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Psychology Of Decision Making
Motivation & reward: Making goals gives some individuals motivation to accomplish those goals. Some provide rewards for themselves or witness rewards (weight loss, improved confidence/self-esteem, etc.) if reaching those goals. One key is to make these goals realistic based on your age, fitness level and time allotted to reach these goals. ...Read more
Grappling with elder issues in family. Who evaluates and deems someone incapable of making decisions? The courts? How?
Difficult issues: If your family member recognizes the need for help, s/he may agree to delegate power of attorney on health, legal, & financial issues to you. If not, & you can see there are difficulties, the process is harder. As dr. Rao says, neuropsychiatric evaluation is needed. If this diagnosis supports incapacity but the elder person disagrees, you will need court involvement for guardianship. Painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most important: Sounds like their is some hesitancy or doubt.If so, don't. This is a lifelong relationship. ...Read more
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
Interactive: Psychopathology refers to harmfully unusual psychological qualities of the person caused by biology and traumatic learning histories. Stress consists of a response to upsetting events that triggers or worsens pathological factors. Psychotherapy aims to teach coping for unchangeable factors, de-condition negative factors that were learned, and strengthen positive factors already present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: More info is needed as this is not a question that can be answered. ...Read more
Fish is overated: Fish and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish oil" or "here comes the fish oil salesman". ...Read more
Cut to feel better?: For some it can make real the pain they feel internally - pain they cannot put words to. The cutting also can be with the expectation that the pain or anguish will abate or end with the action. There has been suggestion that endorphins are released - causing the temporary calming that allegedly follows. Naltrexone has not been that promising though in controlling self-injurious acts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Usually: The ones delineated by a particular institution, and probably contained in the job description, policies and procedures. Even though they re similar in most cases, wild variations in the norms exist in a state by state basis, as a change of standards over time, and depending on the type of institution (private management versus gov, etc). ...Read more
Licensing board: Usually each state has its own department of professional regulations that is responsible for the issue of license in a given profession. Depending on a state, a professional is required to take a continuing education classes to keep the license. However, many professionals are taking classes without the requirement to keep current on treatment trends and techniques. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Autonomy means the patient can do whatever he or she wants. Beneficence means that a doctor or other professional is looking out for the patient's best interests. Some conflict examples: a patient may still choose to smoke (autonomy) even though he knows it's bad for him and his/her doctor has counseled him to quit (beneficence). ...Read more
What are the impacts of chemotherapy of the following factor : economic, social, cultural, environmental?
Chemotherapy : Each of those questions questions is bet answered in a review article or dissertation not in 400 characters or less. ...Read more
Canadian Psych.: Basically philosophy is same as far as mission & goals. The canadian classification of mental illnesses follows the world health organization classification (icd), whereas the american follows the diagnostic & statistical manual of mental illnesses (dsm). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Isn't the term "psychotic" irrelevant? A emo-artist type would seem out of touch of reality in a engineering seminar- it's all point of view
Reality check ?: Psychotic refers to being out of touch with reality. The term is used in conjunction with mental conditions where people might hallucinate, be paranoid or distort reality in other ways. An artist (visual artist or a writer) may use their imagination and distort reality in their creations. That doesn't necessarily mean that they are psychotic. The important factor is whether they can judge reality. ...Read more
INTERESTING!: The goal for the justice system for addiction treatment is just what you might imagine, stay out of the justice system! so there is a bit of a different goal of just trying to reduce recidivism. Forced treatment by the legal system has not been very successful in the long term. ...Read more
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