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Doctor insights on: Services For People With Mental Health Problems

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Can people with mental health problems have children?

Can people with mental health problems have children?

Yes: Yes, people with mental health problems can have children. Hopefully they're getting treatment for their problems so that they can enjoy productive lives and be good parents. ...Read more

Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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Mental health issues with geriatric ladies==are they common?

Mental health issues with geriatric ladies==are they common?

Depends: Seriously, the variation is not so much age as it is the underlying resiliency. We are all individuals, avoid grouping. ...Read more

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Can people with sleep problems benefit from a mental health practitioner?

Can people with sleep problems benefit from a mental health practitioner?

Most certainly yes!: Solving sleep problems is a common adventure in our society. Over the counter sleep aids are everywhere, with varying success and often with problems of their own. Melatonin seems to be most helpful and side effects low. If that's not helpful you can start with either your primary care provider or a mental health professional. More difficult cases may require sleep apnea or psychiatric consults. ...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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Is there residential care for older people with mental health needs?

Is there residential care for older people with mental health needs?

Most nursing homes: Are quite capable of caring for older patients with mental health needs, but it would help to know what the problem is to give you a specific answer. ...Read more

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Is there any provision for free residential care for elderly people with mental illness?

Is there any provision for free residential care for elderly people with mental illness?

Chck medicaid: Check with your sate medicaid program if this patient is eligible, some states have home aid service. ...Read more

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Can people with poor mental health get a service dog?

Can people with poor mental health get a service dog?

Service dog: Sure, if prescribed by their Psychiatrist as part of their therapy. ...Read more

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How do your promote physical health for people with mental illness?

How do your promote physical health for people with mental illness?

By example: Loving someone who is mentally ill is a tremendous challenge that will take sacrifice, courage, and goodness that may not be returned. Some of the strongest medications promote obesity. One of the kindest things you can do is find some form of vigorous physical activity you and your loved one anjoy doing together, and share this time. It's a precious opportunity. Good luck. ...Read more

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Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

NAMI, other org.s: National alliance on mental illness, national institutes of mental health, arc, state supported mental health clinics, staff in local child/adolescent psychiatry clinics, chadd, add warehouse, just to name some good sources of information. ...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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Help please! is depression and other mental health problems genetic?

Help please! is depression and other mental health problems genetic?

Depression Familial: While depression and other mental health problems are not technically genetic, it can be familial. If you have one or more 1st degree relative (mother, father, etc) with depression or another mental illness, you could be at increased risk for the condition as well. ...Read more

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What social health issues are experienced by elderly people?

What social health issues are experienced by elderly people?

ElderlySocialHealth: Check out http://www.yourdictionary.com/social-health. Transportation can be a major social health issue for elderly as they lose their independence by giving up their car keys, which makes them dependent upon a city that's not prepared to take them to places of worship, to supermarkets, to healthcare institutions, and to various areas to socialize & recreate. ...Read more

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H Do you deal with mental health issues?

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Do you deal with mental health issues?

Mental Health: Yes, there are clinical psychologists and psychiatrists serving on Health Tap. Please ask you question. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is community care for with people with learning disabilities?

What is community care for with people with learning disabilities?

See below: It is an alternative to institutionalizing individuals with ld's into residential treatment facilities. Acceptance and intergration in the public communities are essential and vital to allowing them to have the best quality of life without preconception. Unfortunately, many in the communities are often opposed to these heterogeneous collection of individuals-ignorance and fear lend to this. ...Read more

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Does residential care for older people with mental health needs have a place in the future?

Does residential care for older people with mental health needs have a place in the future?

Absolutely.: Residential care should address the needs of the individual, regardless of the illness (whether it's mental health, pt, ot, etc). Specialized attention to treating anxiety, for example, in a geriatric population can greatly improve quality of life. And treating anxiety in these individuals is very different than treating anxiety in a younger population. ...Read more

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How can homelessness affect someone with mental health problems?

How can homelessness affect someone with mental health problems?

A lot. Homeless-: ness is a severe stress, and piling that on top of a mental condition (which handles stress less well) is potentially like pouring salt on a wound. A lot of homeless people suffer from severe mental illnesses, which is likely a contributing factor to their plight. Just ask them how easy life is--IT ISN'T. Try to find a program with the County/State to help and get some support. ...Read more

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How can mental health experts help someone with depression?

How can mental health experts help someone with depression?

Several Ways: You can be assessed to ensure that there is not a medical reason for depression. Depression is a brain illness that causes you to have negative thoughts. Individual therapy can help you recognize and change these thoughts. In some cases, medication may be used to combat the changes depression causes in brain function. If neither of these is helpful, there are more aggressive treatments. ...Read more

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How are people treated in mental health facilities?

How are people treated in mental health facilities?

Depends on facility: Obviously there are a wide range of facilities and conditions. They may use medication group and individual counselling. ...Read more

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Are there any mental health facilities for elderly with dementia only?

Dementia only: Is not a mental health problem, but a physical one. Having said that, many dementia patients also have mental health issues such as depression, hallucinations and behavioral problems. I know of no dementia only mental health units, but there are many geriatric units which are quite capable of helping patients with dementia. ...Read more