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Are there any massage programs for survivors on disability for mental illness?

Are there any massage programs for survivors on disability for mental illness?

Massage: Not sure if there are any approved massage indications for mental illness even if you had fibromylagia I do not believe there are massage programs to the best of my knowledge. ...Read more

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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more


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Is treating someone for OCD/Anxiety difficult when that person studies neuropsychology? Also, are there career repercussions for neuropsychologists for admitting to these disorders?

Is treating someone for OCD/Anxiety difficult when that person studies neuropsychology?  Also, are there career repercussions for neuropsychologists for admitting to these disorders?

Shouldn't be: It's An illness that can be helped with Meds & therapy--I've treated many professionals who are good at what they do & have been treated myself by docs who told me they had ocd--they were perfectionists, paid attention to detail & knew their stuff! ...Read more

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What are the nursing interventions for chf?

What are the nursing interventions for chf?

Nurses are key: Office nurses, home care and heart failure clinic nurses are very knowledgeable. They can record and report progress and intervene with a physician to guide exacerbation a of chf. ...Read more

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What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

Structure: It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy". It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time. ...Read more

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Is there any provision for free residential care for elderly people with mental illness?

Is there any provision for free residential care for elderly people with mental illness?

Chck medicaid: Check with your sate medicaid program if this patient is eligible, some states have home aid service. ...Read more

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Is catatonia and social withdrawal enough for a diagnosis for schizophrenia?

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Is catatonia and social withdrawal enough for a diagnosis for schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia sympto: Symptoms are disorganized thinking/speech such as loosing train of thought or words incoherent , auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions or delusions of persecution, social withdrawal, poor hygiene, lack of motivation, poor judgement/attention/executive functions. ...Read more

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Nursing diagnosis for ards?

Nursing diagnosis for ards?

Acute respiratory : ARDS stands for acute respiratory distress syndrome. ...Read more

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Is there animal assisted therapy for adhd?

Is there animal assisted therapy for adhd?

Yes,but......: There are also many risks, and immature, impulsive child could also be at risk of been hurt by an animal that misinterprets the child's intention or gets spooked.There are manty other time tested, more coventional and potentially less expensive therapies that have shown better results...Medication, behavioral intervention, neurofeedback to name a few.However caring for an animal has its rewards. ...Read more

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What is appropriate behavior for support workers for the disabled?

What is appropriate behavior for support workers for the disabled?

Many behaviors.: Support workers for the disabled, rehabing, or elderly should at the very least be compassionate individuals who show respect for those in their care. They should be accessible by family members, and have good communication skills. Look for someone who is on time, respectful, careful with medications. Ask for references, and do background checks. ...Read more

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Are their social development programs for graduates from neonatal intensive care unit?

Are their social development programs for graduates from neonatal intensive care unit?

Development: Many nicus have developmental follow up clinics to evaluate progress and needs after going home from the nicu and the children are prescribed physical, occupational, and speech therapy as is warranted. The therapy occurs on developmentally appropriate levels which is often through play therapy. ...Read more

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Are there any mental health facilities for elderly with dementia only?

Are there any mental health facilities for elderly with dementia only?

Dementia only: Is not a mental health problem, but a physical one. Having said that, many dementia patients also have mental health issues such as depression, hallucinations and behavioral problems. I know of no dementia only mental health units, but there are many geriatric units which are quite capable of helping patients with dementia. ...Read more

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Are there psychiatrists who provide more behavioral modification therapy than medication therapy?

Are there psychiatrists who provide more behavioral modification therapy than medication therapy?

Yes: Psychiatrists can provide the full range of therapies in addition to medication management. There are some out there that still do psychoanalysis, as well as many of the newer therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy and others. It may take internet searches or referrals to find them, however. ...Read more

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Is hypnotherapy effective for treating psychiatric illness?

Is hypnotherapy effective for treating psychiatric illness?

Depends upon who: you read. Hypnotherapists will tell you "Yes." My experience as a therapist of 30 years says "No" and I practiced hypnosis 10 years. ...Read more

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Can there be any inpatient psychatric help for someone who is bipolar and unemployed?

Can there be any inpatient psychatric help for someone who is bipolar and unemployed?

Depends: Inpatient psychiatric is expensive, and simple mental illness and unemployment would likely not be enough to meet hospital criteria. Community mental health centers offer low cost or free services, have support groups and will usually assess for medication, needs for inpatient or outpatient treatment, and may help with social work services. Vocational rehabilitation state services may also help. ...Read more

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Are there courses for learning how to care for a loved one with dementia?

Are there courses for learning how to care for a loved one with dementia?

I don't know: About courses, but the alzheimer's association can give you much more information on caring for a loved one and for yourself. ...Read more

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How many sessions and weeks are required for Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-loss?

How many sessions and weeks are required for Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-loss?

Ask the therapist: Actually, in my OPINION as a NON-psychiatrist....when it comes to something such as WEIGHT LOSS...if you're looking for a permanent fix....the MORE sessions you take....THE BETTER....all the way out to INDEFINITELY. However, the reality is that most providers will only go a certain number according to insurance limits so that's what it turns out to be but everyone's different. Ask your therapist ...Read more