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Old People Stereotypes
Patterned Movements: "stereotyped behaviors" typically refer to repetitive, patterned movements that are usually rhythmic in nature. These are most commonly associated with autism spectrum disorders, but are sometimes seen in other disorders like tardive dyskinesia, schizophrenia and mental retardation. Examples include head banging, rocking, hand-wringing or flapping, marching in place, etc. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Not clear on your: question but I'll give it a try. Psychologists portrayed in the media are often doing something unethical. Most of us are not happy w/their depiction through movies, books, etc. See American Psychological Association website or your state psychological association website. The PA Psych Assoc has a good one. Peace and good health. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I don't think it's a stereotype but i was just wondering why low income nations and cities have a higher hiv/aids rate?
Other factors: In the heavily-affected regions of africa, lack of circumcision (still debated), social problems leading to promiscuity, lack of condoms and endemic violence against women. In the usa underclass, despair leads to IV drug abuse which spreads hiv. Even in the poorest parts of the muslim world and most of latin america, HIV infection is uncommon. This is simplistic -- there's much more. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Why is it that some (not all) doctors drink on the job and why is it such a big stereotype with doctors?
Loaded question: Apparently the drama of some so-called medical tv series and/or movies have jaded your opinion of doctors. Of course there are "bad" doctors just like any other profession, but most of us would never consider impairing our judgement with alcohol or other drugs "on the job" Doctors on healthtap volunteer their time to answer questions in addition to maintaining their office hours ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Getting a homosexual roommate, are things like aids/hiv something we should be concerned about or is it a false stereotype? Sharing shower/toilet/pool
You're fine: Hiv is not transmitted in the shower, toilet, or pool. During the bad old days when many people had high levels of the virus, family members did not infect each other except through intimate contact. Hopefully you two will build a friendship. Most gay guys are hiv-negative; if you're worried, he might tell you one way or the other. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Common: As people age, they get to starting to thing abut the reality of their leaving this life. A part of all religions is to address what happens next, usually in a comforting although sometimes threatening manner. Older folks facing this frequently gravitate to their religion to find satisfaction with the inevitable passing. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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