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Doctor insights on: Health Promotion By Social Cognitive Means

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Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Similar standards: Each mental health practitioner type has its own professional code, but there are important similarities. All should be compassionately present with you, maintaining both confidentiality and appropriate therapeutic boundaries. They should use your session time to address your needs as a patient, rather than their personal needs, etc. Divergence from these standards would be abnormal. ...Read more

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Is developmental/behavioral pediatrics a form of mental health service?

Yes: If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for your child. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians possess training and experience to consider, in their assessments and treatments, the medical and psychosocial aspects of children’s developmental and behavioral problems. ...Read more

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Is it true that civilized societies provide more advanced mental health systems?

Can't be answered: It depends on how you define "civilized" and "developed". Is the us highly civilized ? Most americans say yes but other nations may disagree. Is our mental health system highly developed? In some ways yes, in others no. ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairment from mental disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Can cognitive impairment from mental disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Of course!: No further answer is really indicated here -- it's just an obvious "yes". If you are impaired cognitively -- for any reason -- you should get professional help. Similarly, if you have a "mental disorder", you should get expert professional help. ...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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Is it true that mental health occupational therapy is now obsolete and has been removed from the list of "mental health providers?"

Is it true that mental health occupational therapy is now obsolete and has been removed from the list of "mental health providers?"

Not true: Most of inpatient psychiatric unit as well as many partial hospital program has occupational therapist. Their role is significantly reduced in private practice area. ...Read more

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What social health issues are experienced by elderly people?

What social health issues are experienced by elderly people?

ElderlySocialHealth: Check out http://www.yourdictionary.com/social-health. Transportation can be a major social health issue for elderly as they lose their independence by giving up their car keys, which makes them dependent upon a city that's not prepared to take them to places of worship, to supermarkets, to healthcare institutions, and to various areas to socialize & recreate. ...Read more

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Are relationships necessary for the development of human social behavior?

Are relationships necessary for the development of human social behavior?

Yes: We learn constantly by the environment and by those around us. Without relationships , we would not learn how our actions affect others. It is critical that infants and children have strong, stable relationships with consistent caregivers to promote normal social interactions. ...Read more

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Are there good psychology books on depression caused by internet addiction?

Are there good psychology books on depression caused by internet addiction?

Yes but : The depression is secondary to the addiction- treat the addiction first then reassess whether depressed feelings continue to persist. See a professional who specializes in addiction. You are not likely to get the help you need from just reading a book! self help is fine , like 12 step programs , but seeking help is the first step... ...Read more

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Is there a conceptual framework that can help assure holistic (physical - mental, social) and integrated care that is also person-centered?

Is there a conceptual framework that can help assure holistic (physical - mental, social) and integrated care that is also person-centered?

Holistic Medicine: I believe that holistic medicine, when properly practiced, assures all of that. For the principles delineated by the american holistic medical association see http://www.Holisticmedicine.Org/content.Asp?Pl=2&sl=22&contentid=22 also see http://www.Abihm.Org/general-public. ...Read more

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Psychologically speaking; How is well-being affected by performance?

Depends.: Performing well usually makes you happy. Performing poorly often makes you sad or anxious. For most people, anyway. What more would you like to know? ...Read more

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What are health challenges faced by people with rural lifestyles?

What are health challenges faced by people with rural lifestyles?

Rural Life style: In the Journey of Life, some people have chosen Rural Lifestyle. At some point in our life, people enjoyed City Lifestyle and had Specialist medical care when there was need. Some Health problems were due to air pollution, water pollution, traffic congestion, and Rush life style. Less Specialist medical care in rural area is a health challenge. Peace and Spirituality in rural area is a Blessing! ...Read more

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How is ambition affected by someone's mental health?

How is ambition affected by someone's mental health?

Ambition: A lack of ambition might be an indication of depression or insecurity, while, conversely an overabundance of ambition might be an indication of mania. It all depends on the person. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is social anxiety disorder classed as a mental health disability?

Please help docs! is social anxiety disorder classed as a mental health disability?

Social anxiety : Social anxiety is common and does not have to be a diagnosable disorder. However, if social anxiety symptoms become so intrusive that they impair one's life than it could reach the level of being a diagnosable disorder. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) can be helpful. If therapy does not work alone the symptoms can be relieved by adding appropriate medications. Seek the advice of a therapist. ...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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Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor? What's the difference in terms of scope of practice?

Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor? What's the difference in terms of scope of practice?

Not enough space.: Clinical psychotherapist can be a psychiatrist,psychologist or social workers who passed a board of accreditation. A clinical social worker has a master's degree but also have to pass a licensing board. A mental health counselor has some experience in mental health and usually work with facilities that deal with a broad range of practice and works under supervision. ...Read more

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Is social health the same as emotional health?

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Is social health the same as emotional health?

Social/Mental health: Social health involves forming satisfying interpersonal relationships, adapting to different social situations, and acting appropriately in different settings. Mental health is our Psychological & emotional well-being. ...Read more

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Which is the relationship between mental health and mental hygiene?

Mental Health: Refers basically to our state of emotional wellness where as mental hygiene is about how we take care of ourself emotionally. ...Read more

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