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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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Will student health share my medical record with anyone?

Will student health share my medical record with anyone?

NO: Under privacy laws they can not, unless you provide written permission - either generic or on a case by case basis. ...Read more

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Do electronic health records bring down health care costs?

Not really: Unfortunately they only increase health care costs dramatically. While there are few undeniable benefits, the overall strain on the medical system is unsustainable. ...Read more

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Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Similar standards: Each mental health practitioner type has its own professional code, but there are important similarities. All should be compassionately present with you, maintaining both confidentiality and appropriate therapeutic boundaries. They should use your session time to address your needs as a patient, rather than their personal needs, etc. Divergence from these standards would be abnormal. ...Read more

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Help please? Is mental health covered under obamacare?

Mental health + ACA: Yes, I believe all of the plans from the Affordable Care Act have to cover mental health services. Look at the plans carefully because the deductibles vary considerably, depending on which plan you purchase. ...Read more

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Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?

Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?

Probably: If you agency is not health related, then details of your clients are assumed to be public unless there is some other confidentiality arrangement. You probably should not discuss health issues that you are privy to, but this is not a hippa issue if you are not a health professional. ...Read more

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How do emotional health and mental health differ?

How do emotional health and mental health differ?

They are the same: Mental health and emotional health are the same. Signs of mental health include: general sense of well being, good friendships and relationships, positive work experiences, love of life, good communication skills, passionate about things you are doing, positive self esteem and self confidence, supportive of other's accomplishments are some signs of emotional health. ...Read more

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What is relationship between mental health and mental hygiene?

What is relationship between mental health and mental hygiene?

Same: Mental hygiene is an older term for mental health, but the terms can be used interchangeably. The mental hygiene movement took off in the early 1900's, and was basically concerned with the improvement of the care of people with mental disorders. ...Read more

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What can a mental health occupational therapist do in private practice?

What can a mental health occupational therapist do in private practice?

Occupational: therapists R not trained mental health practitioners, although their work certainly impacts on client's mental health. They focus on your occupational strengths and weaknesses and will help U prepare 4 various jobs that suit your specific needs. 4 instance, if U have ADHD they will encourage U 2 work with your employer 2 allow U 2 work in a space with as few distractions as possible. ...Read more

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Daughter saw hospital mental health person 1x released no problem found does this info get sent to state mental health office on record forever?

Daughter saw hospital mental health person 1x released no problem found does this info get sent to state mental health office on record forever?

Recorded somewhere: We live in a world of recordkeeping.I know of no one looking to keep track of everyone that sees a mental health counselor.However, you can be assured that an insurance company and/or the facility records the encounter by date and time with a related diagnostic label. It is how they justify paying for services or making them available. ...Read more

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Please tell me the company obligations for employees with mental health issues?

Please tell me the company obligations for employees with mental health issues?

There are laws: Which protect all americans with disabilities, although they are difficult to enforce. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/american%27s_with_disabilities_act. ...Read more

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The mental health patient profile: does it change primary care physicians' practice patterns?

The mental health patient profile: does it change primary care physicians' practice patterns?

A little unclear ??: Are you maybe asking whether primary care doctors treat people with mental health diagnoses differently from other patients? I'm not sure this is what you mean -- but if so, all patients should receive the same level of care. However, mental health issues do impact overall health and how able people are to participate in their care. Mental health needs consideration in the whole picture. ...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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My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?

My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?

Yes: Addiction to social media is a real issue with many young people. The best way to wean such addicts is to find more exciting but helthier or more productive alternatives to spend free time ...Read more

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Teen mental health question --does it go to adol peds or psych?

Teen mental health question --does it go to adol peds or psych?

Depends: Most adolescent pediaticians can care for many mental health issues like adhd or depression but things like schizophrenia are always best cared for by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

Med. school: Being one, I attended medical school, then residency training program, then fellowship to specialize in Psychiatry. ...Read more

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Global health organisation warn families to prepare emergency family plan with medicine and supplies.?

Global health organisation warn families to prepare emergency family plan with medicine and supplies.?

Six basic supplies: 1 water mke sure you have water for basic needs for 3 days 2 food non perishable for st least 3 days 3 first aid and supplies 4 clothing and beddings appropriate 5 tools and special items like flash lights and fresh batteries 6 battery powered communication devices and dont forget copies of important documents like drivers licence, passports., list of phone numbers prescription medicines. ...Read more

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Why does empowerment matter in health and social care?

This is how. : By empowering patients and people, they will become more invested and participate in their health care and social situations, improving outcomes. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the virginia laws about mental health facilities?

VA state psych laws: States have some provision various types of involuntary civil commitment. A short term one: like the ca "5150 hold" to a mh facility ; it requires danger to 1) self, 2)others 3) or gravely disabled or substantially unable to care for self. In va usually this is argued by family, mental health practitioner or law enforcement and heard by admin law magistrate. 5250 type holds in va go 14 days. ...Read more