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What type of psychologists work in children's mental facilities?

What type of psychologists work in children's mental facilities?

Child psychologists: Children's mental facilities generally employ a variety of practitioners to help patients and their families. There may be child psychiatrists, child psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, teachers, and various assistants working as a team. There would also most likely be pediatricians, primary care physicians, or possibly nurse practitioners to help with basic medical needs. ...Read more

Palliative (Definition)

Palliative care is treatment focused on reducing the suffering of an individual rather than ...Read more


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How are palliative care programs set up?

How are palliative care programs set up?

Good question!: I wasn't sure, but i found this: http://www.Growthhouse.Org/palliative/ there is also a national association for homecare and hospice; they may have more useful information. It's a great question, and a much-needed service! ...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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How much are mental hospitals or mental health facilities costs increasing in the us?

How much are mental hospitals or mental health facilities costs increasing in the us?

Health facility cost: The cost of personnel has not gone up that much. Facility costs have risen as has the cost of home ownership and many older facilities need ongoing maintenance and improvements. Drug costs have increased as new and more potent and useful medications are created. ...Read more

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Which jobs suitable for someone narcissistic , introverted , low esteemed , social anxiety one ? Or its better to keep home - no treatment is vital

Which jobs suitable for someone narcissistic , introverted , low esteemed , social anxiety one ? Or its better to keep home - no treatment is vital

Job could help: While treatment may not be vital, it could certainly help given your description. So could working since it will direct attention toward doing something useful. This will likely increase self esteem and help overcome social anxiety. Staying at home is a setting which is likely to increase the negative feelings which you imply. Your first step may be to speak with someone about your concerns. ...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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Does endocrinologist learn in school, that type 1 diabetics base their food, medical, and housing needs on income level like government lawmakers?

Does endocrinologist learn in school,  that type 1 diabetics base their food,  medical,  and housing needs on income level like government lawmakers?

Not exactly: Endocrinologists learn to provide the best and most appropriate treatment and prevention possible -- however our best efforts are sometimes thwarted by government and insurance company policies. We look at the problem for totally different viewpoints. ...Read more

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Which type of psychologist work in children mental facilities?

Which type of psychologist work in children mental facilities?

Child psych's: There are clinical psychologists (who are phd's) who have additional training and certification in working with children. Although many social workers and psychologists work with kids, it's usually better to seek out someone with additional training in the area. ...Read more

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Does keyboard tapping constantly help improve your mental state of mind?

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Does keyboard tapping constantly help improve your mental state of mind?

Tapping: Done in moderation, it helps focusing and grip strength. ...Read more

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The mental health patient profile: does it change primary care physicians' practice patterns?

The mental health patient profile: does it change primary care physicians' practice patterns?

A little unclear ??: Are you maybe asking whether primary care doctors treat people with mental health diagnoses differently from other patients? I'm not sure this is what you mean -- but if so, all patients should receive the same level of care. However, mental health issues do impact overall health and how able people are to participate in their care. Mental health needs consideration in the whole picture. ...Read more

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How will a health maintenance organization (hmo) work?

How will a health maintenance organization (hmo) work?

THEY WORK FOR PROFIT: Hmos are for profit businesses, whose main purpose is to make profit for their investors.Examples are united heathcare, oxford health plan, aetna health plan, etc the health of individual is seconadary purpose for them in my opinion they deny care and lot of times against your doctors orders and rest you can see their growth on wall street i call it socialised medicine for profit. ...Read more

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Job satisfaction of health workers?

Job satisfaction of  health workers?

It depends.: This depends on the individual. Some people may be more satisfied than others, and so they are happy. Others are never happy, and may need counseling, like with a psychiatrist. Self help and supervised group therapy can also help. ...Read more

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Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?

Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient  physical therapy  if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?

Hmmm . . . : Could there maybe be a disagreement between this physician and your family about what's in the patient's best interests? This is a deep discussion that involves much thought and consideration, and which deserves scheduled time with your relative's doctor to go over treatment plans, prognosis, etc. Maybe such a discussion can resolve these issues? Doctors want to help, not hurt or harm. ...Read more

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Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor?

Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor?

All roads lead2rome: Which one to see? Or which one to become? See the one you like the best, feel most comfortable with & feel has ur best interests in mind at all times. Also helpful to see one who has some connection to a doc should you need medication in treatment. Which to become depends on your area of interest, & the legal requirements for study & practice in your area. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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What are skills, salary of an occupational therapist assistant?

What are skills, salary of an occupational therapist assistant?

Degree and License: Ota's require two years of college and a state license. Salaries commensurate with experience and location in the $40k's. ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder affect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Can cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder affect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Subtle question: In mania, people subjectively feel their performance is superior when actually it is not--it becomes degraded by distractability and flighty thinking. Yet underlying cognitive capacity remains intact. Mild mania (hypomania) provide boosts of energy that multiply the effect of intelligence even though, once again, the underlying capacity remains unchanged. Untreated bipolar reduces net performance. ...Read more

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How do professionals gauge a childs motor skill developmental age?

How do professionals gauge a childs motor skill developmental age?

By skills shown: The peabody motor developmental scales, usually administered by occupational and physical therapists, assess both fine (arms/ shoulder girdle/upper torso) and gross ( lower torso/ legs) abilities related to norms for particular ages. It is important to observe both the quality and quantity of movements. There are other ways your pediatricians can check for problems, so report your concerns ...Read more

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