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What are the benefits of optimism?

What are the benefits of optimism?

Many: Generally optimistic people are more happy and spread that happiness to those around them. Some think it improves internal body function and certainly helps the day to go by better. As long as the optimism is not obvious in the face of things that are not so optimistic. ...Read more

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What is the role of optimism in a relationship?

Relationships: Optimism can enhance the spirit of a relationship as pessimism can destroy the spirit of a relationship. Best. ...Read more

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Do bipolars have a hard time striking a balance between optimism and pessimism?

Do bipolars have a hard time striking a balance between optimism and pessimism?

Yes: Each time their mood changes they have to learn to live with their new emotions. It is not easy. Also, if they have a mixed mood state they can find themselves experiencing optimism and pessimism simultaneously and this can be extremely confusing to the individual. ...Read more

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If depressed patients > likely forego procedures due to pessimism, are medicated depressed patients more likely to say okay due to iatrogenic optimism?

If depressed patients > likely forego procedures due to pessimism, are medicated depressed patients more likely to say okay due to iatrogenic optimism?

Medical complaints: Depressed patients are more sensitive to pain and complain of medical problems more often. They are at risk of undergoing more unnecessary medical diagnostic procedures and starting pain medications than other patients due to the severity of their complaints. The psychiatric treatment would decrease the intensity of their problems and improve their tolerance to procedures if they are needed. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor. Suffered depression for a few years, lose of optimism. Other symptoms, history of excessive masturbation. Started taking Maca Root and tried to reduce masturbation. I'm reading only positive reviews of bee pollen and an amino acid called GABA wo

Hi Doctor. Suffered depression for a few years, lose of optimism. Other symptoms, history of excessive masturbation. Started taking Maca Root and tried to reduce masturbation. I'm reading only positive reviews of bee pollen and an amino acid called GABA wo

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. Masturbation is not cause. ...Read more

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How do you keep a positive attitude when sometimes life is bad?

How do you keep a positive attitude when sometimes life is bad?

Seek meaning: Viktor frankl, founder of modern psychotherapy, kept his fellow-inmates alive & upbeat in the concentration camps. Seek meaning (often the image of those you love), reflect that life is unfair but that you can still be a good person, define who you are in terms of your work and service ethic, manage time well & organize yourself, have a kind word for whoever you meet. Just my thoughts, cheers. ...Read more

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If a person has a positive attitude while they have a injury will they heal faster?

If a person has a positive attitude while they have a injury will they heal faster?

Yes: Positive atttitude creates a balanced attitude towards recovery - I have seen people who after stroke say "i had a good life and I am grateful" get discharged quicker than one who is depressed who end up having difficulty coping with expected recovery plans and take longer to heal. ...Read more

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How can I keep a positive attitude when stressed?

How can I keep a positive attitude when stressed?

Relax: You don, t have to be an enlightened guru to practice a simple meditation technique called "mindfulness". Take a deep full breath (hold one hand on your belly and one hand on tour chest). Your belly should expand and your chest remain still. Pick up a flower, a stone, or a piece of chocolate. Get into a comfortabble position. Close your eyes and pay full attention to the object in hand for 5 min. ...Read more

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Can I do anything that will help me maintain a positive attitude?

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy, can be very effective in helping people maintain a positive attitude. ...Read more

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How do I keep up a positive attitude with depression?

How do I keep up a positive attitude with depression?

You're already warm: Without knowing more about the depression and you, it's hard to be specific. But, in any case - just wanting to and believing that there is a way to keep up a positive attitude makes it likely that you can be a winner. You may benefit from cbt, a training/practice program in anything you are interested in, meditation, exercise, whatever! If you're in good tx, stay. If not, find some you'll like. ...Read more

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Is it possible to beat anxiety without medication or counseling? By trying to maintain a strong, positive attitude?

Is it possible to beat anxiety without medication or counseling? By trying to maintain a strong, positive attitude?

Yes you can...: Unless anxiety is very severe, regular anxiety symptoms could be treated with lifestyle routines that can help make you feel more relaxed. Mediation and or prayer, exercise, yoga, art (any type) making can help relieve symptoms. If despite of doing all this you still experience symptoms then I would say it is time to see a therapist. ...Read more

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Where can I find statistics about childhood leukemia for the u.S?

Where can I find statistics about childhood leukemia for the u.S?

Seer database or ACS: The seer database is available online and publishes all this data. The leukemia and lymphoma society and american cancer society. ...Read more

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Why do they collect health statistics?

Why do they collect health statistics?

Study trends: Variety of reasons. Mostly to try to study and improve health care. ...Read more

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Where can I find health statistics online?

Where can I find health statistics online?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih. Gov has many. ...Read more

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Where can you find health statistics online?

Try this: Here's a series of websites to get you started, included who, cdc, and kaiser information. Http://goo. Gl/wkq2j. ...Read more

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What is the statistics of hodgkin's disease?

What is the statistics of hodgkin's disease?

Overall curable: Hodgkin lymphoma as it is now called is one of our success stories. If it is diagnosed in the early stages, the cure rate is >90%, even late stage disease has cure rates of greater than 80%. In those cases where there is disease recurrence, stem cell transplant has been successfully used to cure many people. ...Read more

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Surprising or interesting health statistics/facts?

Surprising or interesting health statistics/facts?

Lifestyle: Given all that we know about the health benefits of exercise and a healthy diet, it is surprising that only a small percentage of people get the recommended amount of exercise daily, and that few medical treatments include dietary and exercise advice. ...Read more

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What are the statistics for the survival of lymphoma?

What are the statistics for the survival of lymphoma?

Depends on type: An aggressive lymphoma can actually be cured in many cases but the more slow growing indolent lymphomas have high remission rates but are currently incurable. The above pertains to non-hodgkin lymphoma. Hodgkin lymphoma is almost totally curable in its early stages but less so if more advanced. ...Read more

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Statistics of smokers vs non smokers who get osteoporosis?

Statistics of smokers vs non smokers who get osteoporosis?

Risk factor: Osteoporosis: the effects of smoking on bone health
www. Webmd. Com/osteoporosis/...Osteoporosis-7/smoking-cigarettescigarette smoke generates free radicals -- molecules that attack and overwhelm the body's natural defenses -- contributing to bone loss and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What organization holds records for the mental health statistics?

A number: Of organizations do statistical analyses, but the national institute of mental healh is likely what you are looking for. ...Read more

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How do the public and world health organisations make use of health statistics?

Evaluate & Monitor: The underpinning of public health is the application of interventions to reduce the burden of disease. Health statistics provide a baseline measure from which the efficacy of an intervention can be ascertained. For example, enumerating the prevalence of malaria before and after the use of mosquito nets demonstrates their efficacy. The same is true for vaccines, treatments and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih. Gov has many. ...Read more

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I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults).?

I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults).?

Not Well Established: The prevalence of Asperger syndrome (as) is not well established. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 88 children age 8 will have an autism spectrum disorder. No studies have yet been conducted to determine the incidence of Asperger syndrome in adult populations, but studies of children with the disorder suggest that their problems with socialization and communication continue into adulthood. ...Read more

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What makes records and statistics on accidents valuable in contributing towards improving health and safety?

What makes records and statistics on accidents valuable in contributing towards improving health and safety?

Epidemiology: Is how we learn about many aspects of medicine. A single doctor cannot see tghe whole picture. For instance we see the incidence of heart disease rising in direct proportion to the effort to advertise and promite cheese and meat in our diet in the 50's. We see a rise in lyphoma and leukewmia in directr proportion toxray dosage given to patients. We know in our minds that these associations cot. ...Read more

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What are IVF statistics?

What are IVF statistics?

Go to SART. Org: Ivf statistics in the usa are reported annually. You can see pregnancy rates, numbers of cycles, the number of ivf programs, etc. The federal government monitors the reporting so that patients have a good idea of how well their program is performing. We are luck here to have so many excellent ivf programs in this country. The statistics can be found at sart. Org and cdc. Gov. ...Read more

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What are the chances of being cured from autism? Is there any statistics?

What are the chances of being cured from autism? Is there any statistics?

None, But...: There are many degrees of autism. Although total cure is unknown, with proper, proven therapy, there can be huge improvement. So great, that some are able to function almost normally in society. Unfortunately, there are more severe cases that will never do well. The earlier the diagnosis, the greater chances of improvement. ...Read more

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What are STD statistics in the us?

What are STD statistics in the us?

A Good Resource: The centers for disease control (cdc) collects and publishes data on quite a few medical ailments, including stds.

Try http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/ for a start. ...Read more

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What are STD statistics in the uk?

???: Not going to bore you with the answers; they are comparable to most industrialized/developed nations. Best advice if you really want to know the dreary details is to call (or google) the uk ministry of public health office and discuss with them. ...Read more

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