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Ritualistic behavior provide security for which age group? Is it toddler, infant, preschool or afolescent?
Preschool: Usually it begins in toddlers and becomes more obvious in pre-schoolers. ...Read more
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
What're some good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults (schizophrenia, stroke, bipolar)?
Group therapy: Your local mental health center (csb) is best resource. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recommended iron level for a woman in child-bearing age? Does it have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups of people?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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