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Mental health advocates: is war on poverty of thought as important as war on poverty?

Mental health advocates: is war on poverty of thought as important as war on poverty?

Really: I think your answer can ne found by examing how mich government funding os provided to each. ...Read more

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Can we avoid mental retarded state of child born with cousin marriage?

Can we avoid mental retarded state of child born with cousin marriage?

Hard to say: Geneticists estimate that each of us carry a few recessive genes that will not harm us, but when paired with another can produce a baby with things like CF, sickle cell, and any of thousands of metabolic disorders like PKU.Marriage between close relatives increases this risk.You can get tested for the recessive gene in some cases, so having a consultation with a geneticist may help you. ...Read more

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Is most of our prison population guys with antisocial personality disorder?

Is most of our prison population guys with antisocial personality disorder?

No: Most are of limited intelligence, easily swayed by their confreres to engage in illegal activity. Many are victims of outrageous anti-drug laws which in fact promote the use of drugs rather than helping the victims. A few are there by accident. A small group indeed are sociopaths, with no consciences however these folks are frequently very intelligent and avoid capture. ...Read more

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Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Background Check: Usually, facilities (hospitals, nursing homes) run a background check on potential employees. ...Read more

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What is mental state of domestic violence victims?

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What is mental state of domestic violence victims?

Domestic violence: Anger, rage, hatred, agitation, parables in extreme cases. ...Read more

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Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Other Problems: Societal problems such as child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and lack of availability of mental health services contribute to violence in our society. Some of our regulations also need to be re-examined. ...Read more

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Poor work history, due to poor handling of stress, nonsocial tendency and/or depression?

Poor work history, due to poor handling of stress, nonsocial tendency and/or depression?

All problems: Poor stress tolerance can lead to depression. Treatment with therapy and possible medications can help teach better coping mechanisms and increase stress tolerance. This leads to better work performance. ...Read more

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Are learning disabilities hereditary?

Are learning disabilities hereditary?

Sometimes: Some forms of LD, such as certain types of dyslexia, are clearly inherited, others are not. Its always useful to ask about relatives, especially parents when evaluated LD> ...Read more

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Will un-born children be mentally affected by parents history of mental illness?

Will un-born children be mentally affected by parents history of mental illness?

Possible: There are genetic predispositions for some mental illnesses. A consultation with a geneticist would give you more specific answers. ...Read more

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How are social inequality and poor health linked?

There seems to be a: Correlation between low income and lesser health however no one knows what the link is for sure ...Read more

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Terrified of being left, forgotten, abandoned. Engaged. Both severely insecure and over confident. Lack sense of identity, personality wise. Help?

Terrified of being left, forgotten, abandoned. Engaged. Both severely insecure and over confident. Lack sense of identity, personality wise. Help?

See a psychologist: You should get evaluated. Schedule an appointment with a psychologist for an evaluation. Therapy and/or medication will help if in fact you are depressed or have chronic feelings of emptiness. Make sure you talk about your symptoms and not a diagnostic label. ...Read more

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I'm afraid of people and social situations?

I'm afraid of people and social situations?

Try to reach beyond: Your comfort zone. Set some simple goals, i.e., to smile and say something at a social gathering to one new person. Practice before hand some possible things to say. Join a social group that does some activity you like, ie, hiking or volleyball. Meet with a therapist to develop some goals and practice. Good luck ; let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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Health law preventing health disparities ?

Health law preventing health disparities ?

On the contrary.: The primary cause of health disparities in the us is related to poor access to care based on low socioeconomic status. Basic services such as education, fire protection, police, etc. Are not related to employment, and yet health insurance access is primarily related to our jobs. If we truly believe in health care as a basic right, we need to develop a system of access for all. ...Read more

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Can mental health facilities hire people who have mental disorders?

Can mental health facilities hire people who have mental disorders?

That would depend: On the illness and the compliance of the patient. So if a person has had one episode of major depression 5 years ago with no subsequent illness, why wouldn't they be able to work with other people who have similar porblems? ...Read more

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Which state agencies regulate public health care?

Which state agencies regulate public health care?

State health dept: All states have a department of public health although the names might be a little different. Most counties and cities also have such departments. Their job frequently involves promotion rather than regulation and they get involved in epidemics, disease clusters, communicable disease, public sanitation including cleanliness in restaurants, etc. ...Read more

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Are boomers sicker younger than the greatest gen parents?

Are boomers sicker younger than the greatest gen parents?

Not really.: Boomers run anywhere from 50 to 67 years old now, and are more active than the older generations were at the same ages. They may take more medications - statins, BP and ed drugs - but only because we are managing more aggressively conditions we used to see as inevitable with advancing age. ...Read more

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What role do social workers play in children with mental health problems?

What role do social workers play in children with mental health problems?

Several roles: Social workers can play many roles in the lives of children with mental health problems. Two of the more common is helping to gain access to helpful services and providing direct counseling services. This can be done through both private and public agencies, within and outside of a hospital or clinic. ...Read more

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