assisted therapy helpful for teens with adhd?

Is animal assisted therapy helpful for teens with adhd?

Unknown: I'm not aware of any good data showing animal assisted therapy is either helpful or useless for adhd. There is data, however, to show that time spent in nature reduces the severity of adhd symptoms for the next several days following the time spent in nature. ...Read more

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