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A level 4 psych Technician & a psych nurse, aside from different educational backgrounds, what's different in terms of scope of practice for each?

A level 4 psych Technician & a psych nurse, aside from different educational backgrounds, what's different in terms of scope of practice for each?

Medical training: Nurses have some medical training, but psychiatric technicians do not. Psychiatric technicians may have bachelor's degrees in "mental health" or developmental disabilities, but nursing training surpasses this. In some states also (and with additional training), nurse practitioners can practice independently. Psychiatric technicians cannot do this. ...Read more

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Baby 3 m old. We are interested in beginning sleep training. Lots of different theories and approaches. Any dr. recommended books on the subject?

Baby 3 m old. We are interested in beginning sleep training. Lots of different theories and approaches. Any dr. recommended books on the subject?

Dr. Ferber's book: Best know book is Dr. Richard Ferber's "How to Solve Your CHild's SLeep problems" His general approach is to put the baby in his/her crib awake and leave for a set period - say five minutes - then go back in if still crying to comfort the baby and then leave again but for a longer period of time. In my view three months is a bit early - can be done , but hader 4- 6 months of age better. ...Read more

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Noticed how many ran to the toilette at recent conference. In an audience of 1000 people, generally speaking, how many of those people are incontinent?

Noticed how many ran to the toilette at recent conference. In an audience of 1000 people, generally speaking, how many of those people are incontinent?

If u r talking about: Overactive bladder (oab), the female/male ratio is about 17%/16%, respectively, in over 18 years old and 12.2 million adults have urge incontinence (ui). One in five adults over age 40 are affected by oab or recurrent symptoms of urgency and frequency. An estimated 17 million community-dwelling adults in the United States have daily ui and 33 million suffer from the overlapping condition of oab. ...Read more

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When looking at text on screen, colours of individual letters change periodically - from black to navy blue. Not computer; overworking eyes? Diabetes?

When looking at text on screen, colours of individual letters change periodically - from black to navy blue. Not computer; overworking eyes? Diabetes?

Macular issue: The variations in the colors of the letters localizes the problem area to the central retina, the macula lutea, aka the fovea centralis. Diabetes is not impossible but not likely without a history. A retinal toxicity to the antibiotics for h. Pylori is also possible. A retina specialist or general ophthalmologist is the starting point for a dilated examination of the back of your eyes asap. ...Read more

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14 month old doesn't point or show toys. Are these major autism red flags?No speech delay based on eval. Plays in turn taking social games, imitates.

14 month old doesn't point or show toys. Are these major autism red flags?No speech delay based on eval. Plays in turn taking social games, imitates.

Prob Ok, but watch: These do not sound like major red flags, since the language and play seem fine. There are screening tools such as MChat and CARS, that can also screen. Does he interacts well with others, make good eye contact? Eat well? Sleep well? Have normal bowel movements? ...Read more

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What are some solutions for a child who overreacts negatively at school?

What are some solutions for a child who overreacts negatively at school?

What makes him react: Kids respond differently to situations at different ages. You do not mention your childĀ“s age, but in any event try to pinpoint when and with whom he acts out. Is it specific to a certain teacher or individual? To a certain subject or another child? Is the child learning and is the experience pleasurable? Does you child have any hearing or vision problems? Do you have similar issues @ home? ...Read more

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Is there different types of borderline personality disorder? If so, what and what are the traits ( as in their personality) ?

Is there different types of borderline personality disorder? If so, what and what are the traits ( as in their personality) ?

Borderline PD: A pt may be diagnosed with borderline PD, may be or described as having borderline "traits". Persons who suffer from borderline PD, will, of course, all be different from one another and experience their illness in their own, personal way. Some traits include: trouble regulating emotions, impulsivity, frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, recurrent self harm. Talk with ur doc abt treatment :) ...Read more

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Are olaying for hours with trains and reading all day signs of autism?

Are olaying for hours with trains and reading all day signs of autism?

Depends: It depends on the age. It also depends on the person's overall level of sociability. How much eye contact does the person have? There are other characteristics of various forms of autism spectrum disorder, that a board certified child psychiatrist would be able to evaluate and provide an opinion as to the best diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a whole range of aspergers types? I've met 3 people with aspergers and they are not alike.

Is there a whole range of aspergers types?  I've met 3 people with aspergers and they are not alike.

Not really: The core issues of asperger's disorder are the same, and there are no subtypes, at least with current diagnosis. However, just as there many variations of people with no disorder, those with ad can be quite different in terms of severity of symptoms, overall intelligence, specific interests, and awareness of their difficulties and efforts they make to overcome them. ...Read more

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What is the amount of vitamins and minerals for children 8 years old and less per day? What types of v/m should the about ages receive each day?

What is the amount of vitamins and minerals for children 8 years old and less per day? What types of v/m should the about ages receive each day?

Here : Here is a chart of the recommended nutritional requirement by the usda for various ages. The good news is that as long as a child eats a fairly balanced diet, they will get the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy. Specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies are uncommon in developed countries where children have access to a variety of foods from the different food groups. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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Is there any websites or cartoons that help with child development ? I'm looking for some that help small children learn faster .

Is there any websites or cartoons that help with child development ? I'm looking for some that help small children learn faster .

No: Babies interact and learn best when they interact with their parents and other people around them. Not multiple media. Involve your baby in your daily activities, keep him around people. Read and sing to him. Take him outside, let him explore with different textures, shapes and colors, encourage explorative behavior. Nothing substitutes the parents! ...Read more

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What are some good remedies for social anxiety, specifically in a high school environment?

What are some good remedies for social anxiety, specifically in a high school environment?

Build Skills Now!: Teens struggling w/ social anxiety might relate to this peer: http://ow.ly/EXqaH Much can be done 2 learn 2 manage & even overcome social anxiety. In general, it will involve facing feared social situations, conquering less feared ones & working up 2 more feared ones. It's impt 2 have an understanding of HOW 2 do this effectively. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/EXqIs Get teen expert help! ...Read more

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What are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?

What are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?

Awareness, funding: While no specific disease has been cured or significantly abated from celebrity endorsement, the increased awareness and increased cash inflow for research has been of significant benefit. Three that come to mind are michael fox for parkinson's, elizabeth taylor for aids and jerry lewis for muscular dystrophy. ...Read more

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Wearing a different cloth every day what would be the medical explanation of wearing a different type of clothing - for instance a faculty wearing a different costume or a different dress each day - other that cleaning ? Thank you.

Wearing a different cloth every day what would be the medical explanation of wearing a different type of clothing - for instance a faculty wearing a different costume or a different dress each day - other that cleaning ?

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Germs : Germs are passed on most frequently by contact. Changing clothes daily can help decrease the risk of transmission from person to person along with, of course, frequent handwashings. This is even more critical in operating rooms requiring clean scrubs for people to change in as needed. ...Read more

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How young can one first notice the social differences of an autistic child?

How young can one first notice the social differences of an autistic child?

See below: Some signs maybe observable in infancy. An infant that does not enjoy being held or enjoy being comforted, maybe displaying early signs. However, those things can be normal. Most children will show more recognizable signs between 15 to 24 months of age. ...Read more

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Forgetting a lot. Conversations with people right after talking to them, names of friends, times for work. Hx of depression, anxiety, ocd. Normal?

Forgetting a lot. Conversations with people right after talking to them, names of friends, times for work. Hx of depression, anxiety, ocd. Normal?

Memory problems: are frequently listed as sx's of the three conditions you list, especially if the depression or anxiety is high. Do you also take any medication or use street drugs? These can make it worse, especially the latter, although some meds have this as a side effect. Have you had a mental health workup with a psychiatrist or psychologist? Sounds like this might help. ...Read more

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I've seen a few psychologists who do social skill training for autistic people at a very high price. Is there any other option?

Social pragmatics: In addition to individual treatment, there are social pragmatics groups that give people an opportunity to socially interact and discuss their concerns. These groups give an opportunity to try out different approaches to managing social situations. You might contact the aspergers association and autism association for recommendations for these groups. ...Read more

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What are some of the daily issues of ADHD in children? Need detailed description for school project

What are some of the daily issues of ADHD in children? Need detailed description for school project

CHADD: This is the national foundation for children and adults with adhd. Website: http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD.aspx See tab 'understanding adhd'. Many other learning resources and media formats. Take care. ...Read more

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