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Before i take exams i get extremely anxious and blank out. Tips to help me calm down?

Performance anxiety: This type of anxiety is quite common. Various breathing exercises can help, including calming music and exercises. When these measure fail a dr. Can prescribe low dose Propranolol or anti anxiety medication if appropriate. Good luck on your next test! ...Read more

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How can I get my first prenatal exam without currently having insurance?

How can I get my first prenatal exam without currently having insurance?

Health Department: Most states will have government sponsored health clinics which will provide free or reduced fee prenatal care to pregnant women who lack insurance or cannot afford prenatal care. Check with your local Medicaid office to see if you qualify. ...Read more

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Can anyone do a psych exam?

Can anyone do a psych exam?

Yes and no.: There is nothing to prevent anyone with an interest from learning the basics of a pscyh exam. Most of the questions are straightforward. However, learning to interpret the results is why people spend years in training. There are lots of screening tools for all sorts of mental disorders, but they are just screens. If concerned, work with a professional. ...Read more

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What's the best diet for my 8th grader during her annual state exams?

What's the best diet for my 8th grader during her annual state exams?

Protein: It has been shown in several studies that protein laden breakfast improve performance in children going to school. It maay be, compared to pop tarts or sugary cereals that iit prvents "crask and burn" with a rebound drop in blood sugar! ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get skin exam?

How old do you have to be to get skin exam?

Annually : Skin problems can occur at any age and you could see a dermatologist. During annual physical exams your skin should be checked. Regarding skin moles or spots you should get them checked if there is a change in appearance, borders, colors or size. ...Read more

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What are some factors that should be included in a mental health exam?

What are some factors that should be included in a mental health exam?

Many pieces: A mental health exam ought to contain your presenting problem & its history, past psychiatric history, present & past medical illnesses, medications you're on, your family history, social history, review of systems, and a mental status exam. The latter is quite detailed and includes your affect, attitude, appearance, thought process, memory function, presence of hallucinations or delusions, etc. ...Read more

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Why do health insurance plans require a medical exam?

Why do health insurance plans require a medical exam?

Insurers are in the: Business of collecting premiums and paying as few claims as possible. Some ask a few questions, deferring an exam, many want not only historical data, an exam, but urine and blood work. If they do not see what they like, you wll not be offered a policy. ...Read more

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The exam is coming and sometimes I feel unhappy with no reasons!I am worried that this would lower my marks.What should I do?Thanks!

The exam is coming and sometimes I feel unhappy with no reasons!I am worried that this would lower my marks.What should I do?Thanks!

Worrying that the: exam would lower your marks IS a good reason to worry. This sounds like test-taking anxiety, which is VERY, very common in all walks of life, not just school. Over-rehearsal of the information being tested seems to be one of the best ways to lower this kind of tension, but if it does not subside post-test, you might have a bigger version of anxiety that needs TX. If so, see a psychologist. ...Read more

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I'm freaked out and anxious for exams--how do I relax?

Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). Entrenched anxiety may require meds. ...Read more

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