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Doctor insights on: Short Term Goal Setting

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Will depression lead to short term insanity?

Will depression lead to short term insanity?

Not likely: Insanity is a layman's term for mental illness. About 50% of the population suffers from mental illness at any given point in their lives. These illnesses range from mild to severe. Depression is treatable. If you are referring to temporary insanity, it is highly unlikely for depression to cause an individual to lose control of his or her faculties and commit an act which he or she can't recollect. ...Read more

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Is emphysema a long term or short term disease?

Is emphysema a long term or short term disease?

Life-long...: COPD is a chronic, incurable and slowly progressive disease. Once a patient has this disease, they will have it for the rest of their lives. ...Read more

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When does short term care turn into long term care?

When does short term care turn into long term care?

Insurance term: Typically short term and long term care are insurance terms relating to coverage. However i believe in general short term is 6 mo or less. It depends on the context. ...Read more

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What is the difference between long and short term recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

What is the difference between long and short term recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

30days vs 1 year: Over and over, clinical studies have proven the greater efficacy of long-term treatment for drug and alcohol dependency versus shorter-term (i.e. 30 day) treatment.  across the United States literally hundreds of treatment centers decorate the coastline, each offering a unique twist on a month's worth of holistic treatment for substance abuse. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between long, short term recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

Whats the difference between long, short term recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

Try 12-Step Program: Short term goals in substance abuse recovery would include abstinence and creating a good support system to remain sober. Long term goals would be to make life style changes consistent with sobriety, reestablishing relationships with family and friends, and becoming a contributing member of society again. I would encourage anyone to seek out a 12-step program as a first step in their recovery. ...Read more

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Is long term use of inderal (propranolol) ok?

inderal (propranolol): Inderal (propranolol) has been around for a lot of years and long term safe use has been no problem for most. ...Read more

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How long would short term memory loss lasts after brain surgery!?

How long would short term memory loss lasts after brain surgery!?

Depends on type: Post-op deficits, such as short-term memory problems, depend on the type of surgery, location, how much brain tissue was manipulated, length of surgery, etc. It can last a few weeks, to being permanent. I would ask your neurosurgeon those specific questions. ...Read more

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Which comes first short or long term memory loss?

Which comes first short or long term memory loss?

Last in, first out: Short term memory is lost first in most neurological diseases involving cognition. Intermediate memory goes next and finally long term memory dissipates. ...Read more

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Short term exposure to mold have long term health effects?

Short term exposure to mold have long term health effects?

Allergy Symptoms: It is always difficult to predict short term exposure to molds in every individual.But majority of people including children exposed to molds even for short periods will have allergy symptoms like nasal and sinus congestion/sore throat and chest tightness,cough and wheezing ...Read more

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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

Yes: It is not recommended to take Omeprazole for longer than four months at a time. Long-term use can lead to weakening of the stomach lining and increased risk of wrist, hip or spine fracture. ...Read more

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Losing weight short term with laxatives?

Losing weight short term with laxatives?

Bad idea: This is not an ideal way to lose weight, in fact, it can be dangerous. It can cause electrolyte and mineral imbalances, dehydration and colon problems, particularly when used in the long run. Please reconsider this idea and focus on more long term goals with a focus on healthy eating and physical activity. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How long is bagging effective in an intubated patient?

How long is bagging effective in an intubated patient?

Variable : This would depend on the stamina of the person doing the bagging. Theoretically it would be effective as long as adequate ventilation could be maintained. ...Read more

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What are short term and long term effects of bulimia?

What are short term and long term effects of bulimia?

Many: Short term- weight loss, tooth enamel erosion from stomach acid, esophageal ulcers, nuitritional and electrolyte imbalances and skipped periods. Long term- no menses, cardiac irregular heartbeats that could result in cardiac arrest and death and, kidney failure from severe dehydration. ...Read more

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Is long term hospital care the same thiing as hospice care?

Is long term hospital care the same thiing as hospice care?

No: Hospital care is designed to treat acute medical problems that cannot be handled as an outpatient. Hospice care is care focused on comfort of terminally ill patients which does not attempt.To fix underlying medical issues ...Read more

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Is long term use of sucarfate (1g) safe?

Is long term use of sucarfate (1g) safe?

Yes: I know of no reasons that you cannot use this if it's helping for an indefinite time period...HOWEVER you should KNOW what you are treating! If the Diagnosis is clear...it's OK..... Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What goes first in mci? Short or long term memory? Judgment?

What goes first in mci? Short or long term memory? Judgment?

Depends: Depending on the cause of mci sometimes memory is affected first, but sometimes other cognitive abilities (language, judgment, visual) are affected first. If memory us affected the short term is usually affected first. ...Read more

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Are short term clinical skin care courses effective?

Are short term clinical skin care courses effective?

Yes: It depends on the condition. Often 'short term' means a minimum of 30 days, which is roughly the amount of time it takes for a new skin cell to take over for an old one. ...Read more